The 7th general convention of ruling UCPN (Maoist) party, which was attended by over 4,100 delegates, began on February 2 and concluded today electing a 98-member central committee.
"I am proud to be a regional leader of Gujarat. Rahul is not a national leader but an international leader and he can contest elections in India as well as in Italy". Last Monday Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi (BJP), addressing the Swami Vivekananda Youth Convention in Rajkot, said that the Congress general secretary Rahul is such a global leader to be able to contest election even in Italy.
The Taliban released a video produced by the Haqqani Network documenting the June 1 suicide assault on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province, Afghanistan.
Wikileaks, Syria Files: Thursday 5 July 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria Files – more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012. This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture. At this time Syria is undergoing a violent internal conflict that has killed between 6,000 and 15,000 people in the last 18 months. The Syria Files shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy, but they also reveal how the West and Western companies say one thing and do another.
The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog has said he expects to sign a deal with Iran soon on investigating suspected weapons activities connected to the country's nuclear programme. Amano also said that Saeed Jalili, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, had assured him that "the existing differences will not be an obstacle to the agreement". (Aljazeera)
Pakistan blocks Twitter on the ground that on the ground that it was being used to publicise a contest for blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook.