Even full deal with Iran could fail to stabilise Mideast: Analysts

Negotiators hope a nuclear deal will bring Iran back into the diplomatic fold, but experts are divided on whether it will douse the many fires of the Middle East.

Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran's nuclear programme
Iran, world powers reach initial deal on reining in Tehran's nuclear programme

Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Thursday on curbing Iran`s nuclear programme for at least a decade, a step towards a final pact that could end 12 years of brinkmanship, threats and confrontation.

Iran accord offers Obama much-needed foreign policy win

A tentative Iran nuclear deal offers President Barack Obama the prospect of a legacy-gilding victory as he confronts a panoply of foreign policy crises in the sunset of his presidency.

Iran nuclear accord: Main paramaters agreed

Global powers and Iran agreed the outlines Thursday of a potentially historic deal to stop any Iranian bid to develop nuclear weapons.

Pragmatism driving Iran leader toward nuclear deal

A nuclear deal with Iran is finally within sight because its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has chosen pragmatism over hardline rhetoric and possible conflict with the West.

Iran`s nuclear deal to cut stockpiles, convert facilities: US

Iran`s nuclear programme will be sharply curtailed under the outlines of a final deal aimed at putting a nuclear bomb out of its reach, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

Who said what as West sealed historic nuclear Iran deal

Iran and global powers sealed a deal Thursday on plans to curb Tehran`s chances for getting a nuclear bomb, laying the ground for a new relationship between the Islamic republic and the West.

Merkel says world has `never been closer` to deal preventing Iran nuclear bomb

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday welcomed a framework deal agreed between Iran and world powers, saying the international community had never "been so close to an agreement preventing Iran from having nuclear weapons".

Iran deal will help Middle East stability: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed on Thursday the framework Iran nuclear deal, saying it will pave the way to bolstering peace and stability in the Middle East.

US condemns deadly attack on university in Kenya

The United States condemned in the "strongest terms" an attack Thursday by Islamist militants who massacred dozens of students at a university in Kenya.

Paris warns Iran sanctions can be re-imposed if deal not applied

France warned Thursday that sanctions on Iran "can be re-imposed" if a deal over Tehran`s disputed nuclear programme is not applied.

Obama hails 'historic understanding' with Iran

US President Barack Obama on Thursday welcomed a tentative deal on Iran`s nuclear program as "historic," but also warned Tehran that the world was watching to be sure it fulfilled its commitments.

Any Iran deal must 'significantly roll back' nuclear capacity: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that any deal to emerge from talks on Iran's nuclear ambitions must seriously diminish its capabilities.

Iran, world powers lay groundwork for historic nuclear deal

Iran and world powers agreed Thursday on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran`s nuclear drive after marathon talks in Switzerland.

Obama's Kenyan granny welcomes President's visit

President Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, has welcomed his planned visit to the East African nation saying it will fulfil a promise he made to her years ago.

US targets overseas cyber attackers with new sanctions program

President Barack Obama launched a new sanctions program on Wednesday to target individuals and groups outside the United States that use "malicious" cyber attacks to threaten U.S. foreign policy, national security or economic stability.

Obama calls Nigerian president-elect Buhari: White House

US President Barack Obama spoke to Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and outgoing leader Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday, praising both for their role in the country`s first democratic transfer of power.

White House says Iran nuclear talks still 'productive'

The White House on Wednesday said progress was still being made in crunch nuclear talks with Iran, but warned the United States would walk away if negotiations stall.

Obama praises Nigeria`s president for conceding defeat

US President Barack Obama praised Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday for conceding defeat in an election that he said showed "Nigeria`s commitment to democratic principles."

US commits to ambitious emissions cut by 2025
US commits to ambitious emissions cut by 2025

The US government formally committed itself on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025, according to media reports.