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Kerry and Iran`s Zarif meet for second day as nuclear deadline looms

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 16:45

US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart on Monday for a second day to push for "critical choices" on Tehran`s nuclear programme with both sides complaining that scant progress has been made ahead of deadline.

Iranian court sentences Facebook activists to jail

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 01:19

An Iranian court handed jail sentences of eight to 21 years to eight Facebook page administrators, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

US, Iran say disputes remain in nuclear talks as deadline looms

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 00:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday major differences persist between Iran and six world powers negotiating on Tehran`s nuclear programme, with a week to go before a deadline for a deal. 

Leaving Iran with nuclear enrichment would be catastrophic: Benjamin Netanyahu

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 23:26

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that any nuclear deal leaving Iran with the capability to enrich uranium would be "catastrophic."

West, Iran say big gaps remain as deadline looms in nuke talks

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:24

World powers and Iran on Sunday said big differences remained in talks to build a lasting agreement on the Islamic republic`s nuclear activities by the end of next week.

John Kerry seeks to work magic at Iran nuclear talks

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 15:11

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna Sunday to face off with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, seven days before a deadline to strike a historic but elusive-looking deal on Tehran`s suspect nuclear programme.

Iran, world powers still far apart on core issues

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 12:44

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

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 00:12

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.

US, not co-ordinating any military mission for Iraq: Hagel

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 10:35

The US is not co-ordinating military exercises or missions with Iran or Russia to help Iraq in its fight against Islamic militants, but it is assisting the Iraqi security forces in the combat, a top American diplomat has said.

US Congress seen backing extension of Iran nuclear pact

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 07:28

The US Congress will ultimately support an extension of an interim agreement of talks on Iran`s nuclear program, lawmakers and congressional aides said, despite calls by Republicans and some Democrats to abandon negotiations and return to tough sanctions to deter Tehran from building a nuclear bomb. 

Kerry to bang heads together in Iran nuclear talks

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:25

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 nuclear talks with Iran, London and Berlin said Friday.

John Kerry to bang heads together in Iran nuclear talks

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:19

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.