US Defense Secretary Hagel begins Middle East trip in Israel
The defense secretary's trip is part of the larger US plan, early in Obama's second administration, to reassert a strong American presence in the region. Hagel will be visiting five countires, and to each, he brings a specific message.
Iran: Earthquake injures at least two people in northwest town of Tasooj
Another earthquake rattles the Islamic Republic.
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, condemns Boston bombings, calls US selfish and hypocritical
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, condemned the Boston bombings but criticized Washington for its "contradictory" approach to terrorism.
Pakistan: rescuers aid communities hit by 7.8 magnitude earthquake
Rescuers headed to the mountainous area of southeast Iran that borders Pakistan overnight to assist communities hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday.
Boston Marathon bombing reveals the worst and best among us
Commentary: Can we prevent global destruction on a scale yet to be seen?
Powerful 7.8 earthquake hits Iran
Seismologists measured a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on the border between Iran and Pakistan.
Iran news agency claims scientist invented time machine, then deletes story
Iran's official Fars news agency reported that an Iranian scientist invented a time machine, but quietly took down the story after it went viral.
Musing about policies toward China, North Korea, Israel and Cuba
Commentary: How Kerry can influence change in outdated US thinking.
Iran earthquake hits close to Bushehr nuclear plant, kills 37: Official
The quake struck 55 miles from Bushehr, the country's first and only nuclear power station.
Iran unveils 'nuclear achievements' days after failed negotiations
Iran said operations had begun at a new uranium production plant and two extraction mines on Tuesday, days after nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers in Kazakhstan ended without results.
Egypt suspends tourist flights to Iran after protests
Flights from Iran will be halted until mid-June as Egypt re-evaluates decision to allow Shiite Iranian tourists into the majority Sunni nation.
First batch of Iranian tourists arrives in Egypt
The first commercial flight to visit Egypt from Iran in 34 years took off on March 30th, as the two nations hope to promote cross-border tourism.
Egypt and Iran resume direct flights for first time in 34 years
An Air Memphis plane flew from Cairo to Tehran today, the first direct Egypt-Iran flight since 1979.
Iran, North Korea block UN weapons treaty
Iran and North Korea blocked an effort on Thursday to adopt a global treaty that would regulate the multimillion-dollar international weapons trade.
There is little the US can do to prevent Israel’s policies from being its undoing
Commentary: In reaffirming unbreakable US-Israel bond, Obama put this dilemma on the table.
Israeli Defense Forces fears Hezbollah and Iran gaining access to Syrian weapons: report
The Israeli Defense Forces is reportedly readjusting focus to Lebanon and its militant Hezbollah group amid fears that Iran and Hezbollah are gaining access to weapons in Syria.
Presidential deceptions on Iraq led US to abandon core values
Commentary: Torture and killing innocents with drones continue to haunt Americans.
Questions for Obama: Is Israel bluffing? Is Iran bluffing?
Commentary: Overriding issues for the president in his visit with Netanyahu.
Saudi Arabia: 18 suspected spies arrested
Saudi Arabian officials said today that they had arrested 18 people – an Iranian, a Lebanese citizen and 16 Saudis – for spying on the kingdom for a foreign country.
Iranian ex-president Rafsanjani's daughter released from jail
Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of Iranian ex-president Rafsanajani, is freed after six months in jail.
Iran's religious reformists call on former leaders Khatami, Rafsanjani, to run for president: Report
The Society of Seminary Teachers and Researchers of Qom, a pro-reform religious group, weighs in on Iran's upcoming presidential race.
What was Biden signaling in his pro-war comments on Iran to Israeli lobby?
Commentary: Is the vice president building his own hardline bona fides for 2016?
Iran to sue Affleck over 'Argo:' Reports
Iran takes Ben Affleck to task over 'Argo.'
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's touchy-feely turn with mother of Hugo Chavez angers Iranian clerics
A photo of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad embracing the mother of Hugo Chavez at the Friday funeral for the late Venezuelan president has outraged religious leaders in the Islamic Republic.
Ahmadinejad predicts Chavez will be resurrected with Jesus, Muslim prophet
Iran's leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that the late Hugo Chavez will rise again.
Tehran rats outgrowing cats, surviving poison, but not snipers
Giant, mutant rats surviving poison, so Tehran hires sniper teams.
Jon Stewart taking ‘Daily Show’ hiatus to direct film
Stewart will take 12 weeks off this summer to direct 'Rosewater' about journalist Maziar Bahari's 2009 imprisonment in Iran.
Kerry warns of 'nuclear arms race' if Iran gets the bomb (VIDEO)
New secretary of state tells ABC Iran's nuclear activity is increasing.
Pakistan: Sectarian violence threatens elections
Some Pakistani Shiites say martial law is the only thing that can stem the terrorist tide.
With Iran posed to be a regional player, US should find ways to repair relations
Commentary: Size and oil wealth means Western sanctions over nuclear issue are unsustainable.
Kerry says Iran has 'finite amount of time' for nuclear talks
Secretary of State John Kerry said talks with Iran about its nuclear program are time-limited.