UN report on Iran's nuclear efforts soon
VIENNA • The United Nations nuclear watchdog said yesterday that next week, it will provide a long-awaited report on Iran's alleged efforts to develop atomic weapons, but warned its conclusions won't be "black and white".
This report is separate to verifying whether Iran complies with the landmark nuclear deal struck with six major powers in July.
Tharman in Malta for Commonwealth meet
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies Tharman Shanmugaratnam will attend the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta from today to Sunday, according to a statement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The statement said DPM Tharman will also hold bilateral meetings with other leaders on the sidelines of CHOGM.
Boko Haram kills 15 in Niger village attack
NIAMEY (Niger) • Boko Haram militants attacked a village in Niger's southern border area of Diffa yesterday, killing 15 people, two security sources said.
They arrived in Gogone on foot and opened fire on residents, the sources said, adding that Niger troops had pursued them.
Senior military, security and intelligence figures in Nigeria yesterday questioned President Muhammadu Buhari's December deadline for an end to the Boko Haram conflict, calling it "unrealistic".