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Iran, Turkey Agree Need to Stop Yemen War: Rouhani

Iran, Turkey Agree Need to Stop Yemen War: Rouhani

April 09, 2015

TEHRAN - Turkey and Iran agree on the need for a political solution to end Yemen's war, which has raised tensions between them, Iran's president said Tuesday after talks with his visiting ...

High Political Stakes for Clinton on Iran Nuclear Agreement

High Political Stakes for Clinton on Iran Nuclear Agreement

April 06, 2015

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton can claim a piece of the victory if the U.S. and other world powers ultimately complete a final nuclear deal with ...

Iran, World Powers Agree 'Historic' Framework Nuclear Deal

Iran, World Powers Agree 'Historic' Framework Nuclear Deal

April 04, 2015

BERN - Iran and six world powers agreed on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear drive, marking a major breakthrough in a 12-year standoff after ...

Worldwide Executions Decrease but Death Sentences Rise in 2014

Worldwide Executions Decrease but Death Sentences Rise in 2014

April 02, 2015

NEW YORK - Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest ...

Kuwait Holds Donor Conference for Syrian Crisis

Kuwait Holds Donor Conference for Syrian Crisis

April 01, 2015

KUWAIT CITY - The third edition of international donors' conference for Syria opened Tuesday in Kuwait City, with the UN appealing for 8.4 billion U.S. dollars to fund aid programs in ...

UN Warns of ‘Horrifying’ Syria Situation, Asking for More Funds

UN Warns of ‘Horrifying’ Syria Situation, Asking for More Funds

March 31, 2015

DEMASCUS - The United Nations has warned about the potential of a “horrifying” humanitarian situation in Syria unless an amount of USD 8.4 billion is procured to address the ...

Uzbekistan's Election Sees Turnout at 91 Percent

Uzbekistan's Election Sees Turnout at 91 Percent

March 31, 2015

MOSCOW - Uzbekistan's election commission said 91 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime authoritarian leader Islam Karimov is a ...

Arab Leaders Agree on Joint Military Force

Arab Leaders Agree on Joint Military Force

March 30, 2015

CAIRO - The Arab states said on Sunday that they had agreed to form a joint military force to counter both Iranian influence and Islamist extremism, a gesture many analysts attributed in ...

Iran, G5+1 Trying to Get Closer Views: Senior Negotiator

Iran, G5+1 Trying to Get Closer Views: Senior Negotiator

March 29, 2015

TEHRAN - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi underlined that Tehran and Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) are trying hard to strike a ...

Israel Committed War Crimes in Gaza War: Rights Group

Israel Committed War Crimes in Gaza War: Rights Group

March 28, 2015

GAZA - A nongovernmental federation for human rights organizations says Israel perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity during its devastating military onslaught on ...

Kerry Flies to Switzerland for Make-or-Break Iran Nuke Talks

Kerry Flies to Switzerland for Make-or-Break Iran Nuke Talks

March 26, 2015

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back into negotiations with Ira with an end-of-March deadline days away, hoping to seal a framework deal to roll back its nuclear ...

Iran Must Make Further Concessions to Clinch Nuclear Deal: UK

Iran Must Make Further Concessions to Clinch Nuclear Deal: UK

March 25, 2015

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says Iran will have to make further concessions in order to reach an agreement on its nuclear ...

WHO Urges Tough Tobacco Control to Improve Peoples' Health

WHO Urges Tough Tobacco Control to Improve Peoples' Health

March 19, 2015

ABU DHABI - The ongoing 16th world conference on tobacco or health discussed on Wednesday the methods of reducing global cigarette consumption as well as cigars and pipes amid rising ...

EU Energy Chief Wants Russia to Agree Turkish Pipeline Plan with EU

EU Energy Chief Wants Russia to Agree Turkish Pipeline Plan with EU

March 18, 2015

LONDON - Russia should consult with the European Union on its plans to transport natural gas through Turkey, EU Energy Chief Maros Sefcovic said on Tuesday, news agency Reuters ...

Russia Starts Nationwide Show of Force

Russia Starts Nationwide Show of Force

March 17, 2015

MOSCOW - More than 45,000 Russian troops as well as war planes and submarines started military exercises across much of the country on Monday in one of the Kremlin's biggest shows of ...

U.S. will Have to Negotiate with Syria's Assad: Kerry

U.S. will Have to Negotiate with Syria's Assad: Kerry

March 16, 2015

SHARM EL-SHEIKH - The United States will have to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a political transition in Syria and is exploring ways to pressure him into agreeing to ...

Obama 'Committed' to Two-State Solution for Israel, Palestinians

Obama 'Committed' to Two-State Solution for Israel, Palestinians

March 15, 2015

SHARM EL SHEIKH - US President Barack Obama is "committed" to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday on ...

Iran to Increase Imports of Turkmen Gas: Rouhani

Iran to Increase Imports of Turkmen Gas: Rouhani

March 12, 2015

ASHGABAT - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday his country would increase its imports of gas from Turkmenistan, during a visit to the reclusive Central Asian state in which he ...

Russian FM Calls for Dialogue with EU

Russian FM Calls for Dialogue with EU

March 11, 2015

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday slammed NATO for its increasing military activities near Russian borders and called for resolving disputes with the EU through ...

Arab League Calls for Multinational Force to Fight Militants

Arab League Calls for Multinational Force to Fight Militants

March 10, 2015

CAIRO - The Arab League called for the creation of a regional force to combat militants as countries face a growing threat from Islamic State and other ...

U.S. and Iran Make 'Some Progress' on Nuclear Talks

U.S. and Iran Make 'Some Progress' on Nuclear Talks

March 05, 2015

MONTREUX - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days of talks over Iran's nuclear programme on Wednesday, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the ...

Obama, European Leaders to Discuss Ukraine, Global Security: WH

Obama, European Leaders to Discuss Ukraine, Global Security: WH

March 04, 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama will hold talks on Tuesday with European leaders to discuss the Ukraine crisis and global security issues, the White House (WH) ...

Kerry, Lavrov in 'Hopeful' Talks As Ukraine Toll Tops 6,000

Kerry, Lavrov in 'Hopeful' Talks As Ukraine Toll Tops 6,000

March 03, 2015

GENEVA - The US and Russian foreign ministers held "hopeful" talks in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 people have died in ...

Netanyahu’s Congress Address Destructive to US-Israeli Relations: Rice

Netanyahu’s Congress Address Destructive to US-Israeli Relations: Rice

February 26, 2015

WASHINGTON - A top American official has blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for deciding to address Congress, saying the planned visit is destructive to relations

Iran, IAEA Seek to Resolve Outstanding Issues: Senior Nuclear Negotiator

Iran, IAEA Seek to Resolve Outstanding Issues: Senior Nuclear Negotiator

February 25, 2015

TEHRAN - Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seek to resolve the outstanding issues pertaining to Iran's nuclear program, senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas ...

High-Level U.S. and Iran Nuclear Talks Resume

High-Level U.S. and Iran Nuclear Talks Resume

February 24, 2015

GENEVA - High-level nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran resumed in Geneva on Monday as both sides work through technical and political differences to come up with an ...

Kerry and Iran's Zarif to Try to Narrow Gaps

Kerry and Iran's Zarif to Try to Narrow Gaps

February 23, 2015

GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif will try to narrow gaps in another round of nuclear talks in Geneva on Sunday as they press ...

US and Allies Discuss New Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: Kerry

US and Allies Discuss New Sanctions on Russia over Ukraine: Kerry

February 22, 2015

LONDON - The United States and its allies are discussing imposing more sanctions against Russia for undermining a European-brokered truce in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of ...

NATO Urges Russia to 'Withdraw All Its Forces' from E.Ukraine

NATO Urges Russia to 'Withdraw All Its Forces' from E.Ukraine

February 19, 2015

RIGA - NATO on Wednesday urged Russia to withdraw all forces from eastern Ukraine and to end its support for the pro-Moscow separatists as a ceasefire appeared to ...

Ukraine Truce Fades as Fighting Rages, Arms Pullback Stalls

Ukraine Truce Fades as Fighting Rages, Arms Pullback Stalls

February 18, 2015

NIKISHIN - Pro-Russian rebels bombarded government troops encircled in east Ukraine on Tuesday and a plan for both sides to pull back their heavy guns stalled, pushing a fragile peace ...

Hollande, Al-Sisi Urge UNSC Meeting on Libya

Hollande, Al-Sisi Urge UNSC Meeting on Libya

February 17, 2015

PARIS - French President Francois Hollande and his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday called for an urgent UN Security Council meeting on Libya's security situation and ...

Relief in Ukraine Conflict Zone but Doubts about Truce

Relief in Ukraine Conflict Zone but Doubts about Truce

February 16, 2015

DONETSK - Residents of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday morning following a first night without bombardments after a fragile ceasefire came into ...

Obama Seeks War Authorization from Congress to Fight IS

Obama Seeks War Authorization from Congress to Fight IS

February 12, 2015

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama sent Congress his text on Wednesday for an authorization to use military force in the campaign against Islamic State, limiting operations against ...

Russia Warns Against Possible US Arms Supply to Kiev

Russia Warns Against Possible US Arms Supply to Kiev

February 11, 2015

MOSCOW - Russia warned Tuesday that Washington's plans to supply Kiev with arms would further destabilize the situation in ...

UN Chief Urges Leaders to Meet People's Demands

UN Chief Urges Leaders to Meet People's Demands

February 10, 2015

DUBAI - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Monday on political leaders to meet people's demands in order to overcome crises like those in some parts of the ...