International relations
  • Former head of intelligence Nicolo Pollari and deputy had been expected to serve up to 10 years for abduction of Muslim cleric in collaboration with U.S.

    US student Amanda Knox's former Italian lover Raffaele Sollecito (2nd L) and his father (R) leave the Florence courthouse on November 6, 2013 after his and Knox's retrial for the November 2, 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
    LAST UPDATE : Feb 24, 2014, 3:18 PM EST
  • Message from Ali Larijani highlights political jockeying between backers of moderate President Rouhani and hardliners wary of Western outreach.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 20, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT
  • In this Friday Sept. 27, 2013 file photo a car arrives at the headquarters of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, OPCW, in The Hague, Netherlands.

    The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Friday "for its extensive efforts" to rid the world of such arsenals, the awarding committee said.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 11, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT