Oman Sees Prospects of Talks Between Iran and U.S.

(Bloomberg) -- Oman is working to reduce tensions in the Persian Gulf and sees prospects of talks between arch-rivals Iran and the U.S., its foreign minister said.“We are in touch with the U.S. and Iran,” Yousef Bin Alawi, Oman’s foreign minister, was cited as saying on Sunday by the state-run Oman News Agency at the Munich Security Conference. “We feel that there is a possibility of...

Indigenous minister says ‘modest’ progress made after day-long meeting with Mohawk Nation

TORONTO -- Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller said that “modest progress” had been made in discussions surrounding a railway blockade in Tyendinaga Mohawk territory which has shut down rail services across eastern Canada.  Miller was speaking in a scrum outside the Belleville community centre where he had met with representatives of the Mohawk Nation all day Saturday. Members of the...