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  • President Obama, at United Nations, seeks 'diplomatic path' with Iran

    President Obama, at United Nations, seeks 'diplomatic path' with Iran
    UNITED NATIONS -- President Obama made a direct personal appeal to Iran’s new president Tuesday, issuing an overture for a diplomatic resolution of Iran's disputed nuclear program as a “major step down a long road” toward better...
  • On Iran, Obama's U.N. speech could be a game-changer

    On Iran, Obama's U.N. speech could be a game-changer
    If the new diplomatic initiative now endorsed by both President Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani leads to formal talks  -- and potentially even a deal on Iran’s nuclear program -- Obama's speech Tuesday could well prove to be his...
  • U.S., Iran signal snail-paced diplomacy on nuclear standoff

    U.S., Iran signal snail-paced diplomacy on nuclear standoff
    UNITED NATIONS — President Obama and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, signaled Tuesday that they intend to pursue intense diplomacy to overcome Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, yet their speeches here underscored the gulf that threatens...
  • Saudi woman arrested in alleged Irvine domestic slavery case

    Saudi woman arrested in alleged Irvine domestic slavery case
    A Saudi woman has been arrested by Irvine police on suspicion of human trafficking after a Kenyan domestic worker fled an Orange County home and reported she was held against her will as a slave. Meshael Alayban, 42, was taken into custody Tuesday by...
  • Saudi princess kept servant against her will, O.C. prosecutor says

     Saudi princess kept servant against her will, O.C. prosecutor says
    A woman whom Orange County authorities described as a Saudi royal princess was charged Wednesday with human trafficking for allegedly forcing a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant against her will. Meshael Alayban, 42, was taken into custody...
  • Saudi princess appears in O.C. court in slave labor case

    Saudi princess appears in O.C. court in slave labor case
    Dressed in a jail-issued blue jumpsuit, a woman described by authorities as a Saudi royal princess appeared in an Orange County courtroom Thursday to face human trafficking charges that accuse her of forcing a Kenyan woman to work as a domestic servant....
  • Saudi princess posts $5-million bail, will be freed

    Saudi princess posts $5-million bail, will be freed
    The Saudi royal princess who is charged with forcing a Kenyan woman to work for her as a domestic servant posted $5-million bond Thursday and was expected to be released later in the day. Meshael Alayban will have to wear a GPS tracking device and...
  • Saudi princess accused of enslaving servant in Irvine is freed

    Saudi princess accused of enslaving servant in Irvine is freed
    The Saudi princess and her family had crossed the globe in May with a passel of servants and settled into one of the labyrinthine luxury communities that dot Orange County. In the earth-toned towers of Irvine’s Central Park West, where valets park...
  • Saudi princess case draws new attention to human trafficking

    Saudi princess case draws new attention to human trafficking
    The case of a Saudi princess arrested in Irvine this week for allegedly holding a servant against her will has drawn new attention to a problem that often goes unreported, officials said. Meshael Alayban, 42, was arrested Wednesday in Irvine and charged...
  • U.S. envoy meets with Egypt's interim leader

    CAIRO -- A top U.S. diplomat met with Egypt’s interim leader Monday in the first high-level talks between the nations since a military coup ousted the Islamist former president. The meeting between Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and...
  • Egypt unrest: U.S. envoy presses for inclusive transition

    CAIRO -- A top U.S. diplomat Monday pressed Egypt’s interim leaders for a halt to violence and an inclusive transition to a new democratic government after the nation's Islamist president was ousted in a military coup. The visit by Deputy...