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  • updated storyIran'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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Iran defeats US in home volleyball match 
    Updated: Jun-19-15 4:38 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has defeated the United States 3-0 at a home volleyball match attended by 12,000 people and broadcast live on state TV, as a ban on female spectators remained in place despite an official saying recently that it might be eased.

  • Kerry: Accounting of past Iran nuclear work not key for deal story has photos
    Updated: Jun-16-15 8:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that a full accounting of Iran's possible past atomic weapons research is not necessarily critical to reaching a nuclear deal with Tehran. His comments came amid concerns the Obama administration is backing down on demands that Iran resolve concerns about previous work as part of an agreement that would curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

  • Iran launches official matchmaking website story has photos
    Updated: Jun-15-15 1:25 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran launched its first official matchmaking website on Monday in a bid to encourage millions of singles to marry, officials said, insisting it is not a dating service.

  • Rouhani says he is following case of Post reporter 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 11:20 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - President Hassan Rouhani says he is following the case of a Washington Post reporter detained for nearly 11 months.

  • Officials: Nuke deal won't answer Iran weapons Qs on Day 1 story has photos
    Updated: Jun-11-15 4:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - World powers are prepared to accept a nuclear agreement with Iran that doesn't immediately answer questions about past atomic weapons work, U.S. and Western officials said. Washington has said such concerns must be resolved in any final deal.

  • UN experts: No country reports Iran arms embargo violation 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 8:02 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - U.N. experts said in a report circulated Tuesday that not a single country has reported any violations of an arms embargo against Iran, possibly the result of a political decision to avoid any "negative impact" on negotiations to rein in Tehran's nuclear program.

  • Israeli PM says Arab leaders also weary of Iran nuclear deal story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 3:30 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister said Tuesday that Arab leaders agree with him that an emerging nuclear deal with Iran won't stop Tehran from getting atomic weapons.

  • AP Interview: Iran partially opens stadium doors to women story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 4:59 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - A limited number of Iranian women will be allowed to watch Volleyball World League games in Tehran later this month, a senior government official has told The Associated Press, part of a government move to allow women and families to attend male sporting events.

  • US reporter's mother speaks while son is in Iran court story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-08-15 12:29 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - The mother of detained Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian said Monday that Iran has charged her son for simply "reporting on a country that he loves," as he addressed the judge overseeing his closed-door espionage trial.

  • Extreme sport of slacklining gains a foothold in Iran 
    Updated: Jun-04-15 3:16 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Kiavash Sharifi can hardly describe the feeling of tip-toeing across an abyss on a thin ribbon of webbing that bends ever so slightly downward.

  • Relatives of Americans in Iran press for their release story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-02-15 3:30 pm

    WASHINGTON - Relatives of four Americans missing or detained in Iran told Congress on Tuesday of milestones missed - weddings, graduations, birth of grandchildren - and asked U.S. officials to push harder for their release in negotiations with Tehran on a nuclear deal.