US Congress skeptical of Iran nuclear talks extension

US House and Senate members reacted coolly Monday to an extension of international negotiations over US House and Senate with skeptical lawmakers demanding Congress "tighten the economic vice on Tehran" through new sanctions.

Tunisia set for runoff in landmark election

The battle for an expected runoff vote for the Tunisian presidency kicked off Monday even before first round results were in from a landmark post-Arab Spring election.

Iran open to extending nuclear talks up to one year

Iran signalled on Sunday it is open to having nuclear talks with world powers extended by up to a year if no real progress toward a deal is achieved later on Sunday, the eve of a deadline.

Iran nuclear talks may be extended as US sees "big gaps"

World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran`s atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stakes talks.

Major powers, Iran racing against time for nuke deal

The world`s major powers and Iran are racing against time to reach a deal over Tehran`s nuclear programme, with another extension of the negotiations not being the focus.

US, Iran in last-ditch bid to clinch historic nuclear deal

Iran and the United States on Friday intensified efforts to overcome deep divisions in talks on Tehran`s nuclear programme days ahead of a deadline for agreement.

Kerry to leave Iran talks in Vienna for Paris later Friday: US

 US Secretary of State John Kerry will return Friday to Paris for consultations amid talks in Vienna aimed at settling a dispute over Iran`s nuclear programme, days before a deadline.

Iran, US, French officials to leave nuclear talks as deadline looms

Iran`s Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif may return later Friday to Tehran for consultations on the nuclear talks he is having in Vienna with world powers, an Iranian source told AFP.

Vienna talks focused on reaching nuclear deal with Iran: John Kerry

 United States Secretary of State John Kerry has said that extending the deadline to reach an agreement that will mark the closure of the 12-year-long deadlock on Iran`s nuclear programme is not being discussed instead the talks will focus on "driving towards" the outline of a deal.

John Kerry seeks breakthrough in troubled Iran nuclear talks

 Troubled Iran nuclear talks enter the make-or-break endgame Friday as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart seek a breakthrough just days ahead of a deadline.

'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks
'Concerned' Kerry joins troubled Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Vienna today to join troubled nuclear talks four days before a deadline, with Russia warning that getting a deal will be "very difficult".

Powers 'not discussing' extending Iran nuclear deadline: Kerry

World powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear programme are united in their search for an agreement and are not discussing an extension of the deadline, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

Russian and Saudi foreign ministers to meet in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Saudi counterpart, Prince Saud al-Faisal, in Moscow on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, as Iran and world powers seek to reach a deal on nuclear talks.

Reaching N-deal with Iran before deadline difficult: US

US Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken has told lawmakers that it will be "difficult" for Washington and other powers to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran before next Monday, the deadline set for finalising the negotiations.

Iran nuclear talks hang in the balance

A final round of talks on Iran`s nuclear programme before a looming deadline hung in the balance on Thursday as Britain expressed pessimism a deal could be done in time and foreign ministers stayed away.

John Kerry in talks with Oman over Iran nuclear issue

US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Omani counterpart Youssef ben Alaoui in London on Wednesday, who is acting as an intermediary in crunch nuclear talks with Iran.

Iran, US go face-to-face in crunch nuclear talks

Iran and the US held one-on-one talks on Wednesday as a deadline loomed to reach a mammoth nuclear deal, seeking common ground on the two crucial remaining issues: uranium enrichment and sanctions relief.

Much to lose for Iran`s Rouhani if no nuclear pact

The Iranians conducting nuclear talks with world powers seem loath to use the word "compromise", but with much to lose President Hassan Rouhani may yet be pushing for a last-minute deal.

Iran nuclear talks get down to nitty-gritty

Iran and six world powers got down to business in Vienna on Wednesday, groping for the elusive magic formula to secure a milestone nuclear deal that satisfies hardliners in Tehran and Washington.

John Kerry delays trip to Vienna for Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has pushed back his trip to Vienna where international negotiators are in final talks on Iran`s nuclear programme, his department said on Tuesday.