Parliamentary polls in the Caucasus nation of Georgia has begun amid a bitter rivalry between two pro-Western parties led by two influential men, one of whom is an official of another country and the other not formally in politics.
The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has called on countries to halt nuclear cooperation with non-signatories to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), especially Israel.
Nuclear talks are underway in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 on Tehran's nuclear energy program. Politically speaking, it is very hard to predict whether the marathon talks would be successful before the Monday's deadline. All parties involved have their own motives for becoming engaged in the nuclear negotiations.
Yemeni parties agreed on Tuesday to appoint an associate of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi as prime minister, two aides of Hadi said, a move some Yemenis hope will lead to the end of weeks of standoff between Houthi protesters and the government.