(VIENNA) — It took months of arduous bargaining before Iran and six world powers could agree on a first-step nuclear deal. But the two sides may find the going even tougher Tuesday, when they start to confront hurdles standing in the path of a final accord.
Tehran denies Western accusations that it wants — or worked on — nuclear …
(JERUSALEM) — Israel’s prime minister says that those who boycott the Jewish state are anti-Semites.
Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of visiting Jewish-American leaders Monday that it is time for Israel to “fight back” and “delegitimize the delegitimizers.”
There are increasing concerns in Israel over a Palestinian-led movement …
The firebrand leader’s move comes before national elections set for April
Past three weeks were the deadliest of the entire conflict
Iran’s ambassador to Moscow touts deal that could threaten international nuclear talks
(BEIRUT) — The coalition of Syrian opposition groups in exile has appointed a new army chief, following a year of seeing their influence fade among fighters within Syria.
The Western-backed Syrian National Coalition said Monday that it was appointing Brigadier Abd al-Ilah al-Bashir to head the Free Syrian Army.
He replaces Gen. …
(JAKARTA, Indonesia) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Syrian President Bashar Assad of stonewalling in peace talks and is calling on Russia to push its ally to negotiate with opposition leaders.
Kerry says Assad’s team “refused to open up one moment of discussion” during meetings last week in Geneva, which ended with …
Represents a virtual declaration of war on Egypt’s economy
Lawyers angry that deposed president was seated in soundproofed glass cage
(CAIRO) — An explosion ripped through a tourist bus near a border crossing between Egypt and Israel in the Sinai Peninsula, killing four South Koreans and the Egyptian driver, security officials said.
The officials said the source of the explosion was not clear, but they believe it was either a car bomb or a roadside bomb that was …
(BAGHDAD) — One of Iraq‘s most influential Shiite clerics, Muqtada al-Sadr, says he has decided to quit politics, distancing himself from any political movement that uses his name.
Al-Sadr has made such announcements before, but the current declaration comes only two months before national parliamentary elections. Sadrists hold 40 …
Arab backers stepping up support after fruitless peace talks conclude
Second round ends with Syrian regime refusing to consider transitional government