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Argentine prosecutor laid to rest amid mystery over his death

La Tablada - The special prosecutor whose mysterious death set off a political firestorm in Argentina was laid to rest Thursday, as an investigation tries to determine whether he died by his own hand or was murdered.

Dead Argentine prosecutor wary even of his guards

Buenos Aires - The prosecutor whose suspicious death set off a crisis for Argentina President Cristina Kirchner no longer trusted even his bodyguards at the violent end of his life, an assistant said Wednesday.

Argentina to disband intelligence service after prosecutor death

Buenos Aires - President Cristina Kirchner said that she will disband Argentina's intelligence service after a prosecutor was found dead just hours before he was to make explosive allegations against her.

Argentina pledges 'full security' for journalists after one flees

Buenos Aires - A top aide to President Cristina Kirchner offered assurances Monday that journalists enjoy "full security" in Argentina after a reporter who revealed the suspicious death of a key prosecutor fled to Israel.

Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor case

Buenos Aires - A reporter who broke the story that an Argentine prosecutor was found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner fled Argentina on Sunday after threats."Now safe in Tel Aviv. Thanks everybody.

Argentine prosecutor shot point blank in forehead: Official

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Kirchner took a bullet point-blank to his forehead, justice officials said Saturday.

Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike

Tehran - Iran's parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country's nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing talks with world powers.

Iran FM in rare Saudi visit after king's death: TV

Riyadh - Iran's foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a rare visit to the regional rival, bringing condolences after the death of King Abdullah, television pictures showed.

Op-Ed: Can Hezbollah and Syria really afford to confront Israel?

Recent clashes coupled with the escalation of tensions between Israel and the Hezbollah, along with its Iranian and Syrian patrons, brings to one's mind this very question.

Obama will not meet U.S.-bound Netanyahu

Washington - U.S. President Barack Obama has refused to meet Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, who will make a controversial visit to the United States in early March as he fights for re-election.

Kirchner: Argentine prosecutor killed to discredit me

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner said Thursday she believes that a prosecutor who died under suspicious circumstances was murdered in a plot to implicate her government in a cover-up of a 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.

Argentine Jews rally for 'truth, justice' over 1994 bombing

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Jewish community pressed for "truth and justice", rallying at the site of a 1994 bombing in the wake of the suspicious death of the prosecutor investigating the attack.

Argentine Jews call rally for 'truth, justice' over 1994 bombing

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Jewish community called for "truth and justice" Wednesday, convening a demonstration at the site of a 1994 bombing in the wake of the suspicious death of the prosecutor investigating the attack.

Op-Ed: The dire prospect of another Israel-Hezbollah war

Here's to hoping that the present threats by Hezbollah and Iran to retaliate against the recent Israel strike in Syria doesn't escalate into full-blown war.

Argentine prosecutor's death sparks uproar, full probe vowed

Buenos Aires - Amid a public uproar, Argentine President Cristina Kirchner's government on Tuesday pledged its full backing of a probe into the suspicious death of a prosecutor who had accused her of obstructing his investigation of the 1994 bombing of a Jewish commu...

Op-Ed: Saudis and Iran ride rocky road to improved relations

Iran and Saudi Arabia are competitors for influence in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia also represents Sunni influence in the area while Iran is a prime supporter of Shia groups.

Israel strike on Syria 'also killed six Iranians'

Birut - An Israeli strike on Syria that killed six members of Hezbollah also killed six Iranian solders, including commanders, a source close to the Lebanese Shiite group told AFP on Monday.

Argentine prosecutor who accused president found dead

Buenos Aires - An Argentine prosecutor was found dead just hours before giving what was expected to be damning testimony against President Cristina Kirchner, in what appears to have been a suicide, officials said.

EU hails 'serious' Iran nuclear talks, says new round in February

Geneva - Negotiators for Iran and six global powers striving to reach a complex deal on Tehran's nuclear programme had "serious and useful" discussions in Geneva Sunday and will meet again next month, the EU said.

Iran students plan demo at French embassy over cartoon

Tehran - Iranian students have called for a demonstration Monday outside the French embassy in Tehran in response to a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed published by satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, media reports said.

Iran nuclear talks 'in decisive phase': Germany

Berlin - Germany's foreign minister said Thursday no more deadlines must be missed in the Iran nuclear negotiations which had entered "a decisive phase.

Iran could resume nuclear enrichment if sanctions hiked

Tehran - Some Iranian lawmakers are considering a push toward resuming unlimited uranium enrichment if the United States imposes new sanctions on Tehran amid negotiations on the country's nuclear programme, speaker Ali Larijani said Thursday.

Iran to combat 'immoral' dating with official marriage site

Tehran - Iran has announced plans to combat what it says are "immoral" online dating websites by launching an official site for young people seeking marriage.

US, Iran hold 'substantive' talks on nuclear deal

Geneva - Iran and the US held more than six hours of talks seeking to nail down a complex nuclear deal, but negotiators remained tight-lipped on what progress had been made as the clock ticks down to a third deadline.

U.S. says held 'substantive talks' with Iran

Geneva - The United States and Iran held "substantive" talks in Geneva as they seek to step up the pace of negotiations for a nuclear deal, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

Cancer-stricken Iranian teacher's pupils shave heads

Tehran - It is a disease that strikes tens of thousands of Iranians each year, but for 300 pupils news that their teacher had cancer prompted an unusual response -- they shaved their heads in sympathy.

Iran condemns 'insulting' Charlie Hebdo prophet cover

Tehran - Iran condemned Wednesday the publication of a new cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying it was "insulting" and "provocative".

Kerry to meet Zarif in Geneva on January 14: Iran

Tehran - US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif next week in Geneva ahead of a fresh round of nuclear talks, an Iranian official said Friday.

Iran military adviser killed in Iraq

Tehran - A senior Iranian military officer has been killed while advising Iraqi troops in their fight against the Islamic State group, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday.

Iran says Australia ignored warnings about gunman

Tehran - Iran repeatedly warned Australia about the criminal past of the perpetrator of the Sydney cafe siege and called for him to be kept under surveillance, top officials in Tehran said.
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