Turkish Minister Says U.S. Iran Sanctions Case 'Fabricated,' 'Politically Motivated'
Turkey's foreign minister has accused the United States of bringing what he called a "politically motivated" and "fabricated" case against a Turkish-Iranian businessman accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.
Russian Officials Fume Over Possibility Of Athletes Ban At Winter Olympics
Russian officials are fuming over the possibility that Russian athletes could be banned from the Winter Olympics in February because of doping, with Russian state television threatening not to broadcast the games.
Pakistan Orders Islamist Protesters In Islamabad To Disband 10-Day Sit-In
Pakistani authorities on November 17 warned an estimated 5,000 Islamist protesters staging a sit-in near the capital, Islamabad, to disband within hours to avoid a crackdown, but protest leaders said they would not move.
Armenian Parliament Extends Amnesty-For-Cash For Draft Dodgers
Armenian lawmakers on November 17 approved legislation to provide young men who have illegally evaded compulsory military service an opportunity for amnesty if they pay a hefty sum.
Kozheurov Appointed Novaya Gazeta's Editor In Chief For Second Time
Novaya Gazeta, one of Russia's leading independent media outlets, has announced the appointment of Sergei Kozheurov, the respected Russian newspaper's longtime general director, as its new editor in chief.