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Iran's foreign ministry has seemingly denied reconciliation talks with Saudi Arabia.

A Russian diplomat taking part in talks to save the landmark Iran nuclear deal said Monday that the negotiations had entered 'the drafting stage'.

Iraq PM hints at progress on coalition troop withdrawal

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Iraq PM hints at progress on coalition troop withdrawal

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi praised the readiness of Iraqi forces to assume the anti-IS combat role when coalition troops leave.

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months

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Iran sees highest daily death toll in months

Iran lost 405 people to Covid-19 on the latest count by health authorities, bringing its total death toll to 66,732.

Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

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Saudi, Iranian officials hold direct talks in Baghdad: report

The first round of the talks, which marked the first major negotiations between Riyadh and Tehran since 2016, were held on April 9.

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Iran asks Interpol to arrest Natanz 'sabotage' suspect: media

Iranian state television published a photo and identified the suspect as 43-year-old Reza Karimi.

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Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

Iran's deputy foreign minister said talks in Vienna have entered a new phase and that Tehran has proposed draft agreements that could ...

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Iran nuclear talks set to resume in Vienna

The Russian ambassador to Vienna, Mikhail Ulyanov, spoke of "slow but steady progress in the negotiations on restoration of the nuclear deal" on ...

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Iran names Natanz suspect, says he fled country

State television named the suspect in the sabotage of its key nuclear site as 43-year-old Reza Karimi, claiming that an Interpol "red notice" ...

Western powers condemn attacks in Kurdish Iraq: statement

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Western powers condemn attacks in Kurdish Iraq: statement

"Together, our governments will support the government of Iraq's investigation into the attacks to ensure that those responsible will be held ...

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Iran starts enriching uranium to highest level ever

While 60% is higher than any level Iran previously enriched uranium, it is still lower than weapons-grade levels of 90%.

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to ...

Denmark charges 3 Iranian separatists with promoting terror

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Denmark charges 3 Iranian separatists with promoting terror

The three face a trial in Denmark starting later this month.

Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

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Drone attack targets Iraq's Erbil airport in 'grand escalation'

The use of a drone marks an unprecedented escalation of the arms used to target US soldiers based in Erbil.

Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

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Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at’

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has dismissed offers made at recent talks in Vienna between Iran and major world powers.

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Iraqi-Kurds dismiss reports of 'attack on Israeli Mossad'

Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq have denied reports of an Israeli intelligence foothold in the region.

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Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

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Europe powers express 'grave concern' over Iran enrichment move

Iran’s announcement that they will increase uranium enrichment to 60 precent has worried European nations, who are trying to restart the Iran ...

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Iran Natanz bomb 'may have been planted years ago'

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said the foundations of Sunday's Natanz uranium enrichment facility attack in Iran would have probably been set a ...

US Senators back nuclear talks with Iran in letter

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US Senators back nuclear talks with Iran in letter

A letter sent to US President Biden by 27 Democratic senators says that sanctions on Iran should be lifted if it returns to compliance with the ...

Brooke Anderson

Israel, US hold talks ahead of Iran nuclear negotiations

Israel and the US met virtually for strategic talks, where differences have emerged over a possible new nuclear deal with Iran.

Rouhani calls 60 percent enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

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Rouhani calls 60 percent enrichment an answer to 'evilness'

Hasan Rouhani has said that raising the level of uranium enrichment is a direct response to the attack that targeted the Natanz enrichment ...

Iran vows to enrich uranium to 60%

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Iran vows to enrich uranium to 60%

The announcement has been confirmed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and comes after an explosion knocked out power at Iran's main nuclear facility.

Zarif and Lavrov meet in <em>Tehran</em>, discuss US sanctions

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Zarif and Lavrov meet in Tehran, discuss US sanctions

Iran and Russia warned that an attack on the Natanz atomic site and new EU sanctions could harm ongoing negotiations.

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