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  • President Obama cancels trip to Southeast Asia

    President Obama cancels trip to Southeast Asia
    WASHINGTON - President Obama canceled a long-planned trip to attend economic and security summits in Southeast Asia because of the government shutdown, the White House said Thursday night, the latest casualty of the political impasse in Washington....
  • Activists on all sides in Egypt feel the chill

    Activists on all sides in Egypt feel the chill
    CAIRO — One day he might be accused of being a foreign agent. On another, an Islamist sympathizer. On yet another, of being part of a traitorous conspiracy. Amr Hamzawy, a respected liberal politician and academic in Egypt, tries to shrug off...
  • Israel's Netanyahu presses U.S. to keep up Iran sanctions

    Israel's Netanyahu presses U.S. to keep up Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged President Obama to stand firmly behind current sanctions against Iran and prepare to crack down harder if the Islamic Republic remains on a path toward developing nuclear...
  • Iran foreign minister talks conciliation, calls for end to sanctions

    Iran foreign minister talks conciliation, calls for end to sanctions
    WASHINGTON — Iran's foreign minister said Sunday that his country was willing to negotiate with the United States over its nuclear program but that Washington needed to reciprocate by stopping the sanctions that have crippled Iran’s economy....
  • Obama speaks by phone with Iran's president

     Obama speaks by phone with Iran's president
    WASHINGTON – Ending three decades of official estrangement, President Obama spoke by telephone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday and said he is hopeful the two countries can reach a deal to resolve the long diplomatic standoff on Iran&...
  • At least 18 killed in Pakistan bus bombing

    At least 18 killed in Pakistan bus bombing
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A bomb ripped through a bus near Pakistan’s restive northwest city of Peshawar on Friday, killing 18 people and wounding at least 40, officials said. The bus was taking mid-level government workers from their jobs in the...
  • Sri Lanka president uses his time in U.N. spotlight to lash out

    Sri Lanka president uses his time in U.N. spotlight to lash out
    UNITED NATIONS — From Moammar Kadafi's baffling fantasies to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's room-emptying rants, almost every confab of world leaders at the annual United Nations General Assembly includes speeches that make people squirm in their chairs....
  • The nuclear question likely to be key issue in Iran-U.S. talks

     The nuclear question likely to be key issue in Iran-U.S. talks
    UNITED NATIONS — After Secretary of State John F. Kerry sits down Thursday with his Iranian counterpart to start the highest level talks between the two nations in 34 years, negotiators for the two sides are likely to grapple with a highly sensitive...
  • Iranians eager for change disappointed Rouhani didn't offer more

    Iranians eager for change disappointed Rouhani didn't offer more
    TEHRAN -- Iranians pored over news accounts Wednesday of President Hassan Rouhani's speech to the United Nations General Assembly, with those eager to break out of Iran's isolation expressing disappointment that their new leader didn't meet with President...
  • U.S., Iran signal snail-paced diplomacy on nuclear standoff

    U.S., Iran signal snail-paced diplomacy on nuclear standoff
    UNITED NATIONS — President Obama and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, signaled Tuesday that they intend to pursue intense diplomacy to overcome Iran's nuclear standoff with the West, yet their speeches here underscored the gulf that threatens...
  • Syrian leader discloses locations of dozens of chemical weapons sites

    Syrian leader discloses locations of dozens of chemical weapons sites
    UNITED NATIONS — Signaling that he may be serious about giving up his chemical weapons, Syrian President Bashar Assad has disclosed the locations of dozens of poison gas production and storage sites to international inspectors, according to...