At U.N., Syria compares rebel violence to 9/11 attacks

Syrian Foreign Minister Moualem addresses the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly in New YorkBy Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Syria’s foreign minister on Monday compared what he described as an invasion of foreign terrorists across his country to the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, remarks that Washington dismissed as offensive and disingenuous. In a speech to the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem also said that “terrorists from more than 83 countries are engaged in the killing of our people and our army” under the appeal of global jihad. …

Sports Direct opens in Kuwait

BUERaijIIAAqFkrSometime back I saw U.K.’s No.1 sports retailer, Sports Direct, store opening soon while exiting The Avenues. However, I was told today by a relative that there’s another branch in Hawally that was just opened, he says it’s located on Tunis St. just before AlRehab complex when you are coming from the 4th Ring Road. I haven’t bought any of their stuff, are they any good?

Thanjs [@Q_Aliewi]

Keep the Iran sanctions, Netanyahu urges Obama

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. The White House said the two leaders would discuss negotiations with the Palestinians, developments in Syria and Iran. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite soothing assurances from Iran’s new leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implored President Barack Obama on Monday to keep punishing sanctions in place against Tehran — and even tighten them if the Islamic republic advances its nuclear programs while negotiating with the U.S.

Qatar deny World Cup 'slavery' claims

Protesters demonstrate against the perceived exploitation of workers in Qatar, the location of the 2022 World Cup, before a UEFA Congress in central London on May 24, 2013Doha (AFP) – The Chairman of Qatar’s National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) on Monday denied claims by the Guardian newspaper that the 2022 World Cup organisers were treating Nepalese construction workers like ‘slaves’.