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“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 ...

U.N. Envoy Hopes for Syria Peace Conference within Weeks

U.N. Envoy Hopes for Syria  Peace Conference within Weeks

November 02, 2013

BEIRUT - The United Nations envoy to Syria said on Friday he hoped a long-delayed peace conference could still be held in the next few weeks despite obstacles that have held it up ...

Iran Never Stopped 20 Percent Uranium Enrichment: Salehi

Iran Never Stopped  20 Percent Uranium  Enrichment: Salehi

October 31, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Tehran has never stopped 20 percent uranium enrichment, denying earlier claims of a temporarily halt, parliament’s website ...

Russia Warns against Attempts to Undermine Geneva-II Conference

Russia Warns against  Attempts to Undermine  Geneva-II Conference

October 29, 2013

MOSCOW - The situation around the international conference on Syria, or the Geneva-II conference, requires immediate intervention of the players who exercise influence on the country’s opposition, Russian ...

Syria Submits General Plan of Destructing Its Chemical Weapons

Syria Submits General Plan of  Destructing Its Chemical Weapons

October 28, 2013

DAMASCUS - Syria has submitted an initial declaration of its chemical weapon program, including a general plan of destruction of its chemical weapons’ program, the Organization of the ...

Iran Hangs 16 in Response to Bloody Border Attack: Judiciary Official

Iran Hangs 16 in Response to Bloody Border Attack: Judiciary Official

October 27, 2013

TEHRAN - The Islamic republic hanged 16 “ terrorist elements” on Saturday in response to an earlier bloody border attack, a judiciary official was quoted as saying by semi- official ...

EU to Cut RedTape on Business

EU to Cut RedTape  on Business

October 26, 2013

BRUSSELS - European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has promised to cut red tape on business and further support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), following a two-day summit in ...

U.S.-U.N.-Russian Meeting on Syria Set for November 5: U.S. Official

U.S.-U.N.-Russian  Meeting on Syria Set for  November 5: U.S. Official

October 24, 2013

ROME - The U.N. Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, will meet U.S. and Russian officials in Switzerland next month to try to prepare the way for a full Syria peace conference in Geneva, a ...

Foreign Rivals Use Radical Islam to Weaken Russia: Putin

Foreign Rivals Use Radical  Islam to Weaken Russia: Putin

October 23, 2013

UFA, Russia - President Vladimir Putin accused foreign rivals on Tuesday of using radical Islam to weaken the Russian state, a day after a suicide bombing blamed on a Muslim ...

EU Tells Russia to Let Nations Seek Closer EU Ties

EU Tells Russia to Let Nations Seek Closer EU Ties

October 22, 2013

LUXEMBOURG - European Union foreign ministers told Russia on Monday to stop using trade agreements to punish East European nations seeking closer relations or special agreements with the ...

Russian Air Force Commander in Iran for Missile Cooperation

Russian Air Force  Commander in Iran for Missile Cooperation

October 21, 2013

TEHRAN - Russia’s Air Force Commander in Chief Lieutenant General Viktor Bondarev arrived in Iran for talks with Iranian military officials to expand cooperation in missile systems, Press TV reported ...

Israel Tries to Ruin Nuclear Talks: Iran FM

Israel Tries to Ruin  Nuclear Talks: Iran FM

October 20, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad- Javad Zarif said Israel was seeking to sabotage the nuclear talks between his country and world powers, Press TV reported on ...

Pakistani Girl 16, Survivor of Taliban in Boston

Pakistani Girl 16, Survivor of Taliban in Boston

October 13, 2013

BOSTON — A nonprofit foundation that promotes the legacy and memory of President John F. Kennedy is honoring a Pakistani teenage advocate for girls’ education and the target of a Taliban ...

Iran to Attend Nuclear Talks with New Proposals

Iran to Attend Nuclear Talks with New Proposals

October 12, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran will attend the upcoming nuclear talks in Geneva with new proposals, Press TV reported on Friday without further details. Sources close to the Iranian nuclear negotiating team ...

U.S. Pledges Increased Engagement with ASEAN at First Summit

U.S. Pledges Increased Engagement with ASEAN at First Summit

October 10, 2013

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei - Despite the absence of U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pledged at the first ever ASEAN-U.S. Summit held here Wednesday ...

Iran Resists against Enemies of National Interests: Rouhani

Iran Resists against  Enemies of National  Interests: Rouhani

October 09, 2013

TEHRAN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the importance of self-belief and self-reliance for the country›s progress, and said Iran should resist against the enemies of its ...

Syria's Opposition to Participate in Geneva Conference

Syria's Opposition to Participate in Geneva Conference

October 08, 2013

DAMASCUS - Syria's oppositional National Coordination Body (NCB) announced Monday that it will take part in the upcoming international conference on Syria to be convened in Geneva likely by ...

Syrian President Refuses to Negotiate with «Terrorists»

Syrian President Refuses  to Negotiate with «Terrorists»

October 07, 2013

DAMASCUS - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he is ready for the Geneva II conference on Syria, stressing however that he will not negotiate with ...

Khamenei Voices Support for Rouhani's Diplomatic Efforts

Khamenei Voices  Support for Rouhani's Diplomatic Efforts

October 06, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed on Saturday the diplomatic efforts of President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly but criticized some aspects ...

Turkish President Warns of Radicalization in Syria

Turkish President  Warns of Radicalization in Syria

October 05, 2013

ISTANBUL - Turkish President Abdullah Gul Friday warned of a growing threat of radicalization in Syria as the country›s conflict shows no sign of end anytime ...

Iran Has «Accurate Proposal» for Nuclear Deal: Rouhani

Iran Has «Accurate  Proposal»  for Nuclear Deal: Rouhani

October 03, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran has prepared an «accurate proposal» for upcoming nuclear talks with the world powers in Geneva, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on ...

Russia Doubts Mid-November Date for Syria Peace Talks

Russia Doubts Mid-November  Date for Syria Peace Talks

October 02, 2013

MOSCOW - Russia expressed doubt on Tuesday that Western nations can persuade Syrian opposition representatives to take part in an international peace conference in time for it to take place in ...

UN Chemical Experts Leave Damascus

UN Chemical Experts Leave Damascus

October 01, 2013

DAMASCUS - The United Nations chemical experts left the Syrian capital of Damascus on Monday for Lebanon after finishing its second round of investigation in the war-torn country, UN sources ...

Hagel in South Korea for Security Talks

Hagel in South  Korea for Security Talks

September 30, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea - Amid escalating threats from North Korea, U.S. and South Korean defense officials will meet over the next few days and discuss whether to extend America’s wartime control ...

Iran on Obama Talk: Broad Praise, Pockets of Anger

Iran on Obama Talk: Broad Praise, Pockets of Anger

September 29, 2013

TEHRAN, Iran - Iranians from across the political spectrum hailed Saturday the historic phone conversation between President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, reflecting wide ...