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Minds focused by IS, Saudis and Iranians think about making up

DUBAI - For decades the opposing poles of Middle East power politics, Saudi Arabia and Iran may be driven to set aside at least some of their differences by the rise of a mutual enemy: Islamic State.

5:49pm IST

Iran foreign minister hails "new chapter" in Saudi ties - IRNA

DUBAI - Iran and Saudi Arabia held their first foreign minister-level meeting since the 2013 election of President Hassan Rouhani, official Iranian media reported, signalling a possible thaw in chilly ties between the rival Gulf powers.

1:55pm IST

Kerry, Iran counterpart discuss nuclear talks, Islamic State

NEW YORK - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart for more than an hour on Sunday and stressed the need to make progress in nuclear negotiations this week on the sidelines of U.N. meetings.

8:11am IST

Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on Islamic State militants, nuclear program

UNITED NATIONS - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange, senior Iranian officials told Reuters.

8:09am IST

Exclusive - Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program

UNITED NATIONS - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters.

World, Top News 12:10am IST

Iran prosecutor gives government 30 days to block social media

DUBAI - Iran's hardline judiciary has given the government one month to block WhatsApp and other popular instant messaging services, as pressure mounts on reformist President Hassan Rouhani to scale back his social and political liberalisation.

21 Sep 2014

Iran prosecutor gives government 30 days to block social media

DUBAI - Iran's hardline judiciary has given the government one month to block WhatsApp and other popular instant messaging services, as pressure mounts on reformist President Hassan Rouhani to scale back his social and political liberalization.

21 Sep 2014

Iran prosecutor gives government 30 days to block social media

DUBAI, Sept 21 - Iran's hardline judiciary has given the government one month to block WhatsApp and other popular instant messaging services, as pressure mounts on reformist President Hassan Rouhani to scale back his social and political liberalisation.

21 Sep 2014

U.S. aims to keep Iran atomic talks separate from Islamic State conflict

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials hope to prevent two diplomatic challenges with Iran from colliding next week: the Iranian nuclear program and the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.

20 Sep 2014