Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make his case against Iran before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, arguing that time is quickly running out to stop the Islamic Republic from becoming a nuclear power and the threat of force must be seriously considered.
His demand that President Barack Obama declare “red lines” that would trigger an American attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities has been rejected in Washington and sparked a public rift between the two leaders.
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U.S. officials say they believe Iran recently gave new freedoms to as many as five top Al Qaeda operatives who have been under house arrest, including the option to leave the country, and may have provided some material aid to the terrorist group.
The men, who were detained in Iran in 2003, make up Al Qaeda’s so-called management council, a group that includes members of the inner circle that advised Usama bin Laden and an explosives expert widely considered a candidate for a top post in the organization. View full article »
Orange juice prices rose the daily limit on Friday and near a record high, and were up 7 percent in the options market, amid speculation the United States may ban Brazilian juice imports which had used an illegal fungicide.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday some imported orange juice samples were tested to have safe levels of the fungicide carbendazim, but it made no mention of result of samples from Brazil, which accounts for about half of all U.S. imports. View full article »