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A member of the Yemeni security forces sits on debris at the site of an air strike near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/Mohammed Huwais)
March 26, 2015 - 16:19 GMT
The conflict echoes across the wider Middle East, bringing into play regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran that have been compared to a "Cold War" scenario.
“The whole purpose of the EU sanctions is to leverage pressure on the Iranian government to come to an agreement in relation to nuclear proliferation.”
March 25, 2015 - 13:49 GMT
The European Union is set to put 40 Iranian shipping firms back on a list of sanctioned groups in a blow to the Islamic Republic’s transport sector which has sought an easing of trade restrictions.
US lawmakers, world powers and Iranian leadership are meant to create a framework deal for nuclear activities in Iran by March 31, with a final agreement deadline set at July 1. (AFP/File)
March 25, 2015 - 11:02 GMT
Negotiations to reach a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers will resume Thursday in Switzerland amid increased pressure from US lawmakers to push Obama to reach an agreement.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Geneva, Jan. 14, 2015. (AFP/Rick Wilking)
March 25, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Israel has been spying on nuclear talks between world powers and Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
The EU will be reimposing sanctions on 40 more Iranian shipping companies, a blow to the country's transport sector that was seeking fewer restrictions. (AFP/File)
March 24, 2015 - 17:37 GMT
The EU will be reimposing sanctions on 40 more Iranian shipping companies, a blow to the country's transport sector that was seeking fewer restrictions.
Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Popular Mobilization units, part of the Zahraa Brigade, take part in a training exercise in the central Iraqi city of Kufa. (AFP/File)
March 24, 2015 - 07:53 GMT
Iran tightens its grip on Iraq through its military support in the battle against Daesh. Is Iran merely supporting a fight against a common enemy, or is it slowly but surely conquering Iraq?
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) expresses his condolences over the death the of the mother of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (unseen) before a negotiation session with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (R) over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne March 20, 2015. (AFP/File)
March 22, 2015 - 05:00 GMT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated his optimism of reaching an agreement in the P5+1 nuclear talks following progress during the most recent round of discussions.
US Secretary of State John Kerry, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton are photographed during nuclear talks. (AFP/File)
March 21, 2015 - 18:00 GMT
US Republican lawmakers made a push to end funding directed towards the Iran nuclear talks, including eliminating funds for Obama's oversea travel and accommodation.
US President Barack Obama called on Iran to release three detained US citizens and help find Robert Levinson, who has been missing for eight years. (AFP/File)
March 21, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
US President Barack Obama on Friday called on Iran to release three US citizens who have been detained by the government.
A day after the US president made a long-awaited phone call Thursday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon followed suit. (AFP/File)
March 20, 2015 - 17:38 GMT
A day after the US president made a long-awaited phone call Thursday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon followed suit.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks with US Secretary of State John Kerry on January 14, 2015, before their meeting in Geneva. (AFP/Rick Wilking)
March 20, 2015 - 17:03 GMT
The US secretary of state said Friday progress was made after long nuclear talks in Lausanne, Switzerland.