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Iran nuclear warning: Saudi Arabia could get nuclear weapons 'at any time' from allies Pakistan

As international meeting considers easing sanctions designed to halt Iran’s nuclear progress, Saudi Arabia issues stark warning to Middle East neighbours

Iran pollution and 'acid rain' sees at least 50 hospitalised

Spate of heavy rain and lightening is believed to have caused breathing problems for some in the heavily polluted city of Ahvaz

Diplomats fail to agree on date for new Syria peace talks in Geneva

The United Nations’ top Syria envoy has said that diplomats had failed to agree on a date for new peace talks.

Israel warns world powers of repeating Munich deal in Iran nuclear talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned it would be an “historic mistake” if Tuesday’s much-awaited talks in Geneva between Iran and world powers led to an easing of sanctions on Tehran. He also urged the international community to reject Iran’s offer to limit uranium enrichment to 20 per cent.

Talks about Iran’s nuclear programme in Geneva will be the first since the election of President Hassan Rouhani, who has tried to improve relations with the West in an effort to have sanctions lifted

Iran rejects demands to ship out its uranium as Geneva nuclear talks are set to start

Iran yesterday rejected Western demands to ship out its stockpile of enriched uranium but signalled its flexibility on other aspects of its nuclear activities.

Iran's Foreign Minister hospitalised with 'pains' brought on by newspaper claims

Iran’s Foreign Minister and chief nuclear negotiator went to hospital with pains he said were brought on by a hardline newspaper quoting him as saying President Hassan Rouhani’s phone call with President Barack Obama was a mistake.

UK starts talks with Iran to ease relations

Britain and Iran have started talks aimed at restoring diplomatic relations two years after an angry mob ransacked the UK embassy, the Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.

Iranians mock Israeli prime minster Netanyahu over jeans comment

Iranians have used social media to mock Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, over comments he made suggesting they were not allowed to wear jeans.

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