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Iran in U-turn on women in stadiums as World Cup fever takes hold

Tehran - Tehran's largest football stadium is to admit thousands of women together with men for the first time since the the Islamic revolution of 1979 as World Cup fever grips Iran for its Wednesday evening group game against Spain.

Parts of Yemen missiles fired at Saudi Arabia were Iranian-made: UN report

New York - Some components from five missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Huthi rebels were manufactured in Iran but UN officials are unable to determine when they were sent to Yemen, according to a confidential UN report seen by AFP on Thursday.

As G7 feuds, Xi and Putin play up their own club

Qingdao - The leaders of China and Russia Sunday praised the expansion of their regional security bloc at a summit which put on a show of unity in stark contrast to the acrimonious G7 meeting.

China's Xi hails 'unity' of security bloc led with Russia

Qingdao - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc's "unity", just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US.

China hosts Russia, Iran for summit as US tensions rise

Qingdao - Chinese President Xi Jinping will open late Saturday a two-day regional security summit attended by Russia, Iran and other allies confronting rising tensions with the US over trade and Washington's withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal.

Iran 'cannot wait forever' for confirmation of 2015 deal: official

Vilnius - A senior Iranian official said on Friday that Tehran "cannot wait forever" for the confirmation of the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers that is hanging in the balance after the United States withdrew.

Iran president arrives at China summit

Qingdao - Iranian president Hassan Rouhani arrived in the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao Friday for a security summit where analysts say Beijing and Moscow will likely seek ways to salvage the nuclear deal ditched by Donald Trump.

China hosts summit with Russia, Iran as nuclear deal wobbles

Bejing - Iran, China and Russia may seek ways to salvage the nuclear deal ditched by Donald Trump when their leaders meet this weekend at a summit on the Chinese coast.

Europe under pressure as Iran 'nears nuclear red line'

Paris - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Iran on Wednesday that its plan to increase its uranium enrichment capacity took it close to a "red line", as Europe sought to protect its companies from a nuclear standoff between the US and Tehran.

France, Germany, Britain formally request exemptions from US Iran sanctions

Paris - France, Britain, Germany and the EU on Wednesday sent the United States a joint official request for their companies to be exempt from punitive measures resulting from fresh US sanctions on Iran.

China urges respect for nuclear deal after Iran uranium plan

Bejing - China urged all parties to the Iran nuclear deal to uphold the pact on Wednesday after Tehran unveiled plans to boost uranium enrichment capacity following Washington's pullout from the agreement.

Centrifuges at heart of 2015 Iran nuclear deal

Tehran - A limit on the number of uranium-enriching centrifuges is at the heart of a hard-won 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers aimed at controlling Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Iran steps up pressure with plan to boost uranium enrichment capacity

Tehran - Iran said Tuesday it has launched a plan to boost uranium enrichment capacity with new centrifuges, raising the pressure on European diplomats scrambling to rescue the crumbling nuclear deal after Washington pulled out.

Iran tells UN it will hike uranium enrichment capacity

Tehran - Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency that it has launched a plan to increase its uranium enrichment capacity, nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Tuesday.

Macron walks fine line as Netanyahu seeks anti-Iran front

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday on the second leg of his European trip amid deep differences over how to contain Iran's ambitions in the Middle East.

Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichment

Jerusalem - Israel's intelligence minister called Tuesday for a military coalition against Iran if the Islamic Republic were to defy world powers by enriching military-grade uranium.

Netanyahu warns Merkel of new refugee crisis sparked by Iran

Berlin - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday that Iranian meddling in the Middle East could touch off massive new refugee flows to Europe, as they clashed about the future of the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Netanyahu warns Germany: Stop Iran or expect more refugees

Berlin - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned Germany that it could see many more Syrian refugees if Berlin fails to adopt a harder stance against Iran and quit the 2015 nuclear deal.

Netanyahu heads to Europe seeking about-face on Iran

Berlin - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran, as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after US withdrawal.

Netanyahu to push hard line on Iran during Europe trip

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Europe Monday to push his uncompromising stance on Iran to leaders eager to salvage the nuclear agreement after the United States withdrew.

Iran sets sanctions waiver deadline for oil giant Total

Tehran - Iran's oil minister on Wednesday gave French energy giant Total 60 days to win a sanctions waiver from Washington or it would lose its stake in a multi-billion-dollar gas project.

India to ignore US sanctions on Iran, Venezuela: minister

New Delhi - India will keep trading with Iran and Venezuela despite the threat of fallout from US sanctions against the two countries, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said Monday.

China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval

Bejing - Iran's president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said Monday, as they try to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by Donald Trump.

Turkish banker files appeals notice against US conviction

New York - A Turkish banker sentenced to 32 months in prison for plotting to help Iran evade US sanctions on billions of dollars of oil proceeds took steps Friday to appeal his conviction in New York.

Iran nuclear deal 'in intensive care' as signatories meet in Vienna

Vienna - Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal met in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put "in intensive care" by Washington's dramatic withdrawal earlier this month.

Iran nuclear deal 'in intensive care' as signatories meet in Vienna

Vienna - Signatories of the Iran nuclear deal met in Vienna on Friday in a bid to save the agreement, as Iran warned the deal had been put "in intensive care" by Washington's dramatic withdrawal earlier this month.

Iran's first female manufacturer, a victim of Trump

Tehran - She fought through a male-dominated world to become perhaps Iran's first female manufacturing boss, and was on the cusp of major success with the help of a European investor.Until Donald Trump brought her crashing back to earth.

US says Europeans did nothing to counter Iran missiles

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Europeans Thursday of having done nothing to counter Iran's program to develop ballistic missiles."The Europeans have told us ...

US-Europe compromise on Iran a long way off: German FM

Washington - The United States and European countries remain "a long way from a compromise" on a new Iran nuclear deal after the US's withdrawal from the 2015 agreement, Germany's foreign affairs minister said Wednesday.

UN chief urges Lebanon's Hezbollah to halt military activity

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on Hezbollah not to engage in military activity inside Lebanon and elsewhere in the region, in a report seen by AFP on Wednesday.
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