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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 ...

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 ...