In other news:
Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, visited Egypt in a sign of warming ties after the two countries broke off relations following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. [The Washington Post]
A leading critic of Islamists in Tunisia, the cradle of the Arab Spring, was shot dead Wednesday. [The New York Times]
Lobbying and regulations:
Sidley Austin is lobbying to get a visa for Yuriy Ivaniuschenko, a steel magnate and member of Ukraine's parliament with a shady past who owns the sixth-largest coking coal company in the United States.
The Fratelli Group is registered to lobby on behalf of Colombia
The Podesta Group is working with Azerbaijan to “provide strategic counsel to the principal on strengthening the principal's ties to the United States government and institutions.”
Global Affairs news you might have missed:
Obama to make first visit to Israel as president in the spring
Tougher sanctions on North Korea demanded by GOP after 'vile stunt'
Obama ups pressure on France, Germany to list Hezbollah as terror group after Bulgaria bombing
New round of multilateral nuclear talks with Iran set for this month
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