Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
Saudi Arabia considers its own nuclear options after Iran deal The Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, British Foreign Secretary ... 07/21/2015 - 2:20 am | View Link
Iran 'stops oil exports' to UK and France Iran has stopped selling crude to British and French companies ... Saudi Arabia says it is prepared to supply extra oil either by topping up existing term contracts or by making rare spot market sales. Iran has criticised Riyadh for the offer. 02/20/2012 - 11:35 am | View Link
Iran Halts Oil Sales to U.K., France Before EU Bans Imports Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Iran stopped sales of crude to French and British buyers to pre-empt a European Union ban on imports of its oil and as OPEC’s second-biggest producer negotiates contracts to supply China. Iran “will give its crude oil to new ... 02/20/2012 - 1:35 am | View Link
Iran stops oil sales to British and French firms "Exporting crude to British and French companies has been stopped ... we will sell our oil to new customers," spokesman Alireza Nikzad was quoted as saying by the Ministry of Petroleum website. The European Union in January decided to stop importing crude ... 02/19/2012 - 4:43 pm | View Link
Iran announces it has stopped selling crude oil to UK and France Tehran takes step four months ahead of EU import ban amid heightening political tensions over country's enriching of uranium Iran announced on Sunday that it had stopped selling crude oil to British and French companies ... on crude sales for 80% of ... 02/19/2012 - 12:05 pm | View Link
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An offshoot of the Anonymous hacking collective claims it intercepted messages sent among members of the Islamic State group earlier this year when the terrorists were planning an attack in Tunisia. The group, which calls itself Ghost Security, is also taking credit for silencing tens of thousands o
Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.
ABORTION: Francis has upheld church teaching opposing abortion and echoed his predecessors in saying human life is sacred and must be defended.
Anti-government demonstrators in Lebanon have staged three large rallies in the past two weeks and a small group Tuesday stormed the environment ministry to press demands for reform.
The trash became a pungent reminder that the government has failed since the end of the 1975-90 civil war to provide basic services such as a steady flow of water and electricity.
The system was meant to keep the peace, particularly following Lebanon's 15-year civil war, but has fostered patronage and weakened state institutions.
The Syrian civil war has thrown Lebanon's shaky political arrangements further into disarray.
Since 2011, more than 1 million Syrian refugees have poured into Lebanon, while Lebanon's most powerful group, the Shiite militia Hezbollah, became involved in fighting in Syria.
Amid mounting external and internal threats, squabbling politicians have been unable to agree on a date for overdue parliament elections, last held in 2009, or on a new president.
Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri has called for talks between the prime minister and various party chiefs in coming days, an idea endorsed by Hezbollah, the leader of Lebanon's main Sunni party Saad Hariri and the leader of the Druze sect, Walid Jumblatt.
China is imposing new controls to prevent too much money from leaving the country, with lenders beefing up internal checks on foreign-exchange conversions and regulators aiming to rein in illegal money-transfer agents.
Tehran TimesZarif says Iran will not negotiate regional countries with outsidersTehran TimesTEHRAN - Iran did not include anything but the nuclear case in the nuclear negotiations and the country will not negotiate regional countries with others, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. Speaking in a press conference in Tunisia late Monday