- Relatives of Americans in Iran press for their release Updated: Jun-02-15 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON - Relatives of four Americans missing or detained in Iran told Congress on Tuesday of milestones missed - weddings, graduations, birth of grandchildren - and asked U.S. officials to push harder for their release in negotiations with Tehran on a nuclear deal.
- US insists Kerry's broken leg won't hinder Iran talks Updated: Jun-01-15 10:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Boston Monday for surgery on his broken leg, as U.S. officials insisted his injury would not hinder his participation in nuclear negotiations with Iran.
- French foreign minister hopeful about Iranian nuclear deal Updated: Jun-01-15 1:44 pm
PARIS - France's foreign minister believes there's a good chance that world powers will reach a deal with Iran curbing its nuclear activities, but is insisting on sufficient access to military facilities for international inspections.
- Magnitude-4.4 quake hits Iran; no report of damage, injuries Updated: Jun-01-15 2:10 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran says a magnitude-4.4 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district some 110 kilometers (70 miles) northwest of Bushehr, home to the Islamic Republic's only operational nuclear power plant. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
- US, Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline Updated: May-30-15 2:56 pm
GENEVA - A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections. American officials described the session as "at times intense."
- UN nuke agency report shows Iran probe essentially stalled Updated: May-29-15 3:33 pm
VIENNA - Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element - an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms - remains essentially stalled.
- Washington Post hits back against Iran court claims Updated: May-28-15 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The Washington Post hit back Thursday at Iran's allegation that a jailed journalist wrote a letter to President Barack Obama.
- Iran foreign minister says nuclear deal possible by June 30 Updated: May-28-15 10:38 am
ATHENS, Greece - Iran's foreign minister on Thursday held out hope that a "sustainable, mutually respectful" deal can be struck with world powers in talks over his country's nuclear program before the deadline of June 30.
- US, Iranian envoys to focus on nuclear deal in weekend talks Updated: May-27-15 11:09 pm
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats plan to meet this weekend in Switzerland as efforts intensify to reach a comprehensive nuclear accord.
- US negotiator in nuke talks with Iran to leave job in summer Updated: May-27-15 10:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's lead nuclear negotiator is leaving her post this summer, by which point the U.S. hopes to have reached an accord with Iran.
- Letter to Obama discussed at Post reporter's trial in Iran Updated: May-27-15 12:52 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - A letter a detained Washington Post journalist wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama and a trip he made to the U.S. Consulate in Dubai have become major topics of his espionage trial in Iran.
- Iran nuclear talks resume in Vienna ahead of June deadline Updated: May-27-15 8:00 am
VIENNA - A senior U.S. official has joined nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers with little more than a month until the deadline for a deal.
- French diplomat doesn't see Iran nuke deal by end of June Updated: May-26-15 11:12 am
WASHINGTON - France's ambassador in Washington says world powers and Iran will probably miss an end-of-June deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
- Russia: No date yet for Iran's S-300 air defense missiles Updated: May-26-15 7:22 am
MOSCOW - A top Russian diplomat says work is underway to fulfill Russia's supply of advanced air-defense missiles to Iran, but that no start date for the delivery has been set yet.
- Biden tries to smooth over anger sparked by Carter's comment Updated: May-26-15 3:15 am
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is reassuring Iraq's government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned the Iraqi military commitment.
- Report: Iran summons Saudi envoy over Yemen strike Updated: May-26-15 1:50 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency says the Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia's envoy over an airstrike near Tehran's embassy in Yemen.
- Report: Iran raises gas prices by 40 percent in subsidy cut Updated: May-25-15 5:25 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran will raise gasoline prices by some 40 percent beginning Tuesday, the country's official news agency reported, the latest cut to the Islamic Republic's fuel subsidies that cost it some $32 billion a year.
- Sydney siege inquest: Gunman secretive, defiant narcissist Updated: May-25-15 3:46 am
SYDNEY - The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist whose life was spiraling downward in the lead-up to his deadly attack, lawyers told an inquest Monday.
- Negotiator: Iran agrees 'managed access' to military sites Updated: May-24-15 9:20 am
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has agreed to grant United Nations inspectors "managed access" to military sites as part of a future deal over its contested nuclear program, a negotiator said Sunday, apparently contradicting earlier comments by the nation's supreme leader.
- CANNES WATCH: Going out In style Updated: May-23-15 8:38 pm
CANNES, France - The 68th Cannes Film Festival was going out in style this weekend, with Marion Cotillard drawing raves on both carpet and screen at the "Macbeth" premiere and the very cool entourage from the LA indie "Dope" continuing to wow the fest as anticipation grew for Sunday's Palme d'Or finale.
- US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns Updated: May-22-15 9:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons.
- Obama signs bill giving Congress a say on Iran nuclear deal Updated: May-22-15 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Though he once vigorously opposed its involvement, President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday that gives Congress the power to review and potentially reject a nuclear deal with Iran.
- Report: Iranian ship with Yemen aid has arrived in Djibouti Updated: May-21-15 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON - An Iranian cargo ship loaded with aid bound for Yemen arrived in Djibouti on Thursday and is anchored offshore, a U.S. official said.
- CANNES WATCH: Iranian film explores divorce, female style Updated: May-21-15 7:44 am
CANNES, France - Writer-director Ida Panahandeh has made a splash with her film debut, landing in competition at the Cannes Film Festival for "Nahid," fraught portrait of the byzantine legal complications and social stigmas concerning divorce and remarriage in Iran.
- Noted jazz musician Bob Belden dies in NYC at age 58 Updated: May-20-15 11:50 pm
NEW YORK - Bob Belden, a Grammy-winning jazz musician, composer, arranger and producer who was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its 1979 revolution when he toured there earlier this year, died Wednesday. He was 58.