The EU, UN, and individual States increasingly rely on targeted sanctions to achieve foreign policy aims. (Shutterstock)
April 27, 2015 - 17:13 GMT
Sanctions can have devastating effects, which, of course, is the intention of those imposing them.
John Kerry urged the Houthis and
April 25, 2015 - 10:33 GMT
US Secretary of State encourages Houthis to come to the negotiating table.
Guards man the Iran-Iraq border, 2008.  (AFP/Ali Yussef)
April 24, 2015 - 07:19 GMT
Officials from Iran and Iraq sign border security agreement, while Iraq officials pledge to beef up security along border with Syria.
Supporters of the Shiite Houthi movement take part in a demonstration in the capital Sanaa on April 22, 2015, against the Saudi-led military
April 22, 2015 - 19:10 GMT
Iran said Wednesday two of its warships had reached the Gulf of Aden a day after the Saudi-led coalition announced the end of its air campaign.
Tehran and world powers hope to reach a final nuclear agreement by June 30. (AFP/File)
April 22, 2015 - 09:18 GMT
Russia's foreign minister has voiced support for an immediate lifting of international sanctions against Iran following a successful nuclear agreement, which is the timeline Iran hopes for instead of another suggested by world powers to slowly lift sanctions after inspections are completed.
Boats float on the river Nile in Cairo on April 30, 2013. (AFP/File)
April 21, 2015 - 17:38 GMT
Egypt's irrigation minister declared a state of emergency due to the spillage of 500 tons of phosphate Tuesday.
A surface to air missile paraded on Army Day in Tehran. (Image: AFP/Behrouz Mehri)
April 21, 2015 - 08:40 GMT
Iran has rejected a call by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz for unlimited access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to the Islamic Republic’s military sites.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop hold a press conference following a meeting in Tehran on April 18, 2015. (Image: Atta Kenare/AFP)
April 21, 2015 - 08:09 GMT
Iran and Australia have agreed to share intelligence on tracking foreign fighters working with Daesh, as part of Australia's first official visit to Iran in over a decade.
US undersecretary of commerce for international trade says a lot of work to be done before reaching a final agreement with Iran
April 20, 2015 - 18:32 GMT
A lot of international companies are knocking the doors of Iran for investment especially in the energy sector, Iranian officials recently said.
Rezaian and his wife, Iranian photojournalist Yaganeh Salehi.  (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 16:46 GMT
The journalist, detained since July 2014, faces charges of espionage and "collaboration with hostile governments," according to his attorney.
Yemeni Foreign Minister rejected Iranian offers for peace negotiations in the ongoing Yemen crisis, citing Iran's role in supporting rebel militants.  (AFP/File)
April 20, 2015 - 13:51 GMT
Yemen's FM rejected Iranian offers for peace negotiations in the ongoing Yemen crisis, citing Iran's role in supporting rebel militants.