Canada's Foreign Minister John Baird waves upon his arrival for a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah, June 17, 2013.
Global leaders called for the so-called Geneva 2 talks to be held as soon as possible to end the Syrian civil war but they avoided mentioning the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a final G8 summit communiqu in Northern Ireland.
TEHRAN The United States must seize the opportunity created by moderate Hassan Rohani's victory in Iran's presidential poll to settle the decade-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program, according to an article published by the Guardian on Sunday.
The election of a moderate new president in Iran, Hassan Rouhani, who has promised to enact reforms, including the release of political prisoners, comes almost exactly sixty years after a cataclysmic episode that continues to define geopolitical relations in the Middle East and profoundly influence the image of the United States in the region.
The surprising victory of a reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election has put Israel in a difficult position as it tries to halt the Iranian nuclear program: With Hasan Rowhani likely to enjoy an international honeymoon, Israel could have a hard time rallying support for new sanctions - or possible military action - against its arch foe, ... (more)
Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani waves at a news conference in Tehran on Monday, June 17. Rouhani, a cleric and moderate politician, took more than 50% of the vote after campaigning on a platform of "hope and prudence," appealing to both traditional conservatives and reform-minded voters.
After a tempestuous presidential election in the Islamic Republic of Iran, there has been a lot of Western reporting on how the Iranian political system works.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Iran is prepared to suspend the production of enriched uranium, adding that the move would justify the easing of economic sanctions against Tehran.
Federal agents are digging up a field in suburban Detroit in search of the remains of ex-Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, last seen alive when he left for lunch with two mobsters 38 years ago.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has congratulated Hassan Rohani over his victory in Iran's June 14 presidential election, Press TV reported.
President Barack Obama said Monday that Iran's election of a relative moderate shows that the country's people want to change course.
Western hopes that Iran's newly elected president signals a new moderate shift by the mullahs who run the country may be misplaced, given Hassan Rowhani's support of the leadership's nuclear program, some experts said.
TEHRAN Leaders of Persian Gulf Arab countries have issued separate messages congratulating Hassan Rohani on his election as Iran's next president in Friday's poll.
The Supreme Court won't reconsider a jury's decision that an off-duty Seattle police officer who was cut off in traffic violated a man's rights by detaining him at gunpoint.
A Shiite militia has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack over the weekend on a sprawling camp near Baghdad that killed two members of an Iranian exile group.