| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounded an alarm Tuesday over Iran's recent claims to want a nuclear accord with the West, accusing the Islamic Republic's moderate new president of waging a "charm offensive" to get sanctions lifted while still...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:33 AM
TEHRAN -- In these first days of Ramadan, many Iranians hoped to hear a familiar and beloved voice as they tuned into state radio or switched on TV just before iftar, the evening meal that signals the end of the dawn-to-dusk fast.
They were looking...
| 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 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 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,...
| 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...
| 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 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 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.
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani has accused his soon-to-be predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, of provoking fights within the leadership and driving the economy into crisis, signaling that he will focus on the country’s domestic troubles when...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 1:21 PM
TEHRAN — Iran’s parliament handed a victory Thursday to new President Hassan Rouhani, approving 15 of his 18 proposed Cabinet ministers, including nominees to head the key ministries of oil and foreign affairs.
The vote culminated four...