Obama's choice on Iran deal 'absurd' - Senate leader McConnell| Reuters
Aug 07, 2015 at 02:31 | Source:
WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday rejected President Barack Obama's pitch for the Iran nuclear deal, saying it was "absurd" to argue that lawmakers must essentially choose between the agreement and going to ...
Argentine ex-president a no-show at trial over bombing cover-up| Reuters
Aug 07, 2015 at 00:46 | Source:
BUENOS AIRES Former Argentine President Carlos Menem failed to appear Thursday at the opening of his trial for allegedly conspiring to derail an investigation into the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires.Lawyers for 85-year-old ...
Syrian FM in rare Oman visit amid heightened diplomacy| Reuters
Aug 06, 2015 at 23:16 | Source:
DUBAI/BEIRUT Syria's foreign minister Walid al-Moualem made his first visit to the Gulf in more than four years on Thursday, meeting his Omani counterpart in Muscat for talks on ways to end the civil war in his country.The visit, his first to the Gul...
FIFA rankings: India static at 156th, Germany drop to third spot
Aug 06, 2015 at 17:43 | Source:
New Delhi: The Indian football team continued to languish at 156th in the latest FIFA rankings as world champions Germany dropped to number three, with beaten finalist Argentina still holding on to the numero uno spot.India dropped a whopping 15 plac...
Iran president invited to visit Paris in November
Jul 29, 2015 at 14:13 | Source:
Tehran: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has been invited to visit Paris in November, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in Tehran on Wednesday.The invite came in a letter addressed to Rouhani from French President Francois Hollande which Fab...
Kerry heads for Egypt and the Gulf to discuss Iran deal, ISIS| Reuters
Jul 28, 2015 at 02:46 | Source:
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Egypt and the Gulf next week for talks on the recent nuclear deal between major powers and Iran and the fight against Islamic State militants, then he will head to Southeast Asia, where cou...
India to sell high-grade iron pellets to Iran as ties strengthen| Reuters
Jul 28, 2015 at 02:45 | Source:
NEW DELHI/MANILA An Indian state company has agreed to sell high-quality iron ore pellets to Iran, its chairman told Reuters, in what could be a $200 million annual deal that signifies expanding business ties between the countries as sanctions again...
Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of making threats to neighbours| Reuters
Jul 28, 2015 at 02:16 | Source:
DUBAI Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Monday accused Iran of making threats against Riyadh's ally, Bahrain, which he said showed that the Islamic republic was harbouring hostile designs against its Middle Eastern neighbours.Speaking at a joi...
Iran's top diplomat begins tour of Arab neighbor states
Jul 27, 2015 at 07:32 | Source:
Kuwait:Iran's top diplomat began a three-nation regional tour on Sunday aimed at deepening ties with Arab neighbors following the conclusion of the Islamic Republic's historic nuclear deal with world powers.Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-ruled Arab sta...
Syria's Assad: Army focusing on holding most important areas| Reuters
Jul 26, 2015 at 17:30 | Source:
BEIRUT Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the army had been forced to give up areas in order to hold onto more important ones in its fight with insurgents, and the scale of the war meant the military faced a manpower shortage.In a remark...
Bahrain says foils arms smuggling bid, recalls Iran envoy| Reuters
Jul 26, 2015 at 00:46 | Source:
ABU DHABU/DUBAI Bahrain said on Saturday it had foiled an arms smuggling plot by two Bahrainis with ties to Iran and announced the recall of the Gulf island kingdom's ambassador to Tehran for consultations after what it said were repeated hostile Ira...
Officials deny report that U.S. preparing to release Israeli spy| Reuters
Jul 25, 2015 at 04:30 | Source:
WASHINGTON U.S. officials on Friday denied a Wall Street Journal report that the Obama administration was considering early release for Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel.The Justice Department s...
Obama departs for Kenya, returning to his father's homeland | Reuters
Jul 24, 2015 at 06:45 | Source:
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama departed for Kenya on Thursday, his first trip to his father's homeland as U.S. president, kicking off a swing through Africa that will also include a stop in Ethiopia.Obama, the first black U.S. president, is the so...
Yemen's ex-president in rare talks with UAE, U.S., UK| Reuters
Jul 24, 2015 at 00:46 | Source:
DUBAI/SANAA Representatives of Yemen's ex-leader Ali Abdullah Saleh have held rare meetings with diplomats from his adversaries the United States, United Arab Emirates and Britain, a member of his party said on Thursday. Diplomats and Yemeni official...
Kerry: critics of Iran deal spinning fantasy, urges approval| Reuters
Jul 24, 2015 at 00:16 | Source:
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling skeptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply "bomb away" Tehran's...
U.S., Iran both counter-attack critics of nuclear deal | Reuters
Jul 23, 2015 at 23:31 | Source:
WASHINGTON/DUBAI By Patricia Zengerle and Bozorgmehr SharafedinU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani both counter-attacked on Thursday against conservatives at home who are trying to block last week's nuclear deal.In...