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Last stage of n-talks crucial, tough: Iran

Oct 22, 2014 at 20:15 | Source: FirstPost

Tehran, Oct 22 (IANS) The remaining steps in the talks over Iran's nuclear programme are "crucial and difficult", Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said here on Wednesday."We are at the last stage of nuclear negotiati...

Australia MP in court asylum appeal

Oct 22, 2014 at 10:17 | Source: BBC

An Australian lawmaker says he has written to the International Criminal Court (ICC) asking it to investigate Tony Abbott's government over its treatment of asylum seekers. Andrew Wilkie, an independent, said he wanted the court to assess polici...

Iran supports Iraq's new government: supreme leader

Oct 22, 2014 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

Tehran, Oct 22 (IANS) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Tuesday said the Islamic republic fully supports the new Iraqi government.The current situation in Syria and Iraq is the result of "irresponsible policies" of some trans-re...

Iran supreme leader blames West for Islamic State rise, wants regional solution

Oct 22, 2014 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed Western powers on Tuesday for the rise of Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq and Syria and said they had no business tampering with the region's geopolitics. Iran and the Unite...

Islamic State advances against Yazidis on Iraq's Sinjar mountain

Oct 21, 2014 at 23:31 | Source: FirstPost

ARBIL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants advanced on Iraq's Sinjar mountain on Tuesday, tightening a siege of thousands of stranded Yazidis, who called on the United States and its allies to act to avert more bloodshed. The attack is the ...

Iran arrests several spies near Bushehr nuclear plant - Fars news agency

Oct 21, 2014 at 23:15 | Source: FirstPost

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian security services have arrested several suspected spies in the southern province of Bushehr where the country's first nuclear power plant is located, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday.Iran has repeatedl...

Iran president pledges to back Iraq in fight against militants

Oct 21, 2014 at 18:10 | Source: FirstPost

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised on Tuesday that Iran will stand by Iraq in the neighboring country's fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group.Rouhani told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Heidar al-Abadi that Iran ...

Iran arrests suspects after acid attacks on women in Isfahan

Oct 21, 2014 at 03:45 | Source: FirstPost

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has arrested a number of people suspected of throwing acid at women deemed to be wearing Islamic headcovering improperly, authorities said on Monday, following a series of attacks in Isfahan that have caused widespread anger.Mo...

U.N. would offer humanitarian support in Syria safe zones -Amos

Oct 21, 2014 at 02:45 | Source: FirstPost

ANKARA (Reuters) - The United Nations would offer humanitarian assistance for proposed "safe zones" inside Syria even if they were created without a Security Council resolution, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official Valerie Amos said on Mond...

Iran state TV says death of journalist in Turkey is "suspect"

Oct 21, 2014 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian television pointed the finger at Turkey on Monday over the death of a Lebanese-American journalist killed in a car crash while working for Iran's Press TV in Turkey near the besieged Syrian border town of Kobani.However, th...

Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers -IAEA

Oct 20, 2014 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly U.N. atomic agency report showed, a finding the West may see as positive ahead of a November deadline for clinching a long-t...

Iran to get $900m by Nov

Oct 18, 2014 at 20:22 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Oct. 17 (PTI): India will pay Iran $900 million in two tranches beginning next week to clear part of the dues for crude it buys from the Persian Gulf nation. This payment will be on top of the $1.65 billion it had paid in June-July to cle...

Iran, US say some headway made in "difficult" nuclear talks

Oct 17, 2014 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran and the United States said they made some progress in high-level nuclear talks but much work remained to clinch a breakthrough deal by a late-November deadline.Both sides said they still aimed to meet the self-imposed Nov. 24 ...

Iranian investment scene 'improving' as relations thaw

Oct 16, 2014 at 23:17 | Source: BBC

International investors looking to exploit opportunities in Iran have been meeting for the first time in concert since the country's 1979 revolution. Hundreds of people gathered at The 1st Europe-Iran Forum in London to hear from the likes of fo...

US, Iran seek magic formula to revive troubled nuclear talks

Oct 16, 2014 at 08:31 | Source: FirstPost

Vienna: Ensconced for hours in a Vienna hotel room, US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart tried today to resuscitate troubled talks about limiting Tehran's nuclear programme.Iran and six world powers have less than six weeks, u...

U.S. says some progress in Iran nuclear talks, but much work remains

Oct 16, 2014 at 05:45 | Source: FirstPost

VIENNA (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official said after high-level nuclear talks with Iran on Wednesday that some progress continued to be made but much work remained to be done, adding the goal was still to reach a deal by a late November deadline.The ...

Saudi Arabia sentences outspoken Shi'ite cleric to death-brother

Oct 16, 2014 at 03:45 | Source: FirstPost

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi judge sentenced to death a prominent cleric on Wednesday who has called for greater rights for the kingdom's Shi'ites, the cleric's brother said, two years after his arrest prompted deadly protests in the oil-producing east...

Yemen's Houthis advance near al Qaeda stronghold

Oct 16, 2014 at 02:15 | Source: FirstPost

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's new Shi'ite Muslim powerbrokers sent fighters towards an al Qaeda stronghold on Wednesday, raising the possibility of clashes between the politically ascendant Houthi movement and the hardline Sunni Muslims of the militant n...

N-deal could help end regional chaos: Iran speaker

Oct 16, 2014 at 01:30 | Source: FirstPost

Geneva, Oct 15 (IANS/EFE) Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday that reaching an agreement on his country's controversial nuclear programme would help put an end to the "chaos in the region"."There is no direct or natu...

Asylum seeker baby born in Australia denied refugee visa

Oct 15, 2014 at 21:57 | Source: BBC

A federal court has ruled that a baby born in Australia to an asylum seeker is not entitled to a refugee visa. Ferouz Myuddin, who is 11 months old, was born in Brisbane when his mother was transferred to hospital from a refugee detention centre on N...

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