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  • Malala Yousafzai Documentary Planned with 'Waiting for Superman' Director

    "Waiting for Superman" director Davis Guggenheim has started shooting a feature-length documentary on 15-year-old Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, with Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald producing. Yousafzai survived an assassination...
  • U.S. to partially suspend military aid to Egypt

    WASHINGTON -- Three months after President Obama ordered a review of U.S. aid to Egypt following a military coup there, the White House appears to have settled on a middle ground: maintaining key assistance for security and counter-terrorism efforts while...
  • U.S. to partially cut aid to Egypt

    WASHINGTON — Three months after President Obama ordered a high-level review of U.S. aid to Egypt following a military takeover there, the White House settled on a middle ground Wednesday: maintaining key assistance for security and counter-terrorism...
  • Obstacles to Iran nuclear deal: Secrets, lies, political infighting

    Obstacles to Iran nuclear deal: Secrets, lies, political infighting
    Iran and six major powers have been at odds for a decade over the Islamic republic’s development of nuclear capabilities, at the heart of negotiations set to resume Tuesday in Geneva. Hopes of budging the high-stakes diplomatic standoff from...
  • Chances of a deal over Iran's nuclear program 'quite low,' U.S. says

    GENEVA – Despite rising hopes for a diplomatic solution to Iran's disputed nuclear program, a senior Obama administration official cautioned Monday that “no one should expect a breakthrough overnight” at international talks set to...
  • Kerry to hold highest-level U.S. meeting with Iran since 1979

    UNITED NATIONS — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet Thursday with Secretary of State John Kerry and representative of five other world powers, in what will be the highest-level face-to-face meeting between diplomats from...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Glass Menagerie' Sparkles After Strong Reviews

    Spurred by largely stellar reviews in the wake of its Sept. 26 opening, the Broadway revival of "The Glass Menagerie" posted the largest individual jump of the week at the Broadway box office, climbing more than $85,000 (or 20%) to top $500,000. The rise...
  • Israel's Netanyahu presses U.S. to keep up Iran sanctions

    WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged President Obama to stand firmly behind current sanctions against Iran and prepare to crack down harder if the Islamic Republic remains on a path toward developing nuclear...
  • Engaging with North Korea

    Pyongyang, North Korea — I became British ambassador to North Korea a year ago, and since then I have seen firsthand the nature of the regime. Its human rights record is appalling; it continues to develop its nuclear and ballistic missile programs...
  • UN review of China human rights record draws clashing accounts

    To hear Chinese authorities tell it, the world's most populous country has made "giant leaps in human rights protection," having reduced poverty, carried out judicial reforms and spread Internet access to 564 million people. "We are soberly aware that...
  • Iran announces deep cut in enriched uranium stockpile

    Iran announces deep cut in enriched uranium stockpile
    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...