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Iran Says Nuclear Talks with World Powers to Resume Today

Iran Says Nuclear Talks with  World Powers to Resume Today

December 19, 2013

DUBAI - Iran says it will resume technical talks with six world powers in Geneva on Thursday and Friday, a vital step in implementing a deal signed last month which suspends key elements of Tehran's nuclear ...

Merkel Formally Elected to Third Term by Parliament Vote

Merkel Formally Elected to  Third Term by Parliament Vote

December 18, 2013

BERLIN - Angela Merkel was elected to a third term as chancellor in a vote in the German lower house of parliament on Tuesday, paving the way for her new “grand ...

Iranian FM Stresses Regional Cooperation to Fight Terrorism

Iranian FM Stresses Regional  Cooperation to Fight Terrorism

December 17, 2013

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif condemned the recent terrorist attack which killed 20 Iranian technicians working on Iran-Iraq gas pipeline in Baqubah, and ...

South Africa buries 'greatest son' Mandela

South Africa buries 'greatest son' Mandela

December 16, 2013

Cape Town - South Africa buried Nelson Mandela on Sunday, leaving the multi-racial democracy he founded without its living inspiration and still striving for the "Rainbow Nation" ideal of ...

Talks Ongoing to Free Seized Nuns: Syria Activists

Talks Ongoing to Free  Seized Nuns: Syria Activists

December 15, 2013

BEIRUT - The Syrian government is negotiating with rebels to release 12 nuns seized earlier this month from a convent north of Damascus, two activists said on Saturday. The rebels are demanding that hundreds of ...

U.N. Confirms Chemical Arms Were Used Repeatedly in Syria

U.N. Confirms Chemical Arms Were Used Repeatedly in Syria

December 14, 2013

UNITED NATIONS - Chemical weapons were likely used in five out of seven attacks investigated by U.N. experts in Syria, where a 2 1/2-year civil war has killed more than 100,000 people, according ...

Pakistan Wants Resolution of All Issues with India Peacefully: Sharif

Pakistan Wants Resolution of All Issues with India Peacefully: Sharif

December 12, 2013

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said Pakistan believes in resolving all issues with India peacefully and diplomatically “through dialogue based on ...

Russia will Upgrade its Weaponry: Putin

Russia will Upgrade its Weaponry: Putin

December 11, 2013

MOSCOW – Russia President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday the share of modern weaponry in Russia’s armed forces would reach 30 percent in 2014 and urged the military to stay alert for threats and ...

Foreign Forces Threaten Iran, Region: Rouhani

Foreign Forces Threaten Iran, Region: Rouhani

December 10, 2013

KABUL - The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told President Hamid Karzai on a visit to Tehran this week that the foreign forces in Afghanistan posed a "threat for Iran and the ...

Leader of Egypt’s Brotherhood Appears in Court

Leader of Egypt’s  Brotherhood Appears in Court

December 10, 2013

CAIRO - The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood appeared in court on Monday for the first time since he was arrested in a state crackdown on the group following the army overthrow of President Mohamed ...

Israeli President Says Willing to Meet Iran’s Rouhani

Israeli President Says Willing to Meet Iran’s Rouhani

December 09, 2013

JERUSALEM - Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Sunday that he would be willing to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "Iran is not our enemy," Peres said during a question ...

Rohuani Defends Nuclear Deal with World Powers

Rohuani Defends Nuclear  Deal with World Powers

December 08, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani defended the interim nuclear deal that his negotiating team signed with the world’s major powers in November, semi-official ISNA news ...

AU Expresses Deep Grief over Death of Mandela

AU Expresses Deep  Grief over Death of Mandela

December 07, 2013

ADDIS ABABA - The African Union (AU) expressed deep grief Friday over the death of Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa and icon of ...

Iran Eyes Better Ties with UAE after Nuclear Deal with West

Iran Eyes Better  Ties with UAE after  Nuclear Deal with West

December 05, 2013

DUBAI - Iran's foreign minister went to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday hoping to improve relations with the U.S. ally after Tehran's deal with world powers under which it is to curb its ...

Iran, World Powers to Discuss Geneva Deal on Weekend

Iran, World Powers  to Discuss Geneva  Deal on Weekend

December 04, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran and the world powers will hold an expert-level meeting in Vienna on weekend to discuss Geneva nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham announced here on ...

Syria Death Toll Hits Nearly 126,000: Monitoring Group

Syria Death Toll Hits Nearly 126,000: Monitoring Group

December 03, 2013

BEIRUT - The death toll in Syria's civil war has risen to at least 125,835, more than a third of them civilians, but the real figure is probably much higher, the Syrian Observatory for Human ...

Australia Assumes G20 Presidency

Australia  Assumes G20 Presidency

December 02, 2013

CANBERRA - Australia officially assumes the presidency of the G20 on Sunday, eyeing to promote stronger economic growth and more ...

US Offers to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons

US Offers to Destroy  Syrian Chemical Weapons

December 01, 2013

DAMASCUS, Syria - The U.S. has offered to help destroy some of the most lethal parts of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile at an offshore facility, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons ...

SCO Countries Vow to Strengthen Regional Cooperation

SCO Countries Vow to  Strengthen Regional Cooperation

November 30, 2013

TASHKENT - Prime ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states vowed here Friday to further boost the grouping’s internal cooperation to expand its global economic ...

Syria Says It Won't Give Up Power in Peace Talks

Syria Says It Won't Give Up Power in Peace Talks

November 28, 2013

DAMASCUS, Syria - The Syrian government said Wednesday it will participate in U.N.-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending the country's civil war, but insisted that it is not going to the ...

Iran President Urges Reforms in ECO to

Iran President Urges  Reforms in ECO to

November 27, 2013

Address Regional Needs TEHRAN - The Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is in need of reforms to be able to address the needs of the regional countries as well as its member ...

Geneva Conference on Syria to Be Held on January 22

Geneva Conference on Syria to Be Held on January 22

November 26, 2013

GENEVA - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Monday that a conference on Syria, known as Geneva II, would be convened ...

New Round of Iran Nuclear Talks Conclude with an Agreement

New Round of Iran Nuclear  Talks Conclude with an Agreement

November 25, 2013

GENEVA - After intensive negotiations, the P5+1 group and Iran have reached a first-step agreement on Iran's nuclear program, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announced early Sunday ...

Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai Receives EU Sakharov Rights Prize

Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai Receives EU Sakharov Rights Prize

November 21, 2013

Strasbourg (France) - Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai was handed the EU’s prestigious Sakharov human rights prize Wednesday in recognition of her crusade for the right of all ...

“Excessive Demands” Detrimental to Nuclear Talks: Iran

“Excessive Demands” Detrimental to Nuclear Talks: Iran

November 19, 2013

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that “excessive demands” by some powers at nuclear talks will be detrimental to the negotiations, media ...

Japanese PM Vows to Make Increased Contribution to Regional Peace

Japanese PM Vows to Make  Increased Contribution to Regional Peace

November 18, 2013

VIENTIANE - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emphasized “increased Japanese contribution” to regional peace and stability during his visit to the Lao capital Vientiane on ...

Egypt's Pro-Morsi Coalition Calls for Talks among Political Forces

Egypt's Pro-Morsi Coalition Calls for Talks among Political Forces

November 17, 2013

CAIRO - A coalition supporting Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi called for in-depth talks among all political forces to solve the current crisis in the country, the ex-ruling ...

Iran FM Hopeful on next Round of Nuclear Talks

Iran FM Hopeful on next Round of Nuclear Talks

November 16, 2013

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's foreign minister said Friday he was hopeful ahead of negotiations next week with world powers but reiterated Tehran's demand for recognition of what it calls its ...

Kerry Sees Nuclear Deal with Iran as Diplomacy Warms

Kerry Sees Nuclear Deal  with Iran as Diplomacy Warms

November 12, 2013

ABU DHABI/LONDON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday he hoped an agreement on Iran's disputed nuclear program would be signed within months and London and Tehran revived diplomatic ...

Syrian Opposition Wants Rebel Backing for Geneva Talks

Syrian Opposition Wants  Rebel Backing for Geneva Talks

November 11, 2013

ISTANBUL - Syria's opposition is edging towards agreeing to international peace talks in Geneva but wants approval from fighters inside the country first to give the process more ...

U.S., Israel Lose Voting Rights for Failing to Resume Funding: UNESCO

U.S., Israel Lose Voting Rights for Failing to Resume Funding: UNESCO

November 10, 2013

PARIS - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced Saturday that the United States and Israel lost their voting rights at the organization for not paying ...

World’s Heavyweight FMs Join Iran Nuclear Talks in Geneva

World’s Heavyweight  FMs Join Iran Nuclear  Talks in Geneva

November 09, 2013

GENEVA - The European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has held discussions with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Friday during the intensive talks between world powers and Iran, said ...

CO2 Pollution Levels at Annual Record High: UN

CO2 Pollution Levels at  Annual Record High: UN

November 07, 2013

GENEVA - World carbon dioxide pollution levels in the atmosphere are accelerating and reached a record high in 2012, the U.N. weather agency said ...

Iran Urges to Abandon Pressure Policy Ahead of Nuclear Talks

Iran Urges to Abandon Pressure Policy Ahead of Nuclear Talks

November 06, 2013

TEHRAN - The policy of pressure ahead of the nuclear negotiations should be abandoned, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said ...

Iran “Not Optimistic” About Nuclear Talks: Supreme Leader

Iran “Not Optimistic” About Nuclear Talks:  Supreme Leader

November 04, 2013

TEHRAN - The Islamic republic is not optimistic about the ongoing nuclear talks with the major powers, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on ...