Iran

March 18, 2014

Seyyed Abbas Araqchi, a top Iranian nuclear negotiator, recently met with Helga Schmid, a deputy to Catherine Ashton, to form the agenda for upcoming talks. (AFP/File)
09:08 GMT

A new round of nuclear talks begins today in Vienna. The P5+1 and Iran will meet at U.N. headquarters in Vienna.

Lakhdar Brahimi held talks with Javad Zarif on Monday to discuss the Syrian crisis. (AFP/File)
08:39 GMT

Javad Zarif said Iran is willing to help with any "logical attempts" to end the conflict in Syria.

March 17, 2014

Pro-government forces stand on a street in the Syrian town of Yabroud on March 16, 2014 after they seized full control of the rebel bastion in the strategic Qalamun region near the Lebanese border. (AFP)
10:03 GMT

Iran has come up with a four-point plan for UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi that aims to secure peace in war-torn Syria.

March 16, 2014

Iran FM Zarif shared Tehran's skepticism that this round of talks would lead to a final deal during a press conference Sunday (Atta Kenare/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Iran's Foreign Minister told reporters Sunday that Tehran does not expect to reach a permanent deal with world powers over its nuclear program during the upcoming round of nuclear talks.

Iraq has been rocked by sectarian violence in recent months. (AFP)
11:54 GMT

Iraq can one day move away from Iran's powerful sphere of influence, Haider Saeed argues.

March 14, 2014

Iran and the major powers hope to agree upon a deal over the country's nuclear activities by July. (AFP/File)
12:45 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry explained on Thursday that sanctions against Iran are still in place and are being enforced

March 13, 2014

Rouhani expressed his "extension of friendship" during his meetings in Muscat this week (File Archive/AFP)
13:57 GMT

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran "extends a hand of friendship and brotherhood to all regional countries...particularly to the Gulf" during his meeting in Oman this week.

President Obama says the Iranian government continues to pose serious threats to U.S. national security. (AFP/File)
13:11 GMT

U.S. President Barack Obama renewed sanctions against Iran this week via the National Emergency Act.

Iran's oil production has decreased by 171,000 bpd since 2012
11:55 GMT

Iran's crude oil output increased by 49,700 barrels per day in February compared to the previous month.

Iran sits on the world's second largest natural gas reserves after Russia (File Archive/Shutterstock)
08:40 GMT

Iran and Oman have signed an energy deal in which Tehran will provide Muscat with 10 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year.

March 12, 2014

The high-ranking officials of the country (Germany) has called for Iran's partnership in the expo in coming years
13:55 GMT

Head of Berlin fairs has called for Iran's partnership in Berlin's International Tourism Bourse (ITB) fair in coming years

Tehran and Moscow's preliminary nuclear construction deal announced Wednesday is part of 1992 agreement between the two countries (File Archive/Shutterstock)
11:33 GMT

Iran and Russia agreed to a preliminary deal Wednesday for the construction of two more nuclear power plants in Iran's port city of Bushehr.

March 10, 2014

Prime Minister Netanyahu is fiercely critical of Iran's new government, despite Iranian attempt at reform. (AFP/File)
18:49 GMT

Israel recently intercepted a ship flying a Panamanian flag because officials believed it was carrying weapons from Iran to the Gaza Strip. Weapons were found aboard.

A handout from the IDF showing the Iranian weapons allegedly captured by the Israeli military that were heading for Gaza. (Courtesy of IDF)
05:00 GMT

Weapons experts at Israel's naval base in Eilat were trying to determine the type of rockets found on a ship captured by Israeli naval vessels, officials said. They are set to present their findings later today.

March 9, 2014

IEU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton (L), who coordinates nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif give a joint press conference following a meeting on March 9, 2014 (AFP)
18:00 GMT

European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton says there is no guarantee for the achievement of a final nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers, as she called the ongoing negotiations "difficult".