DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Kuwait's oil minister says he believes the global oil market is relatively stable despite tightening sanctions on Iran and the recent threat of an industry shutdown in Norway.
Oil Minister Hani Hussein's comments Wednesday suggest that OPEC's fourth
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil rose more than 2 percent Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released a report that signaled it may take further steps to lift the economy.
China also reported strong auto sales for last month, and the U.S. said crude supplies
By EDITH M. LEDERER and JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad has discussed the possibility of forming a transitional government for his country as proposed by an international conference in Geneva last month, envoy Kofi Annan said Wednesday.
Annan, the U.N.-
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.N.'s special envoy on the Syrian crisis sought to build support for his peace efforts Tuesday with the leaders of Iran and Iraq, saying President Bashar Assad has agreed to a plan to quell the bloodshed in the
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An official says Iran has set up a private oil export group in an attempt to bypass a European ban on buying Iranian oil.
The ban is part of Western sanctions aimed at pressuring Iran over its nuclear program.
Hasan Khosrowjerdi, head of the Iranian oil products exporters union
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel launched an investigation Monday into whether a U.N. agency sent computers and other technology to Iran and North Korea in possible violation of U.N. Security Council sanctions.
The Foreign Affairs Committee probe comes on the heels
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - International envoy Kofi Annan tried to rescue his peace plan for Syria by seeking help Monday from Iran, a staunch ally and military backer of President Bashar Assad's regime.
Before flying to Tehran, Annan said he had agreed on a new approach
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new book claims Israel's spy agency dispatched assassins into Iran, as part of a campaign to sabotage the country's disputed nuclear program.
Israeli operatives have killed at least four Iranian nuclear scientists, including
By ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - In a show of force, Syria began large-scale military exercises Sunday to simulate defending the country against outside "aggression." Damascus' staunch ally Iran warned of a "catastrophe" in the region if no political
By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Deep in the heart of Mea Shearim, a Jerusalem bastion of hardline ultra-Orthodox Jews, hundreds of bearded young men in black suits have their noses burrowed into books, immersed in biblical study and oblivious to their