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  • Iran's U.N. envoy isn't a threat

     Iran's U.N. envoy isn't a threat
    The United States is irked that Iran has chosen as its representative to the United Nations a diplomat who apparently was involved with a student group that seized the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. The embassy takeover, a violation of international...
  • Iran nuclear deal negotiators finish preliminary talks

    Iran nuclear deal negotiators finish preliminary talks
    WASHINGTON — Negotiators for Iran and six world powers said Wednesday that they have completed preliminary discussions on Iran's disputed nuclear program and are dashing to finish a long-term comprehensive agreement by July 20. Wrapping up two...
  • U.S. tells Iran its choice for U.N. ambassador is 'not viable'

    U.S. tells Iran its choice for U.N. ambassador is 'not viable'
    WASHINGTON — The White House stepped up its opposition Tuesday to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, but sought to keep the controversy from derailing negotiations over the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program. Hamid...
  • White House: Iran ambassador nominee to U.N. is not 'viable'

    White House: Iran ambassador nominee to U.N. is not 'viable'
    WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has told Iran that its nominee for ambassador to the United Nations is “not viable," but the White House did not outline steps it might take to derail the potential appointment. Jay Carney, the White House...
  • In Iran, nuclear deal brings little economic relief

    In Iran, nuclear deal brings little economic relief
    TEHRAN — When Iran's leaders signed a preliminary nuclear deal with world powers in November, they promised the six-month agreement would quickly start "melting the iceberg" of Western sanctions, lead to new trade ties and lift the lives of ordinary...
  • Four kidnapped Iranian border guards released in Pakistan

    Four kidnapped Iranian border guards released in Pakistan
    TEHRAN -- Four Iranian border guards kidnapped two months ago by Sunni Muslim militants along the nation’s southeastern frontier with Pakistan have been released in Pakistan, Iranian news agencies reported Friday. A fifth kidnapped border guard...
  • Iranians celebrate ancient Festival of Fire

    Iranians celebrate ancient  Festival of Fire
    TEHRAN — Fireworks crackled on the streets at dusk Tuesday as many Iranians celebrated the pre-Islamic festival of Chaharshanbe Suri, sometimes referred to as the Festival of Fire. The celebration, which marks the run-up to Nowruz, theĀ  new year...
  • Vladimir Putin calls Obama about Ukraine crisis

    Vladimir Putin calls Obama about Ukraine crisis
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin for an hour Friday in an effort to resolve the crisis over Ukraine, the first direct conversation between the two leaders after nearly two weeks of tension. Putin...
  • Cracking cases for L.A.'s Iranian community

    Cracking cases for L.A.'s Iranian community
    An Iranian man parks his car in a guest spot behind his apartment. He heads inside the building and comes back out about an hour later to walk the dog. Across the street, parked in a rental car, private investigator Sam Nassrouie tucks away his...
  • Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.

    Ukraine is big deal, but not the biggest deal for the U.S.
    WASHINGTON — In speeches and remarks last week in Europe, President Obama made it clear that he considers Russia's annexation of Crimea a very big deal. But he also defined what it's not: an overwhelming national security threat, such as the U.S.-...
  • Obama recognizes human rights advocate before leaving Saudi Arabia

    Obama recognizes human rights advocate before leaving Saudi Arabia
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- President Obama honored a domestic-violence and child-abuse advocate here Saturday, giving attention to human rights struggles in Saudi Arabia before bringing to a close an overseas trip to Europe and the desert kingdom that was...