| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:31 PM
UNITED NATIONS -- Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, told world leaders Tuesday that his government is prepared to “engage immediately in result-oriented” talks with the United States, but also complained about American economic...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 1:10 PM
TEHRAN -- Iranians pored over news accounts Wednesday of President Hassan Rouhani's speech to the United Nations General Assembly, with those eager to break out of Iran's isolation expressing disappointment that their new leader didn't meet with President...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's debut on the world stage this week got mixed reviews on both sides of the Atlantic but succeeded in bringing U.S. and Iranian officials together on the issue that most bitterly divides them: Tehran's nuclear ambitions....
| May 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
D-Day for Iranian presidential race
Tuesday, May 7 -- So many candidates, so few promising real change.
More than a dozen Iranian lawmakers, former Cabinet ministers, revolutionary guardsmen and allies of Islamic leaders have thrown in their hats...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Marcos dynasty enhancing its political comeback in the Philippines
Monday, May 13 -- Unrepentant over her role as treasure-squandering first lady, the widow of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos is poised for victory in Monday’s...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
TEHRAN -- Elections are scheduled in Iran for June 14, the first presidential balloting since the disputed 2009 vote. Iran’s Guardian Council, an oversight body, is expected to release the list of vetted candidates this week. The Times sought out...
| May 21, 2013
| 11:01 AM
TEHRAN — In a much-anticipated decision likely to spark controversy, Iran’s supervisory electoral body on Tuesday disqualified from next month’s presidential race two high-profile candidates who have been assailed as disloyal to the...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:14 AM
TEHRAN — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denounced as unjust the disqualification of his top aide from next month’s presidential election and says he plans to appeal to Iran’s supreme ruler.
Ahmadinejad spoke a day after the Guardian...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
North Korea: Baby steps back from the brink
Wednesday, June 12 – After more than a month of ominous silence that followed threats to launch nuclear weapons, North Korea appears to be making modest motions toward easing tensions on the divided...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani has accused his soon-to-be predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, of provoking fights within the leadership and driving the economy into crisis, signaling that he will focus on the country’s domestic troubles when...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:21 PM
TEHRAN -- More than 200 steelworkers staged a demonstration Tuesday in front of the Iranian parliament, protesting layoffs and unpaid salaries in an illustration of the daunting economic challenges facing President-elect Hassan Rouhani.
One of the laid-...