| Mar 23, 2015
| 8:55 AM
The latest reports from Lausanne concerning the Administration’s negotiations with Iran seem to offer a reward for bad behavior. Iran has not shown a willingness to change, and providing sanctions relief in exchange for promises of future good...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 5:23 PM
Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday urged Iranians to support their government’s efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal, even while denouncing the United States and other Western governments involved in the talks.
In a much-anticipated speech...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 5:21 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday painted an optimistic picture of ongoing negotiations with world powers over his country's nuclear program, saying there has been progress in the talks and that a final accord is possible.
"At this round of...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 11:35 AM
Amid forecasts that a deal is close, but with several key issues unresolved, six world powers announced Friday that they would take a five-day break from their negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
Negotiators have wavered between optimism...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 12:54 PM
An influential panel of Iranian clerics chose a hard-liner as its new chairman Tuesday in a decision seen by one analyst as troubling for nuclear negotiations with the international community.
Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, 83, defeated his more moderate...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 2:20 PM
So it finally happened. After weeks of acrimony and politicking, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered his speech before Congress.
Netanyahu spoke Tuesday along the script most anticipated, inveighing against the existential threat that...
| 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....
| 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 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
| 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....