700-strong OSCE mission for Ukraine election

 Nearly 700 OSCE observers will monitor Ukraine`s key parliamentary vote on October 26, the pan-European security body said on Friday, as it opened an election observer office in Kiev.

Iran warns of 'difficult road' in nuclear talks

Iran and world powers have a "difficult road" ahead as they attempt to agree a nuclear deal by a November deadline, with major differences remaining, Tehran's lead negotiator said Thursday.

Iran, European countries hold nuclear talks in Vienna

 Officials from Iran and Britain, France and Germany were due on Thursday to hold nuclear talks in Vienna towards reaching a potentially historic accord by November.

Iran says IAEA nuclear inquiry not stalled, will address concerns

Iran said on Tuesday it would still address concerns about its nuclear programme, even though it missed a deadline last month for providing information about its suspected atomic bomb research.

Iran says never agreed to August 25 nuclear deadine

Iran said on Saturday it never agreed to a deadline to provide answers on its controversial nuclear programme, after the UN atomic watchdog accused Tehran of failing to deliver on time.

Iran fails to address nuclear bomb concerns: IAEA

Iran has failed to address concerns about suspected atomic bomb research by an agreed deadline, the UN nuclear watchdog said on Friday, a setback to hopes for an end to an international stand-off over Tehran`s atomic activity.

IAEA measures being implemented by Iran: Amano

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano, Monday said Iran has begun implementing measures aimed at resolving issues surrounding Tehran`s nuclear plans.

Austrian mountain rescuers deliver high-altitude baby

A team of 15 mountain rescuers accompanied by a gynaecologist had to climb some 2,500 metres above sea level to help deliver a baby, police said on Wednesday.

Extension of Iran nuclear deadline `likely` Friday: China

Iran and world powers are "likely" to agree on the terms of extending a Sunday deadline to reach a nuclear deal, China`s chief negotiator in talks in Vienna said.

US needs to break `deadlock` in nuclear talks: Iran FM

Iran`s foreign minister on Tuesday the United States must take political decisions to end the current "deadlock" at talks in Vienna over his country`s disputed nuclear programme.

Ministers fail to broker Iran talks breakthrough

Western foreign ministers appeared to have failed in their mission to inject momentum into talks with Iran on Monday, seven days before the deadline to strike a momentous nuclear deal.

Iran, world powers still far apart on core issues

Gaps have not been bridged on some key issues in the nuclear talks between Iran and the world powers due to the "inadequate and unworkable" positions Iran holds, a senior US official said.

Iran warns could walk away from nuclear talks

Iran`s chief negotiator in nuclear talks in Vienna warned on Saturday that Tehran is ready to walk away if "excessive" Western demands cause a failure, eight days before a deadline for a deal.

John Kerry to bang heads together in Iran nuclear talks

Britain and Germany`s foreign ministers will join US Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna this weekend to seek to bridge what Washington called "significant gaps" in ongoing nuclear talks with Iran, London and Berlin said.

Kerry, ministers to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna: Official

US Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from the six powers negotiating with Iran on its nuclear programme will travel to Vienna this weekend to help break the logjam in the talks, a senior Western official said on Thursday.

Iran, powers to meet on nuclear issue this week: Diplomat

Iran will hold talks with world powers in Vienna this week aimed at resolving the Islamic republic`s disputed nuclear programme, an Iranian diplomat was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Nuclear team `will defend Iran`s rights`: Khamenei

Iran`s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Monday the country`s nuclear negotiating team at talks in Vienna will defend "the rights of the nation" in negotiations with world powers.

Iran nuke talks make little progress: Diplomats

Talks over Iran`s nuclear program are making little headway, with Tehran resisting US-led efforts to crimp activities that could be turned toward making weapons, diplomats said on Monday.

Israel says Iran nuclear deal unlikely by July 20 deadline

Jerusalem: Israel does not expect world powers to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran by a late July deadline, a government minister said on Friday, accusing Tehran of maintaining a "hard line" at talks under way in Vienna.

UN warns of serious threat in Syria refugee crisis

Iran has reduced demands for the size of its future nuclear enrichment programme in talks with world powers although Western governments are urging Tehran to compromise further, Western diplomats close to the negotiations said on Thursday.