By Julian Pecquet - 08/23/12 12:00 PM EDT
In other news:
Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, blamed the spy agencies of Iran and Pakistan for being behind a recent surge in army recruits' attacks against NATO forces. [Washington Post]
Giant retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target are expected to escape a requirement that companies disclose whether their products contain so-called conflict minerals that are blamed for fueling violence in central Africa. [Wall Street Journal]
Pakistan's ex-ambassador to the United States said his country must tell the world who helped Osama bin Laden hide in Abbottabad for years before U.S. special forces killed him last year. [Foreign Policy]
What you might have missed on Global Affairs:
Ex-UN official's allegations raise pressure on US to delist Iranian terror group
UN chief to visit Iran over US objections
Former UN human rights chief in Baghdad Tahar Boumedra: Why I quit the UN in Iraq
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