Zarif, Kerry resume key nuclear talks in Geneva
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry met on Saturday in Swiss city of Geneva in a bid to overcome the remaining obstacles to a final nuclear deal, a month ahead of a deadline for an agreement between Tehran and P5+1 group of world powers.
Iraq forces edge toward Ramadi
Iraqi forces retook an area west of Ramadi on Saturday as they pressed their operation aimed at sealing off the ISIL terrorists who captured the city two weeks ago, commanders said.
Saudi warplanes pound Yemeni capital despite UN envoy arrival
Saleh: Riyadh offers bribe
Saudi warplanes pounded Yemeni capital, Sana’a, only hours after the UN envoy to Yemen arrived in the city, residents said on Saturday.
Russia imposes travel ban on EU politicians
Russia has imposed an entry ban on 89 European politicians and military leaders, a move that has angered Europe and worsened its standoff with the West over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine conflict.
Pakistan launches hunt for bus hijackers
Pakistani security forces launched a major operation before dawn Saturday to hunt down gunmen who hijacked two buses and killed at least 19 passengers in the country’s southwest, officials said.
President defends nuclear negotiators’ performance
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani defended the performance of the Iranian nuclear negotiating team in its talks with the P5+1 countries over Tehran’s nuclear program, saying the negotiators have great capabilities.
Tehran condemns terrorist attack on Saudi worshippers
Iran condemned a recent deadly terrorist attack against Shia worshippers in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province which left four people dead.
Tehran to host Caspian Sea meeting
The 40th meeting of the special working group of the Caspian Sea will be held on Monday in Tehran, with deputy foreign ministers of the five Caspian Sea littoral states in attendance.
Najafi: IAEA report incomplete
An Iranian nuclear official said the part of a recent report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about Iran’s cooperation with the agency is “incomplete,” as the Islamic Republic has cooperated with the agency more than reflected in the report.
Tehran Auction sells about $6.5m, setting new record for Iranian art sale
The 4th Tehran Auction smashed last year’s record on Friday evening by grossing 214 billion rials (over $6.4 million).
Rouhani says Iran conducting nuclear talks with prudence
President Hassan Rouhani has said that the government is conducting nuclear talks with the great powers with “prudence”.
IMIS to introduce 200 Iranian mining projects to investors
Over 200 mining projects will be introduced to investors at the Iran Mines and Mining Industries Summit (IMIS), which will be held in Tehran May 31-June 1.
Nuclear talks must not open way for interference: Haddad Adel
Senior Iranian MP says the nuclear negotiations should not open the way for foreigners’ interference in Iran’s affairs.
Hezbollah ready to liberate Arsal: Sheikh Nabil Qaouk
Hezbollah is ready to liberate the outskirts of the Lebanese border town of Arsal, the deputy head of the party’s executive council said Saturday, accusing the March 14 coalition of supporting terrorism and inciting sectarian strife.
IAEA report is filled with legal flaws: Kamalvandi
Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on Saturday that the recent report released about Iran’s nuclear program by the International Atomic Energy Agency director is legally flawed.
Yemen’s Saleh says Saudis offered him ‘millions’ to fight revolutionaries
Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh said in an interview that he had rejected “millions of dollars” that Saudi Arabia offered him if he stood up to
the revolutionaries (Ansarullah movement).
Iraq forces edge towards Ramadi
Iraqi forces retook an area west of Ramadi on Saturday as they pressed their operation aimed at sealing off the terrorists who captured the city two weeks ago, commanders said.
U.S., Iran address obstacles to nuclear deal
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday in a bid to overcome the remaining obstacles to a final nuclear agreement, a month ahead of a deadline for a deal between Tehran and world powers, Reuters reported.
Parliamentary leader urges unity among principlists
Those who affiliate themselves to the principlist camp have no way other than unity to serve their country and the Islamic establishment, the head of the principlist faction of the parliament has stated.
Intelligence minister warns of divisive efforts to jeopardize nuclear talks
The Iranian intelligence minister has warned against efforts to create a bipolar atmosphere with regard to the ongoing nuclear talks between Iran
and the world powers.
Velayati advises France to pursue independent policies
France’s inclination towards the policies of the U.S. would not bring Paris honor and dignity, a senior aide to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution
Mechanism for implementing Additional Protocol is a source of difference: Araqchi
A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said on Saturday that how to implement the Additional Protocol to the NPT is one of the contentious issues between
Iran and the 5+1 group (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).