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    1. 19 hours ago

      Iran and world powers edge towards nuclear deal

      Negotiators from Iran and six world powers edged towards a nuclear deal on Sunday as both sides mounted a final diplomatic...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Iran eyes $100bn of western investment in oil industry

      Iran is finalising a contract system to secure about $100bn of new oil and gas deals with western companies if sanctions are...

    1. June 30, 2015

      US tries to reassure Middle East allies over Iran nuclear talks

      While diplomats seek a nuclear deal with Tehran, Washington is trying to reassure Middle East allies that it will not let...

    2. June 29, 2015

      Differences remain as Iran nuclear talks reach crunch time

      When negotiators from six world powers meet with Iran in Vienna this week, they will be within touching distance of a...

    3. June 29, 2015

      How to salvage some security from the botched Iran deal

      Israel is not at the table negotiating the deal on Iran’s nuclear programme. Yet it is Israel’s national security, perhaps...

    4. June 25, 2015

      Obama advisers warn against further concessions on Iran deal

      Five former close advisers to President Barack Obama have issued a public letter warning the administration against signing...

    5. June 24, 2015

      Hardliners put Iran nuclear deal under pressure

      With just days to go until landmark international nuclear negotiations with Iran reach their end, concerns are rising among...

    6. June 24, 2015

      Hurdle in Iran nuclear talks harks back to 1980s war with Iraq

      When Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein launched scud missile attacks on Iranian cities in 1984, the Islamic republic was ill...

    7. May 26, 2015

      Russia says it is not ‘right time’ to deliver missiles to Iran

      Russia says it will not deliver high-end air defence missiles to Iran in the near future, despite last month lifting an...

    8. May 20, 2015

      Iran rules out foreign inspectors at military sites

      Iran will not allow foreigners to inspect sensitive military sites or quiz its nuclear scientists, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,...

    9. May 10, 2015

      Iran’s leadership is a means to the hardliners’ ends

      The credibility of any nuclear agreement between the US and Iran depends on the type of Islamic Republic that emerges after...

    10. May 9, 2015

      US and China seek to restart nuclear talks with Pyongyang

      Six years after North Korea declared the end of multilateral talks on its nuclear programme, officials in Seoul, Beijing and...

    11. May 3, 2015

      Nordea blacklists Boeing over nuclear arms

      Boeing has been blacklisted by the largest Nordic fund company over concerns that the civil and defence aerospace group is...

    12. May 1, 2015

      Iran’s Gulf rivals seek US pledge on security

      Gulf states are looking for a US commitment to contain Iran in the aftermath of a nuclear accord as they press for weapons...

    13. April 22, 2015

      South Korea agrees on nuclear co-operation with US

      South Korea and the US have reached agreement on nuclear co-operation after five years of talks. But they failed to agree on...

    14. April 21, 2015

      EU approves Hungary’s revised reactor plans

      Hungary’s plan for a €12bn nuclear power plant financed by Russia was revived on Tuesday after EU regulators approved a...

    15. 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...

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      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....

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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