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Arab League meets to discuss Iran 'violations'

Cairo - Arab foreign ministers gathered in Cairo on Sunday at Saudi Arabia's request for an extraordinary meeting to discuss alleged "violations" committed by Iran in the region.

Renewed US-Russia rift threatens slim Syria peace hope

Washington - The latest US and Russian bid to find enough common ground on which to build some hope for Syria is in trouble, just days ahead of talks that could make or break the peace process.

Iran says 'biased' French policy stoking Mideast crises

Tehran - Iran said on Friday that "biased" French policy was stoking crises in the Middle East after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused it of "hegemonic" ambitions in the region.

Questions mount over fate of US-detained Turkish mogul

New York - Speculation is mounting over the whereabouts of a Turkish-Iranian gold mogul and whether he will stand trial as scheduled in New York on charges of defying US sanctions on Iran.

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi to face Iran: defence chief

Jerusalem - Israel's military chief of staff said in an interview Thursday that his country was prepared to cooperate with Saudi Arabia to face Iran's plans "to control the Middle East.

UK denies link between £400m debt to Iran and prisoner

London - Britain on Thursday denied any link between a longstanding debt of £400 million ($530 million, 450 million euros) to Iran and the fate of a British woman jailed in Tehran, after a report cited diplomats saying the money could help secure her release.

Turkey asks US for news on jailed businessman Zarrab

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday asked the United States for information regarding the situation of a Turkish-Iranian businessman who is due to go on trial later this month in a case that has angered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Aid slow to reach quake-hit Iranian villages

Varzaneh - Iranian survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people pleaded Wednesday for water, tents and other emergency supplies as aid trickled into remote villages near the Iraqi border.

Israel PM offers quake aid to arch foe Iran

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered aid to victims of the deadly earthquake in Iran, insisting enmity between the two governments does not prevent humanitarian sympathy.

Iran scrambles to aid victims of killer quake

Mostafa - Thousands of Iranians prepared Tuesday to spend a third night in the cold as authorities scrambled to help those made homeless by a major earthquake that killed more than 400.

World's earliest evidence of wine-making found in Georgia

Miami - The world's earliest evidence of grape wine-making has been detected in 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia, making the tradition almost 1,000 years older than previously thought, researchers said Monday.

Quake leaves trail of death and destruction in Iraq

- Nizar Abdullah spent the night sifting through the ruins of the two-storey house next door in the mountainous town of Darbandikhan in Iraqi Kurdistan after a killer quake hit the region.

Iran hunts for survivors as quake kills 300 near Iraq border

Tehran - Iranian rescue workers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors on Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing more than 300 and injuring thousands.The 7.

Arab League to meet on Iran at Saudi request: diplomats

Cairo - The Arab League will hold an extraordinary meeting next Sunday at the request of Saudi Arabia to discuss "violations" committed by Iran in the region, according to a memorandum.

As Iran-Saudi 'Cold War' heats up, what next?

Tehran - From a Yemeni missile attack to the resignation of Lebanon's prime minister, the "Cold War" between Middle East rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran has been heating up.

Bahrain accuses Iran over pipeline fire

Dibai - Gulf kingdom Bahrain has accused Iran of being behind a pipeline fire that temporarily halted oil supplies from Saudi Arabia, but Tehran rejected the allegation as "childish".

Iran tells France nuclear deal 'not negotiable'

Tehran - Iran's nuclear deal is "not negotiable", Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said on Saturday in response to remarks by the French president.

Egypt FM to tour Gulf in push for political solution

Cairo - Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will embark on a Gulf tour to push for a political solution as tensions rise between Saudi Arabia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah, his ministry said Saturday.

Iran still complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog chief

New York - The UN's nuclear watchdog director Yukiya Amano Thursday reaffirmed Tehran is complying with the 2015 nuclear deal in a meeting with US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the agency said.

Saudi power grab a gamble, but Trump is all in

Washington - Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman's aggressive power grab represents a huge gamble on the stability of his kingdom and its neighbors, but Donald Trump is not one to worry.

Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran's 'might'

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words between the regional heavyweights intensifies.

Rouhani warns Saudi Arabia of Iran's 'might'

Tehran - President Hassan Rouhani warned Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that it will achieve nothing by threatening the might of Iran, as a war of words between the regional heavyweights intensifies."You know the might and place of the Islamic republic.

Europe urges US Congress not to torpedo Iran deal

Washington - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal can never be renegotiated, as she urged US lawmakers not to try to reopen the agreement.

EU's Mogherini lobbies US Congress to save Iran deal

Washington - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini warned Tuesday that the Iran nuclear deal can never be renegotiated, as she urged US lawmakers not to try to reopen the agreement.

Mogherini warns of 'dangerous' Middle East escalation

Washington - Europe's top diplomat Federica Mogherini warned Tuesday that the mounting tension between Saudi Arabia, Iran and their respective allies and proxies is "extremely dangerous.

Iran says Saudi claims on Yemen 'contrary to reality'

Tehran - Iran on Tuesday dismissed accusations by Saudi Arabia's crown prince that it had launched a "direct military aggression" after a missile fired by Tehran-backed Yemeni rebels was intercepted near Riyadh.

Johnson seeks to clarify remarks over Briton jailed in Iran

London - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called his Iranian counterpart on Tuesday in a bid to clarify remarks which left him accused of jeopardising the case of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran.

US urges action after Saudi accuses Iran over missile attack

Riyadh - The United States called Tuesday for international action to hold Iran to account after Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of "direct military aggression" over a Yemeni rebel missile attack near Riyadh.

Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of 'direct aggression'

Riyadh - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused Iran on Tuesday of "direct military aggression" against the kingdom by supplying Yemen's Huthi rebels with ballistic missiles, state media reported.

Blaming Iran, Saudi says missile strike may be 'act of war'

Dibai - Saudi Arabia and Iran traded fierce accusations over Yemen on Monday as Riyadh said a rebel missile attack "may amount to an act of war" and Tehran accused its rival of war crimes.
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