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Iran sticks to nuclear enrichment 'red line'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Thursday there were "serious differences" between Tehran and Western nuclear negotiators in Geneva.
Report: U.S., Afghans reach agreement on long-term presence

Report: U.S., Afghans reach agreement on long-term presence

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. and Afghan officials said Wednesday they had resolved final disputes over the agreement on long-term American presence in Afghanistan.
U.S. raises concerns about Turkish missile defense

U.S. raises concerns about Turkish missile defense

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the Turkish government is well aware of the concerns over its options for a compatible missile defense system.
Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

Obama: Iran won't snooker U.S., allies in nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- President Obama Tuesday tried to assure lawmakers and business executives Iran won't snooker the United States and its allies during nuclear negotiations.
U.S. hopes for positive outcome of security deal with Afghanistan

U.S. hopes for positive outcome of security deal with Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The United States hopes for a positive outcome from the Loya Jirga meeting in Afghanistan on the proposed bilateral security agreement, an official said.

Nepalese begin voting for second Constituent Assembly

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Nepalese voted Tuesday to elect a second Constituent Assembly to draft a new Constitution for the Himalayan state, which has faced years of political turmoil.
Radical rebel group mistakenly beheads fellow anti-government rebel

Radical rebel group mistakenly beheads fellow anti-government rebel

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Radical Syrian rebels erroneously beheaded an anti-government fighter after assuming he supported President Bashar Assad's regime, the radical group said.
Obama urges Congress to hold off passing more sanctions against Iran

Obama urges Congress to hold off passing more sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama asked U.S. lawmakers to give diplomacy on Iran's nuclear program a chance, saying Thursday sanctions could be cranked up if diplomacy failed.
Kremlin: Haste wasted Iranian nuclear talks

Kremlin: Haste wasted Iranian nuclear talks

CAIRO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday last minute changes to a nuclear deal with Iran thwarted an agreement in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.

Cairo seeking diverse partner with Russia

CAIRO, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Thursday a visit to Cairo by his Russian counterparts was a historic moment in bilateral strategic affairs.

Egypt still on hook for political rights, Ban says

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- After a state of emergency expired in Egypt, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Egyptian leaders need to show response for political and human rights.
White House: New Iran sanctions could lead U.S. to 'war'

White House: New Iran sanctions could lead U.S. to 'war'

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The White House warned Congress imposing new economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program could lead the United States on a "march to war."
London dismayed by election delays in the Maldives

London dismayed by election delays in the Maldives

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday he was "deeply dismayed" by delays in the Maldivian presidential election.

Maldives Supreme Court delays presidential run-off

MALE, Maldives, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Maldivians' third attempt to elect a president is on hold after no candidate won a majority Saturday and the Supreme Court postponed Sunday's run-off.

United States loses UNESCO vote because of dues cutoff

PARIS, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The United States was stripped Friday of its vote in UNESCO, the United Nations agency that promotes scientific and cultural exchange, officials said.
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