Iran President Hassan Rouhani's regime has been criticized for its shaky record on press freedom. (Image: AFP/File)
March 29, 2015 - 10:25 GMT
While covering the nuclear talks in Switzerland, Amir Hossein Mottaghi, who managed Iran President Rouhani's election campaign, allegedly defects.
Saudi Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri, spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition forces, speaks to the media next to a replica of a Tornado fighter jet, at the Riyadh airbase in the Saudi capital on March 26, 2014. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 16:11 GMT
A Saudi official stated at the Arab country summit in Egypt that airstrikes in Yemen will likely continue for at least five to six months.
Launched earlier this week, the airstrike campaign in Yemen is a coalition of 10 nations led by Saudi against the Shiite rebel group whose campaign began in the capital Sanaa last September. (AFP/File)
March 28, 2015 - 11:56 GMT
Fourteen Arab leaders are holding a meeting in Egypt to address the deepening crisis unfolding in the Gulf country, where a Saudi-led bombing campaign began earlier this week.
Iranian President Hasan Rohani shakes hands with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Tehran's Saadabad palace in January 2014. (AFP/File)
March 27, 2015 - 07:00 GMT
The Turkish presidential spokesman has ruled out any change in the president's scheduled visit to Iran the first week of April.
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 - 17:19 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 - 14:49 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 - 12:02 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 - 06:00 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 - 18:37 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 - 08:53 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 - 06:00 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.