GENEVA -- Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers lent their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress Friday in marathon negotiations to curb the Iranian program in return for limited sanctions relief.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's president on Friday rebuffed American demands that he sign a security pact allowing U.S. forces to stay in the country for another decade, while the U.S...
KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai urged tribal elders Thursday to approve a security pact with Washington that could keep thousands of U.S. troops in Afghanistan until 2024, but he added a wrinkle that he prefers his successor sign the document after elections next April.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's president says he backs the signing of a security deal with the United States but tells a gathering of elders that if they and parliament approve the agreement it should be signed after next spring's elections.
BEIRUT -- Around 500 Syrian families crossed the border into Lebanon overnight, joining the flood of people trying to escape an offensive by President Bashar Assad's forces in a mountainous region along the frontier, a U.N. official said Thursday.
PARACHINAR, Pakistan -- A suspected U.S. drone carried out a rare missile strike in northwest Pakistan outside the country's remote tribal region on Thursday, killing at least five people, including three Afghan militants, Pakistani police and security officials said.
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the U.S. and Afghanistan have agreed on the final language of a bilateral security agreement that would govern the presence of American troops in the country after the NATO combat mission ends next year.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made another stop in the Middle East this month, he received an expected earful .
BEIRUT -- Suicide bombers targeted Syrian troops and a hospital on Wednesday in the rugged Qalamoun hills north of Damascus, where rebels are struggling to reverse government gains that threaten to cut one of their chief supply lines, activists and officials said.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The Afghan president's office says a tentative agreement is being hammered out on the thorny issue of U.S. night raids.
BEIRUT -- An al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings that struck outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut on Tuesday, killing 23 people, including an Iranian diplomat.
JERUSALEM -- The Israeli government prohibited a former security official from testifying in a landmark anti-terrorism case in the United States, court documents showed Saturday, drawing accusations from victims of Palestinian violence that the country was caving in to political pressure from China.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A suicide car bomber tore through the Afghan capital Saturday, just hours after President Hamid Karzai announced U.S. and Afghan negotiators had agreed on a draft deal allowing U.S. troops to remain in the country beyond a 2014 deadline.
ISLAMABAD -- Shiite Muslims staging a religious procession near Pakistan's capital Friday killed seven Sunnis from an Islamic seminary for insulting them as they passed, officials said.
ISLAMABAD -- Shiite Muslims staging a religious procession near Pakistan's capital Friday beat to death three Sunnis from an Islamic seminary for insulting them as they passed, police said.
VIENNA -- Iran has significantly slowed work on nuclear projects that could be used to make weapons, the U.N. atomic agency said Thursday in a report that comes as six world powers and Iran report new momentum in their nuclear talks.
JERUSALEM-- Israel's prime minister on Tuesday abruptly halted a plan to explore the potential construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements, saying it had created an "unnecessary confrontation" with the international community that threatened to weaken his campaign against Iran's suspect nuclear program.
ISLAMABAD -- Gunmen on the outskirts of Islamabad shot dead a senior leader of one of the most feared al-Qaida-linked militant groups fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan, a Pakistani Taliban commander and an intelligence official said Monday.
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran and the U.N.'s nuclear chief reached a deal Monday to allow expanded monitoring of the country's nuclear sites, including at a planned reactor. The agreement could boost wider negotiations over Tehran's atomic program.
GENEVA -- Talks on curbing Iran's nuclear program ended with no deal early Sunday after France objected that proposed measures didn't go far enough. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said "significant progress" had been made on the remaining differences.
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