Inspectors from the UN nuclear agency have arrived in Tehran to visit a nuclear facility that has long been off-limits to outside experts, an Iranian news agency has said.
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Friday 02 March 2012
Iranians go to the polls today for the first time since the controversial 2009 presidential elections that were mired in accusations of fraud, setting off huge protests and a bloody crackdown.
Monday 27 February 2012
There is an air of nightmarish farce to the Syrian government's decision to hold a constitutional referendum at a time when it is subjecting one of the largest cities in the country to relentless, punitive bombardment. The agony of Homs, now in its fourth week, appears endless as President Bashar al-Assad's tanks pound residential districts indiscriminately. No one knows exactly how many died in Syria at the weekend but most estimates range between 60 and 90. Either way, hardly anyone in Homs was in any position yesterday to tick or cross Mr Assad's meaningless shopping list of reforms.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
The UN nuclear agency acknowledged renewed failure today after a trip to probe suspicions of covert Iranian nuclear weapons work, in a statement issued just hours after an Iranian general warned of a pre-emptive strike against any foe threatening the country.
Tuesday 21 February 2012
Iran announces military exercise to protect atomic facilities ahead of Obama meeting with Israeli PM
Sunday 19 February 2012
Foreign Secretary William Hague warned Israel today that military action against Iran would not be "a wise thing".
Thursday 16 February 2012
Thursday 16 February 2012
Warning of end to EU oil supplies fuels tensions further and adds to risk of Israeli military strike
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Iran has begun loading domestically made nuclear fuel rods into its research reactor in a defiant response to toughening Western sanctions over its controversial nuclear programme.
Wednesday 01 February 2012
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a Spanish-language satellite TV channel, saying it would hit the world's "dominance seekers" – an apparent jab at the US and the West.
Tuesday 31 January 2012
One of the Royal Navy's most advanced new warships is being sent to the Falkland Islands, the Ministry of Defence said today.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
The decision yesterday by the European Union to ban imports of Iranian oil from July has sparked renewed threats from Tehran to close the Strait of Hormuz. It makes even more perilous a confrontation that could yet lead to war, even before a Western attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
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