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Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

Tehran - Iran Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.

Iraq PM to visit Iran for talks on fight against IS

Baghdad - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi is to visit Iran on Monday for talks on Baghdad's battle against the Islamic State group, which holds swathes of the country, his office said.

Op-Ed: Realpolitik continues to permeate Washington's Syria policy

One of the primary reasons that the U.S. administration is prioritizing Iraq in its campaign against Islamic State (IS) is because a form of realpolitik still largely dominates its policy towards the Syria situation.

Iran opposes extending troubled nuclear talks

Vienna - Iran said Thursday it is against extending a November 24 deadline for troubled nuclear talks, even though major stumbling blocks remain in the way of a deal."We only have 40 days left to the deadline and...

Iran opposes extending troubled nuclear talks

Vienna - Iran's foreign minister said Thursday that Tehran opposes extending troubled nuclear talks beyond a November 24 deadline, even though major stumbling blocks remain in the way of a deal."We only have 40 days left to the deadline and...

US not discussing extending Iran nuclear talks deadline

Vienna - The US is not discussing extending the deadline to strike a nuclear deal with Iran beyond November 24, a senior US official said Wednesday following comments from other figures suggesting such a move.

Fears Gaza donors will fall short as Kerry heads to Egypt

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry left for Cairo Saturday to back calls to aid the Gaza Strip, amid fears donors may fail to raise $4 billion needed to rebuild the Palestinian territory.

Kerry, Zarif, Ashton to hold nuclear talks in Vienna Oct 15

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will hold nuclear talks in Vienna next week, Ashton's spokesman said Wednesday.

Iran says it foiled holy city bomb plot, arrested 130

Tehran - Iran said Tuesday it had seized explosives destined for an attack on one of its holy cities and that more than 130 members of militant extremist groups had been arrested.

Iran postpones controversial execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari

Tehran - Anticipating a possible public outcry, Iran has postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, convicted of killing her rapist in 2007.

Differences over Iran, settlements mar Netanyahu-Obama talks

Washington - US anger at new Israeli settlements and Israel's skepticism over American nuclear diplomacy with Iran stirred new discord Wednesday between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they met for White House talks.

'Engine failure, overloading' behind Tehran plane crash

Tehran - A plane crash in Tehran that left 39 people dead last month was caused by engine failure and overloading, local media quoted Iranian authorities as saying on Monday.

Israel PM vows to refute Palestinian 'lies' at UN

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to New York on Sunday, vowing to expose "slander and lies" laid out by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in his UN speech.

More Iran nuclear talks amid fears of no progress

New York - Top US diplomat John Kerry met Friday for the second day with his Iranian counterpart as global powers grapple for an elusive nuclear deal amid fears little progress is being made.

Iran nuclear talks faltering amid 'no progress'

New York - Top US diplomat John Kerry was to meet with his Iranian counterpart Friday for a second time in two days, amid reports that tough talks on reining in Tehran's nuclear program have become deadlocked.

Iran leader slams West 'blunders' but eyes cooperation

New York - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wavered between criticism and engagement in a speech to the UN, slamming Western blunders in the Middle East but signaling commitment to securing a deal on nuclear power.

Iran leader slams West blunders but eyes cooperation

New York - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wavered between criticism and engagement in a speech to the UN on Thursday, slamming Western blunders in the Middle East but signalling commitment to securing a deal on nuclear power.

British PM, Iran leader discuss IS in historic talks

New York - British Prime Minister David Cameron sought to win cooperation from Iran's President Hassan Rouhani against jihadists in Syria on Wednesday in the first meeting between the countries' leaders in 35 years.

British, Iranian leaders to discuss IS at first talks since 1979

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron is to hold talks with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani over unrest in Iraq and Syria, officials said Tuesday, the first meeting between the country's leaders since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Rouhani says Iran a bulwark against 'terrorists' in Mideast

Tehran - Iran is a cornerstone of stability in the Middle East in the face of the "terrorists" rocking the region, President Hassan Rouhani said Monday before leaving for the United Nations.

Kerry raises IS militant threat with Iranian, Russian FMs

New York - US Secretary of State John Kerry raised the threat of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria directly with his Iranian counterpart in high-level talks in New York, a US official said.

Kerry discusses IS militant threat with Iranian FM: U.S.

New York - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday raised the threat of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria directly with his Iranian counterpart in rare high-level talks in New York, a US official said.

Iran 'Happy' dancers 91 lashes - suspended (update)

Tehran - Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song "Happy" have been given a suspended sentenced of 91 lashes and potential jail terms.

Iran, six powers head into 'very tough' nuclear talks

New York - Iran and six powers returned to the negotiating table on Friday with only two months left to overcome hurdles in the way of a deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program.

Iran's Rouhani slams US troop veto in IS fight

Washington - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the United States for its refusal to send troops into combat in the battle against Islamic State militants he claimed were seeking to "kill humanity.

Iran slams U.S. as 'obsessed' with sanctions as talks resume

New York - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday accused Washington of being "obsessed" with sanctions as a new round of high-stakes bilateral nuclear negotiations opened in New York.

Iran's current uranium enrichment not acceptable says US

Washington - Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable, the top US negotiator said on Tuesday ahead of new nuclear talks with global powers.

EU, Iran to hold fresh nuclear talks

Brussels - EU foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton will meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif on Wednesday in New York for further talks on Tehran's contested nuclear programme, her spokeswoman said.

Iran's current uranium enrichment not acceptable says US

Washington - Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable, the top US negotiator said ahead of new nuclear talks with global powers.

Iran supreme leader has 'successful' prostate surgery

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei successfully underwent prostate surgery, official media announced Monday in an unprecedented public statement on his health, which has long been subject to speculation.
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