US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech

2015-03-04 15:06

Undeterred by Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, US and Iranian negotiators have resumed work on an agreement meant to crimp Iran’s atomic programme in exchange for sanctions relief.

Obama: Nothing new in Netanyahu speech

2015-03-03 22:25

US President Barack Obama has said there was "nothing new" in Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress, insisting he did not offer a better option than negotiations.

Kerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticise it

2015-03-03 18:18

Senior US and Iranian officials have kicked off the second day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations as Israel’s leader prepares to deliver a speech to Congress denouncing a potential deal.

Yemen signs aviation deal with Iran

2015-03-01 15:08

Yemen and Iran have signed a civil aviation deal allowing each country to fly up to 14 flights a week in both directions

Spy link to carpet shop strange, sad, says owner

2015-02-26 12:45

The owner of a Persian carpet shop in Cape Town has expressed both his surprise and sadness at being linked to alleged secret Iranian intelligence operations in the country in a leaked SSA document.

I was spied on by the SSA! The unsuspecting targets of the spy cables

2015-02-25 19:54

A leaked State Security Agency spy cable document has identified some rather unlikely suspects for alleged secret Iranian intelligence activities in South Africa, from a Persian carpet trader in Bellville, Cape Town to a guest house in Johannesburg.

Spy Cables: Mossad contradicted Netanyahu’s warning on Iran

2015-02-24 08:37

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's 2012 warning to the UN General Assembly that Iran had almost completed its "plans to build a nuclear weapon" was contradicted by his own country’s spy agency, leaked South African intelligence reports show.

Iran responds to US warnings it might quit nuclear talks

2015-02-23 05:00

A senior Iranian official is responding sharply to warnings that Washington is ready to quit nuclear talks unless Tehran agrees to a deal that demonstrates it does not want atomic arms.

Battle lines drawn for a civil war in Yemen

2015-02-18 21:02

Hundreds of Sunni tribesmen in the central Yemeni desert parade in pick-up trucks toting heavy machine guns and singing martial songs to raise morale.

Rouhani: No end to Middle East strife without Iran

2015-02-11 20:53

Iran's president has said that the world needs its help to stabilise a troubled Middle East, in remarks pointing to the wider ramifications of a deal over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.


Democrats upset with effort to fast-track Iran bill

2015-03-04 15:06

A Republican effort to move quickly on legislation giving Congress oversight on any Iran nuclear deal has Democrats upset.

Rice: asking Iran to 'unlearn' its nuclear capability is nonstarter

2015-03-03 20:18

US National Security Adviser Susan Rice has urged a pro-lobbying group to drop any insistence that Iran entirely forego domestic nuclear capacity.

Iran ready to let in Google in on conditions

2015-03-02 05:00

Iran has regularly cut access to Facebook and Twitter, but it it will now allow the services of internet giants like Google if they respect its cultural rules.

Iran shrugs off Netanyahu bid to block nuclear deal

2015-02-28 16:22

Iran has shrugged off a bid by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abort a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers by lobbying opposition in a speech to the US Congress.

6 Iranians sentenced to life for UK kidnapping

2015-02-26 09:50

A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced six Iranians, three of them in absentia, to life in prison for kidnapping a British businessman who went missing in Dubai in 2013.

Iran smuggles in $1bn to skirt sanctions

2015-02-24 19:00

At least $1bn in cash has been smuggled into Iran as it seeks to avoid Western sanctions, a bigger figure than previously reported.

Russia offers Iran new missiles despite sanctions

2015-02-23 16:46

Russia has offered Iran advanced surface-to-air missiles after scrapping a similar deal in 2010 because of the UN sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme, the state defence company says.

'Significant gaps' remain in Iran talks - Kerry

2015-02-22 07:22

There are still "significant gaps" in negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme, US Secretary of State John Kerry says, warning that President Barack Obama was not prepared to extend them further.

Iran former vice president taken to jail

2015-02-15 20:12

Iran's official IRNA news agency says the country's former first vice president has been taken to jail to serve his prison term for corruption.

Iraq's al-Maliki denies comeback

2015-02-03 05:00

Iraq's increasingly visible former premier denies he is seeking a comeback.

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