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Secret talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran are aiming to end years of hostilities, and bring the brutal war in Yemen to a peaceful conclusion.

Recent discussions between Saudi Arabia and Iran were not the first instance of talks between the two countries in Iraq, Iraqi President Barham Salih has said.

UK government questioned on Iranian debt on Nazanin's case

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UK government questioned on Iranian debt on Nazanin's case

A British government minister is defending the steps taken by the government to push for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Giorgio Cafiero

Could Saudi-Iran talks finally defuse the region's biggest rivalry?

Analysis: Few expect major changes in Saudi-Iranian relations any time soon, but recent talks in Iraq signal a potential de-escalation after ...

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Thomas O. Falk

Israel and Iran's escalating shadow war at sea

Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden says evidence 'overwhelming' in tense George Floyd trial

The president's unusually strong comments came as jury deliberations for the trial of an ex-policeman accused of murdering George Lloyd entered their second day.

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Possibility of 'interim deal' with Iran nuclear talks

The nuclear talks in Vienna could produce an interim deal, allowing for more time for further expansive talks.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

High-ranking Iranian general dies of heart disease at 65

A high-ranking general key to Iran's security apparatus has died.

The New Arab Staff

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.

US Senators back nuclear talks with Iran in letter

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

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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 ...

Tehran announces Ramadan starts Wednesday in Iran

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Tehran announces Ramadan starts Wednesday in Iran

Tehran, which is a majority Shia country, has announced that it will commence Ramadan on Wednesday.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

US defence chief lands in Israel for two-day visit

The New Arab Staff

US defence chief lands in Israel for two-day visit

The US defence chief's visit comes amid consternation in Tel Aviv over the Biden administration's unfolding Iran policy.

US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

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US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

Following talks in Vienna, the US has asked Iran to be more practical when it comes to renegotiating the nuclear deal.

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Iran, five powers hold second meeting on nuclear deal

The delicate diplomatic dance that began in Vienna on Tuesday needs to balance the concerns and interests of both Washington and Tehran.

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Iran's Rouhani says Vienna talks open 'new chapter’

Iran’s president has responded positively to the recent talks in Vienna, which seek to restart the Iran nuclear deal.

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Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

A cargo ship in the Red Sea, thought to be used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, has been attacked, with Israel being the main suspect.

Giorgio Cafiero

How America's 'maximum pressure' pushed Iran closer to China

Analysis: The US policy of 'maximum pressure' has helped China gain greater leverage in the Middle East, where American ...

Iran government welcomes 'promising' US comments on sanctions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran government welcomes 'promising' US comments on sanctions

Iran says it finds comments made by US officials about lifting sanctions in order to return to the 2015 nuclear deal 'promising'.

Trita Parsi

US-Iran meeting in Vienna signals new hope for JCPOA

Comment: It's better for the US to return to the JCPOA quickly, as the Iranian elections may cause unhelpful political posturing by Tehran, ...

Iran 'concealing parts of its nuclear programme from UN'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'concealing parts of its nuclear programme from UN'

Iran is 'concealing key components of its nuclear programme from UN inspectors', which can be used for producing nuclear weapons, western ...

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival as serving ...

Iran's Khamenei insists US sanctions must be lifted first

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Khamenei insists US sanctions must be lifted first

The deal was meant to provide Iran with international sanctions relief in exchange for limitations on its controversial nuclear programme.

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