| Jan 14, 2015
| 3:20 PM
A Washington Post journalist detained for almost six months in Iran has been indicted on unspecified charges, the country’s official news agency said Wednesday.
The case against Jason Rezaian, the Post’s Tehran bureau chief, is in the hands...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 8:25 AM
The energy minister for the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday there are no plans for OPEC to curb production to shore up falling crude prices, and instead put the onus on shale oil drillers for oversupplying the market.
Oil prices have lost well over...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 4:36 PM
High-level meetings in Geneva in coming days will offer an early test of whether Iran is willing to show new flexibility in the stalled international negotiations on its nuclear program.
With only six weeks before the next deadline in the negotiations,...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 1:08 PM
A diverse array of Muslim religious and political leaders have issued condemnations of the Paris massacre at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine ahead of vigils planned here Sunday to mourn the victims.
Lebanon’s Sunni Muslim religious leader,...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Obama came to office in 2009 with a grand plan to reshape U.S. foreign relations through outreach to hostile governments.
In his first term, his overtures to Iran, Russia, Syria, North Korea and others produced limited payoff.
But with his...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, has turned to Twitter to lambast U.S. authorities for their treatment of minorities, spotlighting Monday's anniversary of the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee and tweeting #BlackLivesMatter in solidarity with...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 1:03 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that ongoing nuclear negotiations with world powers are a matter of "heart," not just centrifuges ahead of talks next week in Geneva.
Speaking to an economic conference in Tehran, Rouhani both countered hard-...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:57 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called international nuclear negotiations a matter of “heart” on Sunday, and said Iran needed to end its political isolation to allow its economy to grow.
Rouhani made his remarks to a conference of 1,500...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:15 AM
Iran's supreme leader said Wednesday the United States cannot be trusted to lift sanctions in a future nuclear deal and that Tehran should instead develop an "economy of resistance."
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who makes the final decisions on all matters of...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:17 PM
This winter, Tehran has been a place of conferences and complaints.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday addressed a conference on the economy and bemoaned that "the economy cannot develop in isolation from the rest of the world." Rouhani is not...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:51 PM
The leaders of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Iran gathered at an obscure Turkmen frontier village Wednesday to inaugurate a new rail route intended to speed up delivery of goods between Europe and Asia.
The new 577-mile rail line between Ozen in...