| Feb 8, 2015
| 4:17 PM
Iran's supreme leader offered a new signal of support Sunday for a deal to scale back his country's controversial nuclear program as negotiators race to meet an upcoming deadline.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose recent public pronouncements have usually...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 1:00 PM
I find it necessary to respond to Frederic B. Hill's odious and erroneous op-ed, "Boehner's unwise move" (Jan. 28).
In regard to Mr. Hill's claim that the GOP is no longer the party of national security and "The GOP has not recovered from [the]...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 7:15 PM
Saudi Arabia's newly ascended King Salman buried his predecessor, King Abdullah, on Friday, then moved quickly at a time of regional turmoil to allay fear of a looming power struggle among hundreds of princes in the next generation of the House of Saud....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:10 PM
Iran's supreme leader warned Wednesday that Western sanctions are unlikely to be lifted even in the event of a nuclear deal with six foreign powers because the West opposes the fundamental principles of the country's Islamic revolution.
In a speech to...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:44 PM
As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia arming loyal tribesmen across its southern border and Egypt readying a military unit to intervene if needed....
| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:30 AM
A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday.
The report by the IRNA news agency quoted Gholam Hossein Esmaeili, a senior judicial official. The report...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:00 PM
With negotiations over Iran's illicit nuclear program having recently resumed, supporters of the seemingly never-ending negotiating process — one that has disproportionally favored Iranian interests — continue to spin the original interim...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:11 PM
Hundreds of outraged Iranians marched outside the French Embassy in Tehran on Monday to protest what participants called anti-Islamic caricatures published in the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Placards hoisted aloft read “Death to...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:20 AM
President Barack Obama and his foreign policy team worry that the long and so-far-fruitless talks on Iran's nuclear capabilities will collapse if Congress passes new, tougher economic sanctions on Tehran.
The president pledged in his State of the...
| 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,...