December 15, 2013 Talks were paused earlier, after the U.S. expanded its blacklist to include more than a dozen firms doing business with Iran's national tanker company.
December 14, 2013 The country's first claim of safely sending a monkey into space ended in controversy, when a different monkey was used in pictures showing the return.
December 13, 2013 The Obama administration reiterated its long-held position that Robert Levinson was not "a U.S. government employee when he went missing in Iran" in 2007. The assertion comes a day after The Associated Press reported that Levinson was on a rogue mission for the CIA.
December 12, 2013 Robert Levinson vanished in Iran in 2007. His family hasn't received proof of life in more than two years.
December 8, 2013 The visit is the first test of an interim deal Iran struck with the West in November. International inspectors have not visited Iran's Arak heavy water production plant in more than two years.
December 7, 2013 In an in-depth talk at the Saban Forum, President Obama explained his calculations when it came to negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program.
December 6, 2013 The world wants Syria's chemical arsenal destroyed. But so far, no country has offered to do the dirty work on its soil. Over the past week, an alternative has gained ground: Carry out the destruction at sea. The plan taking shape is complicated and untested, but it just might work.
December 4, 2013 The recent deal between Iran and six world powers grabbed the headlines. But Iran is also working with the International Atomic Energy Agency, which will be carrying out a long-delayed inspection on an Iranian nuclear reactor in the coming days.
November 26, 2013 Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been an outspoken critic of the interim nuclear deal with Iran. Top Israeli security officials will arrive in Washington as early as next week to confer with administration officials on the prospects of a permanent agreement.
November 25, 2013 President Obama's weakened political standing and the upcoming 2014 elections complicate the future of the historic agreement with Iran.
November 23, 2013 President Obama called the breakthrough "the most significant and tangible progress" with Iran since he took office. The preliminary agreement between Iran and six world powers provides some sanction relief in exchange for Iran rolling back parts of its nuclear program.
November 19, 2013 The blasts happened in a part of the city that is also home to offices of a Shiite party that is allied with Hezbollah. Forces battling Syrian President Bashar Assad have carried their fight to his supporters in Lebanon. There are reports that a brigade with ties to al-Qaida claimed responsibility.
November 12, 2013 Mohammad Javad Zarif implied that France tore apart a U.S. proposal that Iran was amenable to. On Monday, Secretary of State John Kerry blamed Iran for scuttling the deal.
November 2, 2013 If you wander through the streets of Tehran, you might find that faux McDonald's, or maybe a Pizza Hat. The rise of the "fake franchise" caught the attention of Iranian-American Holly Dagres, a Middle East analyst and commentator, who says some of these eateries "look like the real deal."