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August 28, 2014

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani. [AFP]
12:05 GMT
Russia has expressed optimism about the prospects of Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks, saying the negotiations are close to fulfilling Iran's demand that all of its inalienable rights as a signatory to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) be safeguarded.

August 27, 2014

Hossein Amir Abdollahian was in Jeddah for talks with Saudi government officials. (AFP/File)
07:12 GMT
Saudi and Iranian officials met for talks for first time since Hassan Rouhani was elected president in an effort to thaw relations between the two countries.

August 26, 2014

Kurdish forces have been battling ISIS militants for control of key Iraqi cities since June. (AFP/File)
12:58 GMT
An Iranian official says Iran has supplied Iraq's Kurdish forces with weapons to aid them in their fight against ISIS militants.
Robin's tribute, which saw him make fun of women in Hijab, offended many people around the world. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:44 GMT
Billy Crystal leads Robin Williams Emmys tribute, but then offends some with "racist" joke about Iranian woman.
Saudi and Iranian leaders will meet Tuesday for talks about regional issues, specifically about the looming threat posed by ISIS gains. (AFP/File)
08:20 GMT
Amid Iranian deputy foreign minister Hussain Amir Abdollahian's visit to Riyadh Tuesday, Iranian and Saudi leaders are expected to find common ground in fighting the looming ISIS threat facing the both countries.

August 25, 2014

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian [AP]
12:28 GMT
Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia are enmeshed in a struggle for influence across the Middle East and back opposing sides in conflicts across the region.

August 24, 2014

Iranian officials say the drone was approaching a nuclear zone. (AFP/File)
15:34 GMT
Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it shot down an Israeli drone over the Natanz nuclear zone.

August 21, 2014

Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), delivering a speech during the IAEA Board of Governors' meeting at the International Center in Vienna. [AFP]
06:31 GMT
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued a new report, confirming Iran’s commitment to an interim nuclear deal it signed with six world powers last year.

August 20, 2014

“This is the last major opportunity out there in the world that can suddenly become accessible, almost overnight,” he says.
04:55 GMT
“All the five-star hotels are full of Western companies looking to position themselves to do business."

August 18, 2014

Iran is prone to earthquakes as the country is located on seismic fault lines (File/AFP)
09:49 GMT
A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale shook three provinces in western Iran, injuring at least 50 people. No fatalities were reported.

August 17, 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shaking hands with Yukiya Amano , Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) during a meeting in Tehran on August 17, 2014 ahead of an August 25 deadline for Tehran to answer decade-old allegations of past nuclear weapons research.
15:47 GMT
The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has ruled out any negotiations whatsoever over the Islamic Republic's defensive missile capabilities.
The IAEA director general is set to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Ali Akbar Salehi. (AFP/File)
10:15 GMT
The Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Tehran for talks about Iran's nuclear program.