Iran talks stretch into another day; deal seen close but elusive

Major powers and Iran stretched marathon talks on Tehran`s nuclear programme into a second day past their deadline, with diplomats saying prospects for a preliminary agreement were finely balanced between success and collapse in the coming hours.

Zarif says `seize the moment` as Iran talks hit final stretch

Iran`s foreign minister Wednesday told world powers to "seize the moment" and drop "excessive demands" as marathon high-stakes nuclear talks headed into another long bruising night of hard bargaining.

Israel tests US-backed missile shield as Iran nuclear talks churn

A new Israeli air defence system being developed in partnership with the United States met all its objectives in a series of recent live interception tests, US and Israeli officials said Wednesday, putting it on course for deployment by next year.

Iran nuclear talks still `productive`, progress being made: White House

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.

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.

Israel tests US-backed missile shield as Iran nuclear deadline looms

A new Israeli air defence system being developed in partnership with the United States has passed advanced tests, the Israeli Defence Ministry said on Wednesday, putting it on course for possible deployment by next year.

High-stakes Iran nuclear talks in nail-biting extension
High-stakes Iran nuclear talks in nail-biting extension

Rollercoaster talks aimed at stopping Iran getting a nuclear bomb went into extra time today with Tehran insisting it won't be rushed into a bad deal that falls short of meeting its key demands.

China urges both sides to compromise in Iran nuclear talks

China`s foreign minister on Wednesday urged both sides to make compromises as nuclear talks between Iran and world powers entered a seventh day in Switzerland after missing a midnight deadline for a framework deal.

China tells both sides to compromise in Iran nuclear talks

China's foreign minister today urged both sides to make compromises as nuclear talks between Iran and world powers entered a seventh day in Switzerland after missing a midnight deadline for a framework deal.

`Broad framework of understanding` in Iran talks, work remains: UK

Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers have resulted in a "broad framework of understanding" but there remains "quite a lot of work to do," Britain`s foreign minister said Wednesday,as talks pushed beyond a March 31 deadline.

Iran nuke talks 'stuck overnight', resume today after deadline missed
Iran nuke talks 'stuck overnight', resume today after deadline missed

Russia and Iran`s foreign ministers claimed a breakthrough early Wednesday in talks on a framework deal curtailing Tehran`s nuclear programme, but the US said not all issues had been agreed yet, as discussions were suspended for the night.

US official says `not all issues` agreed in Iran talks

A senior US official said early Wednesday that there was not yet a full agreement on key points of a deal to curtail Iran`s nuclear programme.

Who`s saying what at the Iran nuclear talks

After 18 months of talks to rein in Iran`s nuclear ambitions, some of the world`s top diplomats were negotiating into the night Tuesday with a midnight deadline set to be abandoned.

Deadline abandoned in marathon Iran nuclear talks

The US abandoned late Tuesday a midnight deadline to agree the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran but insisted that "enough progress" merited extending marathon talks into Wednesday.

Oil slumps as Iran talks deadline looms

Oil prices fell Tuesday as global powers and Iran raced to reach a deal on Tehran`s nuclear program that could ease sanctions on the crude producer, adding to the global oversupply.

US confirms Iran nuclear talks to go into Wednesday

Negotiations to reach a deal with Iran on curtailing its nuclear programme will go into Wednesday after making progress, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said.

Midnight Iran nuclear talks deadline in peril

Marathon talks looked set Tuesday to miss a midnight deadline to agree the outlines of a nuclear deal with Iran as negotiators got bogged down in seemingly intractable key issues.

US says Iran talks may go into Wednesday `if useful`

Tough talks to reach a framework deal to curtail Iran`s nuclear programme may go past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, a top US official acknowledged.

Diplomats and experts were "working around the clock", the senior State Department official said Tuesday.

Nuclear talks advancing, but `slowly`: Iranian negotiator

Iran nuclear talks aimed at agreeing the outlines of a landmark deal with major powers by midnight are advancing, but "slowly," an Iranian negotiator said late afternoon Tuesday.

Iran nuclear deal would need Arab cooperation: Saudi

Iran will not be able to reap the benefits of any nuclear deal with world powers without the cooperation of its Gulf neighbours, Saudi Arabia`s foreign minister said on Tuesday.