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Iran to push for Saudi oil output cut at OPEC- Mehr news agency

VIENNA, Nov 23 - Iran will try to persuade Saudi Arabia to cut oil production when the oil ministers from the two OPEC members meet this week in Vienna, Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency reported on Sunday citing a television interview with the country's oil minister.

Iran says nuclear deal "impossible" by Nov. 24 deadline - ISNA

VIENNA - Iran says it will not be possible by a November 24 deadline to reach a comprehensive deal with world powers aimed at resolving the stand-off over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, the Iranian Students News Agency ISNA reported on Sunday.

Top News, World 1:54pm IST

West not expected to demand Iran atom bomb "mea culpa" in deal

VIENNA - World powers are pressing Iran to stop stonewalling a U.N. atomic bomb investigation as part of a wider nuclear accord, but look likely to stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret weapon work by Tehran to avoid killing an historic deal.

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Iran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees "big gaps"

VIENNA - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stakes talks.

Top News, World 8:05am IST

U.S., Iran discussing new ideas to break nuclear impasse - sources

VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are discussing new ideas aimed at breaking the deadlock in nuclear talks between Tehran and six world powers, sources close to the talks said on Friday.

Top News, World 22 Nov 2014

U.N. nuclear agency says to discuss site access offer with Iran

VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear agency said on Friday it would discuss an Iranian offer for access to a region where explosives experiments may have taken place, but that it was not as straightforward as suggested by Tehran.

21 Nov 2014

Kewell, Hong, Daei among AFC's first Hall of Fame inductees

SINGAPORE - Former South Korean defender and coach Hong Myung-bo, Iran's Ali Daei and ex-Australian international Harry Kewell were among the first 10 players to be inducted into the Asian Football Confederations' Hall of Fame on Friday.

21 Nov 2014

Kewell, Hong, Daei among AFC's first Hall of Fame inductees

SINGAPORE - Former South Korean defender and coach Hong Myung-bo, Iran's Ali Daei and ex-Australian international Harry Kewell were among the first 10 players to be inducted into the Asian Football Confederations' Hall of Fame on Friday.

21 Nov 2014

Insight - France tempers Iran nuclear stance in nod to wider diplomatic needs

PARIS - A year after France scuppered a deal on Iran's nuclear programme it is taking a softer stance in current talks, encouraged by a more inclusive U.S. approach and the knowledge that failure this year could have grim repercussions across the broader region.

21 Nov 2014

France tempers Iran nuclear stance in nod to wider diplomatic needs

PARIS - A year after France scuppered a deal on Iran's nuclear program it is taking a softer stance in current talks, encouraged by a more inclusive U.S. approach and the knowledge that failure this year could have grim repercussions across the broader region.

21 Nov 2014
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Obama widens post-2014 combat role for U.S. forces in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON/KABUL - President Barack Obama has approved plans to give U.S. military commanders a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month, a senior administration official said.