Clinton hopeful of Iran deal

18 minutes ago

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton says she's hopeful the US can reach a strong "'verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions.

World has never been 'closer' to nuclear deal - Iran FM

2015-07-03 21:59

A nuclear deal with Iran has "never been closer", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said, also holding out the promise of greater co-operation to tackle wider global problems.

Iran, IAEA agree on nuclear road map - diplomat

2015-07-02 20:40

Iran and the international nuclear watchdog have reached an understanding on how to conduct a stalled investigation of alleged nuclear weapons research projects, an Iranian diplomat says.

Iran meets key nuclear obligation - diplomats

2015-06-30 18:11

Diplomats say that a UN nuclear agency will confirm that Iran has met a key condition of a preliminary nuclear agreement.

Major problems in Iran nuclear talks

2015-06-26 21:13

Efforts to finalise a historic nuclear deal with Iran remain stuck on several issues, diplomats from both sides say.

No improvement in human rights in Iran - US

2015-06-25 22:10

Iran repressed freedoms and rights for its people last year, the US has said, adding that there has been no "meaningful improvement" since President Hassan Rouhani was elected in 2013.

Iran says good nuclear deal more important than deadline

2015-06-22 17:52

It is worth missing the June 30 deadline in nuclear talks between Iran and world powers by a few days in order to get a good deal, Iran's foreign minister says.

Bahrain seizes explosives meant for use in Saudi

2015-06-18 21:09

Bahrain has seized explosives and bomb-making materials earmarked for use in Bahrain and neighbouring Saudi Arabia in what it described as an Iranian attempt to attack.

Iran arrests former vice president under Ahmadinejad

2015-06-08 16:01

Iran's official news agency says one of the country's vice presidents under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested, the second such high-profile detention among officials of the former administration.

Iran's Rouhani heckled as he makes unity speech

2015-06-04 10:06

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called for unity in the face of the country's 'enemies', at a tense religious ceremony during which he was repeatedly interrupted.


Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015

2015-07-04 20:32

A long-delayed investigation into whether Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons could be completed by the end of the year with Tehran's help, the head of the UN atomic watchdog says.

All sides making 'genuine effort' for Iran deal - Kerry

2015-07-03 21:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry has praised a "genuine effort" by all sides negotiating a nuclear accord with Iran to get the deal done as a new deadline looms.

Iran oil exports may jump to 60% in a year

2015-07-01 15:30

Iran will increase its oil exports by up to 60% within a year if it can agree a nuclear deal with world powers bringing an end to sanctions, according to a survey.

France: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks

2015-06-29 18:53

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date and the negotiators have deliberately decided not to set a new date to conclude negotiations.

Putin calls Obama to discuss Ukraine, ISIS

2015-06-26 09:56

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his US counterpart Barack Obama to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, ISIS's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.

One week to finalise Iran nuclear deal

2015-06-23 20:06

The gruelling diplomatic marathon towards a historic deal putting an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach entered the final phase with one week left for Tehran and six major powers to seal the accord.

WikiLeaks reveals Saudi intrigue

2015-06-20 19:13

Iran, intrigue and unpaid limo bills: leaked files offer insight into Saudi diplomats' world

Iran nuclear deadline not a 'sacred date'

2015-06-16 21:19

The end of June deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is not sacred and extra time may be necessary, a top Iranian negotiator says.

Yemeni Scud missile shot down by Saudis

2015-06-06 20:21

Yemen's dominant Houthi group and its army allies fired a Scud missile at Saudi Arabia which the kingdom said it shot down.

25 Iraqi tourists killed in Iran bus crash

2015-06-03 14:04

Twenty-five Iraqi tourists have been killed and 16 injured when their bus plunged off a cliff in Iran's northern mountains, news agencies report.

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