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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 ...

Kerry has 'Big Heels to Fill' at State Dep't

Kerry has 'Big Heels to Fill' at State Dep't

February 05, 2013

WASHINGTON - New Secretary of State John Kerry reported for duty Monday, acknowledging that as Hillary Rodham Clinton's successor he has "big heels to fill" and promising to ...

Iran Hedges on Nuclear Talks with Six Powers or U.S

Iran Hedges on Nuclear Talks with Six Powers or U.S

February 04, 2013

MUNICH - Iran said on Sunday it was open to a U.S. offer of direct talks on its nuclear program and that six world powers had suggested a new round of nuclear negotiations this month, but ...

Senate Panel Approves Kerry Nomination

Senate Panel Approves Kerry Nomination

January 30, 2013

WASHINGTON— The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday swiftly and unanimously approved President Barack Obama's choice of Sen. John Kerry to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of ...

Violence Flares in Egypt after Emergency Law Imposed

Violence Flares in Egypt after Emergency Law Imposed

January 29, 2013

CAIRO - A man was shot dead on Monday in a fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a ...

US: US, China Oppose North Korea Nuclear Test

US: US, China Oppose North Korea Nuclear Test

January 26, 2013

Washington and Beijing agreed Friday that any North Korean nuclear test will lead to North Korea's further isolation and set back efforts to restart regional talks, a U.S. envoy ...

Germany, France Seek Unity on Europe

Germany, France Seek Unity on Europe

January 23, 2013

BERLIN— Germany and France will produce joint proposals on improving economic coordination in the European Union this spring, the countries' leaders said Tuesday, downplaying recent ...

Obama Begins 2nd Term as US President

Obama Begins 2nd Term as US President

January 22, 2013

KABUL - Barack Obama began his second term as US president on Sunday, when he was sworn in by the chief justice at a brief White House ...

Panetta Urges NATO To Keep Pressure On Al Qaeda

 Panetta Urges NATO To Keep Pressure On Al Qaeda

January 19, 2013

LONDON — As international military operations continued in Algeria and Mali, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged NATO Friday to be more innovative and flexible so it can keep "relentless pressure" on ...

Russia supports UN involvement in Mali crisis: envoy

 Russia supports UN involvement in Mali crisis: envoy

January 17, 2013

MOSCOW - Moscow backs the international efforts to help Mali solve its ongoing crisis, Russia's presidential envoy for ...

China FM in Korean Denuclearization Call

China FM in Korean Denuclearization Call

January 15, 2013

EIJING - A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry on Monday called for concerted efforts by all parties to denuclearize the ...

Pakistan Shi'ites to bury bomb victims after meeting PM

Pakistan Shi'ites to bury bomb victims after meeting PM

January 13, 2013

BALUCHISTAN - Shi'ite Muslims agreed on Monday to begin burying nearly 100 of their people killed three days ago in one of Pakistan's deadliest sectarian attacks after the prime minister said he would ...

Iran Reiterates Support for Assad’s Peace Plan

Iran Reiterates  Support for Assad’s Peace Plan

January 09, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast reiterated on Tuesday the country's "full support" for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's recent peace plan for the Arab ...

Syrians Brush Off Assad Speech, Fighting Continues

Syrians Brush Off Assad Speech, Fighting Continues

January 08, 2013

BEIRUT - Fighting raged across Syria on Monday with clashes reported just a few miles from where President Bashar al-Assad had unveiled a "peace plan" that Syrians on both sides said ...

No Date for Iran Talks: EU

No Date for Iran Talks: EU

January 05, 2013

BRUSSELS - The European Union says no date has been fixed for further talks on Iran's nuclear program, while hoping they will be soon, an EU foreign affairs spokesman ...

Iran Warns Off Foreign Planes during Naval Drill

Iran Warns Off Foreign Planes during Naval Drill

January 03, 2013

DUBAI - - Iran has warned off foreign surveillance planes that have tried to approach its forces during naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz, an Iranian military spokesman said on ...

Obama Vows to Push New Gun-Control Legislation in 2013

Obama Vows to  Push New Gun-Control  Legislation in 2013

January 01, 2013

WASHINTON - US President Barack Obama on Sunday reiterated his commitment to push new gun-control legislation in the first year of his second ...

Egypt President Warns Against New Unrest

Egypt President Warns Against New Unrest

December 30, 2012

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Islamist president warned against any unrest that could harm the drive to repair the country's battered economy in his first address before the newly convened ...

Syria Opposition Leader Rejects Moscow Invitation

Syria Opposition Leader  Rejects Moscow Invitation

December 29, 2012

ALEPPO PROVINCE, Syria/BEIRUT - Syria's opposition leader has rejected an invitation from Russia for peace talks, dealing another blow to international hopes that diplomacy can be ...

EU to Increase Pressure on Israel over Two-State Solutions

EU to Increase  Pressure on Israel over  Two-State Solutions

December 27, 2012

JERUSALEM - The European Union (EU) will increase pressure on Israel in 2013 in order to settle Israeli- Palestinian conflict based on the two-state solution, said an internal report of the ...

UN to Hold Arms Trade Treaty Conference in March

UN to Hold Arms Trade Treaty Conference in March

December 26, 2012

NEW YORK - The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly late Monday to hold a conference in March to try to reach agreement on a U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar ...

India, Russia Sign Defense Deals worth 2.9 Billion Dollars

India, Russia  Sign Defense Deals worth 2.9 Billion Dollars

December 25, 2012

NEW DELHI - India and Russia Monday inked 10 pacts, including new defense deals worth nearly 2.9 billion U.S. dollars, during Russian President Vladimir Putin's day-long visit to the ...

Iran Claims It Has Overcome Sanctions

Iran Claims It Has Overcome Sanctions

December 24, 2012

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's oil minister claimed Sunday his country has successfully overcome sanctions on the sale of its oil, state TV ...

Turkey Refutes Iran’s Claim of Patriot Missiles Deployment Leading to War

Turkey Refutes Iran’s  Claim of Patriot Missiles  Deployment Leading to War

December 23, 2012

ANKARA - With tensions between Turkey and Iran over the deployment of Patriot missiles along the Turkish- Syrian border running high, Turkish Prime Minister RecepTayyipErdogan criticized ...

Putin Seeks Big Arms Deals in India

Putin Seeks Big  Arms Deals in India

December 20, 2012

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to conclude deals on the sale of fighter jets and aircraft engines to India next week which could be worth more than $7.5 billion, defense ...

World Powers Must End Nuclear Stalemate: Iran

World Powers Must End Nuclear Stalemate: Iran

December 18, 2012

DUBAI - - Iran's foreign minister said on Monday a way must be found to end the deadlock with major powers over the country's nuclear programme, an Iranian news agency reported, but he offered ...

Russia Backtracks on Statement About Assad’s Fall

Russia Backtracks  on Statement About  Assad’s Fall

December 15, 2012

(MOSCOW) — Russia issued a clumsy denial Friday of a statement from its point man on Syria, who said a day earlier that Syrian President Bashad Assad is losing control of the country. The foreign ...

100 Countries Back New Syrian Coalition: France

100 Countries Back  New Syrian Coalition: France

December 13, 2012

MARRAKECH, Morocco - More than 100 countries have recognised a new Syrian opposition coalition, opening the way for greater humanitarian assistance to the forces battling ...

Panetta Says Syria Chemical Threat Has Slowed

Panetta Says Syria Chemical Threat Has Slowed

December 12, 2012

KUWAIT CITY — The Syrian government seems to have slowed preparations for the possible use of chemical weapons against rebel targets, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said ...

Russia Insists Foreign Involvement in Syrian Crisis Unacceptable

Russia Insists Foreign  Involvement in Syrian Crisis Unacceptable

December 11, 2012

MOSCOW - Any fundamental decisions on changing Syria's political system must be made only by Syrians, Russian Foreign Ministry said ...