Iran

Iran expects next payment under nuclear deal, signalling compliance

VIENNA/DUBAI - Iran expects to get a fifth instalment this week of previously blocked overseas funds, a senior official was quoted as saying, a payment that would confirm Tehran's compliance with an interim deal with world powers to curb its nuclear programme.

UPDATE 1-Iran expects next payment under nuclear deal, signalling compliance

* Iran to get fifth instalment under nuclear accord - official

5:55pm IST

Iran expects next payment under nuclear deal, confirming compliance

* Iran to get fifth instalment under nuclear deal - official

3:29pm IST

Iran's Zarif not worried about pushback from hardliners on nuclear deal

Abu Dhabi, April 16 - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he does not fear opposition from hardliners as he leads negotiations to reach a comprehensive agreement about Iran's nuclear program with world powers by the end of July.

5:38am IST

Rouhani says Iran sanctions will unravel in months

DUBAI - President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday international sanctions on Iran would unravel in months following negotiations with world powers on its nuclear programme, the official IRNA news agency reported.

12:27am IST

After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury's sanctions team faces new challenges

WASHINGTON - This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference table are mostly young. There is talk of targets, and of middle-of-the-night calls to Europe.

15 Apr 2014

Iran asks for U.N. committee meeting on U.S. ban on envoy

UNITED NATIONS - Iran requested on Monday a special meeting of a U.N. committee on the United States' refusal to grant a visa to Tehran's new U.N. ambassador appointee, describing the decision as a dangerous precedent that could harm international diplomacy.

15 Apr 2014

After success on Iran, U.S. Treasury's sanctions team faces new challenges

WASHINGTON - This is what the modern American war room looks like: the clocks on the wall show the times in Kabul, Tehran and Bogota. The faces around the conference table are mostly young. There is talk of targets, and of middle-of-the-night calls to Europe.

15 Apr 2014

Israel says close to forging new ties across Arab world

JERUSALEM - Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognise it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday.

World, Israel 14 Apr 2014

Iran says oil barter deal with Russia very hard to seal

DUBAI, April 14 - Iran and Russia will find it hard to agree any oil or gas trade deal because they are rivals in both markets, Iran's deputy oil minister for international trade said on Monday.

14 Apr 2014
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Separatists fly Russian flag over Ukrainian armoured vehicles

KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK Ukraine - Separatists flew the Russian flag on armoured vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro-Moscow partisans.