Blasts kill at least 17 in Baghdad: police, medics
BAGHDAD Three blasts killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 in predominantly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, police and medical sources said.
ALMATY Iran's chief nuclear negotiator said on Saturday there was some distance between the positions of Tehran and world powers but its disputed uranium enrichment could be a subject for confidence-building cooperation.
Saeed Jalili spoke after two days of talks in the Kazakh city of Almaty failed to achieve substantive progress in the decade-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program.
"We proposed our plan of action and the other party was not ready and they asked for some time to study the idea," Jalili told a news conference. He said was now up to the powers to demonstrate willingness to take confidence-building steps.
(Reporting by Justyna Pawlak and Yeganeh Torbati; writing by Fredrik Dahl, editing by Mark Heinrich)
DRESDEN, Germany German police are stepping up protection of Muslim institutions in Dresden after two improvised bombs exploded in the eastern city on Monday evening, one at a mosque and one at an international conference centre.
PANAMA CITY Panama has sent the U.S. Department of State an extradition request for former President Ricardo Martinelli to be returned to the Central American nation, a spokesman for Panama's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.