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    1. April 19, 2015

      Dubai poised to act as bridgehead for Iranian investment

      When a Dubai-based financier tried to entice a US food manufacturer to set up a joint venture to produce and distribute...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 15, 2015

      China takes strides in aim to lead world in nuclear power

      Argentina recently announced a deal to buy nuclear reactors from China, one of which is expected to be of original design....

    1. April 14, 2015

      Obama agrees compromise with Congress on Iran vote

      Congress looks likely to have a chance to reject a final nuclear deal with Iran after a Senate committee unanimously...

    2. April 13, 2015

      Russia lifts ban on Iran air-defence missiles

      Russia on Monday unblocked the sale to Iran of one of the world’s most advanced air-defence systems, in a move that will irk...

    3. April 10, 2015

      Iranians temper cynicism with humour as nuclear deal promises change

      Watch out Iranian men, American husbands are coming, reads one widely circulated joke on Iranian social media after the...

    4. April 3, 2015

      Israel condemns Iran nuclear deal

      Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, denounced the framework deal between Iran and world powers to contain Tehran’s...

    5. April 3, 2015

      Obama faces hostile US Congress after compromise with Iran

      Barack Obama is taking the defining gamble of his presidency as he seeks to nail down a “historic” nuclear agreement with an...

    6. April 2, 2015

      Iranians take to streets to celebrate deal

      Residents of Tehran poured into the streets at midnight local time, honking car horns, playing loud music, singing and...

    7. April 2, 2015

      Doubts that threaten a deal with Iran

      A reasonable question to be asked of the great power talks to restrain Iran’s nuclear ambitions is whether a deal would...

    8. April 1, 2015

      Iran nuclear talks fail to fall in line with Swiss punctuality

      Lausanne is the kind of well-heeled Swiss city that functions on order and timing. Unless, that is, you happen to be a...

    9. March 31, 2015

      Diplomats struggle to salvage Iran nuclear deal

      Talks to secure a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have limped on past their scheduled deadline as negotiators try...

    10. March 29, 2015

      Iran nuclear talks approach critical point

      Landmark talks to try and break years of dispute over Iran’s ambitious nuclear programme approached a critical point on...

    11. March 27, 2015

      Talks on Iran nuclear deal edge closer, say diplomats

      Representatives of the world powers gathering in the Swiss city of Lausanne this weekend insist they are closer than ever to...

    12. March 26, 2015

      Israel launches last-minute push to counter Iran nuclear deal

      Israel has embarked on a last-minute lobbying campaign aimed at undermining efforts to clinch a nuclear deal with Iran,...

    13. March 24, 2015

      Q&A: Iran nuclear talks

      The Iran nuclear talks are an international diplomatic effort to permanently restrict Tehran’s ability to build a nuclear...

    14. March 15, 2015

      Washington dispute clouds Iran talks

      A row between the White House and Republicans over nuclear negotiations with Iran intensified over the weekend as...

    15. March 10, 2015

      US Republicans risk writing off leverage on Iran talks

      At least someone still writes letters these days. After President Barack Obama and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei exchanged polite...

    16. March 9, 2015

      Republican letter takes aim at Iran talks

      Republicans in Congress stepped up their efforts on Monday to complicate nuclear negotiations with Iran, with 47 senators...

    17. March 6, 2015

      Iran hardliners try to undermine Rouhani as nuclear deal nears

      As hopes grow that Iran may be close to securing a nuclear deal, hardliners in the Islamic republic are trying to undermine...

    18. March 3, 2015

      Netanyahu’s brazen challenge to Obama

      No one could claim Benjamin Netanyahu lacks chutzpah. Snubbing a Democratic US president by appealing to a Republican...

    19. March 3, 2015

      Netanyahu on Iran — an assessment

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress on Tuesday is intended to highlight what the Israeli leader insists are the risks of...

    20. March 2, 2015

      White House pushes back on Netanyahu

      The White House urged Benjamin Netanyahu to keep confidential details about negotiations with Iran under wraps as it sought...

    21. February 23, 2015

      Mossad leak casts doubt on Iran warnings

      As nuclear talks with Iran reach a crunch point, a leaked Mossad intelligence report has cast doubt on some of Israeli prime...

    22. February 19, 2015

      Iran and west narrow gap in nuclear talks

      World powers and Iran are making “significant” progress towards a deal to curb Tehran’s ability to build an atomic bomb — so...

    23. February 17, 2015

      ‘Victory’ and ‘defeat’ things of past, says top UK general

      There will be no clear victories and no clear defeats in the wars of the future, the head of the British army has warned,...

    24. January 27, 2015

      Obama wins breathing space over Iran

      Barack Obama won some political breathing space at home for his diplomacy with Iran on Tuesday when the Democratic senator...

    25. January 21, 2015

      US Republicans invite Benjamin Netanyahu to speak on Iran

      US Republicans raised the stakes in the political battle over Iran sanctions on Wednesday when John Boehner invited Israeli...

    26. January 5, 2015

      Iran’s Rouhani takes on the regime’s hardliners

      Since the Iranian revolution in 1979, the west has had few political partners in Tehran with whom to do business. But in the...

    27. December 17, 2014

      Rouhani’s fate is not bound as closely to the nuclear talks as his enemies hope

      On Monday, as officials from Iran and the US met for talks in Geneva, President Hassan Rouhani attended a meeting of central...

    28. November 28, 2014

      The Pope is wrong – ageing Europe’s ideas have life in them yet

      A malaise has settled over Europe’s politicians, and it took the first non-European Pope of modern times to put it into...

    29. November 25, 2014

      Republicans push for new Iran sanctions

      The latest extension to nuclear negotiations with Iran could set up a high-stakes confrontation between the new...

    30. The A-List

      November 25, 2014

      Even an imperfect Iran nuclear deal is worth pursuing

      The nuclear talks involving Iran and the P5+1 countries – the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany as well as the...

    31. November 23, 2014

      Iran nuclear talks deadlocked as deadline looms

      As talks over Iran’s nuclear programme near their Monday night deadline, negotiators in Vienna from six world powers and the...

    32. November 21, 2014

      Timeline: Iran’s nuclear negotiations

      2002: Iranian opposition politicians reveal the government is constructing a uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and a heavy...

    33. November 21, 2014

      Diplomats eye interim Iran agreement as final deal talks stall

      Diplomats meeting in Vienna are working on a temporary, broad-brush agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme after efforts to...

    34. November 18, 2014

      Iran hardliners toe the line on nuclear talks

      What a difference a year makes. When Iran’s nuclear negotiators were finalising an interim agreement on their country’s...

    35. November 16, 2014

      Q&A: How likely is a nuclear deal with Iran?

      The diplomatic wrangle to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon has just days to run. On Tuesday, officials from Iran...

    36. November 11, 2014

      Russia-Iran nuclear reactor deal raises eyebrows

      Russia has agreed to build eight new nuclear reactors in Iran in a deal raising eyebrows in Washington and Europe as fraught...

    37. November 9, 2014

      Weak Iran economy adds to pressure on leaders over nuclear deal

      Iran’s rulers are under growing pressure to secure a nuclear deal with world powers to help ease the plight of the country’s...

    38. July 14, 2014

      A dose of realism is needed to resolve Iran’s nuclear crisis

      By Sunday, the world will know whether Tehran and six world powers have found a path towards a peaceful resolution of the...

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