Global powers, Iran to hold full session Monday: Tehran

World powers seeking to pin down a nuclear deal with Iran will hold their first full session of these negotiations on Monday, a senior Iranian official said.

Iran negotiator rules out sending nuclear stocks abroad

Iran`s lead negotiator said Sunday that sending abroad its stocks of nuclear material, a key demand of world powers in talks in Switzerland, was unacceptable.

Iran deal `can be done`, must put `bomb beyond reach`: British FM

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said late Sunday he believed a nuclear deal with Iran could be reached, but insisted it must put a nuclear bomb "beyond reach."

Iran, powers explore nuclear compromises as Israel hopes for failure

 Iran and six major powers were exploring possible compromises to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned they were unable to move on several sticking points.

Israeli PM lashes out as Iran nuclear talks intensify

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a dire warning Sunday about a possible nuclear accord with Iran as talks in Switzerland towards the outline of a deal intensified days before a deadline.

French, German foreign ministers delay leaving Iran talks: Diplomat

The French and German foreign ministers have delayed a planned Monday visit to Kazakhstan in order to stay at nuclear talks with Iran in Switzerland, a diplomatic source said Sunday.

Expected Iranian nuclear deal worse than Israel feared: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned on Sunday the framework Iranian nuclear agreement being sought by international negotiators, saying it was even worse than his country had feared. 

Arab summit agrees on unified military force for crises
Arab summit agrees on unified military force for crises

Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya and as regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran engage in sectarian proxy wars.

Kerry cancels trip in honour of Ted Kennedy as Iran talks intensify

US Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled plans to fly to Boston for a ceremony in honour of his late friend Edward Kennedy as talks on Iran`s nuclear programme intensified in Switzerland, with two days left to a deadline.

Arab air strikes cripple Yemen`s main airport

Arab coalition warplanes targeting Iran-backed rebels have hit the runway at the Yemen capital`s international airport, taking it out of service, an aviation source said Sunday.

Moscow hopes Yemen crisis won't 'impact' Iran nuclear talks: Russian negotiator

Russia`s chief negotiator in the Iranian nuclear talks on Saturday said Moscow hoped that the conflict in Yemen -- where a Saudi-led offensive is under way against Iranian-allied rebels -- would not negatively affect the ongoing six-party talks with Tehran in Switzerland.

Signs of discord at Iran nuke talks as deadline looms

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining US Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.

Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran'

Yemen's embattled president today called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "stooges of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.

German foreign minister says Iran talks in 'endgame'

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Saturday joined nuclear talks with Iran in Switzerland, saying the negotiations were in the "endgame".

Iranian negotiator denies discussion of 2-3 page nuclear deal: Report

A member of Iran`s negotiating team at ongoing nuclear talks in Switzerland denied reports that the two sides are closing in a 2- to 3-page preliminary accord, state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday.

France`s Foreign Minister joins Iran talks

Hawkish French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius arrived on Saturday at nuclear talks with Iran in Switzerland saying he wants to achieve a "robust" deal.

Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks - U.S.

Negotiations between six world powers and Iran over its nuclear program have been "tough and very serious" and the next few days will show whether Tehran is ready to make the necessary hard decisions, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.

Iran's Rouhani was vague on possible nuclear compromises: France

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani offered little clarity on whether Tehran was ready to compromise in nuclear talks with six major powers when he spoke with his French counterpart Francois Hollande, France`s foreign minister said on Friday.

Iran must make decisions to advance nuclear talks: Obama, Merkel

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said it was up to Iran to make the final steps needed to bring long-running nuclear talks to a successful conclusion.

Iran nuclear deal 'possible' but 'new efforts' needed: Fabius

A nuclear deal with Iran is possible but Tehran must make "new efforts" to clinch agreement, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday.