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  1. News - Asia - IRAN

    Iran steps up efforts to block import and transit of Afghani opium

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:07pm by Associated Press in Taibad, Iran

    ... Associated Press in Taibad, Iran Iranian authorities increase efforts to control transport of narcotics including opium and hashish into Iran from neighbouring Afghanistan as record harvest looms In the face of Afghanistan’s unprecedented boom in opium production, neighbouring Iran is trying to baton down its border to slow down smuggling, building moats, walls and other ...

  2. News - World - IRAN

    US races to clinch Iran nuclear deal before deadline, but 'serious gaps' remain

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... 'Big gaps' remain for nuclear deal The United States and Iran sought yesterday to bridge gaps in negotiations on the eve of a deadline for a nuclear deal, as Iran signalled it was open ... The two key players in the protracted on-off negotiations have been trying since Thursday to secure a deal that would curb Iran's disputed nuclear activities in exchange for broad relief from ...

  3. News - World - DIPLOMACY: ANALYSIS

    Can Obama succeed where past presidents failed and boost Iran ties?

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:03pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London US President Barack Obama is seeking improved relations but obstacles lie in the way, including nuclear talks that are due to conclude Prospects of better Iran ties doubtful As US President Barack Obama's second term winds down, he is getting closer than his immediate predecessors to the goal of improving US relations with Iran. But he's ...

  4. News - World - IRAN

    US Senate to move on new Iran sanctions in December if no nuclear agreement reached

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 10:24am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington United States will impose additional sanctions on Tehran next month if no progress is made in current talks on Iran's nuclear programme The US Senate will move to impose new sanctions on Iran in December if nuclear negotiations between Western powers and Tehran do not bear fruit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced on Thursday. ...

  5. News - World - IRAN

    Russia says ‘very good chance’ of Iran nuclear deal 'next week'

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 08:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says no fundamental disagreements remain over deal on Iran's nuclear programme Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that talks over Iran’s nuclear programme had eliminated the fundamental areas of disagreement and there was a real chance of reaching a deal next week. “Our general impression ...

  6. News - World - IRAN

    Additional sanctions on Iran now a mistake, Kerry says

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 12:46pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington New sanctions imposed on Iran could impede progress on negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme, secretary of state to tell US Congress Secretary of State John Kerry will tell US lawmakers on Wednesday it would be a mistake for Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran now amid talks with Tehran over its nuclear programme, the State Department ...


    Iran urges elimination of all nuclear weapons

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 01:51pm by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York UN ambassador tells General Assembly’s disarmament committee Iran seeks elimination of all "inhuman" nuclear weapons Iran’s UN ambassador ... The election of President Hassan Rouhani, viewed as a moderate, has led to a revival of talks in Geneva aimed at allaying Western fears that the real aim of Iran’s nuclear enrichment programme ...

  8. News - World - IRAN

    US says talks serious, after Iran hints at atomic concessions

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:09am by Reuters in Geneva

    ... Reuters in Geneva Negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme described by US as "intense" and "straightforward" but "no one should expect a breakthrough overnight". The United States described two days of nuclear negotiations with Iran as the most serious and candid to date after Western diplomats said Tehran hinted it was ready to scale back ...

  9. News - World - IRAN

    Russian deal to build nuclear reactors in Iran worries the West

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 10:07pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington Russian nuclear deal with Iran worries the West Russia has signed a nuclear deal with Iran that prompted anxiety in the West because it appeared to open ... in its announcement, that it intended to discuss with Tehran "the feasibility of fabricating fuel rods in Iran, which will be used at these power units". Although fuel rods ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - ASIAN CUP

    Australia, Iran, Japan and South Korea desperate for form ahead of Asian Cup

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 11:29pm by AP

    ... desperate for form ahead of finals Time is running out for Australia, Japan, Iran and South Korea, Asia's four failed participants from the 2014 World Cup, to find form before the continental ... off in Australia in January. South Korea travel to Iran on Tuesday while Japan and Australia, finalists in the 2011 Asian Cup, meet in Osaka. Four days before the Australia game, Japan take ...




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