Middle East

Iran's Rouhani willing to work with the West

Newly-elected Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has landed in the United States and quickly made a flurry of friendly gestures toward the West, including declaring Iran would not ever develop nuclear weapons. Rouhani has met with American media as he prepared for the U. N. General Assembly.

Putin writes to American people in New York Times op-ed

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a rare effort at communicating with the American people through the New York TImes. In an op-ed, he confronted President Barack Obama's decision-making regarding U.S. intervention in Syria and called for the U.S. to hold back any strikes.

NATO leader says Syria not to be trusted

NATO, the U.S-led military alliance is standing largely in the background as the United Nations, the United States, France and others grapple with how to respond to last month's chemical weapons attack. But leaders of the alliance, which is committed to protecting Syrian-neighbor Turkey, say Syria isn't to be trusted.

Confusion around U.S. drone policy in Pakistan runs deep

Confusion around the U.S. drone policy in Pakistan runs deep. That was evident during a Pakistani television station's interview with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry where he spoke confidently about a soon-to-come downscaling of the program that was quickly walked back by his spokeswoman.