Dec 6, 2013 — The world wants Syria's chemical arsenal destroyed. But so far, no country has offered to do the dirty work on its soil. Over the past week, an alternative has gained ground: Carry out the destruction at sea. The plan taking shape is complicated and untested, but it just might work.
Dec 4, 2013 — The recent deal between Iran and six world powers grabbed the headlines. But Iran is also working with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will be carrying out a long-delayed inspection on an Iranian nuclear reactor in the coming days.
Nov 27, 2013 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emerged as one of the loudest international critics of the nuclear deal with Iran. It's just his latest clash with President Obama.
Nov 26, 2013 — Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the interim nuclear deal with Iran. Top Israeli security officials will arrive in Washington as early as next week to confer with administration officials on the prospects of a permanent agreement.
Nov 25, 2013 — President Obama's weakened political standing and the upcoming 2014 elections complicate the future of the historic agreement with Iran.
Nov 23, 2013 — President Obama called the breakthrough "the most significant and tangible progress" with Iran since he took office. The preliminary agreement between Iran and six world powers provides some sanction relief in exchange for Iran rolling back parts of its nuclear program.
Nov 19, 2013 — The blasts happened in a part of the city that is also home to offices of a Shiite party that is allied with Hezbollah. Forces battling Syrian President Bashar Assad have carried their fight to his supporters in Lebanon. There are reports that a brigade with ties to al-Qaida claimed responsibility.
Nov 12, 2013 — Mohammad Javad Zarif implied that France tore apart a U.S. proposal that Iran was amenable to. On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry blamed Iran for scuttling the deal.
Nov 2, 2013 — If you wander through the streets of Tehran, you might find that faux McDonald's, or maybe a Pizza Hat. The rise of the "fake franchise" caught the attention of Iranian-American Holly Dagres, a Middle East analyst and commentator, who says some of these eateries "look like the real deal."
Oct 26, 2013 — State-affiliated media report that 16 "rebels" were hanged in reaction to the killing of 14 Iranian border guards. The incident took place in a restive border region near Pakistan.