Congressional leaders are warning international oil companies looking to invest in Iran that severe financial penalties await them if they move too soon.
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As the Geneva peace talks loom, the Obama administration has been forced to reach out to the very Islamist groups it once hoped to marginalize.
The centerpiece is a pact to make exchanges easier, faster and cheaper by smoothing customs procedures and reducing red tape around the world.
A growing clutch of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle is publicly countering the Obama administration’s portrayal of al Qaeda as an organization on the run, saying that an evolving network of the terrorist group’s affiliates now may pose as grave a threat to the U.S. as its predecessor did a decade ago.
Protesters formed a human chain around Mexico's Senate as lawmakers began debate Sunday on a bill to end state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos' decades-long energy monopoly.
India’s ruling Congress party took a drubbing Sunday when it was defeated in four state elections, a morale boost for the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party in advance of national elections expected by May.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she has asked for royal approval to dissolve the country's Parliament and call fresh elections as more than 150,000 antigovernment protesters took to the streets.
South Korea on Sunday announced the expansion of its air defense identification zone, extending it farther south into an area that overlaps with similar zones maintained by Japan and China.
North Korea on Monday confirmed its purge of Jang Song Thaek, the uncle of supreme leader Kim Jong Un, saying that he abused drugs, disobeyed orders and worked in secret to build up his base of power.
China’s greenhouse gas emissions have escalated in the past decade even as U.S. emissions have dropped, and that has fundamentally changed the balance of power in international negotiations over blame for climate change and who bears the most responsibility for trying to stop it.
South Africans across the country began a week of commemorations of Nelson Mandela’s life with what officials called a day of prayer and reflection.
Russian authorities will struggle to guarantee safety to surrounding regions ahead of and during the runup to the games.
Ukraine's decision to spurn close ties with the EU has sparked massive protests for more than a week. Did Moscow overplay its hand in pressuring the Kiev?
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians filled the streets of Kiev on Sunday -- no longer focused solely on a trade agreement with the European Union, but also turning their attention to recasting their country’s frayed and corrupt political system.
President Hamid Karzai’s meeting with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran also helped distance him from the United States, with which he has had sharp disagreements.
With a temporary nuclear agreement reached, the American Navy’s presence in the Gulf is part of a plan to maintain military pressure while giving diplomacy a chance to work.
Brazen al Qaeda attacks on top government targets in Yemen are unlikely to abate while security services remain divided, ill-equipped and infiltrated by militants, and efforts to repair the country's fractured political life remain stalled.
With their revolution hijacked by Islamists, many Syrian rebels are rethinking their stance against the man they've been trying to overthrow.
Netanyahu reportedly changed his plans to attend after calculating expenses of a short-notice trip to South Africa, estimated at nearly $2 million for travel, security and logistic arrangements.
Do we really want to live in a world where each country establishes unilateral claims to international airspace?
The chairs of the House and Senate intelligence committees stated last weekend that the world was getting more unsafe. A few days later, the Pew Research Center reported that 52 percent of Americans think the U.S. should “mind its own business internationally."
Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term?
On paper, Mr Obama has set his sights very high. Together the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks (TPP) and their transatlantic counterpart (TTIP) amount to the most ambitious US trade agenda since Nafta and the Uruguay Round in the 1990s.
The left is agitated that right-wingers are daring to eulogize Nelson Mandela. But who really upheld the cause of freedom during the apartheid years and after?
A proposed change to the nation's law could free private capital to develop the country's vast oil and gas reserves.
The departure of Jang Song Thaek will have little impact on North Korea's policy, domestic or foreign.
From Thailand to Turkey to Ukraine, the relationship between ruling majorities and electoral minorities has become combustible – and is threatening to erode the legitimacy of democracy itself.
Beijing has an opportunity to evolve its relationship with Central Asia, to the benefit of both.
China’s ADIZ declaration has set back positive momentum in China-South Korea relations.
In Johannesburg a few months ago, I asked a young, black and politically savvy South African journalist how his newspaper would cover Nelson Mandela’s death. He shook his head: He dearly wished not to have to cover it at all. “I just hope I’m not in the office that day. I just hope I’m away, maybe in a different country.”
In 1954, when France and the Algerian-nationalist FLN collided in a war of stunning brutality and barbarism, the 41-year-old French-Algerian writer slammed France for its use of torture and reprisals against civilians. But unlike his fellow intellectuals, he also slammed the FLN for its use of terrorism.
How Nelson Mandela and ordinary citizens from all over the world strong-armed corporations, changed U.S. foreign policy, and ended apartheid in South Africa.
Despite projections of a smaller, older population, there is reason for hope.
Almost 20 years ago, Anatoly Chubais, who was then head of the country's voucher-privatization program, penned an important foreign policy essay, offering a compelling vision for Russia's role in the post-Soviet space.
Alan Rusbridger, editor of London’s Guardian, faced off with British legislators last week about his newspaper’s publishing secrets about official surveillance that were leaked by the fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden.
As the eurozone debt crisis has steadily widened the divide between Europe’s stronger northern economies and the weaker, more debt-laden economies in the south (with France a kind of no man’s economy in between), one question is on everyone’s minds: Can the monetary union -- indeed, the European Union itself -- survive?
The nuclear deal opens the door for a much bigger breakthrough.
The UN has named 2014 as the ‘Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.’ The majority of member states adopted the resolution with 110 voting in favor, seven opposed and 54 abstaining.
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