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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Gombert,Pool)

Netanyahu: Israel won’t let Iran get nuclear arms

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel’s prime minister declared Tuesday that his country will never allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone, and he dismissed the Iranian president’s “charm offensive” […]

10/01/2013

Joe Biden

Iran sanctions most effective in history

WASHINGTON (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden says U.S.-led sanctions against Iran have been the most effective sanctions regime ever. Biden says Iran has a choice. He says Iran can suffer deepening economic sanctions or […]

09/30/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AP Photo)

Obama meeting with Netanyahu, Iran likely topic

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are meeting at a time that the three-decade estrangement between the United States and Iran may be nearing an end. Netanyahu arrived at […]

09/30/2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference at the Millennium Hotel in midtown Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US, Iran leaders talk for first time since 1979

WASHINGTON (AP) – Breaking a third-of-a-century diplomatic freeze, President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone on Friday and, in a historic shift from years of unwavering animosity, agreed to work […]

09/27/2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a meeting on nuclear disarmament during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Rouhani: Obama has struck new tone on Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new president says President Barack Obama struck a new tone in his U.N. speech this week that left him optimistic about easing tensions between the two countries. Hassan Rouhani also […]

09/27/2013

In this photo released by the Gwadar local government office on Wednesday, Sept 25, 2013, people walk on an island that reportedly emerged off the Gwadar coastline in the Arabian Sea.  (AP Photo/Gwadar local government office)

Massive quake creates island off Pakistan coast

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Alongside the carnage of Pakistan’s massive earthquake came a new creation: a small island of mud, stone and bubbling gas pushed forth from the seabed. Experts say the island was formed […]

09/25/2013

Pakistani villagers look for belongings amid the rubble of their destroyed homes following an earthquake in the remote district of Awaran, Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Pakistan struggles to help quake victims; 285 dead

DALBADI, Pakistan (AP) — Rescuers struggled Wednesday to help thousands of people injured and left homeless after their houses collapsed in a major earthquake in southwestern Pakistan, while the death toll from the massive temblor […]

09/25/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

At UN, Obama welcomes signs of Iranian moderation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed the new Iranian government’s pursuit of a “more moderate course,” saying it should offer the basis for a breakthrough on Iran’s nuclear impasse with the […]

09/24/2013

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, center, arrives for a news conference during the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

EU says Iran and 6 key nations will hold nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new foreign minister will join talks with six key nations trying to rein in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program later this week at the United Nations, the European Union’s foreign […]

09/23/2013

In this Dec. 19, 2006 photo, Vladimir Putin, Russian President, right, and his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad smile as they shake hands in Moscow's Kremlin. (AP photo/RIA Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press service, File)

Russia re-emerges as Mideast player

With a few days’ worth of surprise diplomacy, Vladimir Putin has revived memories of an era many thought was long gone, when Washington and Moscow jostled for influence while others looked on. Whatever happens with […]

09/11/2013

This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine held in Iran over the past two years on accusations of spying for the CIA.  (AP Photo/Hekmati family via FreeAmir.org, File)

American held in Iran writes letter to John Kerry

DETROIT (AP) — A former U.S. Marine held in Iran for two years said in a letter to the U.S. secretary of state that he has endured “miserable prison conditions” and believes Tehran is holding […]

09/11/2013

Iranians surf the web in an Internet cafe at a shopping center in central Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Iran’s president urges government on Facebook

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s curious world of online politics looked a bit more crowded Monday with members of President Hasan Rouhani’s Cabinet encouraged to open their own Facebook pages — in a country where […]

09/09/2013

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