GENEVA -- Iran's chief nuclear negotiator signaled progress at talks with six world powers Thursday on a deal to cap some of his country's atomic programs in exchange for limited relief from sanctions stifling Iran's economy, saying the six had accepted Tehran's proposals on how to proceed.
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Yasser Arafat's mysterious 2004 death turned into a whodunit Thursday after Swiss scientists who examined his remains said the Palestinian leader was probably...
GENEVA -- One of the biggest challenges in this week's talks on Iran's nuclear program will be winning over two tough audiences that won't be at the table: hard-liners in Tehran and Washington.
UNITED NATIONS -- Iran's U.N. ambassador called nuclear weapons the greatest threat to present and future generations on Monday, just days before Tehran resumes talks with six world powers aimed at reining in its suspect nuclear program.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A U.S. drone strike Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace talks with the insurgents, according to intelligence officials and militant commanders.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Gaza officials say Israeli tank fire has killed a Palestinian militant.
BEIRUT -- Israeli warplanes attacked a shipment of Russian missiles inside a Syrian government stronghold, officials said Thursday, a development that threatened to add another volatile layer to regional tensions from the Syrian civil war.
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi authorities say attacks in different parts of the country have killed at least seven people and wounded dozens.
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners early Wednesday, the second of four batches to be released as part of a deal that set in motion the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
DAMASCUS, Syria -- The U.N. confirmed an outbreak of polio in Syria for the first time in over a decade on Tuesday, warning the disease threatens to spread among an estimated half-million children who have never been immunized because of the civil war.
ADEN, Yemen -- Yemeni security officials said that an explosion followed by what sounded like heavy gunfire had been heard near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Sanaa late Monday, but government spokesmen later said that the blast was fireworks from a wedding procession.
UNITED NATIONS -- The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog says Syria has declared 41 facilities at 23 chemical sites where it stored approximately 1,300 tons of chemical precursors and agents and 1,230 unfilled munitions.
CANBERRA, Australia -- Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday to mark the impending end of Australia's military involvement in the conflict, his office said.
DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrian government forces retook a Christian town north of Damascus on Monday after a week of fierce clashes with al-Qaida-linked fighters who had recently captured key parts of it, state media said.
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran hanged 16 "rebels" of an unspecified armed group on Saturday in retaliation for the death of 14 border guards in clashes near the frontier with Pakistan, a semiofficial news agency reported.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- More than 60 women across Saudi Arabia claimed they drove cars Saturday in defiance of a ban keeping them from getting behind the wheel, facing little protest by police in their push for easing restrictions on women in the kingdom.
NEW DELHI -- Days of torrential rains have unleashed floods in southeast India that have killed dozens of people and forced the evacuation of more than 70,000 others from hundreds of low-lying villages.
BEIRUT -- Syrian state-run TV reported Friday that the leader of a powerful al-Qaida-linked rebel group has been killed -- a claim that if confirmed would be a huge blow to fighters trying to topple President Bashar Assad. At least one rebel commander denied the report
SRINAGAR, India -- Indian and Pakistani troops fired machine guns and mortar shells over the border in Kashmir, wounding at least 12 people -- including children -- as the disputed region sees some of the most serious tensions in a decade, officials said Friday.
VIENNA -- A top nuclear negotiator from Tehran will meet with the head of the U.N.'s nuclear agency next week just hours before agency experts sit down with Iranian counterparts to renew their push for access to sites, people and documents believed linked to possible work on atomic arms, the agency said Thursday.
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