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  • Iran's president has not delivered on pledges of more freedom: U.N.

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's promises of greater freedoms for the Islamic Republic have not resulted in any major improvements regarding human rights and freedom of expression, the U.N. chief said in a new report on Iran....
  • Falling oil price tilts political, economic balance in U.S. favor

    LONDON/KUWAIT (Reuters) - The drop in oil prices to their lowest in two years has caught many observers off guard, coming against a backdrop of the worst violence in Iraq this decade, heightened tensions between the West and Russia, and sanctions...
  • Analysis: Reality upended Obama's hope of ending US military entanglements

    WASHINGTON Unveiling a new defense policy in January 2012 that called for a leaner U.S. military, President Barack Obama assured the nation that more than a decade of foreign conflict that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars was...
  • Iran wants U.N. atomic agency to condemn Israeli drone 'aggression'

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has called on the U.N. atomic agency to condemn an "act of aggression" by Israel for sending, Tehran says, a drone last month to spy on a site which is at the center of its decade-old nuclear dispute with the West. The Iranian...
  • U.S. faces uncertain task in building coalition against Islamic State

    The coalition taking shape as Secretary of State John F. Kerry launched a recruitment drive Thursday among Middle Eastern states and European allies appears to be broader and more committed than the one mustered for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but the U.S....
  • More nations willing to fight Islamic State than took on Iraq in 2003

    More nations willing to fight Islamic State than took on Iraq in 2003
    France is ready to wage airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria. Saudi Arabia will open its bases to train Syrian opposition fighters. Most Middle East and Persian Gulf states have pledged to support a common stand against terrorism and...
  • Trip Tips: In summer, Iranians cool off at 'jeweled plains'

    DUBAI (Reuters) - For those who prefer to bundle up rather than strip down in summer, Iran's highland pastures offer something cooler than the usual coastal retreats. Javaher Dasht, which translates as "jeweled plains," is 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above the...
  • Iranian official: U.S.-Iran talks on Iraq are a one-way conversation

    U.S. officials' discussions with Iran about the militant threat in Iraq are one-way conversations, with Americans doing all the talking, a spokeswoman for Iran's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The spokeswoman, Marzieh Afkham, told journalists at her...
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  • Middle East's deep divisions reflected in reactions to Obama speech

    Reaction to President Obama’s vow to “destroy” the Islamic State militant group was predictably mixed throughout the Middle East and elsewhere on Thursday, with commentators and media outlets reflecting deeply divided opinions about U.S....
  • Iran says 'difficult road to go' to reach nuclear deal

    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and world powers remain far apart over Tehran's nuclear programme, and they face a "difficult road" to reach a deal by a late November deadline, a senior Iranian negotiator said on Thursday. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi...
  • Iran: anti-Islamic State coalition 'shrouded in serious ambiguities'

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Thursday the emerging international coalition to battle Islamic State militants was "shrouded in serious ambiguities", Iranian state television reported. Islamic State fighters have seized major Iraqi cities and towns...