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North Korea Reiterates it Will Not Give Up Nuclear Arms

North Korea  Reiterates it Will Not  Give Up Nuclear Arms

April 21, 2013

SEOUL - North Korea reiterated on Saturday that it would not give up its nuclear weapons, rejecting a U.S. condition for talks although it said it was willing to discuss ...

Pakistani Police Arrest Former President Musharraf

Pakistani Police Arrest Former President Musharraf

April 20, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police arrested former president Pervez Musharraf on Friday to face allegations he overstepped his powers while in office, marking a dramatic break with a political culture ...

Russia Rejects Military Intervention in Syria

Russia Rejects  Military Intervention  in Syria

April 18, 2013

ISTANBUL - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday said his country rejects military intervention in Syria, adding that Russia hopes to avoid any measure of military intervention in Syria ...

Quake Kills at Least 46 along Iran-Pak Border

Quake Kills  at Least 46 along Iran-Pak Border

April 17, 2013

TEHRAN, Iran - A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least ...

Two Blasts Rock Boston Marathon, at Least two Killed, 23 Injured

Two Blasts Rock  Boston Marathon, at Least two Killed, 23 Injured

April 16, 2013

BOSTON - Two explosions hit the Boston Marathon as runners crossed the finish line on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring 23 on a day when tens of thousands of people pack the streets to watch one ...

U.S. Ready to “Reach Out” to North Korea: Kerry

U.S. Ready to “Reach  Out” to North Korea: Kerry

April 15, 2013

TOKYO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday stressed the United States is willing to engage with North Korea as long as it takes steps to give up nuclear ...

US, China Pledge Efforts for Nuclear-Free N. Korea

US, China Pledge Efforts for Nuclear-Free N. Korea

April 14, 2013

BEIJING— The United States and China committed Saturday to a process aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons, with the Obama administration gaining at least the rhetorical support ...

U.S. to N. Korea: New Missile Launch Would Be “Huge Mistake”

U.S. to N. Korea:  New Missile Launch Would Be “Huge Mistake”

April 13, 2013

SEOUL – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea on Friday that it would be a "huge mistake" to test launch a medium-range missile and said the United States would never accept ...

Japan Increasingly Nervous About North Korea Nukes

Japan Increasingly Nervous About North Korea Nukes

April 09, 2013

TOKYO — It's easy to write off North Korea's threats to strike the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile as bluster: it has never demonstrated the capability to deploy a missile that could reach the ...

China Warns Against “Troublemaking” on Korean Peninsula

China Warns Against “Troublemaking” on Korean Peninsula

April 08, 2013

BEIJING/SEOUL - China warned against "troublemaking" on its doorstep, in an apparent rebuke to North Korea, and the United States said it was postponing a missile test to help calm high ...

Powers, Iran Fail to End Nuclear Stalemate

Powers, Iran Fail to End Nuclear Stalemate

April 07, 2013

ALMATY - World powers and Iran remained far apart after ending two days of intensive talks on Tehran’s nuclear program on Saturday, the European Union’s foreign policy chief ...

Putin Urges Peace Talks to End Syria ‘Massacre’

Putin Urges Peace Talks  to End Syria ‘Massacre’

April 06, 2013

MOSCOW— President Vladimir Putin said the civil war in Syria has become “a massacre” that must be stopped through peace talks between the government and the opposition, and ...

North Korea to restart nuclear reactor in weapons bid

North Korea to restart nuclear reactor in weapons bid

April 03, 2013

Pyongyang - North Korea said on Tuesday it would revive a mothballed nuclear reactor able to produce bomb-grade plutonium but stressed it was seeking a deterrent capacity and did not repeat recent ...

S. Korea Vows Fast Response to North; U.S. Deploys Stealth Jets

S. Korea Vows Fast Response  to North; U.S. Deploys Stealth Jets

April 02, 2013

SEOUL - South Korea will strike back quickly if the North stages any attack, the new president in Seoul warned on Monday, as tensions ratcheted higher on the Korean peninsula amid shrill ...

It is in A ‘State of War’ with S. Korea: N. Korea

It is in A ‘State of  War’ with S. Korea: N. Korea

March 31, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea warned Seoul on Saturday that the Korean Peninsula had entered "a state of war" and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that's the last ...

Nations Close to Deal on UN Arms Trade Treaty

Nations Close to Deal  on UN Arms Trade Treaty

March 30, 2013

NEW YORK - United Nations members on Wednesday were close to a deal on the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade, though delegates and rights groups ...

Obama Urges Lawmakers’ Vote to Ban on Assault Weapons

Obama Urges Lawmakers’ Vote to Ban on Assault Weapons

March 24, 2013

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says each of his proposed steps to reduce gun violence should get a vote in Congress — even an assault weapons ban that both parties agree ...

Iran’s Nuclear Program, A Pawn in A US-Russian Deal

Iran’s Nuclear Program, A Pawn in A US-Russian Deal

March 20, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran left the meeting with the P5+1 group (Britain, China, France, Russia, United States, plus Germany) in Kazakhstan—which took place in the country’s former capital Almaty ...

EU Urges Mutually Acceptable Solution

EU Urges Mutually Acceptable Solution

March 18, 2013

BRUSSELS - The European Union said it hoped Italy and India would find a “mutually acceptable” solution to the escalating dispute over Rome’s decision not to return to India two marines for ...

Russia, Iran, Vatican Threaten to Derail UN Women’s Rights Appeal

Russia, Iran, Vatican Threaten to Derail UN Women’s Rights Appeal

March 16, 2013

TEHRAN/MOSCOW - An ‘unholy alliance’ of Iran, Russia, the Vatican and others is threatening to derail a UN declaration urging an end to violence against women and girls by objecting to ...

U.S. Threatens Sanctions on Pak over Iran Pipeline

U.S. Threatens Sanctions on Pak over Iran Pipeline

March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States on Monday threatened sanctions against Pakistan as the South Asian nation pressed ahead with a gas pipeline project with ...

Syrian Govt. “Uses Militias” for Mass Killings: U.N.

Syrian Govt. “Uses Militias” for Mass Killings: U.N.

March 12, 2013

GENEVA - The Syrian government is reportedly using local militias known as Popular Committees to commit mass killings which are at times sectarian in nature, U.N. human rights investigators ...

Netanyahu Hints Israeli Coalition to Be Presented in Days

Netanyahu Hints Israeli Coalition to Be Presented in Days

March 11, 2013

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his outgoing cabinet on Sunday for what he said was probably the last time, signaling he was close to completing the formation of a ...

Next Round of Nuclear Talks with P5+1 to Be “Test for West’s Sincerity”: Khamenei

Next Round of Nuclear Talks with P5+1 to Be “Test for West’s Sincerity”: Khamenei

March 09, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Thursday the next round of talks between the world powers and the Islamic republic over the latter's nuclear program will be a test ...

Biden on Iran threat: Obama is not bluffing

Biden on Iran threat: Obama is not bluffing

March 06, 2013

WASHINGTON — Seeking to reassure anxious Israelis and their American supporters, Vice President Joe Biden vowed Monday that the United States won't back down from its pledge to use military action ...

Assad to Run for President in 2014 Syrian Elections: Iran

Assad to Run for President in 2014 Syrian Elections: Iran

March 04, 2013

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said here Saturday that Bashar al-Assad is currently the “legal" president of Syria and will take part in the presidential elections in ...

Syrian Missiles Kill at Least 141 in Aleppo

Syrian Missiles Kill at Least 141 in Aleppo

February 27, 2013

BEIRUT — At least 141 people, half of them children, were killed when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week, Human Rights Watch said ...

Egypt Opposition Leader Calls for Election Boycott

Egypt Opposition Leader Calls for Election Boycott

February 24, 2013

CAIRO— A key opposition leader called Saturday for a boycott of upcoming parliamentary elections, saying he will not take part in a "sham ...

Egypt opposition warns elections may fuel tensions

Egypt opposition warns elections may fuel tensions

February 23, 2013

CAIRO — An Egyptian opposition leader is warning the president's call for parliamentary elections in April will only inflame the ...

Iran Scolds World Powers over Gold Sanctions "Offer"

Iran Scolds World Powers over Gold Sanctions

February 19, 2013

DUBAI - Iran criticized on Monday a reported plan by major powers to demand the closure of a uranium enrichment plant in return for an easing of sanctions on Tehran's trade in gold and ...

Syria Calls All Parties to Engage in Crisis-Solving Process

Syria Calls All Parties to Engage in Crisis-Solving Process

February 18, 2013

DAMASCUS - Syrian Prime Minister Wael al- Halqi has called on all components of the Syrian people to engage in a political process on the Syrian soil to end the country's long-standing crisis in ...

Iran will talk with US If Pressure Stops: Ahmadinejad

Iran will talk with US If Pressure Stops: Ahmadinejad

February 11, 2013

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that he is ready to have talks with United States if the West stops pressuring his country, the latest in a series of hints from leaders ...

EU Leaders Strike Deal on Long-Term Austerity Budget

EU Leaders Strike Deal on Long-Term Austerity Budget

February 09, 2013

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders reached agreement on the first ever cut in their common budget on Friday after 24 hours of intense negotiations, seeking to placate millions at home ...

Heavy Clashes Erupt in Syrian Capital

Heavy Clashes Erupt in Syrian Capital

February 07, 2013

BEIRUT - Heavy fighting erupted in Damascus Wednesday as government forces tried to hold back a new rebel effort to push the civil war into the heart of the Syrian capital, activists ...

Obama Memo Justifies Drone-War Killing of Americans

Obama Memo Justifies Drone-War Killing of Americans

February 06, 2013

WASHINGOTN - Does President Barack Obama have the right to order the assassination of an American anywhere in the world—without any oversight from Congress or the courts, and even if that U.S. citizen is ...