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Nuclear deal would reward Iran for Yemen 'aggression': Israel

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned world powers on Monday that any nuclear deal they strike with Iran would be seen as a reward for Tehran's alleged "aggression" in Yemen.

'Yes or no' time in crunch Iran nuclear talks

Lausanne - Foreign ministers from major powers raced against the clock Monday on the eve of a deadline to nail down the final pieces of a framework deal they hope will put any Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach.

Iranian negotiator says nuclear deal 'doable'

Lausanne - A nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was "doable", Tehran's lead negotiator said in crunch talks in Switzerland on Sunday, with "two or three" issues still to be resolved.

Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

Lausanne - Foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers as well as the European Union's foreign policy chief began crunch nuclear talks on Monday in Switzerland, an AFP reporter said.

Tentative accord on key parts of Iran deal: Diplomats

Lausanne - Iran and six world powers have reached tentative agreement on key parts of a deal sharply curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme, Western diplomats said Sunday while cautioning that the pact is by no means done.

'Dangerous accord' with Iran worse than Israel feared: PM

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday denounced as "dangerous" a nuclear accord that world powers are negotiating with Iran, saying it goes beyond what his government had feared.

Israeli PM lashes out as Iran nuclear talks intensify

Lausanne - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a dire warning Sunday about a possible nuclear accord with Iran as talks in Switzerland towards the outline of a deal intensified days before a deadline.

Guarded optimism as Iran nuclear talks enter 'endgame'

Lausanne - World powers appeared Saturday to be narrowing in on a deal to stop Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb, with marathon talks stretching into the evening as Iran's foreign minister voiced confidence the final hurdles can be overcome.

Iran talks reach fever pitch amid calls for compromise

Lausanne - Tough negotiations to end a decade-long standoff over Iran's suspect nuclear programme move into top gear Saturday, seeking to overcome stubborn hurdles as both sides urged painful compromises.

U.S. Senate threatens Iran with new sanctions

Washington - The U.S. Senate voted unanimously supporting a non-binding measure to slap new economic sanctions on Iran should it violate terms of any nuclear deal it reaches with world powers.

What an Iran nuclear deal could look like

Lausanne - US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart meet in Switzerland on Thursday for a final round of talks before a March 31 deadline to agree the outlines of an elusive nuclear deal.

Rouhani writes to Obama as Iran talks near deadline

Lausanne - Iran's president Thursday appealed to global leaders including Barack Obama as negotiators raced against the clock to agree the outlines of a deal that puts an Iranian nuclear bomb out of reach.

US sees 'path' to long-elusive Iran deal

Lausanne - A nuclear deal with Iran capping over a decade of talks is in sight by a March 31 deadline, US officials said, but they remained cautious as top diplomat John Kerry prepared Thursday for down-to-the-wire negotiations.

Israel 'spied on Iran talks'

Washington - Israel has spied on Iran's nuclear talks with the United States and other major powers, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.Israel quickly dismissed the report as "not true", and denied spying on the United States.

UN sanctions emerge as possible Iran talks 'deal breaker'

Lausanne - On US Secretary of State John Kerry's Swiss bike rides last week to unwind from intense Iran nuclear talks, one emerging tricky issue may well have been going round his head: UN sanctions.

Kerry stresses unity over Iran nuclear deal

London - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said he was "united" with Britain, France and Germany on seeking a nuclear deal with Iran, whose president said an agreement was "possible".

Iran president says all nuclear issues can be resolved

Tehran - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday differences remain but all issues can be resolved in talks with the West to secure a long-sought deal on his country's disputed nuclear programme."I believe an agreement is possible.

'Intensive' Iran nuclear talks head for deadline

Lausanne - Marathon talks towards an Iran nuclear deal looked likely Friday to go down to the wire of a March 31 deadline, with negotiations in Switzerland set to break up and resume next week.

Kerry, Zarif see progress in 'tough' Iran nuclear talks

Lausanne - US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Thursday hailed "progress" in marathon nuclear talks but Washington denied a draft deal was already being circulated.

US says deal would bar Iran nuclear bomb 'in perpetuity'

Washington - The Obama administration insisted before skeptical lawmakers Thursday that any deal with Iran would ensure for "perpetuity" that it could not develop nuclear weapons.

Iran downplays chances of nuclear deal this week

Lausanne - Marathon talks to draw up the outlines of a landmark Iran nuclear deal by a March 31 deadline looked set Wednesday to go down to the wire as Tehran played down chances of finishing the job this week.

White House says chances of Iran deal 50/50 'at best'

Lausanne - The chances of clinching a nuclear deal with Iran are 50/50 "at best", the White House said Tuesday as negotiators in Switzerland raced against the clock to close the gaps.

'Ways to go' in Iran nuclear talks as time runs short

Lausanne - The US hunkered down Tuesday with Iran for crunch talks while warning that key disagreements remain ahead of a March 31 deadline to agree the outlines of a major nuclear deal.

Kerry, Zarif in crunch round of Iran nuclear talks

Lausanne - Iran nuclear talks entered a critical week Monday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart sitting down in Switzerland seeking an elusive breakthrough after 18 months of intense negotiations.

Kerry says 'important gaps' remain in Iran nuclear deal

Sharm El-sheikh - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday that talks on Iran's disputed nuclear programme have made progress, but there were still "important gaps" to overcome.

UN disaster meeting opens in tsunami-hit Japan

Sendai - Policymakers gathered for a ten-yearly meeting on disaster risk reduction Saturday, with hopes high that the conference in tsunami-hit Japan might provide a springboard for efforts to tackle natural disasters and costly climate change.

Kerry in Egypt for talks on IS fight, Palestinians

Sharm El-sheikh - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Friday in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh where he is to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to discuss the fight against the Islamic State group.

Iran's supreme leader warns against 'deceitful' West

Tehran - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned against "deceitful" world powers and branded a letter from Republican lawmakers as a sign of America's internal collapse just days before new nuclear talks.

Republican letter to Iran shakes trust in U.S.: Kerry

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hit out Wednesday at a letter by Republican senators to Iran opposing the nuclear talks he is leading, saying it threatened global trust in America.

EU to host Iran nuclear talks in Brussels on Monday

Brussels - The European Union will host talks in Brussels Monday with the British, French, German and Iranian foreign ministers on Tehran's contested nuclear programme as a deadline at the end of March nears.
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