Iran ''resolute'' over peaceful nuclear rights

Iran is firm and resolute over its nuclear rights and is ready to prove that its nuclear activities are peaceful, Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani said here Sunday.

Yemen risks disintegration as south rejects Shi'ite group's takeover

No sooner had Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi announced his resignation than his country`s tenuous political fabric began to disintegrate.

Can go anywhere to warn about Iran: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed criticism that he was undermining the authority of US president by accepting an invitation from the Republicans to address the Congress, saying he would speak "anywhere" to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear capability.

Asian Cup: Iran`s protest over Iraqi player rejected
Asian Cup: Iran`s protest over Iraqi player rejected

Iran`s protest that Iraq fielded an ineligible player in their stormy Asian Cup quarter-final loss was rejected on Sunday, an Iranian official told AFP.

Asian Cup: Iran protest over `ineligible` Iraq player
Asian Cup: Iran protest over `ineligible` Iraq player

Asian Cup officials scrambled on Sunday to deal with a sensational protest from Iran claiming that Iraq fielded an ineligible player during their stormy quarter-final defeat.

Iran FM in rare Saudi visit after king`s death: TV

Iran`s foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday for a rare visit to the regional rival, bringing condolences after the death of King Abdullah, television pictures showed.

Iran lawmakers drafting law on nuclear enrichment hike

Iran`s parliament has started to draft a law that would allow the country`s nuclear scientists to intensify their uranium enrichment, a step that could complicate ongoing talks with world powers.

Fatigue factor kicks in as Iraq take on South Korea
Fatigue factor kicks in as Iraq take on South Korea

Asked on Thursday whether he would prefer to play Iran or Iraq in the last four of the Asian Cup, South Korea coach Uli Stielike said only that he hoped their quarter-final would go to extra time.

Kerry, Zarif in bilateral meeting in Davos: Official

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met for bilateral talks Friday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, an official source told AFP.

US says chance of Iran deal '50/50'

The White House admitted that the chances of reaching a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program were only 50 percent.

New US sanctions would `unravel` Iran nuclear deal: Zarif

Iran warned the US Congress on Friday against imposing new sanctions, saying this would lead to a collapse of negotiations over Iran`s controversial nuclear programme.

Yemen suffers power vacuum after president, premier quit

Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off balance.

Iran-US nuclear talks resume in Switzerland

Iranian and US diplomats resumed talks in Switzerland on Friday, as the pace intensifies towards a complex deal on Tehran`s nuclear programme.

Iran offers condolences to Saudi after king`s death

Iran offered condolences Friday to the people and government of Saudi Arabia upon the death of King Abdullah and said Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would travel to Riyadh.

Give Iran diplomacy a chance, Europeans urge US lawmakers

Top European diplomats on Thursday waded into the political fray in Washington over Iran, urging US lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions and pleading for time to allow nuclear talks to succeed.

Give Iran diplomacy a chance, Europeans urge Congress

Top European diplomats waded into the political fray in Washington over Iran, urging US lawmakers to hold off on new sanctions and pleading for time to allow nuclear talks to succeed.

Israeli PM to address US Congress, but Obama not to meet him during March visit
Israeli PM to address US Congress, but Obama not to meet him during March visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted Thursday an invitation to address the US Congress about Iran and Islamic extremism.

Iran seeks to bolster bilateral trade, invites Indian firms

 Iran is seeking to boost the bilateral trade with India and has invited corporate India to participate in its growth story.

Iran gives ex-vice president 5-year prison term

Iran's supreme court has sentenced a former vice president to five years in prison and ordered him to pay a 10 billion rial (USD 300,000) fine, the country's official news agency said.

US, Iran to hold nuclear talks in Switzerland on Friday, Saturday

US and Iranian negotiators will hold talks about Iran`s nuclear program in Switzerland on Friday and Saturday, the US State Department said.