| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:48 PM
TEHRAN — Iran suspended part of its uranium enrichment efforts Monday and the U.S. and European Union began loosening some economic sanctions, the first concrete steps toward a comprehensive deal to end the long confrontation over Tehran's nuclear...
| Nov 17, 2013
With exquisitely bad timing, a group of House members is urging the Senate to approve new sanctions against Iran in the middle of negotiations on a deal in which the Islamic Republic would suspend its nuclear program.
On Thursday, 63 members, led by...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:24 PM
If you want to figure out what went wrong in the first round of negotiations over Iran's nuclear program, look no further than the news briefing by a "Senior Administration Official" in the State Department just days before Secretary of State John Kerry...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:18 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s dispute with Israel over Iran intensified Wednesday, even as Secretary of State John F. Kerry prepared to visit Capitol Hill to ask lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions that could disrupt pending...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Iran's new government has slowed expansion of its nuclear program almost to a halt since August, according to the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency, in what experts view as a strong signal of Tehran's desire to resolve a decade-...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
WASHINGTON — The United States and Iran traded heated accusations Monday over who was to blame for the failure of the latest international talks to limit Tehran's nuclear program, even as they insisted a deal remains possible.
Secretary of State...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:04 PM
WASHINGTON — Iran and six world powers appeared to close in on a preliminary agreement in Geneva on Thursday that would begin to limit Tehran's nuclear development after a decade of frustrating negotiations, according to diplomats.
They said the...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
SOMA, Japan — For much of his life, Koichi Matsumoto, 58, happily slipped out of bed in the dead of night to work on a fishing trawler.
But these days, his catch is tree branches, tires and other rubble still adrift since the massive earthquake...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 10:37 AM
CAIRO - An Egyptian judge Saturday threw out a legal complaint against Nobel laureate and prominent former diplomat Mohamed El Baradei, who had been accused of breaching the public trust for quitting as vice president to protest a violent crackdown on the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:52 AM
BEIRUT — The Syrian government said Monday that it backed a Russian proposal calling for Damascus to hand over its arsenal of chemical weapons to international authorities in a bid to avoid a U.S. attack.
“We, for the sake of protecting...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Iran has recently converted more than 40% of its stockpile of enriched uranium to fuel rods for use in a civilian reactor and is in the process of converting the rest, the country's nuclear chief has announced on state television.
The claim aired by Ali...