Erik Figueroa

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Iran and the IAEA Strike New Deal

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency have reached a new agreement that should lead to …

If an ayatollah tweets in Iran, who hears it?

As Iran's leadership embraces Facebook and Twitter, its citizens remain blockaded behind firewalls and filters<p><i>Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran. (Flickr /</i> <i>Asian Media</i><i>)</i><p>Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the Supreme Leader of Iran. He's devout, conservative, and fiercely anti-Western. …

Binyamin Netanyahu halts West Bank settlement plan

Israel's prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has 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 …

Iran to ban morality police from targeting women

President Hassan Rouhani has ordered the country's morality police to stop arresting women considered to be in defiance of a strict dress code<p>Iran's notorious morality police have been barred from arresting women deemed to be immodestly dressed, as President Hassan Rouhani moved to fulfil an …

Senate GOP rejects W.H. Iran plea

Senate Republicans are strongly rejecting a White House plea for a delay in a new round of economic sanctions against Iran and are vowing to move forward with additional restrictions over the country’s nuclear weapons program.<p>One Republican — Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.) — angrily compared the Obama …

Iran nuclear talks begin in Geneva

United Nations Security Council members will be pushing Tehran to accept constraints on its nuclear programme<p>Negotiators from Iran and world powers including the US and Britain on Thursday embarked on two days of talks in Geneva aimed at brokering a deal to end the long-running dispute over the …

Iran nuclear: Cautious optimism at Geneva talks

<b>Talks between Iran and world powers on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme have begun in Geneva, with both sides expressing cautious optimism.</b><p>The world powers are expected to demand that Iran immediately stop development of its nuclear programme, in exchange for a limited lifting of …

Kerry, Lew resist new Iran sanctions

Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will hold a top-secret briefing with senators on Thursday about the impact of U.S.-led sanctions on Iran as the White House tries to head off new congressional action on the Middle Eastern country.<p>Kerry and Lew will also meet with Senate …

Tehran Removes an Anti-American Billboard Campaign

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A new, anti-American billboard campaign in Tehran didn't last for long: Iranian officials removed at …

Iran Nuclear Talks Continued In Geneva As Washington Debated The Budget

BEIRUT -- While most of Washington was caught up in the intense gamesmanship over the budget and the debt ceiling, the Obama administration quietly carried on with the second stage of its promising negotiations with the government of Iran over its nuclear program.<p>Meeting in Geneva this week for the …

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Spain tells Britain to remove Gibraltar reef

Spain has told Britain it must remove 70 concrete blocks dropped into the waters off Gibraltar before Madrid will agree to dialogue in a heated dispute over the British outpost.<p>In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo sharply criticised Gibraltar's …

US-Afghanistan security deal talks could resume soon

Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, has lined up a high-profile negotiating team to thrash out a critical long-term security deal with the US, raising hopes that talks suspended in June might restart soon.<p>The national security adviser, Rangin Dadfar Spanta, and former finance minister Dr Ashraf …