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Argentine court confirms dismissal of case against president

Buenos Aires - An Argentine appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court's decision to dismiss the case against President Cristina Kirchner on accusations that she shielded Iranian officials from prosecution over a 1994 Jewish center bombing.

Iraqi Shiite militias 'pulled back' from Tikrit: US

Washington - Iraq's Shiite militias have withdrawn from the forefront of an offensive to recapture Tikrit from Islamic State jihadists, allowing Baghdad government troops to take the lead, a top US general said Thursday.

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.

Iran's Rouhani in diplomatic drive to push nuclear deal

Lausanne - Iran's president on Thursday appealed to the leaders of Britain, France and Russia to seize an "exceptional opportunity" to strike a nuclear deal, as negotiators raced against the clock in Switzerland.

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.

US launches Tikrit air strikes to support Iraqi forces

Tikrit - US and coalition aircraft bombed Islamic State jihadists in Tikrit, lending air power to Iraqi forces who have struggled to recapture the town despite Iranian assistance.

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.

Rep. Louie Gohmert: 'It's Time to Bomb Iran'

Louie Gohmert, one of the most conservative and hawkish members of the US House of Representatives, wants to bomb Iran, and he wants to do it now.

'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.

Offensive against the IS in Tikrit, Iraq appears a success

Tikrit - The offensive against Tikrit by Iraqi security forces and Shiite militias backed by Iran appears close to victory as the last IS fighters are cornered in the center of Tikrit.

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.

How the CIA encouraged Iran to build a nuclear trigger

A CIA plan may have allowed US intelligence to claim that it had solid proof Iran was actively trying to build the final critical component of a nuclear weapon, had Iran fallen for the deception.

Export of Iran's revolution enters 'new chapter': General

Tehran - Iran's top general said Wednesday his country has reached "a new chapter" towards its declared aim of exporting revolution, in reference to Tehran's growing regional influence.

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.

Ultraconservative to head Iran's top clerical body

Tehran - Iran's Assembly of Experts, the clerics who appoint and can dismiss the country's supreme leader, picked an ultraconservative as their new chairman in a surprise appointment on Tuesday.

Obama lambasts US senators over Iran nuclear letter

Washington - Barack Obama pilloried Republicans over an incendiary letter to Iran's leaders that warned a nuclear deal with the United States could be scrapped by the next president.

UN nuclear experts hold talks in Tehran

Tehran - Experts from the UN nuclear watchdog held talks in Tehran Monday in their investigation into decade-old allegations of possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme, the ISNA news agency reported.

U.S. will 'walk away' if verifiable Iran nuclear deal not reached

Washington - President Barack Obama assured in a taped television interview Sunday that the United States was prepared to "walk away" from nuclear talks with Iran if a verifiable deal cannot be reached with Tehran.
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