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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Washington Post Journalist Jailed In Iran Gains Attention As Nuclear Talks Resume

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been held by the Iranian government since July on unclear charges, is receiving renewed ...

America and Iran's Taba Moment

Stanley Weiss | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Stanley Weiss

When two sides take political risks and strain to reach agreement, only to see negotiations fall apart, they don't go back to where they were before - they go back to a much angrier version of where they were before. It is a vital lesson to keep in mind this week as representatives from Iran and America meet.

A Look Back at Asia in 2014

Tom Nagorski | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Tom Nagorski

We still have some time left in 2014, and while I work on a "list" for 2015, now it's time to take a deep breath, review last year's predictions and see how I did.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Michele Bachmann Wants An Attack On Iran For Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is retiring from Congress at the end of this year, and she wants to go out with a bang. A very specific ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Netanyahu Plays Nice On Iran, Arabs In Washington Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wondering who to thank for international progress on reining in Iran's nuclear program? It's Israel, hardly Iran's best friend, that is ...

God and Gas in Iran

Alexis Crow | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Alexis Crow

Much to the West's chagrin, Iran continues to find a market for its crude, and while sanctions on the oil and banking sectors may have a temporarily crippling effect, Iran's bounty of natural gas may mean its people laugh all the way to the bank. The country's gas reserves are second only to Russia.

Failed Nuclear Talks Are Not Iran's Fault

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 11.25.2014 | World
Muhammad Sahimi

Iran made major concessions. It was excessive demands by the U.S. and its allies that prevented the comprehensive agreement from materializing.

Iran's Supreme Leader Delivers Defiant Speech After Nuclear Talk Extension

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday gave his indirect approval for a continuation of talks over its disputed nuclear program, criti...

The Four Musketeers: Khamenei, Netanyahu, Putin and Erdogan

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.24.2014 | Comedy
Alon Ben-Meir

As it happened, Ali Khamenei, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan were all walking in one of the UN's corridors.

SOURCES: Iran Nuclear Talks To Be Extended

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve their ...

U.S. And West Shy From Strict Nuclear Bomb Policy For Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2014 | World

* IAEA probe into suspected Iranian bomb research stalled * West says Tehran must step up cooperation with U.N. agency *...

Playing the Game of Taarof: Obama's Letter to Khamenei

Delphine O | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Delphine O

By displaying a modicum of cultural awareness, Obama's letter to Khamenei spoke to the Iranians in a language they can understand. After all, what is diplomacy, if not exactly that?

Ali Watkins

With New Report, Congress Gains Ammo To Fight Iran Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report blasting Iran for its involvement in the Syrian civil war is drawing attention in the nation's capital just as U.S. officia...

Iran: Obama's Moment of Truth

Michael Brenner | Posted 11.21.2014 | World
Michael Brenner

The nuclear negotiations with Iran are in their eleventh hour. By Monday we'll know whether a resolution has been reached or a new crisis of the first order added to the conflagrations in the Middle East -- indeed, one that will exacerbate all the others. Even an understanding that lays out a few principles while extending the deadline would be a dangerous outcome. The technical issues are complicated. But they are not in themselves the main obstacles to be overcome. Let's get down to brass tacks. The starbursts of commentary on centrifuge numbers and Iran's retention of low-enriched uranium (LEU), albeit under international inspection, should not be allowed to conceal the underlying reality: If Washington and Tehran want a nuclear deal, it is there for the taking. While the responsibility is shared, the crucial decision rests with the White House. This is not the way that President Obama and his advisers see it, though.

Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline May Be Extended To March, Say Officials

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A deadline for resolving a 12-year-old dispute over Iran's nuclear program may be...

Christina Wilkie

Israeli PM Netanyahu: 'Iran Is Your Enemy'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Less than 48 hours before the start of final talks on Iran’s nuclear program, set to begin Tuesday in Vienna, Israeli Prime Minister B...

Volleyball Federation Sanctions Iran in New Assertiveness on Women's Sporting Rights

James Dorsey | Posted 11.11.2014 | Sports
James Dorsey

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has warned Iran that it would be stripped of its right to host the 2015 Under-19 men's world volleyball championship if it bans women from attending matches.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

U.S., Iran Explore Renewing Diplomatic Relations: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and Iran are still not certain whether they will achieve a deal on the latter's nuclear program by a deadline later this month ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Supreme Leader Sending Top Aide To Nuclear Talks: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The prospects of striking a deal with Iran over its nuclear program appeared to brighten Saturday, with reports that Iran's Supreme Lead...

Christina Wilkie

Romney: Democrats Lost Because They Weren't 'Proud' Enough Of Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney might have been forgiven for gloating a little about this week's election. A half-doz...

American Jews Overwhelmingly Back Two-State Solution

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Alan Elsner

A new poll of American Jewish voters reveals a community that cares deeply about Israel but overwhelmingly backs assertive U.S. leadership to bring an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution -- even if that means publicly stating disagreements with both sides.

3 Countries That Will Be Watching the Midterms on Tueday

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

By virtue of America's superpower status in international affairs, millions of people around the world will be tracking the polls and watching the results. And three countries in particular, all of whom reside in the Middle East, will be glued to the television as the votes are counted.

Top Expert Predicts Iran's Supreme Leader Will Reject Nuclear Deal

Washington Post | Posted 11.01.2014 | World

Iran has finally come to the crossroads, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and many hard-line elements seem ready to forge ahead with their nu...

Tehran. Waiting for Normality

Roberto Toscano | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Roberto Toscano

Iran is not a nuclear file, it is a country. An important one. What one brings back from conversations in Tehran is the widespread hope that both political realism and an "ethic of responsibility" will prevail on all sides.

Friends of the Devil: U.S.-Iran Ties Beyond a Nuclear Deal

Jerrold D. Green | Posted 12.21.2014 | World
Jerrold D. Green

People of good will hope that the ongoing P5+1 negotiations will culminate in a deal by November 24, but whether the final deal happens next month or not, it will be important to continue to avoid conflict in favor of dialogue and even collaboration when possible.