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  • Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 4:08 pm

    VIENNA - Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place.

  • University takes new steps to comply with Iranian sanctions 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 5:02 pm

    AMHERST, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts university says it will continue to admit Iranian nationals but is taking new measures to comply with U.S. sanctions against Iran.

  • Russia-US ties alive and well at Iran nuclear talks story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 3:25 am

    VIENNA - Russia-U.S. relations are at a post-Cold War low just about everywhere, except at the Iran nuclear talks.

  • Obama: Still willing to 'walk away' from Iran nuclear deal 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 12:49 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he is still willing to "walk away" from a nuclear deal with Iran if it does not meet his goal of blocking Tehran's paths to a nuclear weapon.

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am

    Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight

  • The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:29 am

    VIENNA - World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one.

  • Iran's Zarif leaves for Vienna 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 3:05 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting the country's foreign minister has left for Vienna to join nuclear talks with world powers.

  • For world, limited options if Iran talks fall apart story has photos
    Updated: Jun-29-15 3:17 pm

    CAIRO - The Iranian nuclear talks are playing out in classic fashion: A self-imposed deadline appears to have been extended due to stubborn disputes, with the sides publicly sticking to positions and facing internal pressure from opponents ready to pounce on any compromise.

  • French minister: No new target date for Iran nuclear talks 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 11:08 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Negotiators trying to rein in Iran's nuclear program have decided not to set a new target date to conclude talks, France's foreign minister said Monday, and he warned that if an agreement isn't "very robust" other countries in the Middle East will seek to develop nuclear weapons.

  • Nuke talks to miss target; Iran foreign minister heads home story has photos
    Updated: Jun-28-15 4:29 pm

    VIENNA - A senior U.S. official acknowledged Sunday that Iran nuclear talks will go past their June 30 target date, as Iran's foreign minister prepared to head home for consultations before returning to push for a breakthrough.

  • Outside Iran talks, a different cast competes for attention 
    Updated: Jun-28-15 12:30 pm

    VIENNA - Ah, Vienna. City of music. Crown jewel of the Holy Roman Empire. Birthplace of psychoanalysis. Home of the Lipizzaner stallions. And this week, host of the Iran nuclear negotiations.

  • Once unheard of, US-Iran talks become the new normal 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 11:54 am

    VIENNA - The top American and Iranian diplomats faced each other across a square table in a 19th century Viennese palace, the room austerely decorated and the atmosphere calm as they started the final push for a generation-defining nuclear agreement on Saturday.

  • Kerry off to Vienna for Iran nuke talks as deadline looms 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:53 am

    WASHINGTON - With next week's deadline for an Iran nuclear deal fast approaching, Secretary of State John Kerry headed back to the talks in Vienna, Austria, on Friday, this time leaning on crutches.

  • Taiwanese man pleads guilty in Texas to Iran-technology case 
    Updated: Jun-26-15 8:34 am

    SAN ANTONIO - A Taiwanese businessman has pleaded guilty in Texas to violating U.S. laws banning the shipping of electronics technology to Iran.

  • White House: Putin calls Obama, discuss Ukraine, IS, Iran 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 11:24 pm

    WASHINGTON - Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama spoke by telephone Thursday and discussed continued tensions in eastern Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East. The last time the men spoke was in February, the White House said.

  • Amid new engagements, US tags Cuba, Iran as rights abusers story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:15 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday tagged Iran and Cuba as serial human rights abusers even as the Obama administration accelerates attempts to improve relations with both countries.

  • Israel's Netanyahu says better Iran deal still possible 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 1:08 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister says world powers can still insist on a better deal with Iran over its nuclear program as the negotiators' self-imposed deadline rapidly approaches.

  • Family of ex-US Marine held in Iran renews push for release 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 11:36 am

    FLINT, Michigan - Relatives of a former U.S. Marine held in an Iranian prison since 2011 say they're traveling to Vienna to press for his release as diplomats meet to discuss limits on Tehran's nuclear program.

  • Iran holds funerals for 8 men killed fighting IS in Syria 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 5:46 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iranian state media say thousands of people have attended the funerals for eight Iranian volunteers killed in fighting against Islamic State extremists in Syria.

  • Kerry: US undeterred by Iran leader's nuke comments story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 8:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - Nuclear negotiations between world powers and Iran will not be affected by recent comments from Iran's supreme leader who appeared to backtrack on key points of an emerging deal, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

  • Saunas and art therapy: Rehab for convicted Saudi extremists story has photos
    Updated: Jun-24-15 3:46 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - For most of his 20s, all Badr al-Enezi could think about was becoming a jihadi fighter. After getting in touch with former Guantanamo Bay prisoners who had returned to militancy, he began plotting how to take up arms.

  • Saudi cables suggest money links with media 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 5:12 pm

    BEIRUT - A financially troubled Lebanese TV network received a $2 million Saudi bailout in return for adopting a pro-Riyadh editorial policy. A news agency in Guinea got a $2,000 gift, while small publications across the Arab world received tens of thousands of dollars in inflated subscription fees.

  • Iraqis return to shattered Tikrit after Islamic State routed 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 2:52 am

    TIKRIT, Iraq - Abdel Mowgood Hassan climbs over toppled bricks and a torn-away front door to enter his uncle's house in Tikrit, the first of his relatives to make a cautious return home since Islamic State militants were driven out.

  • Iran parliament bans access to military sites, scientists 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 6:29 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's parliament has voted to ban access to military sites and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.

  • WikiLeaks reveals Saudi intrigue and unpaid limo bills story has photos
    Updated: Jun-20-15 5:25 pm

    ISTANBUL - At the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, diplomats talked about airing the grievances of disenchanted local youth using Facebook and Twitter. At the embassy in Khartoum, they reported anxiously on Iran's military aid to Sudan.