As Western choices narrow in Syria, one critical option remains: diplomacy
Commentary: Engage Russia as a true partner in working toward a ‘soft landing.’
Anti-government protesters shout 'death to the dictator' in Iran (VIDEO)
Marchers turn moderate cleric Ayatollah Jalaluddin Taheri's funeral into the largest anti-government protest in years.
US blacklists network of Iran 'front companies'
The US Treasury Department blacklisted a global network of Iranian private front companies, a revenue source Tehran's leadership set up to sidestep international sanctions.
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano: Iran nuclear talks 'going around in circles'
"It may no longer be possible to detect anything," Yukiya Amano told reporters at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, adding that he wished "we had had the opportunity to have access to Parchin much earlier."
Infertile Crescent: Waters run dry in Iraqi marshes
Iraq's small Marsh Arab population says they are under threat from Turkey's plan to sap their water resources.
Another take on Obama’s big speech
Commentary: Like him or not, President Obama was gutsy to launch national conversations on Guantanamo, drones and America's nonstop war on terror.
iPhones to be exported to Iran legally for the first time as US lifts communications ban
The US had banned the sale of mobile phones and other communications devices to pressure Iran on its nuclear program.
Argentine prosecutor accuses Iran of 'Latin America terror plot'
An Argentine prosecutor accused Iran on Wednesday of trying to infiltrate Latin American countries in order to plan and conduct terror attacks.
Inflation in Iran more than doubled over the past decade: report
Inflation has skyrocketed in Iran over the past 10 years.
Could fracking make the Persian Gulf irrelevant?
From NATO to China, the world watches America's energy revolution.
Iran clean up could thwart UN nuclear investigation
After a closed-door meeting with the UN nuclear watchdog agency, officials said they suspect Iran may be hiding evidence of nuclear-related activity at the Parchin military base.
What’s up with Kerry in his bid for Mideast peace talks?
Commentary: What we may learn is how the secretary of state handles failure.
Africa has greater potential than India: Stanchart
Banks around the world are attracted to the continent's rapidly growing economies.
Iran says it’s deployed a ‘massive’ number of long-range missile launchers
Iran has equipped its Islamic Revolution Guards Corps with a large number of new long-range missile launchers, according to Iranian media.
Iran increasing its ability to produce nuclear bombs: IAEA report
The International Atomic Energy Agency says that Iran has made progress in its ability to produce material for a nuclear bomb since February.
Iran blocks ex-President Rafsanjani from election race: report
In the run-up to next month's presidential election, only eight out of 686 potential candidates were allowed to run.
Iran hangs two men alleged Israeli and US spies
Iran hanged two men, Mohammad Heydari and Kourosh Ahmadi, convicted of spying for Israel and the United States, Iran's state-run Press TV reported.
Canada, US boycott UN nuclear disarmament talks headed by Iran
The US mission to the UN's spokesperson called the selection of Iran as head of the forum 'unfortunate and highly inappropriate.'
Sharif’s election gives US an opening to help stabilize Pakistan
Commentary: Partisan US politics may undercut chances for a renewed US-Pak alliance.
Political foes Iran, US unite to save Olympic wrestling
Along with Russia, national teams from US and Iran competing in New York City to drum up support.
World's largest naval minesweeping effort kicks off in Gulf despite protests from Iran
41 countries join forces to look for mines in war-ravaged Gulf waters.
Why hotels have high hopes for the Middle East
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates offer large markets, while Egypt struggles.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, ex-president, will stand in Iran's upcoming elections
Rafsanjani registered as a candidate just before the deadline, and could pose a challenge in the country's upcoming elections.
Hank Greenberg on China, Iran and Soviet 'minders'
The former head of AIG discusses the building of the company in unexpected places in his new book "The AIG Story."
Kerry-Russia deal to end Syria war a major US achievement
Commentary: Many hurdles to overcome before a conference could begin.
Iran: presidential candidates register amid regime crackdown
Authorities on alert as campaigning kicks off in Iran.
In Kenya, 2 Iranians get life in prison on terror-related charges
Sayed Mousavi and Ahmad Mohammed were sentenced Monday to life in prison for allegedly plotting terror attacks in Nairobi and other cities in 2012.
Israeli war planes allegedly hit Syria again, said to target Iranian weapons bound for Hezbollah (UPDATES)
Foreign officials say Israeli war planes have carried out a second air strike on Syria, less than 48 hours after the IDF destroyed a convoy allegedly carrying weapons to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
Doing nothing is Obama’s best option in Syria
Commentary: Islamists among the rebels pose a danger to the Middle East if Assad falls.
Iran: Chemical arms use in Syria a 'red line'
"We have always emphasized that the use of chemical weapons on the part of anyone is our red line," said Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, according to the ISNA news agency.
Netanyahu: Iran has not crossed red line, but 'getting closer'
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that while Iran builds its debated nuclear program, it has not yet reached the "red line" he set last year.