UN mediator for Syrian peace talks Lakhdar Brahimi is to hold separate talks with rival delegations to assess their willingness to meet together.

Iran halts 20% uranium enrichment in implementation of Geneva deal

 Iran started Monday to implement a nuclear deal reached with six world powers in Geneva late last year by halting its 20 percent uranium enrichment, a sensitive part of its controversial nuclear program.

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran nuclear deal

 President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to discuss an international nuclear deal with Iran that has threatened to raise tensions between the close allies, the White House said.

New round of Iran nuclear talks resumes in Geneva

 Talks between five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany and Iran over its controversial nuclear program resumed Wednesday.

Iran, IAEA sign deal for inspecting more nuclear facilities

 Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed a cooperation deal in Tehran on Monday to enable the UN nuclear watchdog to have access to more Iranian nuclear facilities for inspection.

Kerry urges Iran to show nuclear program peaceful

 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday night called on Iran to show its willingness to pursue a peaceful nuclear program, while urging the U.S. public and the Congress to get behind efforts to reduce nuclear weapons worldwide.

Iran, P5+1 agree to meet on Nov. 7-8

After two days of negotiations on Iran's nuclear issue, the world powers and the Islamic republic agreed on Wednesday to meet again in Geneva on Nov. 7-8.  

Rowhani talks tough on Iran nuclear rights

 Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said Tuesday Tehran will not give up "one iota" of its nuclear rights, echoing his hardline predecessor, while warning world powers the timeframe for negotiation was not unlimited.

Iran votes in key presidential contest

Iran chooses a new president Friday in an election the reformists hope their sole candidate will win in the face of divided conservative ranks, four years after the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


 VN eyes more trade with Iran; Public Security Minister visits Japan; Party mass mobilisation delegation visits US; Viet Nam, Thailand increase defence co-operation


 Consultations with Iran result in praise for bilateral developments; Crime fight needs intensifying; President vows better policies for fishermen; Party delegation visits Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka

Iran announces nuclear talks, open to 'authentic' US meet

Iran on Sunday announced fresh talks with world powers on its nuclear drive and said it was open to an offer from the US for two-way discussions if Washington's intention was "authentic".