| Sep 1, 2013
| 9:46 AM
JERUSALEM — Israel braced for rockets and got a diplomatic bombshell instead.
The Obama administration’s surprise decision to delay a U.S. strike against Syria to allow for congressional debate left anxious Israelis relieved Sunday that...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:49 PM
WASHINGTON – Iranian newspapers are reporting that a visit to Tehran this week by the leader of the Persian Gulf state of Oman was aimed at beginning quiet talks between the United States and the Islamic Republic.
One of the newspapers, the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:44 PM
WASHINGTON — Iran is making steady progress in its disputed nuclear program and has installed more than 1,000 advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment facility, the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency reported Wednesday.
| Jul 29, 2013
Iran will inaugurate its seventh president on Aug. 4. Hassan Rouhani assumes power at a time when the Islamic Republic is confronting international isolation and simmering domestic discontent. He has already changed the tone of the regime, promising...
| 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 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.
| Aug 5, 2013
| 6:44 PM
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Japan marked the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons.
About 50,000 people gathered Tuesday in Hiroshima's peace park near the epicenter of the 1945 blast that...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:42 AM
BERLIN -- President Obama on Wednesday announced plans to go beyond the reductions outlined in the New START treaty with Russia and said he would seek an additional one-third cut in the number of strategic nuclear warheads in the U.S. stockpile, if the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:09 PM
BERLIN — Despite an uphill battle both in Moscow and in Congress, President Obama vowed Wednesday to try to shrink the number of U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons, making the case for what he called a "move beyond Cold War nuclear postures" to...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 4:44 AM
SEOUL — The North Korean regime Sunday suggested a high-level meeting with the United States "to ease the tension on the Korean peninsula," less than a week after its scheduled working-level talks with Seoul were called off.
In the National...