May 21, 2013
The World >Tuesday May 21, 2013
Iran has approved the memorandum of understanding with Argentina to create a joint “truth commission” to probe the 1994 terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre, Iranian Embassy chargé d’affaires Ali Pakdaman informed a local radio yesterday.
A hot-air balloon collided with another balloon mid-air during a sightseeing tour of volcanic rock formations in Turkey and crashed to the ground, killing two Brazilian tourists and injuring 23 other people on board. Three Argentines were among those injured.
By Alia Malek
Above the Syrian coastal town of Tartous, groups of Alawite men and boys were amassing at different landings along a road that winds higher and higher, away from the Mediterranean and into the hills. We saw them assembling as we travelled the same path, taking advantage of a day off to get out of the city.