President Hassan Rouhani of Iran told the United Nations on Thursday that “no nation should possess nuclear weapons,” and that Israel should join the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, as Iran did long...
Iran's new government, stepping up a campaign to project a more moderate image abroad, said on Wednesday it wants to jump-start talks with world powers to resolve a decade-long dispute over its...
Mohammad Davari Tehran: Iran's new President, Hassan Rohani, was set to take the oath before parliament on Sunday, a day after taking office with a promise to work to ease crippling Western sanctions.
Robert Tait Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, made an explicit pitch for a new understanding with the West in his inauguration address, describing his government as one of hope and moderation.
Ladane Nasseri Iranian President Hassan Rohani, who has promised to back women's increased participation in Iranian society, appointed Elham Aminzadeh as his vice-president for legal affairs.
Mohammad Davari The sole reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election, Hassan Rohani, took a significant lead in early counting, with 52 per cent of the vote, the country's Interior Ministry said.
Jason Rezaian Iranians took a giant stride towards ending their country's isolation by voting overwhelmingly at weekend presidential elections for a moderate reformer who promised a clean break from policies that...
Paul McGeough So Iran has a new president. Dr Hassan Rouhani is a more sober, more pragmatic individual than the feisty Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who will leave office in August - but Rouhani's elevation may amount to...
Jason Rezaian Tehran Conservatives aligned with Iran's supreme leader may enjoy his support, but their inability to rally behind one candidate could hurt their chances of replacing Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president.
Ladane Nasseri Saeed Jalili, the face of Iran's nuclear ambitions as the Islamic republic's chief negotiator, is running for president on his record of defying global pressure to curtail the program.
Some of the world's most notorious strongmen have wept openly at the lavish state funeral of Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leftist whose revolution won him friends and foes at home and abroad.
Laurent Thomet, Peter Foster Venezuela has given its late president Hugo Chavez a lavish farewell at a state funeral that brought some of the world's most notorious strongmen to tears, with music, prayers and a fiery speech by...
Jordi Miro Venezuela has plunged into a bitter election fight to succeed Hugo Chavez, with acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles facing off in a flurry of name-calling.
Israel has slammed Turkish Prime Minister's "crime against humanity" comment.
Jason Rezaian TEHRAN: Iran's parliament has voted to impeach the country's labour minister, the ninth minister from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's cabinet to be sacked during Mr Ahmadinejad's second term.
Thomas Erdbrink Ayatollah Ali Khamenei rejected any idea of bilateral talks with the United States.
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After 14 years in power, the seemingly indefatigable Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has announced a relapse of his cancer and designated vice president Nicolas Maduro as his heir apparent.
Robert Tait Iranian riot police fight protesters outside Tehran's grand bazaar as the country's economic woes worsen.