| Nov 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the late 1960s, the Rolling Stones recorded one of their classic tunes: “You Can't Always Get What You Want.” The song's philosophical message — to the extent Mick Jagger and Keith Richards thought about it — seemed to suggest...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Iranian officials are expressing new worry over the global oil price slump, which is threatening the country’s budget and could undermine its strategy in international nuclear negotiations.
As recently as Tuesday, Iran’s oil ministry was...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:27 PM
A drop in global oil prices, driven in part by a boom in U.S. shale oil production, is threatening to hit the economies of energy-exporting Russia and Iran harder than Western economic sanctions have done.
Prices have fallen about 20% on world markets...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran may be extended if an agreement can’t be reached by the Nov. 24 deadline, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering the strongest signal yet that Tehran and world powers may prefer a continuation of...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Recently, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said of ISIS: "They want to kill humanity and, from the viewpoint of the Islamic tenets and culture, killing an innocent person equals the killing of (all) humanity." I can only guess that the Iranian people...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 11:07 AM
A U.S. proposal aimed at resolving a central dispute in nuclear talks with Iran is meeting skepticism in the Iranian capital from conservatives and observers of other political stripes.
U.S. negotiators have proposed to have Iran disconnect some of...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:07 PM
The smile is still there, along with the optimistic patter, but Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is struggling with a much tougher task this week as he tries to duplicate last year's successful charm offensive at the United Nations General Assembly....
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday accused the West of creating terrorism and mistreating his country, even while promising that Tehran would cooperate on regional issues if the West would accept a compromise deal on Iran’s nuclear...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani found himself in a political firestorm Tuesday, the day after he denounced his hard-line critics as “political cowards” who oppose his efforts to reach an agreement with the West over the country's nuclear...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:16 PM
The lawmaker tapped to succeed Nouri Maliki as Iraq’s prime minister appeared to receive the backing Tuesday of neighboring Iran, a crucial Baghdad ally and major supporter of political factions and militias in the deeply divided nation.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Iran’s supreme leader issued some of his toughest statements yet on international negotiations over his country’s nuclear ambitions, declaring Wednesday that talking to the Americans was “useless” and that nothing positive could...