U.N. nuclear inquiry on Iran seen making slow headway: diplomats


VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog appears to have made only limited progress so far in getting Iran to answer questions about its suspected atomic bomb research, diplomatic sources said on Friday, three days before a deadline for cooperation.

Iran denies report linking Iraq cooperation to nuclear talks

DUBAI - Iran denied a report that it is ready to help counter Islamic State insurgents in return for progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program.

World, Iraq 5:26am EDT

Iran says wants progress in nuclear talks before action on Islamic State

PARIS/DUBAI - Iran is ready to do something to help tackle Islamic State insurgents in Iraq but first wants progress in negotiations with world powers over its nuclear program, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

World, Iraq 21 Aug 2014

Iran moving to meet terms of extended nuclear deal: IAEA

VIENNA - Iran has started taking action to comply with the terms of an extended agreement with six world powers over its disputed atomic activities, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report obtained by Reuters on Wednesday showed.

World, Davos 20 Aug 2014

France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State

PARIS - France said on Wednesday it wanted to bring together Arab states, Iran and the main world powers to coordinate a comprehensive response against Islamic State insurgents who control large parts of Syria and Iraq.

World, Syria, U.S., France 20 Aug 2014

Iranian parliament sacks minister, in setback for Rouhani

DUBAI - Iran's parliament sacked the science, research and technology minister on Wednesday, a victory for the conservative critics of moderate President Hassan Rouhani.

World, Davos 20 Aug 2014

Poet Behbahani, 'lioness of Iran', dies at 87: state media

DUBAI - Poet Simin Behbahani, a champion of women's rights and free speech whose lyrical verse captured the hopes and disappointments of Iranians since the 1979 revolution, died on Tuesday at the age of 87, official media reported.

19 Aug 2014

IAEA expects progress by deadline in Iran nuclear inquiry

VIENNA - The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief said on Monday Iran had begun implementing transparency measures ahead of an Aug 25 deadline, as part of a long-running investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Tehran.

World, Davos 18 Aug 2014

As Gaza war subsides, a battle over how it is investigated

JERUSALEM - Even before starting work as chairman of a U.N. human rights commission investigating the Gaza war, Canadian law professor William Schabas has been vilified as an apologist for Iran incapable of setting aside his perceived anti-Israel bias.

18 Aug 2014

U.N. nuclear chief upbeat after 'useful' Iran visit

VIENNA/DUBAI - Iran has given a firm commitment to cooperate with a U.N. nuclear watchdog investigation into suspected atomic bomb research, the head of the agency said after what he described as a "useful" visit to Tehran on Sunday.

World, Davos 17 Aug 2014

Gaza gunmen execute 'collaborators'; mortar kills Israeli boy

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, accelerating a crackdown on suspected informers after Israeli forces tracked down and killed three senior Hamas commanders. | Video