TEHRAN — As Iran and world powers move closer to a long-term agreement over the Islamic republic’s nuclear activities, domestic political struggles here are threatening to undermine the diplomatic process, which both the White House and the administration of Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, say is on the right track.
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NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico — At a heavily fortified checkpoint, one of 600 in the area, Leonardo Quintero demanded that the driver of the Hummer not just hand over his cellphone but also open his most recent text messages.
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s prime minister quit to help end more than two months of street protests as parliament prepared to grant amnesty to activists and revoked anti-rally laws that sparked deadly riots last week.
MONTREUX, Switzerland — The government of Syrian President Bashar Assad and its opponents traded verbal barbs Wednesday as a long-awaited Syrian peace conference opened in this Swiss lakeside city under the auspices of the United Nations.
MOSCOW — Russia sent troops across Dagestan on Tuesday as the government pressed an offensive against insurgents and new threats emerged weeks before the Winter Olympics kick off in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin said 40,000 police and special services officers have been deployed in the Black Sea resort of Sochi to ensure security ahead of the Winter Olympics’ opening ceremony on Feb. 7.
MOSCOW — In the run-up to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, President Vladimir Putin on Friday again insisted that there is no discrimination against gays in Russia — but then urged gays to “please leave children in peace.”
BUENOS AIRES — U.S. federal agents who seized more than $4 million in U.S. banknotes shipped from Alfredo Piano’s Buenos Aires bank uncovered what they claimed was a cache of dirty money.
CAIRO — Nearly two years ago, when I first moved to Cairo, I made sure to get a place with a second bedroom for all my friends who vowed to visit and explore Egypt’s ancient ruins with me, to check seeing the Pyramids and the Sphinx off their bucket lists. But with each passing month, as the country’s post-2011 instability continued, that second room largely sat empty.
NANANGZHEN, China — China, the world’s biggest consumer of illegal ivory, crushed six tons of tusks and carved ornaments in public on Monday, in an event that signaled it would do more to join global efforts to protect African elephants from rampant poaching.