| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:41 PM
ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has successfully undergone prostate surgery, Iranian state media and his website said on Monday, in a rare public report on the state of his health.
Khamenei, 75, told state...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 9:21 AM
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Tuesday urged U.S. authorities to exercise restraint in dealing with racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri - echoing language Washington used to caution Egypt as it cracked down on Islamist protesters last year....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament sacked the science, research and technology minister on Wednesday, a victory for the conservative critics of moderate President Hassan Rouhani.
In their impeachment motion - the first time parliament has sacked a...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:54 AM
Iran's parliament has voted to ban permanent forms of contraception, the state news agency IRNA reported, endorsing the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's call for measures to increase the population.
The bill, banning vasectomies and similar...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:58 PM
BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:11 PM
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nuri al-Maliki finally bowed to pressure within Iraq and beyond on Thursday and stepped down as prime minister, paving the way for a new coalition that world and regional powers hope can quash a Sunni Islamist insurgency that threatens...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:01 PM
Iran’s supreme leader issued some of his toughest statements yet on international negotiations over his country’s nuclear ambitions, declaring Wednesday that talking to the Americans was “useless” and that nothing positive could...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani found himself in a political firestorm Tuesday, the day after he denounced his hard-line critics as “political cowards” who oppose his efforts to reach an agreement with the West over the country's nuclear...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Two senior Iranian officials told an Arabic-language television channel Monday that Tehran has supplied missile technology to Hamas for its fight against Israel.
Revolutionary Guard commander Mohammad Ali Jafari warned in an interview with the Arabic...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Negotiators in the ongoing talks in Vienna over Iran's nuclear program appear to be looking at one of the most contentious points of discussion as a possible route out of their impasse.
The issue is the duration of the deal. Iran and the six world...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:59 PM
No threats. No bluster. No blame.
"I won't engage in blame games or spin," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Sunday. "Not my style. What I will engage in is a sincere effort to reach an agreement."
With international negotiations...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:58 PM
U.S. officials warned Saturday that they would not seek to extend negotiations over Iran's nuclear program beyond the July 20 deadline unless Tehran's negotiators make major concessions in the next several days.
With top Western diplomats convening...