| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:50 PM
As everyone seems to be saying, there is less than a fortnight to go before we hit the Nov. 24 deadline for a final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. And as more and more people are forecasting, things aren't looking too good.
The issue isn'...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:01 PM
President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Congress' passion for sanctions against Iran has united lawmakers of both parties and different political perspectives.
But many lawmakers seem to be having second thoughts about their vows to immediately hit Iran with new economic penalties if Tehran's...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Iranian warplanes have launched several airstrikes in recent days against Islamic State militants in eastern Iraq, U.S. and Iranian officials said Tuesday, the latest sign that America's longtime adversary is conducting a parallel but largely...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:50 PM
WASHINGTON The crash in global oil prices heightens pressure on Iran to strike a nuclear deal with the West and escape crippling international sanctions, according to a report released Tuesday.
Iran's budget is driven by oil, and the steep price drop...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, Nov. 28:
The decision early last week of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany and negotiating partner Iran to extend the Nov. 24...
| 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...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 7:01 PM
With talks at an impasse and a deadline one day away, Iran and six world powers on Sunday began discussing how to again extend their negotiations over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Iran’s supreme leader declared Tuesday that the nation’s enemies had failed “to bring the Islamic Republic to its knees,” as advocates and critics of a nuclear deal hastened to put their spin on the latest extension of negotiations...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Top Western diplomats converged on the Austrian capital Friday to try to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran before the deadline Monday, but they appeared to remain far apart as the day ended.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry met in Vienna with Iranian...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The announcement today that the U.S. and Iran have agreed to extend talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear program is far short of what we might have hoped for. But the extension can't be counted as a failure either. If the goal is to keep up the pressure...