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World May 17

World and regional powers set immediate, modest Syria goals

VIENNA — Seeking to salvage and reinforce a shaky truce, world and regional powers agreed Tuesday to try to turn the faltering pause in fighting into a comprehensive cease-fire and boost humanitarian aid deliveries with the hope of restarting peace…

World May 16

U.S., other powers want to arm Libyan government

VIENNA — In a move fraught with risk, the United States and other world powers said Monday they would supply Libya's internationally recognized government with weapons to counter the Islamic State and other militant groups gaining footholds in the chaos-wracked…

World Jul 14

Iran agrees to landmark nuclear deal

Any deal will go to the U.N. Security Council, which is expected to endorse it by the end of the month, to start the mechanics of implementation — long-term, verifiable limits on Iranian nuclear programs that could be used to…

Politics Jul 13

Iran nuclear agreement expected to come Tuesday

VIENNA -- Disputes over attempts to probe Tehran's alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly persisted Monday, diplomats said, threatening plans to wrap up an Iran nuclear deal by midnight -- the latest in a series of deadlines for the negotiations.

World Jul 06

Iran pushes for end to arms embargo in nuke deal

VIENNA -- A day before the new deadline for a nuclear accord, Iran pushed on Monday for an end to the U.N. arms embargo on the country — a parallel deal that the United States opposes as it seeks to…

World Apr 02

World powers, Iran reach framework for nuke deal by June 30

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- After marathon negotiations, the United States, Iran and five other world powers announced an agreement Thursday outlining limits on Iran's nuclear program to block it from developing atomic weapons and directing negotiators toward a final accord this…

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