The United States sought Iran's help to bring Yemen's warring parties into talks on a political settlement when U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers met on April 27, U.S. officials said.
An Iranian opposition leader says that Iranians have dubbed their government the "godfather" of the Islamic State militant group.
The U.S. Senate has rejected an effort to tie sanctions relief for Iran under an international nuclear agreement to a requirement that President Barack Obama certify that Tehran is not supporting acts of terrorism against Americans.
Iran's foreign minister says Tehran respects freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf, a day after Iranian patrol boats seized a container ship under a Marshall Islands flag in one of the world's busiest oil shipping lanes.
The world's leading powers say a protective cover over the collapsed Chornobyl nuclear power plant would be completed by November 2017, despite insufficient funding.
Several prominent labor activists have been arrested in Iran ahead of May 1, International Workers' Day.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has met with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and other prominent former global leaders in Moscow.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has said that all Jews in Belarus should be taken "under control."
Police in northern Afghanistan say “the core” of a Taliban offensive in Kunduz Province has been destroyed and security forces are implementing a plan to block more militants from entering the country from Pakistan.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says negotiators from Tehran and six world powers will start drafting a final nuclear agreement on the morning of April 30 at negotiations in New York.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says his country "remains an island of stability and order" even as it "smells of war again in Europe."
Kyrgyzstan's ruling three-party coalition has nominated acting Economy Minister Temir Sariev as the Central Asian nation’s new prime minister.