Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk delivers a speech in Kiev, August 8, 2014.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Wednesday that Kiev knew of plans by Russia to halt gas flows this winter to Europe, in comments which are likely to escalate the standoff between Moscow and the West....
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde looks at one of the pyramids while listening to a guide's explanation as she visits the Pyramids in Giza, at the end of her visit to Egypt, 22 August 2012. Egypt requested a $4.8 billion loan from the IMF and hopes for a deal by the end of year, officials said during a visit on Wednesday by Lagarde to discuss helping the ailing economy.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been placed under formal investigation by French magistrates on Wednesday for her alleged role in a long-running political fraud case, a source close to the former French finance minister...
Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat (L) helps Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he signs international conventions during a meeting with Palestinian leadership in the West Bank City of Ramallah 1 April 2014.
The skies over the Gaza Strip were calm Wednesday as a long-term ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians took hold after 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.   Millions in and around the war-torn...
An Islamic State militant uses a loud-hailer to announce to residents of Taqba city that Tabqa air base has fallen to Islamic State militants, in nearby Raqqa city August 24, 2014.
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Mohammad Javad Zarif
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