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Iran arrests five British yatchsmen

By Mritunjay, published on Dec 1, 2009

Five British sailors have been detained by Iranian authorities after their racing yacht was stopped by the Iranian navy while sailing from Bahrain to Dubai. The racing yacht named the Kingdom Of Bahrain is owned by Sail Bahrain, was crewed by nine men including the five Britons. The yatch was apprehended last Wednesday after it set sail from Bahrain to Dubai. The boat is believed to have strayed off international waters, when it broke its propeller.

The detention of the men was made public yesterday by Britain's Foreign Office, though the officials said that they had contacted the Iranian... (more)

Tags: iran, world, crime, britain, uk politics, dubai, muscat, david miliband

Afghanistan: U.S. Wants 10,000 Troops from Allies

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 26, 2009

The United States is trying to persuade its NATO partners to commit 10,000 additional troops for Afghanistan as part of President Obama’s strategy for the region. President Obama previously indicated a quick close to the Afghanistan war. A formal strategy on Afghanisatn is expected to emerge by next week. Sources also reported possible additional U.S. troop deployment to the tune of 35,000 in 2010. U.S. has currently about 71,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan.

While the U.S. is trying to get allies commitment on 10,000 troops, reports suggest that the allies are willing... (more)

Tags: france, germany, obama, afghanistan, italy, president obama, news, brussels, canadian politics, gen. stanley mcchrystal, hamid karzai, karl eikenberry, nato, uk politics

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