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Bolton to discuss arms control, Iran, Syria in talks with Russian counterpart


WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton will discuss arms control treaties and Iran's role in Syria in talks with Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Geneva next week, an administration official said on Thursday.

U.S. Secretary of State names Brian Hook special envoy for Iran

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday named senior policy adviser Brian Hook as Washington's special representative for Iran. | Video

Iran Supreme Leader admits mistake over nuclear talks

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his U.S. counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement.

World, Davos Aug 15 2018

Wednesday Morning Briefing

A new report details decades of sexual abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports as the lira rallies and rescuers continue to search for survivors after a motorway bridge collaposed in Italy.

China, Italy, Turkey Aug 15 2018

Lebanese Hezbollah leader says group stronger than ever

BEIRUT The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, said on Tuesday his group was stronger than ever and would "very soon" celebrate victory in Syria, where it has been fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad.

World, Syria, Lebanon Aug 14 2018

Exclusive: UK's Quercus pulls plug on $570 million Iran solar plant as sanctions bite

OSLO British renewable energy investor Quercus said it will halt the construction of a 500 million euro ($570 million) solar power plant in Iran due to recently imposed U.S. sanctions on Tehran.

Iran's Khamenei rejects Trump offer of talks, chides government over economy

ANKARA Iran's Supreme Leader on Monday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's offer of unconditional talks to improve bilateral ties and he also accused the Iranian government of economic mismanagement in the face of reimposed U.S. sanctions. | Video

World, Davos Aug 13 2018

Iran arrests 67 people for suspected financial crimes

DUBAI Iranian authorities have arrested 67 people in a drive against financial crime, the judiciary said on Sunday, as the country faces renewed U.S. sanctions and a public outcry against profiteering and corruption.

Aug 12 2018

Russia, Iran, and three others agree Caspian status, but not borders

AKTAU, Kazakhstan Iran and four ex-Soviet nations, including Russia, agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea, paving way for more energy exploration and pipeline projects.

World, Davos, Russia Aug 12 2018

U.S. ambassador urges Britain to ditch support for Iran nuclear deal

LONDON The United States urged Britain on Sunday to ditch its support for a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and instead join forces with Washington to counter the global threat it says Tehran poses.

World, Davos Aug 12 2018

The Rohingya lists: refugees compile their own record of those killed in Myanmar

KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh Mohib Bullah is not your typical human rights investigator. He chews betel and he lives in a rickety hut made of plastic and bamboo. Sometimes, he can be found standing in a line for rations at the Rohingya refugee camp where he lives in Bangladesh.