Iran

Iranian protesters burn an American flag during an annual anti-American rally in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets Monday outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran in the biggest anti-American rally in years, a show of support for hard-line opponents of President Hassan Rouhani's historic outreach to Washington. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Tehran rally shakes fist at America and outreach

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In Tehran’s largest anti-U.S. rally in years, tens of thousands of demonstrators joined Monday in chants of “death to America” as hard-liners directed a major show of resolve against President Hassan […]

11/04/2013

Twitter icon on a smartphone. (AP Photo/dpa, Soeren Stache, File)

White House aide fired over Twitter account

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House national security official has been fired for running a Twitter account that was harshly critical of the Obama administration. Jofi Joseph served as non-proliferation director at the National Security […]

10/23/2013

Sarah Yetter, daughter of La Puente, Calif.,  Pastor Eddie Romero, speaks as Shah Afshar, left, and HCF pastor Bob Wilcox listens during a news conference at Hacienda Christian Fellowship church in La Puente on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.  Romero was detained in Iran after staging a protest outside a prison, demanding the release of Iranian Christians held inside.  Romero crossed into Iran from Turkey Oct. 14 as part of a tourist group. (AP Photo/San Gabriel Valley Tribune,  Leo Jarzomb)

Pastor detained in Iran set to return to US

LA PUENTE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California preacher who was briefly detained after protesting outside an Iranian prison was expected back home Wednesday, his daughter said. Eddie Romero surrendered peacefully to guards at Evin […]

10/22/2013

SoCal pastor detained in Iran after protest

LA PUENTE, Calif. (AP) — A retired Southern California pastor with a history of overseas activism was detained in Iran after staging a protest outside a prison, demanding the release of Iranian Christians held inside. […]

10/22/2013

General view prior to the start of the two days of closed-door nuclear talks on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 at the United Nations offices in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Fabrice Coffrini, pool)

Iran presents nuclear proposals at Geneva talks

GENEVA (AP) — Declaring that Iran no longer wants to “walk in the dark” of international isolation, Iranian negotiators put forward what they called a potential breakthrough plan Tuesday at the long-stalled talks on easing […]

10/15/2013

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

FILE - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in midtown Manhattan, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in New York. For years, Iran has been an archenemy of the United States. Now, with alliances blurred in the Mideast, the two countries are talking about how to stop an offensive in Iraq by al-Qaida-inspired insurgents. (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

more

previous