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Nuke watchdog under pressure to give Iran passing grade
Enforcing President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran will greatly expand the work of the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog and put it in a political spotlight that rivals, if not exceeds, the run-up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. [ 1 Comment ]

Iran May Have Built Extension at Nuclear Site While Working on Deal
Iran appears to have built an extension to part of its Parchin military site since May, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said in a report on Thursday delving into a major part of its inquiry into possible military dimensions to Tehran's past atomic activity. [ 1 Comment ]

Iran angered by IAEA leak on secret side deals after Parchin report
Iran signaled its anger over the recent leaking of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) document that revealed evidence Teheran had attempted to sanitize its Parchin military nuclear facility. [ 1 Comment ]

Rouhani meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the 13th summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) - Bishkek, 13 September 2013
Middle East leaders flock to Moscow for Syrian talks, arms deals
Russian President Vladimir Putin will host Iranian officials along with a slew of other Middle Eastern leaders this week, to seal a lucrative weapons deal with Tehran and also to discuss solutions to the ongoing Syrian conflict. [ 3 Comments ]

President Obama and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry share a laugh with Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, left, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, and British Prime Minister David Cameron while waiting to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko before the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, United Kingdom on September 4, 2014.
Iran nuke deal erases Obama's red lines
From allowing Iran to keep enriching uranium to abandoning "anywhere, anytime" inspections of Tehran's nuclear facilities, the Obama administration has crossed many of its own red lines in the nuclear deal that will lift tough economic sanctions on America's longtime adversary. [ 2 Comments ]

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Islamic State has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group.

China has cut its holdings of U.S. Treasuries this month to raise dollars needed to support the yuan in the wake of a shock devaluation two weeks ago, according to people familiar with the matter.

French security forces are bracing for the eventuality of civil unrest and fear there could be a missile strike on a passenger airliner or a September 11-style attack, according to sources close to French intelligence.

While the Obama administration presses Congress to back the Iranian nuclear deal in September's vote, Russia and Iran are announcing all kinds of joint ventures, evidence of the increasingly close ties between them.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia is planning to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, the Turkish Anadolu agency reports.

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) head Ali Akbar Salehi left for Beijing on Wednesday, in an official visit to sign an agreement by which China will redesign Iran's Arak heavy water reactor and purchase the construction of several new small nuclear reactors for the Islamic regime.

Pakistan could have 350 nuclear warheads, the world's third largest stockpile, within the next decade if it continues its current addition of 20 nuclear warheads annually, according to a new report released by two Washington-based think tanks.

The Pentagon is investigating whether military officials have improperly rewritten intelligence assessments to give a more optimistic view of the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The powerful Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah threw its weight Tuesday behind mass protests calling for the government's resignation, deepening a crisis that started over piles of uncollected garbage in the streets of the capital but has tapped into a much deeper malaise.

China pumped 140 billion yuan ($21.8 billion) into its economy on Wednesday, in the central bank's latest bid to shore up slowing economic growth and waylay investors' fears of a 'hard landing.'

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Tuesday it received 'substantive' amounts of information from Iran to quell concerns its nuclear past might have had military aspects, although it was too early to draw conclusions from it.

The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China's rapid expansion in the South China Sea, the Philippine military said on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi were set to sign a deal for the construction of a nuclear power plant at a meeting on Wednesday in Moscow, a source close to the negotiations said, according to a report by Russia's state news agency, Sputnik International.

The sharp drop in oil prices is starting to bite for the world’s longtime top oil-producing nation, Saudi Arabia, and could threaten the seemingly unshakable social contract that has seen the kingdom's royal family rule for nearly a century with almost no opposition or oversight from the nation's masses.

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday demanded the release of 19 Iranian prisoners in United States custody, a bold gambit after the Obama administration has been criticized for failing to secure the release of three U.S. prisoners being held in Iran.

A military train of historical significance has been found but it isn't clear whether it includes Nazi carriages laden with gold as a treasure-hunting duo claims, local officials in Poland said Wednesday.

Minutes before he slung an assault rifle across his chest and walked through a high-speed train, the Moroccan suspect in the foiled attack watched a jihadi video on his cellphone, the French prosecutor said in formally opening a terrorism investigation Tuesday.

Around 800 potential terrorists 'prepared to do anything' have returned to Europe after fighting or training with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), Spanish security experts have warned.

Islamic State (IS) supporters online have been exchanging a new video that depicts the small child of an alleged jihadi fighter beheading a stuffed animal, according to information published by the SITE Intelligence group.

Spain and Morocco have arrested 14 people in a joint operation targeting suspected recruiters for the so-called Islamic State (IS) group.

Iran's intelligence minister warned Monday of plots by western spy agencies, including Israel's Mossad, to undermine stability in the Islamic Republic.

Fears of a return to all out warfare continue to mount in Ukraine after Petro Poroshenko, the Ukrainian president, accused Russia of sending fresh troops and equipment into the eastern part of the country.

When the banking crisis crippled global markets seven years ago, central bankers stepped in as lenders of last resort. Profligate private-sector loans were moved on to the public-sector balance sheet and vast money-printing gave the global economy room to heal.

China has been accused of censoring reports about the financial chaos in the country, stopping its citizens from looking for reports about what's going on.

Turkey and the United States will soon launch 'comprehensive' air operations to flush Islamic State fighters from a zone in northern Syria bordering Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told Reuters on Monday.

Asian investors made a stampede for the exit on Monday, with China's Shanghai Composite index posting its biggest one-day percentage loss since 2007, as fears surrounding the health of China's economy multiplied.

Iran reaffirmed at the weekend that it will scorn any international attempts to restrain its missile program, unveiling a new missile and announcing it will soon hold large-scale ballistic missile war-games.

NATO will hold its largest amphibious exercise in more than a decade this fall with more than 30 nations and 36,000 allied troops participating, including robust support from U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.

A former adviser to Gordon Brown has urged people to stock up on canned goods and bottled water as stock markets around the world slide.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was expected on Monday to formally call new elections for November 1 and re-appoint Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to form an interim administration, a day after the deadline passed for establishing a government following Turkey’s inconclusive election in June.