Japan is creating an enormous pile of plutonium. Should you be worried?
It only takes a few pounds of plutonium to make a weapon, and the most likely source of the critical ingredient is a large-scale production or storage facility — like the one Japan is building.
Hassan Rouhani urges Iran's top generals to favor restraint over rhetoric
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told the nation's military leaders to let diplomacy prevail in dealing with potential foreign threats.
14 protest videos that went viral and changed the world
From Iran's Green Revolution to Occupy Wall Street, scenes of brutality, death, defiance, and laughter have altered the course of recent history.
Iran, world powers agree on a timetable for nuclear talks
'There is a lot to do. It won't be easy, but we have made a good start,' European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said.
Watch Iran's gutsy queen of pop take on homophobia in her latest music video
Googoosh's video about a lesbian couple aims to move gay rights along in Iran.
These orange, 'alien looking' vessels are transporting refugees out of Australia
Prime Minister Tony Abbott deploys his solution for asylum seekers: Send them back.
Iran's foreign minister doesn't fear sanctions, says nuclear deal is possible with 'good will'
The prospect of a deal has lessened the risk of Israel or the United States taking military action against Iranian nuclear facilities to prevent Tehran acquiring a nuclear bomb.
Turkey destroys Al Qaeda-linked convoy battling inside Syria
Turkish fighter jets destroy two trucks, bus belonging to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
This is why Saudi Arabia and Iran don't like each other
The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran goes back decades, if not centuries.
Iran says it has suspended 20 percent of uranium enrichment
The UN atomic watchdog has confirmed that Iran's partial nuclear freeze began on Monday as planned, diplomats told AFP.
Iran: The one issue Israel and Saudi Arabia can openly agree on
As the interim nuclear deal goes into effect, two countries famously high on each other's enemies list are cooperating as never before.
Syrians react to Geneva II talks with skepticism, anger (LIVE BLOG)
Despite a hostile tone between the Syrian government and opposition at Geneva II, a UN mediator said both sides might be ready to discuss local ceasefires and prisoner exchanges.
NSA can spy on computers not connected to internet, according to reports
Here's what we learned from the latest Edward Snowden leak, according to reports in the New York Times.
Iran proclaims nuclear breakthrough with world powers to begin Jan. 20
Iran, European Union agree how to implement a deal on containing Tehran's nuclear program, but it still must be approved by invested parties.
Iran nuclear talks end with 'very good progress,' negotiators say
Iranian, American and European Union representatives say solutions found, suggest first phase of negotiations to finish in February.
Ghosts of battles past haunt Iraq
Analysis: Iraq today is witnessing the worst violence since the disastrous years of 2006 and 2007, when the country was on the verge of all-out sectarian war.
Iran nuclear talks back to bargaining table as US, EU diplomats make flight plans to Geneva
Mohammad Zarif takes to social media to proclaim Iran is ready to sit down with European Union, United States and further nuclear talks this week in Geneva.
Iran state media: Agreement reached on executing nuclear deal
"The two sides managed to reach an understanding on the implementation of the agreement and now, their views and interpretations are the same," Press TV reported.
Defying White House, senators unveil new Iran sanctions bill
The debate over whether to impose new sanctions on Iran is dividing Congress as a top Democratic senator unveiled legislation that would punish the country if it violates an interim nuclear deal.
2013 was the second worst year for journalists in jail
More than 200 journalists have been imprisoned this year so far, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Iranian Foreign Minister claims no knowledge of missing FBI agent
Mohammad Javad Zarif claims that his government does not know of the whereabouts of Robert Levinson, who has been missing for seven years.
Iran claims to have sent second monkey into space (VIDEO)
A monkey named "Auspicious" has been sent 72 miles into space and then safely returned to Earth, Iran claims.
Eighteen pipeline workers shot outside of Baghdad
Fifteen Iranian and three Iraqi pipeline workers were murdered by gunmen Friday near the city of Baquba in Iraq.
US denies that former FBI agent missing in Iran was working for CIA
Robert Levinson was not working for the CIA at the time of his 2007 disappearance in Iran, US government claims.
Iran quits nuclear talks protesting US blacklist move
Under the Geneva deal, Washington agreed to refrain from imposing new sanctions on Iran.
Reports say American missing in Iran, Robert Levinson, was working for CIA
The Associated Press says the former FBI agent was sent to Iran on an unauthorized spying mission for the CIA.
John Kerry urges no new Iran sanctions
US Secretary of State John Kerry asks the Foreign Affairs Committee to give diplomacy a chance when it comes to a nuclear deal with Iran.
The US executes more people every year than Yemen, Sudan and Afghanistan.
21 countries executed people last year. These 10 nations killed the most.
At least 8 dead after 5.6 earthquake hits Iran
The 5.6 earthquake hit southern Iran Thursday evening near the Bushehr nuclear reactor, injuring at least 30 with eight recorded deaths.
IAEA: North Korea Yongbyon reactor restart is possible
"Activities have been observed at the site that are consistent with an effort to restart the 5MW(e) reactor," said UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano.
Iran invites UN inspectors to Arak heavy water reactor
The UN nuclear watchdog agency has not had complete access to the site, which helps control reactor fuel rods, for more than two years.