| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:20 AM
BEIRUT — Both sides sought to tamp down expectations Tuesday as representatives of Iran and six world powers met in Vienna for talks aimed at crafting a comprehensive agreement about Tehran’s controversial nuclear program.
Much of the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:15 AM
BEIRUT -- High-level talks concerning the future of Iran’s controversial nuclear program got off to a “good start” during a three-day opening session in Vienna, participants said Thursday, though there were no major breakthroughs....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:16 PM
TEHRAN -- A reformist-oriented daily Iranian newspaper has been shut down and its manager jailed after the publication was accused of insulting Islam, various media accounts reported Thursday.
The incident raises questions about pledges to ease press...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:46 PM
WASHINGTON — With a Syrian chemical weapons attack that killed more than 1,000 civilians, violent crackdowns against protesters in Turkey and Ukraine and a string of anti-gay laws from Russia to Uganda, human rights abuses last year ranked among the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
To measure how much things have changed on the Iranian film scene with the election of moderate president Hassan Rouhani in June, one need only look at some of the activity at the recent Fajr Film Festival and market. Movies like "Tales," a drama by about...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 2:57 PM
TEHRAN -- Last year he took New York by storm. This week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani continued his charm offensive at the world's most high-profile economic summit in Davos, Switzerland.
At the ritzy Alpine resort, the Iranian leader delivered a...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Many paths led to the international agreement to temporarily curb Iran's nuclear program: secret meetings in Oman, formal negotiations in Geneva, and a quiet encounter in New York involving two diplomats and an exquisite silver...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 10:12 AM
TEHRAN -- When Iran's leader, Hassan Rouhani, held his first news conference as president-elect last summer, he pledged to reopen the country’s press association and other civil society groups that were shuttered in crackdowns during the rule of...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:30 PM
PARIS -- It's not only most Israelis, led by their Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the policy-community hawks in Washington and acolytes of AIPAC in the Congress who hate the interim nuclear agreement signed by Iran in November with the United...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:05 PM
WASHINGTON – The interim nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will allow Tehran to continue far more research and development on centrifuges to enrich uranium than has been publicly recognized, according to a veteran Washington nuclear...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:48 PM
From European royal palaces to impoverished African townships, anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his tireless fight against injustice and racism and celebrated for the better world he left behind.
Former South African...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:22 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama signaled Saturday that he was prepared to allow Iran to enrich uranium on its own soil, saying that a final deal could be structured to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb.
Obama also put the odds of...