| Jun 17, 2015
| 6:35 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates President Hassan Rouhani could be two weeks from persuading world powers to begin releasing Iran's economy from the shackles of sanctions. Convincing Iranians that they must shoulder part of the burden of recovery may take...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 6:41 AM
A limited number of Iranian women will be allowed to watch Volleyball World League games in Tehran later this month, a senior government official has told The Associated Press, part of a government move to allow women and families to attend male...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 8:00 AM
Iranian authorities on Monday arrested a former vice president who served under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in the second such detention of a senior official from the hard-line former leader's administration, the official IRNA news agency reported.
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:35 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday met with his nuclear negotiating team upon their return home and praised them for their work in hammering out the outline of a preliminary deal with six world powers.
Dressed in a blue robe and flanked by...
| May 12, 2015
| 11:21 AM
My usual practice is to write a column, put forth my position and let it stand on its own merits. I do not attempt to answer criticism. I have broken this rule only once that I can remember when, many years ago, an overly contentious Israeli Consul...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Saudi Arabia declared an end on Tuesday to its nearly monthlong "Decisive Storm" air campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, and announced the start of a more limited military campaign aimed at preventing the rebels from operating.
Speaking at a news...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 8:26 AM
The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 20 in a city in the country's west as the civilian death toll rose to 38 from airstrikes the day before in the capital, Sanaa, officials said.
The U.S. backed campaign by Saudi...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The Obama administration is putting a brave face on its acceptance of legislation in Congress that injects the legislative branch into ongoing negotiations over the future of Iran's nuclear program. But while the bill approved unanimously Tuesday by the...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 3:38 PM
Legislation empowering Congress to reject an emerging Iran nuclear pact is expected to sail through Congress, leaving President Barack Obama with the tough task of selling the deal to skeptical lawmakers.
"I don't know how you cut a deal with the...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 4:42 PM
At the end of June, there may be good reasons to oppose the deal on Iran's nuclear program. There are no good reasons to oppose it now.
Of course, that hasn't stopped U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio from calling the agreement a "diplomatic failure" or Prime...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 11:20 AM
Shiite Muslim Houthi rebels seized partial control of a provincial capital that is the gateway to Yemen’s main natural gas export terminal, residents and officials reported Thursday, as the Saudi-led air war entered its third week.
In the capital,...