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Iranian, US interests collide across Mideast

09/30/2013 12:05am
The groundbreaking dialogue between Iran and the U.S. has raised speculation of further advances to ease their 34-year diplomatic estrangement. But the two countries have overlapping interests across the Middle East and beyond that are sharply at odds.

Israel's Netanyahu warns White House about Iran

09/30/2013 12:29am
Mortified that the world may be warming up to Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking an unpopular message to the White House and the United Nations this week: Don't be fooled by Tehran's new leadership.

Rouhani orders study of possible Iran-US flights

09/30/2013 3:24am
Iran's president is asking aviation authorities to study the possibility of resuming direct flights between Iran and the United States for the first time in more than three decades.

Israel Holocaust museum awards Arab who saved Jews

09/30/2013 11:28am
Israel's Holocaust memorial on Monday posthumously honored an Egyptian doctor who risked his life to rescue Jews during World War II, the first Arab to receive the prestigious recognition of "Righteous Among the Nations."

Sudan: Smartphones spread word of protests

09/30/2013 11:32am
In the face of a heavy media blackout imposed by the government over their protests, Sudanese taking to the streets demanding the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir are turning to their smartphones to get out word on their cause.

Sudan leader digs in against protests

09/30/2013 2:52pm
When Sudan's longtime president Omar al-Bashir introduced drastic austerity measures, he berated the public for being ungrateful over how his regime had improved their lives, boasting that before he came to power, Sudanese never ate hot dogs, talking as if they were a strange, luxury food.

UN Security Council demanding aid access in Syria

09/30/2013 3:27pm
The president of the U.N. Security Council says many members are pressing to follow up on last week's resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons with a demand that President Bashar Assad's government allow immediate access to the country for desperately needed humanitarian aid.