Feb 27, 2013 14:39 EST
America cannot "dictate to the world" and must work with allies and build relationships with other nations, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said shortly after being sworn in Wednesday as the new Pentagon chief.
Feb 27, 2013 13:49 EST
The jailed leader of Kurdish rebels is set to call for a long-sought ceasefire on March 21, the day of the Kurdish new year, as part of a renewed push for peace with Ankara, officials said on Wednesday.
Feb 27, 2013 13:44 EST
The US Army published dozens of documents online Wednesday in the case of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, after media outlets and other groups had criticized a lack of transparency.
Feb 27, 2013 13:37 EST
An Iraqi Airways plane landed in Kuwait City on Wednesday for the first time since Iraq's invasion of the emirate in August 1990, after a commercial dispute was resolved.
Feb 27, 2013 10:10 EST
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari arrived in Tehran on Wednesday for discussions on a much-delayed $7.5 billion gas pipeline project which is opposed by the United States, Iranian media reported.
Feb 27, 2013 05:23 EST
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was due in Tehran on Wednesday for discussions on a much-delayed gas pipeline deal which is opposed by the United States, Iranian media reported.
Feb 27, 2013 03:08 EST
World powers and Iran on Wednesday wrapped up two days of talks in Kazakhstan aimed at breaking a decade of deadlock over the Iranian nuclear programme, but there was no sign they had achieved any breakthrough.
Feb 26, 2013 22:41 EST
The US Senate confirmed Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense, ending a long and acrimonious nomination process and handing President Barack Obama a boost as he fills his second-term cabinet.
Feb 26, 2013 22:27 EST
World powers and Iran were due Wednesday to respond to offers presented by both sides in a final day of talks aimed at breaking a decade of deadlock over Tehran's nuclear drive.
Feb 26, 2013 16:40 EST
A US military judge ruled Tuesday that delays in the trial of WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning were "reasonable" and did not justify throwing out the serious charges against him.
Feb 26, 2013 13:52 EST
Security forces on Tuesday sealed entrances to Baghdad, set up checkpoints and searched cars during a protest to demand the approval of Iraq's state budget, an interior ministry official said.
Feb 26, 2013 13:35 EST
President Barack Obama's embattled pick to head the Pentagon cleared a key hurdle Tuesday when many Republicans ended their obstruction and the Senate agreed to bring Chuck Hagel's nomination to a vote.
Feb 26, 2013 12:55 EST
World powers and Iran on Tuesday exchanged offers at "useful" talks in Kazakhstan aimed at breaking a decade of deadlock over Tehran's disputed nuclear drive.
Feb 26, 2013 12:01 EST
Former British prime minister Tony Blair admitted on Tuesday that the situation in Iraq is "not nearly" what he hoped it would be when Britain joined the US-led invasion to depose Saddam Hussein ten years ago.
Feb 26, 2013 10:36 EST
World powers and Iran on Tuesday exchanged offers in crunch talks in Kazakhstan aimed at breaking a decade of deadlock over Tehran's nuclear drive despite low expectations of any deal.
Feb 26, 2013 04:08 EST
World powers were Tuesday offering Iran a softening of sanctions in exchange for concessions over its controversial nuclear programme, in crunch talks in Kazakhstan aimed at ending a decade of deadlock in the crisis.
Feb 25, 2013 21:43 EST
World powers meet negotiators from Iran in Kazakhstan on Tuesday in the hope of reaching a breakthrough in the decade-long crisis over its nuclear programme, despite low expectations after years of dashed hopes.
Feb 25, 2013 18:50 EST
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has dismissed as "fantasy" claims by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that Sweden's case against him is a conspiracy to have him extradited to the United States.
Feb 25, 2013 15:25 EST
The United States sent its top sanctions official on a four-country tour this week as it seeks to bolster support of international economic sanctions against Iran and Syria.
Feb 23, 2013 06:09 EST
The governor of Iraq's restive Diyala province was wounded in a suicide car bombing on Saturday, while a provincial elections candidate was killed in another attack, police and a doctors said.