Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have signed a
water-sharing agreement that includes the building of a
desalination plant on the Gulf of Aqaba and a pilot study for
a pipeline linking the Red Sea with the Dead Sea, the World
An elderly US Korean War veteran released from detention in
North Korea says his videotaped "confession" was given under
duress, adding that he believed he may have been held in a
misunderstanding over his interest in the war.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved
parliament and called a snap election, but anti-government
protest leaders pressed ahead with mass demonstrations
seeking to install an unelected body to run Thailand.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has proposed a
referendum on her future and promised to resign if that is
what the people want, as anti-government protesters prepared
for a final push to try to force her from power.