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US Congressional Delegation Visit Pakistan

US Congressional Delegation Visit  Pakistan

May 02, 2013

ISLAMABAD - A US Congressional delegation led by Senator Joe Donnelly held a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani on Wednesday in the Ministry of Foreign ...

Iran, Egypt Discuss Ways to Help End Syrian Crisis

Iran, Egypt Discuss Ways to Help End Syrian Crisis

April 30, 2013

TEHRAN – Egypt has sent a high ranking delegation to Tehran to discuss the provisions of an Egyptian-drafted quartet initiative to find a solution to the Syrian ...

Syria's neighbors cautious about U.S.-led intervention

Syria's neighbors cautious about U.S.-led intervention

April 29, 2013

ISTANBUL - Syria's neighbors, wary of stirring a conflict that could spill back over their borders, would be reluctant partners in a U.S.-led intervention but are ultimately likely to support limited military ...

Iran Ready to Resume Talks with World Powers: Nuclear Negotiator

Iran Ready to Resume  Talks with World Powers: Nuclear Negotiator

April 27, 2013

TEHRAN – Iran is ready to resume talks with world powers on its nuclear program and awaits word from the European Union on timing and details, Iran’s deputy nuclear negotiator said on ...

Syria Slams EU Decision to Lift Oil Embargo for Rebels Benefit

Syria Slams EU  Decision to Lift Oil Embargo for Rebels Benefit

April 25, 2013

AMASCUS -Syria’s Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that the EU’s move to ease an oil embargo on Syria to allow rebels to sell crude oil is tantamount to an act of aggression, according to ...

Ban Meets with Head of Arab League, Special Envoy on Syrian Crisis

Ban Meets with Head  of Arab League, Special  Envoy on Syrian Crisis

April 24, 2013

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Monday met with the Arab League's Secretary-general Nabil Elaraby and UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi to ...

US Asked Turkey PM to Delay Gaza Trip: Kerry

US Asked Turkey PM  to Delay Gaza Trip: Kerry

April 22, 2013

ISTANBUL - Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the United States had told Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan it would be better for him to delay a planned trip to the Palestinian ...

North Korea Reiterates it Will Not Give Up Nuclear Arms

North Korea  Reiterates it Will Not  Give Up Nuclear Arms

April 21, 2013

SEOUL - North Korea reiterated on Saturday that it would not give up its nuclear weapons, rejecting a U.S. condition for talks although it said it was willing to discuss ...

Pakistani Police Arrest Former President Musharraf

Pakistani Police Arrest Former President Musharraf

April 20, 2013

ISLAMABAD - Pakistani police arrested former president Pervez Musharraf on Friday to face allegations he overstepped his powers while in office, marking a dramatic break with a political culture ...

Russia Rejects Military Intervention in Syria

Russia Rejects  Military Intervention  in Syria

April 18, 2013

ISTANBUL - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday said his country rejects military intervention in Syria, adding that Russia hopes to avoid any measure of military intervention in Syria ...

Quake Kills at Least 46 along Iran-Pak Border

Quake Kills  at Least 46 along Iran-Pak Border

April 17, 2013

TEHRAN, Iran - A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least ...

Two Blasts Rock Boston Marathon, at Least two Killed, 23 Injured

Two Blasts Rock  Boston Marathon, at Least two Killed, 23 Injured

April 16, 2013

BOSTON - Two explosions hit the Boston Marathon as runners crossed the finish line on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring 23 on a day when tens of thousands of people pack the streets to watch one ...

U.S. Ready to “Reach Out” to North Korea: Kerry

U.S. Ready to “Reach  Out” to North Korea: Kerry

April 15, 2013

TOKYO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday stressed the United States is willing to engage with North Korea as long as it takes steps to give up nuclear ...

US, China Pledge Efforts for Nuclear-Free N. Korea

US, China Pledge Efforts for Nuclear-Free N. Korea

April 14, 2013

BEIJING— The United States and China committed Saturday to a process aimed at ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons, with the Obama administration gaining at least the rhetorical support ...

U.S. to N. Korea: New Missile Launch Would Be “Huge Mistake”

U.S. to N. Korea:  New Missile Launch Would Be “Huge Mistake”

April 13, 2013

SEOUL – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea on Friday that it would be a "huge mistake" to test launch a medium-range missile and said the United States would never accept ...

Japan Increasingly Nervous About North Korea Nukes

Japan Increasingly Nervous About North Korea Nukes

April 09, 2013

TOKYO — It's easy to write off North Korea's threats to strike the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile as bluster: it has never demonstrated the capability to deploy a missile that could reach the ...

China Warns Against “Troublemaking” on Korean Peninsula

China Warns Against “Troublemaking” on Korean Peninsula

April 08, 2013

BEIJING/SEOUL - China warned against "troublemaking" on its doorstep, in an apparent rebuke to North Korea, and the United States said it was postponing a missile test to help calm high ...

Powers, Iran Fail to End Nuclear Stalemate

Powers, Iran Fail to End Nuclear Stalemate

April 07, 2013

ALMATY - World powers and Iran remained far apart after ending two days of intensive talks on Tehran’s nuclear program on Saturday, the European Union’s foreign policy chief ...

Putin Urges Peace Talks to End Syria ‘Massacre’

Putin Urges Peace Talks  to End Syria ‘Massacre’

April 06, 2013

MOSCOW— President Vladimir Putin said the civil war in Syria has become “a massacre” that must be stopped through peace talks between the government and the opposition, and ...

North Korea to restart nuclear reactor in weapons bid

North Korea to restart nuclear reactor in weapons bid

April 03, 2013

Pyongyang - North Korea said on Tuesday it would revive a mothballed nuclear reactor able to produce bomb-grade plutonium but stressed it was seeking a deterrent capacity and did not repeat recent ...

S. Korea Vows Fast Response to North; U.S. Deploys Stealth Jets

S. Korea Vows Fast Response  to North; U.S. Deploys Stealth Jets

April 02, 2013

SEOUL - South Korea will strike back quickly if the North stages any attack, the new president in Seoul warned on Monday, as tensions ratcheted higher on the Korean peninsula amid shrill ...

It is in A ‘State of War’ with S. Korea: N. Korea

It is in A ‘State of  War’ with S. Korea: N. Korea

March 31, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea warned Seoul on Saturday that the Korean Peninsula had entered "a state of war" and threatened to shut down a border factory complex that's the last ...

Nations Close to Deal on UN Arms Trade Treaty

Nations Close to Deal  on UN Arms Trade Treaty

March 30, 2013

NEW YORK - United Nations members on Wednesday were close to a deal on the first international treaty to regulate the $70 billion global conventional arms trade, though delegates and rights groups ...

Obama Urges Lawmakers’ Vote to Ban on Assault Weapons

Obama Urges Lawmakers’ Vote to Ban on Assault Weapons

March 24, 2013

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says each of his proposed steps to reduce gun violence should get a vote in Congress — even an assault weapons ban that both parties agree ...

Iran’s Nuclear Program, A Pawn in A US-Russian Deal

Iran’s Nuclear Program, A Pawn in A US-Russian Deal

March 20, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran left the meeting with the P5+1 group (Britain, China, France, Russia, United States, plus Germany) in Kazakhstan—which took place in the country’s former capital Almaty ...

EU Urges Mutually Acceptable Solution

EU Urges Mutually Acceptable Solution

March 18, 2013

BRUSSELS - The European Union said it hoped Italy and India would find a “mutually acceptable” solution to the escalating dispute over Rome’s decision not to return to India two marines for ...

Russia, Iran, Vatican Threaten to Derail UN Women’s Rights Appeal

Russia, Iran, Vatican Threaten to Derail UN Women’s Rights Appeal

March 16, 2013

TEHRAN/MOSCOW - An ‘unholy alliance’ of Iran, Russia, the Vatican and others is threatening to derail a UN declaration urging an end to violence against women and girls by objecting to ...

U.S. Threatens Sanctions on Pak over Iran Pipeline

U.S. Threatens Sanctions on Pak over Iran Pipeline

March 13, 2013

WASHINGTON - The United States on Monday threatened sanctions against Pakistan as the South Asian nation pressed ahead with a gas pipeline project with ...

Syrian Govt. “Uses Militias” for Mass Killings: U.N.

Syrian Govt. “Uses Militias” for Mass Killings: U.N.

March 12, 2013

GENEVA - The Syrian government is reportedly using local militias known as Popular Committees to commit mass killings which are at times sectarian in nature, U.N. human rights investigators ...

Netanyahu Hints Israeli Coalition to Be Presented in Days

Netanyahu Hints Israeli Coalition to Be Presented in Days

March 11, 2013

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his outgoing cabinet on Sunday for what he said was probably the last time, signaling he was close to completing the formation of a ...

Next Round of Nuclear Talks with P5+1 to Be “Test for West’s Sincerity”: Khamenei

Next Round of Nuclear Talks with P5+1 to Be “Test for West’s Sincerity”: Khamenei

March 09, 2013

TEHRAN - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Thursday the next round of talks between the world powers and the Islamic republic over the latter's nuclear program will be a test ...

Biden on Iran threat: Obama is not bluffing

Biden on Iran threat: Obama is not bluffing

March 06, 2013

WASHINGTON — Seeking to reassure anxious Israelis and their American supporters, Vice President Joe Biden vowed Monday that the United States won't back down from its pledge to use military action ...

Assad to Run for President in 2014 Syrian Elections: Iran

Assad to Run for President in 2014 Syrian Elections: Iran

March 04, 2013

TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said here Saturday that Bashar al-Assad is currently the “legal" president of Syria and will take part in the presidential elections in ...

Syrian Missiles Kill at Least 141 in Aleppo

Syrian Missiles Kill at Least 141 in Aleppo

February 27, 2013

BEIRUT — At least 141 people, half of them children, were killed when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week, Human Rights Watch said ...

Egypt Opposition Leader Calls for Election Boycott

Egypt Opposition Leader Calls for Election Boycott

February 24, 2013

CAIRO— A key opposition leader called Saturday for a boycott of upcoming parliamentary elections, saying he will not take part in a "sham ...