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The invisible man: Bill Burns and the secret Iran talks | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The night before a round of high-stakes nuclear talks with Iran, U.S. President Barack Obama told his chief of staff he had “absolute confidence we have the right team on the field.”<p>Bill Burns, leaves a meeting of international senior officials on Iran in a hotel in …

U.S. ex-Homeland Security official to advise U.N. on Iran dissidents in Iraq | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has named former Deputy U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jane Holl Lute as his special adviser to help with the relocation of a group of Iranian dissidents in Iraq to new countries, the U.N. said on Sunday.<p>U.N. Secretary-General Ban …

Reuters Investigates - Assets of the Ayatollah

Part 1: A Reuters investigation details a key to the supreme leader’s power: a little-known organization created to help the poor that morphed into a business juggernaut worth tens of billions of dollars.<p>The 82-year-old Iranian woman keeps the documents that upended her life in an old suitcase near …

South Asia

EXCLUSIVE - Iran official got job in Khamenei conglomerate after approving deal | Reuters

REUTERS - In the fall of 2009, two of Iran’s most powerful entities teamed up to participate in the largest deal in the history of the country’s stock exchange.<p>Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran September 14, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/Files<p>The …

Fear and Loathing in the Kingdom

Pundits and policymakers are missing the big worry about the Obama administration’s Iranian nuclear deal: its greatest impact is not ensuring that …

Who Is the Shadowy Sultan that Shepherded the Nuclear Deal With Iran?

For the past several weeks, the world’s attention has been fixed on a Geneva luxury hotel where Western negotiators and their Iranian counterparts …

How France Scuttled the Iran Deal at the Last Minute

Western and Iranian negotiators were putting the finishing touches on a far-reaching nuclear deal. Then, at virtually the last minute, French Foreign …

U.S. Fingers Iranian Commandos for Kidnapping Raid Inside Iraq

U.S. intelligence officials believe that Iranian commandos took part in a deadly attack on a compound of dissidents inside Iraq and then spirited …

White House to Senate Dems: Your Iran sanctions bill makes war more likely

With Senate Dems increasingly likely to introduce and even vote on a bill imposing new sanctions on Iran, the White House is escalating its behind the scenes pressure on them to hold off, warning them that in moving such a measure, they are making war with Iran more likely.<p>“Members of Congress …

Analysis: Netanyahu seeks to slow Iran-U.S. thaw by ramping up demands of deal | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - By ramping up his demands of any final nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears determined to stem the tide of international diplomacy which has turned against him in recent weeks.<p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu …

Big Oil sits out lobbying on Iran as Congress stands firm | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As debate rises in Washington over the first thaw in relations between Iran and the United States in decades, powerful oil companies are opting for an unusual tactic: silence.<p>The U.S. Capitol dome is pictured in the pre-dawn darkness in this general view taken in Washington, …

David Ignatius: Iran committed to making a deal

Iran committed to making a deal<p>TEHRAN<p>Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that despite hitting a “snag” in nuclear negotiations last week, Iran is  committed “100 percent” to reaching a comprehensive final agreement. But he voiced tough positions on key issues and said “it’s going to …

The rhyme of history: Lessons of the Great War

The Rhyme of History: Lessons of the Great War <br>Margaret MacMillan<p>Published 12/14/2013<p>Earlier this year I was on holiday in Corsica and happened to …

Congress raises questions about secret Iran talks

AP: Lawmakers are raising questions about the secret U.S. diplomacy with Iran that led to last month's nuclear breakthrough, demanding greater …

U.N. experts urge Iraq to probe fate of missing Iranian dissidents

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations group urged Iraq on Monday to swiftly investigate the disappearance of seven Iranian dissidents who vanished in September after a deadly attack on the Iranians’ camp near Baghdad.<p>Supporters of Iranian opposition group Mujahadin-e-Khalq (MEK) rally against …

Middle East

David Ignatius: Is America losing to the ‘axis of weevils’?

DUBAI<p>Is President Obama an American version of Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader whose well-intentioned reforms led to the demise of his country’s global power? That’s the anxiety a traveler hears these days from worried U.S. allies, and it’s mirrored in a provocative new article.<p>This concern about …

دشت تهران با ۳۶ سانتی‌متر نشست 'بیشترین نرخ فرونشست در جهان را دارد'

<b>۳۰۰ دشت اصلی ایران در معرض فرونشست هستند و دشت تهران با ۳۶ سانتی‌متر نشت زمین، رکورد بیشترین نرخ فرونشست در جهان را به خود اختصاص داده است.</b><p>به گزارش روزنامه شهروند، محمد جواد بلورچی، مدیرکل دفتر بررسی مخاطرات زمین شناختی روز گذشته در نشست خبری با اعلام این خبر گفت: "طبق بررسی‌ها مناطق ۱۷، ۱۸ و ۱۹ …

How Mandela Changed South Africa

The country Nelson Mandela leaves behind remains racially divided with deep economic problems. But South Africa has also emerged as a robust …

South Africa

Obama defends interim Iran deal, seeks to assure Israel | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Saturday defended an interim deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program and, seeking to reassure Israel, pledged to step up sanctions or prepare for a potential military strike if Tehran fails to abide by the pact.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama (L) …

Oldest Known Early Human DNA Recovered

As far as mountains go, the Atapuerca Mountains in Spain aren’t much to look at. In many places, they amount simply to scrub-covered, limestone hills rather than towering, craggy heights. If the mighty Rockies of North America could speak, they might very well be scoffing.<p>But at Atapuerca, the …

Building on the Joint Plan of Action: Toward a Sustainable Nuclear Deal with Iran

A viable comprehensive solution will need to resolve concerns about possible military dimensions, eliminate an automatic sunset clause, and define …

Everything You Wanted to Know About Iran and Nuclear Enrichment

What does the new interim deal to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions really mean? Nuclear safety expert and PopMech contributor Andy Karam explains.<p><b>Over the weekend international diplomats</b> reached a six-month agreement with Iran. In exchange for the lifting of some economic sanctions, Iran agreed to …