World Briefs: Putin eases nuclear export ban on Iran

Putin eases nuclear export ban on Iran

MOSCOW • Russian President Vladimir Putin has eased an export ban on nuclear equipment and technology to Iran, following July's nuclear deal between Teheran and world powers.

The decree, issued as Mr Putin arrived in Iran yesterday on an official visit, authorises exporting hardware and providing advice for Fordow uranium enrichment plant, to support Iranian efforts to export enriched uranium in exchange for raw uranium supplies, and to help Iran modernise its Arak heavy water reactor.


16 injured in US playground melee

NEW ORLEANS • Sixteen people were injured in New Orleans during a melee at a city playground where hundreds had gathered to film a music video.

Police said on Sunday that they were on their way to disband the impromptu gathering, which was not permitted, when two or more suspects began shooting in the crowd.


Two Palestinian girls stab elderly man

JERUSALEM • Two teenage Palestinian girls armed with scissors stabbed and wounded an elderly man near a Jerusalem market yesterday before police shot one dead and seriously wounded the other. The 70-year-old victim was also Palestinian, apparently from the West Bank.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2015, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe