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  • Why sanctions don't really work

    Why sanctions don't really work
    In 1919, after allied sanctions on food shipments had starved the Kaiser's Germany into submission, President Wilson endorsed the continued use of sanctions to settle international disputes as an "economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy." Almost a...
  • Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran

    Dying Lake Urmia reflects a broader problem in Iran
    LAKE URMIA, Iran — An eerie and forlorn tableau greets visitors to the arid shores of this once-vast lake in Iran's far northwest. Rusting ships sit wedged in deep black mud. Stray dogs nibble on rotting planks from long-discarded beach chairs and...
  • Israelis say intercepted Iranian ship had rockets headed for Gaza

    Israelis say intercepted Iranian ship had rockets headed for Gaza
    JERUSALEM -- In a military operation in the international waters of the Red Sea, Israeli commandos intercepted a ship carrying Syrian-made rockets shipped from Iran and headed for the Gaza Strip, Israel’s military announced Wednesday. According to...
  • 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...
  • Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza

    Iran businesses await a post-sanctions bonanza
    TEHRAN — The room at the Iranian Chamber of Commerce offices was packed and noisy. At the lectern, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi encouraged dozens of merchants and manufacturers to "seize the opportunity" that could result from an easing...
  • EU's Ashton sparks controversy in Iran for meeting with women

    EU's Ashton sparks controversy in Iran for meeting with women
    TEHRAN — The highest-level European diplomatic visit to Iran in six years has ended, but controversy remained Tuesday about the European Union envoy’s meeting with a pair of women activists. Political conservatives have lashed out at the...
  • Syria opposition threatens to pull out of talks after U.N. invites Iran

    Syria opposition threatens to pull out of talks after U.N. invites Iran
    BEIRUT -- A furor has erupted about the United Nations’ decision to invite Iran -- a staunch backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad -- to a long-anticipated Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin Wednesday in Switzerland. The main U.S.-backed...
  • Iran nuclear deal debate: How much does Tehran benefit?

    Iran nuclear deal debate: How much does Tehran benefit?
    WASHINGTON – The formal start of the landmark deal to restrain Iran’s nuclear program drew clashing statements from Iran and the Obama administration about how much of a boost the temporary accord would give Iran’s battered economy....
  • U.N. disinvites Iran from attending Syria peace conference

    U.N. disinvites Iran from attending Syria peace conference
    BEIRUT – Bowing to intense pressure from Washington and its allies, the United Nations on Monday rescinded its invitation to Iran to participate in a long-awaited Syrian peace conference scheduled to begin on Wednesday in Switzerland. The move...
  • Iran halts part of uranium enrichment efforts; West loosens sanctions

    Iran halts part of uranium enrichment efforts; West loosens sanctions
    TEHRAN — Iran suspended part of its uranium enrichment efforts Monday and the U.S. and European Union began loosening some economic sanctions, the first concrete steps toward a comprehensive deal to end the long confrontation over Tehran's nuclear...
  • Fate of Bashar Assad is key in Syria talks

    Fate of Bashar Assad is key in Syria talks
    MONTREUX, Switzerland — At the core of the extraordinary diplomatic push launched Wednesday to end Syria's civil war is the fate of one man: Syrian President Bashar Assad. Assad has steadfastly maintained power during nearly three years of war and...