Israel's perspective on Iran's nuclear program differs from that of the United States and the two may part ways on what action to take, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said.
The sanctions were imposed in 1991 in response to the occupation of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's regime.
The Tatarstan capital's main Qol Sharif Mosque took part today in a unique celebration marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.
A small group of reformist members of Iran's parliament want the government to release imprisoned journalists and political activists before the Persian New Year on March 21, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili says his country survived the rule of despotic Persian shahs and can also survive the current Russian government, RFE/RL's Georgian Service reports.
Georgian opposition parties and their supporters have met in an attempt to pick a joint opposition candidate for the upcoming mayoral election in Tbilisi, RFE/RL's Georgian Service reports.
Georgia has said a mountain pass with Russia, closed since 2006, would reopen next week, and President Mikheil Saakashvili predicted normal relations would "one day" resume after their 2008 war.
Iraq has reinstated about 20,000 troops from Saddam Hussein's army under an initiative launched in 2008, but officials have denied that the most recent reintegration was related to national elections next month.
The United States plans to launch a new military operation later this year to seize Kandahar city in southern Afghanistan from Taliban control, a senior Obama administration official has said.
The war crimes trial of Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will resume on March 1, judges at the Yugoslavia tribunal have ruled, dismissing his request for a postponement.
Twenty-six people have been crushed to death in a stampede near a mosque in Mali's desert city of Timbuktu, a government spokesman said.
Two Kyrgyz policemen found guilty of beating a journalist so badly that he later died have been given suspended sentences.