Iran

Exclusive - Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

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AMMAN - Syrian businessmen and trade officials say they are worried the economic lifeline provided by Iran is under strain from plunging oil prices, despite public messages of support from Syria's strongest regional ally.

Iran honours nuclear deal with powers, IAEA report shows

VIENNA - Iran has continued to meet commitments under an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a confidential U.N. agency report showed, though Tehran temporarily halted conversion work that makes higher-grade uranium less suitable for bombs.

19 Dec 2014

At U.N., Iran urged to show more flexibility in nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS - Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday.

19 Dec 2014

UPDATE 1-At U.N., Iran urged to show more flexibility in nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 18 - Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday.

19 Dec 2014

At UN, Iran urged to show more flexibility in nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 18 - Iran has not demonstrated sufficient flexibility in nuclear talks with six world powers aimed at ending a 12-year standoff with the Islamic Republic over its atomic ambitions, France and Britain said on Thursday.

19 Dec 2014

Iran calls nuclear talks "very useful"; next meeting in Jan

GENEVA - Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday he had had "very useful and helpful" nuclear negotiations with major powers in Geneva.

18 Dec 2014

U.N. should stop funding Iran anti-drugs operations: rights groups

VIENNA - Six rights groups urged the United Nations anti-drugs agency on Wednesday to stop funding counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until Tehran ends the death penalty for such offences.

17 Dec 2014

U.N. should stop funding Iran anti-drugs operations - rights groups

VIENNA - Six rights groups urged the United Nations anti-drugs agency on Wednesday to stop funding counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until Tehran ends the death penalty for such offences.

17 Dec 2014

Hamas' deputy chief says it has patched up ties with Iran

GAZA - Hamas and Iran have repaired a close political and military relationship frayed by the Syrian civil war, the Palestinian Islamist group's deputy leader said on Wednesday.

World, Syria, Israel 17 Dec 2014

Iran says backs Russian push for Syria talks in Moscow - TASS

MOSCOW - Tehran backs Russia's efforts to host a new round of peace talks between Damascus and the Syrian opposition, Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday during a visit to Moscow.

World, Syria 17 Dec 2014
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Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.