| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:15 AM
JERUSALEM -- Alarmed by the prospects of renewed U.S.-Iran negotiations and suggestions that the new Islamic leadership might chart a more moderate path, Israel is ramping up its threat to take unilateral military action against Iran’s nuclear...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:26 PM
TEHRAN — Iran is ready for “serious” and swift talks with world powers over its controversial nuclear program, the country's new president said Tuesday, echoing his own earlier calls for a better dialogue with the West.
| Aug 4, 2013
| 9:23 AM
TEHRAN — Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, said Sunday that his nation would not be intimidated by threats and demanded “respect” from the global community.
“If you want the right response, it should not be through...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:13 PM
TEHRAN -- Hassan Rouhani became the seventh president of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Saturday, officially receiving the endorsement of the nation’s supreme leader at a formal ceremony here in the capital.
Rouhani, 64, a cleric considered a...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:29 AM
JERUSALEM – Even before he has been officially inaugurated, Iran's newly elected president, Hassan Rouhani, got a lesson in the power of his words in a region known for hot rhetoric.
Rouhani was quoted -- wrongly, he later said, by Iranian media...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:32 PM
As Americans pack their bags and hoist their backpacks for an end-of-summer foreign adventure, a U.S. government travel alert is urging them to be vigilant amid indications that Islamic militants are plotting terrorist strikes.
The State Department's...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:09 AM
BEIRUT -- Iran's expatriate filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf is facing withering condemnation in his homeland for attending a film festival in Israel, the Islamic Republi's archfoe.
The acclaimed director, considered a pioneer of moviemaking in Iran,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:19 AM
BAGHDAD -- A bomb ripped through a full Sunni mosque in central Iraq during midday prayers Friday, killing at least 17 people in the latest outburst of deadly violence targeting worshipers during the holy month of Ramadan.
Suicide attacks, car...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 2:21 PM
TEHRAN -- More than 200 steelworkers staged a demonstration Tuesday in front of the Iranian parliament, protesting layoffs and unpaid salaries in an illustration of the daunting economic challenges facing President-elect Hassan Rouhani.
One of the laid-...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 10:22 AM
JERUSALEM -- The explosions that rocked the Syrian port city of Latakia last week, destroying a weapons cache, continue to reverberate in regional politics as accusations and denials abound.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined to say...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
TEHRAN — A spat over the possible reopening of a shuttered film institute is pitting Iran's culture overseers against an alliance of moviemakers and cinema buffs emboldened by the victory of moderate Hassan Rouhani in June's presidential balloting....