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- UN says widespread food aid cuts loom in Congo Updated: Dec-03-13 12:23 pm
- Israel admitted into advisory body to UN Updated: Dec-02-13 4:45 pm
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- France seeks tycoon's extradition from Switzerland Updated: Nov-27-13 10:32 am
- Talks on global free-trade deal collapse in Geneva Updated: Nov-26-13 5:16 pm
- Obama, Senate spar over new Iran sanctions threats Updated: Nov-26-13 4:22 pm
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- Analysis: Nuclear deal faces hard-line test Updated: Nov-26-13 1:31 pm
- Syria talks aim to build on momentum of Iran deal Updated: Nov-25-13 5:41 pm
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- A timeline of key events in US-Iran negotiations Updated: Nov-24-13 12:40 am
- Kerry in Geneva for Iran nuclear talks Updated: Nov-23-13 1:58 am
- UK prime minister phones Iran's president Updated: Nov-19-13 4:13 pm
- Russian FM: Syrian opposition warms up to talks Updated: Nov-19-13 8:29 am
- Health care dispute could delay Iran sanctions Updated: Nov-15-13 4:31 pm
- Farrow: Central African Republic is failed state Updated: Nov-14-13 11:50 am
- Pink diamond sold for more than $83 million Updated: Nov-13-13 11:41 pm
- Orange diamond fetches $35.5M at Geneva auction Updated: Nov-12-13 6:11 pm
JERUSALEM - Halfway through an ambitious nine-month process aimed at forging Mideast peace, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, after another round of shuttle diplomacy, has little to show for his efforts.
BRUSSELS - An international deal aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons will in the long run eliminate any need for a missile defense system in Europe, Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday.
UNITED NATIONS - An estimated 250,000 people in besieged communities in Syria remain beyond the reach of aid, the U.N, humanitarian chief said Tuesday in a closed-door Security Council briefing that one member called "chilling."
GENEVA - Food aid is being cut back in Congo due to lack of funding that could affect hundreds of thousands of hungry people, the World Food Program said Tuesday.
GENEVA - The U.S. and other Western countries have admitted Israel into an informal group in Geneva that will provide it with some influence before the U.N. top human rights body, officials said Monday.
GENEVA - A growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the U.N.'s top human rights official said Monday.
BEIRUT - Within minutes of opening a Twitter account this past week, the leader of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group received an onslaught of criticism.
TEHRAN, Iran - The nuclear deal struck by Iran and six world powers will put more rubber on the road in the Islamic Republic.
TEHRAN, Iran - Hard-line Iranian lawmakers criticized a nuclear deal reached in Geneva last week, with one calling it a "poisoned chalice," but a majority of deputies who spoke Wednesday in a parliamentary hearing on the accord backed an initiative that appears to enjoy both wide public support and the endorsement of top clerics.
VIENNA - The U.N. will probably not begin expanded inspections under last weekend's Iranian nuclear deal until early next year, officials said Wednesday. Even then, they will be limited to sites the Iranians have confirmed and not those critics suspect may exist secretly.
GENEVA - France has asked Switzerland to extradite a wealthy Israeli businessman wanted in connection with an arms trafficking scandal, Swiss officials said Wednesday.
GENEVA - Negotiators came close but failed Tuesday to clinch a free-trade deal that could have helped boost the world economy by $1 trillion a year and cleared the way for a broader global agreement.
WASHINGTON - An agreement secured with its greatest global foe, the Obama administration pleaded Tuesday with a more familiar if often difficult negotiating partner not to scuttle last weekend's Iran nuclear deal: Congress.
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says Israel has become isolated after his country and world powers reached a historical deal on Tehran's nuclear program.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Even before Iran's envoys could pack their bags in Geneva after wrapping up a first-step nuclear deal with world powers, President Hassan Rouhani was opening a potentially tougher diplomatic front: selling the give-and-take to his country's powerful insider interests led by the Revolutionary Guard.
BEIRUT - Within 24 hours of an interim deal aimed at reining in Iran's nuclear program, world powers raised hopes Monday for the first face-to-face talks to end the Syrian civil war as the United Nations called the warring parties to the table.
JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister harshly condemned the international community's nuclear deal with Iran on Sunday while Saudi Arabia remained conspicuously quiet, reflecting the jitters felt throughout the Middle East over Iran's acceptance on the global stage.
Key dates in the Obama administration's contacts with Iran:
GENEVA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading into a tough round of negotiations in Geneva where six world powers are trying to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron contacted Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday ahead of negotiations over Tehran's nuclear program in what Downing Street says was the first such conversation between the leaders of the two countries in more than a decade.
MOSCOW - Russia on Tuesday urged Syrian President Bashar Assad's government to cooperate with the opposition in fighting "terrorists" and encouraged the regime to speed up the deliveries of humanitarian aid to the population - a call that reflects Moscow's attempt to position itself as a mediator in Syria peace talks.
WASHINGTON - Under pressure from President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Senate could delay a likely vote on a new round of tough sanctions on Iran.
GENEVA - UNICEF goodwill ambassador Mia Farrow says the Central African Republic is a failed state on the verge of genocide, and she is calling for an expanded U.N.-authorized peacekeeping force.
GENEVA - An enormous diamond known as "The Pink Star" sold for more than $83 million at auction Wednesday night, far surpassing its expected price.
GENEVA - The largest fancy vivid orange diamond ever sold at auction went for $35.5 million in Geneva, where a pink diamond estimated to be worth more than $60 million is also on the block.