EU sees `good deal` at hand in Iran nuclear talks

EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Friday a "good deal" was near as an end-March deadline looms over talks on Iran`s controversial nuclear programme.

Heavy fighting in Aleppo as opposition eyes `new strategy`
Heavy fighting in Aleppo as opposition eyes `new strategy`

Heavy fighting shook the Syrian city of Aleppo as the exiled opposition chief said for the first time that President Bashar al-Assad`s ouster need not be a pre-condition for peace talks.

Saudi FM urges coalition to face IS challenge 'on the ground'

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal called on Thursday on the US-led coalition conducting air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq to fight the jihadists on the ground.

US won't take eye off Iran, John Kerry assures Gulf allies
US won't take eye off Iran, John Kerry assures Gulf allies

The United States will not take its eye off Iran's "destabilising" acts in the Middle East, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday after talks with Gulf allies wary of an emerging nuclear deal with Tehran.

US says `tough challenges` remain in Iran nuclear talks

 The United States said tough challenges remained to seal a nuclear deal with Iran, vowing not to be distracted by external politics in its quest to stop Tehran acquiring the atomic bomb.

Any deal with Iran must withstand world's scrutiny: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday any final deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme would have to withstand global scrutiny, as he wrapped up talks with his Iranian counterpart.

Kerry to meet French, German, British FMs in Paris on Iran

US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks on Iran`s nuclear programme with his French, German and British counterparts Saturday in Paris, a US official said, as negotiations over a deal gather pace.

`Tough challenges` remain in Iran nuclear talks: US

The US and Iran wrapped up three days of intense nuclear negotiations Wednesday, but American officials said "tough challenges" remained as a March 31 deadline for a framework deal looms.

Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" US President Barack Obama`s demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, but said it would continue talks aimed at securing a deal, Iran`s semi-official Fars news agency reported.

John Kerry asked to act on murder of Avijit Roy

A bipartisan group of six US Congressmen has asked Secretary of State John Kerry to ensure that those behind the brutal murder of American-Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy is brought to justice.

John Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy as talks resume

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case in Washington against the diplomacy.

US, Iran launch new round of nuclear talks

Top diplomats from Iran and the US began a new round of marathon talks on a nuclear deal late Monday, as Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu warned the emerging accord could threaten his country`s survival.

John Kerry presses Russia's Sergei Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must implement a ceasefire or face "consequences" that could further hit Russia`s faltering economy.

John Kerry defends Israel at UN rights body

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday came out strongly in defence of Israel at the annual session of the UN Human Rights Council and slammed its members for "excessive bias" and "obsession" with the democratic Jewish state.

John Kerry in staunch defence of Israel at UN rights gathering

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday launched into a staunch defence of Israel at the annual session of a UN rights body, just as ties between Washington and the Jewish state hit a low point.

John Kerry warns Israel PM against revealing details of Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday warned Israel`s prime minister against revealing details at his upcoming speech to the US Congress of an Iran nuclear deal that world powers are currently negotiating.

John Kerry meets Lavrov as Ukraine death toll crosses 6,000

US Secretary of State John Kerry held tense talks with his Russian counterpart in Geneva Monday to end fighting in Ukraine, where the UN says more than 6,000 have died in less than a year.

Iran says nuclear deal hinges on US will to lift sanctions

A deal on Iran`s nuclear programme could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries have sufficient political will and agree to remove sanctions on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.

West responsible for Islamic State crimes: Iran

Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed the West for the crimes committed by Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Europe and the Middle East.

John Kerry plays down US-Israeli tensions

 US Secretary of State John F. Kerry addressed perceived tensions between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, insisting that the two parties are committed to working together on international security.