General: Iran showing 'flexibility' on nuclear issue but no optimism

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Iran is flexible on its nuclear issue but hasn't been rewarded with a sense of optimism about the way forward, an Iranian commander said Wednesday.
Veena Malik marries Pakistani actor, Asad Bashir, in Dubai

Veena Malik marries Pakistani actor, Asad Bashir, in Dubai

Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Veena Malik is a married woman.
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Two suicide bombers kill 78 at Pakistani church

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The death toll climbed to 78 in twin explosions at a Pakistani church Sunday that also injured 120 people, officials in Peshawar said.

Historic home of Pakistan's founder destroyed in attack

QUETTA, Pakistan, June 15 (UPI) -- The historic home of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, was destroyed Saturday in an attack that killed a security guard, officials said.

Iran wants action, not talk, from U.S.

TEHRAN, March 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. government must back its rhetoric with action if it wants to open communication with Iran, a senior Iranian legislator said.

Analysis: Egypt's religious tension

WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Violence has erupted in recent weeks between Christians and Muslims in various parts of Egypt, bringing to the forefront an age-old problem in a country considered a leading U.S. ally in the Middle East and where a more moderate -- and tolerant -- form of Islam is practiced.
CLAUDE SALHANI, UPI Contributing Editor

Hosseini: Bush Iran approach has no impact

TEHRAN, June 13 (UPI) -- An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says U.S. President George W. Bush's opposition will have no effect on Iran's nuclear program.
Iran lashes out at Obama's Tehran remarks

Iran lashes out at Obama's Tehran remarks

TEHRAN, June 6 (UPI) -- Iran has lashed out at Barack Obama, the apparent Democratic nominee for U.S. president, for pledging to eliminate the Tehran threat.

Contractor in Iraq to be court-martialed

BAGHDAD, May 28 (UPI) -- An Iraqi contractor will be the first civilian tried by court-martial under a Uniform Code of Military Justice amendment, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

Iran blames U.S., Israel for Lebanon

TEHRAN, May 10 (UPI) -- The Iranian government Friday blamed the United States and Israel for the new outbreak of violence in Lebanon.

Iran recalls ambassador to Iraq

TEHRAN, May 8 (UPI) -- Iran recalled its ambassador to Iraq in protest of Baghdad's support for a move by the United Arab Emirates to take ownership of three Persian Gulf islands.

Iran invites Maliki for talks

TEHRAN, May 8 (UPI) -- A top official with the Shiite Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council said Tehran invited Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for talks on Iraqi national security.

Iran rejects future talks with U.S.

TEHRAN, May 5 (UPI) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on its Web site it would participate in no more talks on Iraq while U.S. forces are fighting in Sadr City.

Iran refuses latest nuclear incentive plan

TEHRAN, May 5 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini said Monday Tehran would refuse any incentives meant to persuade Iran to halt uranium enrichment.

Iranian ministry criticizes Iraqi remarks

TEHRAN, April 27 (UPI) -- The contention by Iraq's national security adviser that Iran is backing Iraqi insurgents is not helpful, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman chided Sunday.

Iran's nuclear program subject of talks

SHANGHAI, April 16 (UPI) -- Representatives of countries mediating the Iranian nuclear dispute met in Shanghai Wednesday to discuss ways to induce Iran to suspend its program.

Eleven dead, 191 hurt in Iran mosque blast

SHIRAZ, Iran, April 13 (UPI) -- A bomb at a Shiraz mosque in southwestern Iran killed at least 11 people and injured 191 others, Iran's official news agency reported.
Dogs of War: Military justice and PMCs

Dogs of War: Military justice and PMCs

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Two recent developments have highlighted different aspects of the accountability issue presented by the use of private military contractors.

U.S. contacts Iran for Iraqi security plan

TEHRAN, April 7 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian foreign minister said Monday Tehran received a request from the United States to discuss restoring peace in Iraq.

Bush accused of destabilizing Persian Gulf

TEHRAN, April 4 (UPI) -- The Iranian Foreign Ministry accused U.S. President Bush of trying to destabilize the Persian Gulf region with remarks on Tehran's alleged military threat.

India: Plot at BSE foiled

NEW DELHI, March 13 (UPI) -- Indian police said they have shot and killed two suspected rebels who were planning to attack the Bombay Stock Exchange.

Iranian leaders claim U.S. stood them up

TEHRAN, March 10 (UPI) -- A spokesman for the Iranian foreign minister blamed the U.S. delegation for the failed fourth round of negotiations regarding Iraq's security.

Iran-Iraq engage diplomatically

TEHRAN, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Iranian media reports that Iraq's ambassador to Tehran said "Iraq is President Ahmadinejad's second home" days before a diplomatic visit to Iraq.

Iran to take 'action' against sanctions

TEHRAN, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Iran will meet any new U.N. Security Council sanctions imposed in relation to its nuclear program with "deserving action," an Iranian spokesman said Sunday.

Iran: U.S. talks off on technicality

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- "Technical" reasons have forced a delay in talks between Iranian and U.S. officials about Iraq, an Iranian government spokesman said Sunday.
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