| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:48 AM
TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is considering a heightened "serious incident" designation for the leakage of 300 tons of highly radioactive water at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima.
The country's nuclear regulator earlier...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:37 PM
TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appears to be outmaneuvering hard-liners with his move Thursday to take control of stalled nuclear negotiations and in curbing bombastic vows to defend ally Syria from threatened U.S. airstrikes.
| 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 12, 2013
For more than a decade — after he replaced Boris Yeltsin in the Kremlin and even during the time he had to serve as prime minister under his protege, Dmitry Medvedev — Russian President Vladimir Putin has systematically and consistently...
| 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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:42 PM
TEHRAN -- One day Facebook is a handy way for Iranian government ministers to confer with the people. The next day it can be denounced as "a Zionist tool."
As with its on-again, off-again claim to want better relations with the West, Iran's recent flip-...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Iran will never develop nuclear weapons, President Hassan Rouhani vowed Wednesday in his first U.S. media interview since his inauguration last month.
Rouhani also said in the interview in Tehran with NBC News international correspondent Ann Curry...
| Sep 25, 2013
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's visit to the United Nations this week is being analyzed in excruciating detail for signs that the long-stalled negotiations over Iran's nuclear program can finally gain traction. What exactly did Rouhani mean when he...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:41 PM
UNITED NATIONS — After Secretary of State John F. Kerry sits down Thursday with his Iranian counterpart to start the highest level talks between the two nations in 34 years, negotiators for the two sides are likely to grapple with a highly sensitive...
| 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-...