| Nov 27, 2013
| 9:36 AM
(Corrects attribution of quotations in final two paragraphs to
make clear they were spoken by two separate diplomats)
* Iran will stop higher-grade enrichment but no Fordow
* Nuclear programme capped but can be resumed
* U.N. inspectors would...
| Nov 6, 2013
After years of fruitless negotiations, the United States may soon face an unfamiliar problem in its long confrontation with Iran: Are we willing to take yes for an answer?
Negotiators are scheduled to meet again in Geneva this week to try to move toward...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 7:42 AM
WASHINGTON -- Iranian officials appear to be trying to sharply lower expectations for the round of international nuclear negotiations set to begin Thursday in Geneva.
In an interview in a reformist newspaper, Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:47 PM
Rising expectations of newlyweds living in their own homes and broader use of family planning in certain parts of the Arab world have drastically changed population dynamics in the region, with women marrying later and having few children, the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Iran and six major powers have been at odds for a decade over the Islamic republic’s development of nuclear capabilities, at the heart of negotiations set to resume Tuesday in Geneva.
Hopes of budging the high-stakes diplomatic standoff from...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 11:52 AM
TEHRAN — The emblematic “Death to U.S.A” chant resounded through the Iranian capital anew on Friday, one week after it appeared that the signature slogan could be sidelined as part of a possible thaw in long-acrimonious relations between...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:44 PM
TEHRAN — Tens of thousands of protesters chanting "Death to America" marched outside the former U.S. Embassy in Iran's capital Monday in a staged rally highlighting hard-liners' wariness about any possible rapprochement with the Islamic Republic's...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:33 PM
TEHRAN — Iran's supreme leader on Saturday publicly endorsed President Hassan Rouhani's efforts to reconcile with archenemy Washington, but indicated his displeasure with some events during Rouhani's high-profile visit late last month to the...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials hoping to end the nuclear standoff with Iran not only face a nation legendary for hard-line negotiating, they also must deal with members of Congress who may be just as unyielding.
In talks with Iran set...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- The shutdown of the American government has been devastating to the United States' international credibility. It undermines the American ability to make a promise, give a guarantee or claim the position of international leadership that...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 3:13 PM
There are two main reasons to doubt the possibility of an Iran-U.S. rapprochement, an idea that gained new life after Iran's charm offensive at the United Nations last week and a phone call between the presidents of the two countries on Sept. 27. The...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Washington is preoccupied with two all-consuming debates right now.
First, of course, is Syria. President Obama placed his faith in two wholly untrustworthy figures. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has shown himself to be a consummate liar, and...