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Iran says Australia ignored warnings about gunman

Tehran - Iran repeatedly warned Australia about the criminal past of the perpetrator of the Sydney cafe siege and called for him to be kept under surveillance, top officials in Tehran said.

Op-Ed: Sydney — curb marathon reporting on hostage-taking

Sydney - Australian authorities are restricting some information on the latest terrorist hostage-taking, and getting cooperation from the media. The Sydney event ended after 17 hours with the gunman and at least two hostages dead.

Iran arrests 12 for embezzling billions of dollars

Tehran - Iranian authorities have arrested 12 people for syphoning off more than $4.5 billion (3.6 billion euros) from one of the country's main banks over several years, media reported Thursday.

Iran official denies confirming strikes on IS in Iraq

Tehran - A senior Iranian official on Tuesday denied remarks attributed to him in a British newspaper saying Tehran had carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Kerry slams Iran over reports U.S. journalist charged

Washington - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday he was "deeply disappointed" by reports that a U.S. journalist jailed in Iran had been charged and denied bail more than four months after his arrest.

Iran minister says all web surfers to be 'identified'

Tehran - Iran's telecommunications minister has said his technicians are developing a system to identify any Internet user in the country at the moment of log-on, the ISNA news agency reported Saturday.

U.S. reporter's detention in Iran extended

Washington - The detention of the Washington Post's bureau chief in Tehran has been extended for up to 60 days, the paper said Wednesday, quoting his family.Jason Rezaian and his wife Yeganeh Salehi, also a journalist, were arrested in July.

Iranian blogger Soheil Arabi sentenced to die for Facebook posts

A leading Iranian judicial official told reporters there is "no pardon" for a blogger sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Muslim 'prophet' Mohammed on Facebook.

Op-Ed: Obama's choice for Defense Secretary an academic hawk

Washington - Ashton Carter is now widely seen as Obama's choice for defense secretary after Obama's reportedly more favored candidate Jeh Johnson of Homeland Security and others indicated they were not interested in the position.

Iran supreme leader backs nuclear talks extension

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said Thursday he supported the decision to extend talks with world powers in search of a nuclear agreement, after a missed deadline for a deal.

Republicans' next clash with Obama: Iran nuclear talks

Washington - The extension of international nuclear negotiations with Iran is likely to prompt a far-reaching showdown between the White House and US Republicans who seek to tighten economic screws against Tehran.

Iran nuclear deal deadline extended to July 1

Vienna - Iran and world powers have given themselves seven more months to clinch a landmark nuclear agreement, and defuse a 12-year standoff, after missing a Monday midnight deadline for a deal.

Op-Ed: Iran has no intention of agreeing to nuclear deal

Vienna - It's hard to tell whether the failure of Western nations to convince Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program should be a source of mirth or concern.

Iran nuclear deal deadline extended to July 1

Vienna - Iran and world powers failed in an enormous diplomatic push to seal a landmark nuclear deal by a Monday deadline, deciding instead to give themselves seven more months to reach agreement.

World powers discuss extending Iran deal deadline

Vienna - World powers and Iran late Sunday began looking at giving themselves more time to reach a nuclear deal, as they struggled to overcome major gaps barely 24 hours before a deadline.

Iran, world powers seek elusive nuclear deal one day before deadline

Vienna - Iran and world powers face an uphill struggle to break the deadlock in their high-stakes nuclear negotiations and secure a historic deal on the eve of a deadline.

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - Iran and world powers still appeared a long way off from a nuclear deal late Saturday with US Secretary of State John Kerry and officials on both sides warning of major gaps two days before a deadline.

New Kerry, Zarif meeting in Iran nuclear talks: U.S.

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna on Saturday afternoon, their first direct talks of the day, a US official said, two days ahead of the deadline for a nuclear deal.

'Moment of truth' nears in Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday "serious gaps" remained in talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna two days before a deadline to strike a nuclear deal.

No 'significant' new proposals in nuclear talks: Iran

Vienna - World powers made no "significant" new proposals in nuclear talks Friday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said days before a deadline for a deal.

'Serious gaps' remain in US-Iran nuclear talks: US

Vienna - The United States said Friday that "serious gaps" still need to be overcome with Iran in marathon negotiations in Vienna on ending a 12-year standoff over the country's nuclear program.

Kerry seeks breakthrough in troubled Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - Troubled Iran nuclear talks enter the make-or-break endgame Friday as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart seek a breakthrough just days ahead of a deadline.

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry joined troubled Iran nuclear talks in Vienna on Thursday, four days before a looming deadline, with Russia warning that getting a deal will be "very difficult".

Iran refuses to give ground on key Arak reactor

Tehran - Iran's nuclear chief on Thursday ruled out further negotiations on the design of a reactor that the West fears could be used to produce plutonium for an atomic bomb.

Iran nuclear talks hang in the balance

Vienna - A final round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme before a looming deadline hung in the balance Thursday as Britain expressed pessimism a deal could be done in time and foreign ministers stayed away.

Britain 'not optimistic' on Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - Britain expressed doubts Wednesday that a nuclear deal could be reached with Iran by a looming deadline, as Tehran and six world powers haggled in a final round of talks in Vienna.

Iran, US go face-to-face in crunch nuclear talks

Vienna - Iran and the US held one-on-one talks Wednesday as a deadline loomed to reach a mammoth nuclear deal, seeking common ground on the two crucial remaining issues: uranium enrichment and sanctions relief.

Kerry delays trip to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks

London - US Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed back his trip to Vienna where international negotiators are in final talks on Iran's nuclear programme, his department said.

Crunch final round of Iran nuclear talks

Vienna - Iran and world powers ratcheted up the rhetoric Tuesday as they entered a final round of nuclear talks six days before a deadline for a deal, with still-considerable differences dogging the negotiations.

Iran nuclear talks enter slippery final straight

Vienna - Iran and six world powers begin a final round of nuclear talks in Vienna Tuesday, six days before a deadline for a deal with differences still considerable despite months of negotiations.
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