Iran nuclear talks `could go either way` in final straight

Top ministers were due to meet Monday seeking to conclude an unprecedented nuclear deal with Iran, on the eve of a deadline aiming to draw the curtain on almost two years of high-stakes negotiations.

Iran, P5+1 aim to finish nuke talks on July 7: John Kerry
Iran, P5+1 aim to finish nuke talks on July 7: John Kerry

Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers aimed to finish the latest round of nuclear talks "in the timeframe" that all parties have set out, said US Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna.

EU foreign policy chief says Iran nuclear deal 'very close'

A nuclear deal with Iran is "very close" after almost two years of negotiations, the EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

Suspicious foreign dhow intercepted off Kerala coast

A suspicious foreign fishing 'dhow', seen off the Alapuzha coast, was intercepted by the Coast Guard and brought to Vizhinjam here on Sunday.

On 9th day, John Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way
On 9th day, John Kerry says Iran nuke talks could go either way

Nine days into marathon nuclear talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday said the diplomatic efforts "could go either way," cutting off all potential pathways for an Iranian atomic bomb or ending without an agreement that American officials have sometimes described as the only alternative to war.

Kerry, Zarif race against the clock in Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart went face to face again on Sunday with time running out to nail down a landmark nuclear deal in marathon talks in Vienna.

Iran deploys new home-built long-range radar

Iran says it has deployed a new domestically built long-range radar system, signalling a strengthening of its air defences as it holds what may be the final days of talks on a nuclear deal with world powers.

Ministers back to Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal push
Ministers back to Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal push

 Foreign ministers from major powers were expected back in Vienna Sunday seeking to score a huge diplomatic success by nailing down a nuclear deal with Iran after almost two years of intense effort.

Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand

World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats said on Saturday.

End in sight as powers cite progress on Iran nuclear deal
End in sight as powers cite progress on Iran nuclear deal

Global powers and Iran hit the final straights of marathon talks Saturday, amid signs some of the toughest hurdles blocking a deal to curb the Iranian nuclear programme may been resolved.

Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015: IAEA
Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015: IAEA

 A long-delayed investigation into whether Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons could be completed by the end of the year with Tehran`s help, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Saturday.

We've never been closer to a nuclear deal: Iran's Javad Zarif
We've never been closer to a nuclear deal: Iran's Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday Iran and world powers had never been closer to a nuclear deal but that there was no guarantee of success.

Hillary Clinton says hopes Iran talks yield deal in the next week
Hillary Clinton says hopes Iran talks yield deal in the next week

Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said on Friday she hoped 18 months of nuclear talks between Iran and major powers would yield a deal in coming days to curb Iran`s nuclear program.

Iran talks in endgame inching close to nuclear deal

 After months of intense negotiations, global powers and Iran go into a key weekend of talks Saturday amid signs they may be inching towards a historic nuclear deal to end a 13-year standoff.

Iran, US inching towards nuclear deal

Global powers appeared late Friday to be inching towards a historic nuclear deal as the Iranian foreign minister said the world had never been closer to ending a 13-year standoff with Tehran.

India tells Chinese vessels to sail to Iran at the earliest

India advised Chinese fishing vessels, which took shelter at Diu off the Gujarat coast, to undertake their passage to Iran at the earliest, according to a statement issued by the Defence Public Relations Officer here on Friday.

World has never been `closer` to nuclear deal: Iran FM

A nuclear deal with Iran has "never been closer", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a message Friday, also holding out the promise of greater cooperation to tackle wider global problems.

UN nuke agency chief says 'more work' needed on Iran probe

Hopes dimmed on Friday of Iran fulfilling a key US demand at nuclear talks by cooperating with a probe of allegations that it secretly worked on nuclear arms.

All sides making `genuine effort` for Iran deal: US

US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday praised a "genuine effort" by all sides negotiating a nuclear accord with Iran to get the deal done as a new deadline looms.

Iran nuclear talks soldier on, no breakthrough in bomb probe

Tortuous talks towards a Iran nuclear deal ploughed on Friday with the head of the UN`s atomic watchdog having apparently failed in Tehran to advance a nuclear bomb probe, a major hurdle to the accord.