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U.N. nuclear watchdog passes resolution criticizing Iran
The resolution urges Tehran to provide inspectors from the IAEA with access to two sites in Iran in order to clarify whether undeclared nuclear activity took place there in the early 2000s
Iran warns against U.N. nuclear watchdog resolution
Diplomats say the resolution will call on Iran to provide access to two locations where past nuclear activity may have occurred – sites to which the IAEA has been trying to gain access for months
U.N. nuclear watchdog chief asks Iran for access to disputed sites
Rafael Grossi repeats an appeal to Iran to 'cooperate immediately and fully' with the International Atomic Energy Agency
Iran open to 'any initiative' after talks to save nuclear deal
(UPDATED) A diplomat says no timetable has been fixed for solving the dispute, adding 'we are still far from a result'
EU calls Iran nuclear talks in bid to save deal
Josep Borrell, the EU's diplomatic chief, says the so-called joint commission that oversees the deal and comprises representatives of all the countries involved will meet in February
Iran nuclear deal hangs by thin thread
Iran has not said it wants to quit the agreement, leaving some room for the deal's remaining parties to try to save it, according to analysts
4 years later, Pia Wurtzbach recalls 'the moment that changed my life forever'
Pia became the country's 3rd Miss Universe on December 20, 2015
Iran nuclear deal parties meet as accord nears collapse
Envoys from Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and Iran are taking part in the meeting, which is the first time the 6 parties gather in this format since July
20 suspects face trial for deadly 2015 Paris attacks
The office of the national anti-terror prosecutor charges 14 people currently in prison or under judicial supervision, including Salah Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspected participant in the attacks. Six others are targeted by arrest warrants.
Iran downs unidentified drone near Gulf coast – reports
The unmanned aircraft is downed over Iranian territory with a domestically manufactured Mersad surface-to-air missile
Iran says to resume enrichment at underground plant
The suspension of all enrichment at the Fordow plant in the mountains near the Shiite holy city of Qom was one of the restrictions on its nuclear activities that Iran accepted in return for the lifting of international sanctions
Iran announces sharp rise in enriched uranium production
Iran has also developed two new advanced centrifuges, one of which is undergoing testing, says Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran
Iran leader says Europe untrustworthy, condemns 'hostility'
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's remarks follow a failed European push to arrange a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly
Iran rules out direct U.S. talks
President Hassan Rouhani says any dialogue with the US will have to fall within the framework of the group of major powers that agreed the landmark nuclear deal with Iran in 2015
Paris attacks suspect charged over Brussels suicide bombings
Salah Abdeslam, a Belgian-born French national who hails from the Brussels Molenbeek neighborhood, is charged with 'participating in the activities of a terrorist group'
Iran 'favors' talks despite Trump snub
'Iran favors talks and negotiations and, if the US really wants to talk, before anything else it should lift all sanctions,' says President Hassan Rouhani
Iran says Europe 'obliged' to let it sell and ship oil
Iran has been pushing the European parties to the deal – Britain, France, and Germany – to adhere to their commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal despite US pressure
Germany extradites Bosnian linked to Paris attacks to Belgium
The unnamed 39-year-old is accused 'of abetting a terrorist organization linked to the terror attacks, including on the Bataclan concert hall, on November 13, 2015 in Paris'
Trump warns Iran sanctions will 'soon be increased substantially'
'Remember, that deal was to expire in a short number of years. Sanctions will soon be increased, substantially!' says President Donald Trump
French envoy in Tehran talks for nuclear deal salvage bid
Emmanuel Bonne's mission is 'to try and open the discussion space to avoid an uncontrolled escalation, or even an accident'
European powers urge Iran to reverse nuclear deal breaches
The European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal say a meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action's overseeing joint commission should be called 'urgently'
Iran passes uranium enrichment cap set by endangered deal
(UPDATED) The European Union says it is 'extremely concerned' by the development and calls on Iran to 'reverse all activities' inconsistent with its deal commitments
Iran to bypass uranium enrichment maximum despite calls for rethink
Iran is acting on its May 8 threat to suspend parts of the agreement in response to US President Donald Trump's reimposition of crippling sanctions after withdrawing from it in May last year
Trump: Iran 'playing with fire' after nuclear deal limit breached
US president Donald Trump says: 'They know what they're doing. They know what they're playing with and I think they're playing with fire'
Iran says it exceeds enriched uranium stockpile limit
'The Europeans' efforts were not enough, therefore Iran will go ahead with its announced measures,' says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran judges 'progress' made at nuclear meeting but 'still not enough'
(UPDATED) Iran is on the verge of exceeding one of the limits on stockpiles of nuclear material foreseen under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
Bosnian arrested over 2015 Paris attacks – German police
The Bosnian man arrested by German police is accused 'of abetting a terrorist organisation linked to the terror attacks, including on the Bataclan concert hall, on November 13, 2015 in Paris'
Iran to abandon more nuclear deal commitments on July 7
'As of July 7, Iran will forcefully take the second step of reducing its commitments' to the nuclear deal, says Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council
Iran warns over 'economic war' waged through U.S. sanctions
(UPDATED) 'The only way to decrease tensions in the region is to stop the economic war,' says Mohammad Javad Zarif
Trial over France Charlie Hebdo attacks to begin in April 2020
Seventeen people were killed over 3 days in January 2015 in attacks that shook France and heralded a wave of atrocities by radical Islamists that year
Iran president rules out talks until U.S. acts 'normal'
'The party that has left the negotiating table, the party that has trampled the pact must return to a normal' behavior, Hassan Rouhani says in a televised speech
Iran urges China, Russia 'concrete action' to save nuclear deal
'Iran and China need to think together and work together about preserving a multilateral global order and avoiding a unilateral global order,' says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Iran accuses U.S. of 'unacceptable' escalation in tensions
'We exercise maximum restraint...in spite of the fact that the United States withdrew from JCPOA last May,' says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Europe rejects Iran 'ultimatum' but stands by nuke deal
(UPDATED) The 3 European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal urge Iran to stick to its commitments after it said it would stop respecting some limits imposed by the agreement
Israel PM lashes at Iran, claims secret atomic warehouse
Iran 'hasn't abandoned its goal to develop nuclear weapons,' Benjamin Netanyahu tells the UN General Assembly
HOAX: Kris Aquino wears ‘Imelda Marcos’ necklace’
Kris Aquino had previously denied that the necklace she wore to the APEC Summit dinner belonged to Imelda Marcos
U.S. reimposes tough, unilateral sanctions against Iran
The first of two rounds of US sanctions kicked in at 12:01 am Tuesday, August 7, targeting Iran's access to US banknotes and key industries, including cars and carpets
Trump predicts Iran talks 'pretty soon'
Several Iranian public figures say it is impossible to imagine negotiations with Washington after it tore up the nuclear deal in May
Iran talks aim to save nuclear deal after U.S. pullout
But Iran's President Hassan Rouhani tells French President Emmanuel Macron that European economic measures now on offer does not go far enough
EU split on migration at 'mother of all summits'
EU President Donald Tusk warns on the eve of the summit that time is running out for leaders to reassure their citizens that they can control migration before authoritarian politicians win the 'high-stakes' debate
Venezuela sends 'coup plotters' to jail
The group Foro Penal announces that a military court has handed down sentences of between 3 and 6 years
Apple sued for selling Macbooks with defective keyboards
The lawsuit says that Apple knew of the problem before launch. Those no longer covered by warranties have reported paying $400 to $700 for repairs
U.S. says Iran nuclear inspections must continue
Days after the US president walked away from a 3-year-old deal that mandated rigorous scrutiny of Iranian facilities, senior administration officials say monitoring should continue regardless
Iran says to discuss response to Trump with other parties
Speaking on state television, President Hassan Rouhani describes US President Donald Trump's decision as 'an act of psychological warfare against Iran'
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Cop dies during PNP-SAF training in Bataan
(UPDATED) Police Inspector Richardson, a member of the Philippine National Police Academy Class of 2015, drowns during a water training exercise
Perks of Sangguniang Kabataan officials
Members of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) are entitled to free tuition in public tertiary schools, among other privileges given by the law
PH blacklists EU political party official over ‘partisan’ activity
‘A tourist does not enjoy the rights and privileges of a Philippine citizen, particularly the exercise of political rights which are exclusively reserved to Filipinos,’ says Immigration Chief Jaime Morente
[OPINION] Practical questions on the Sangguniang Kabataan law's anti-dynasty provision
The law is not perfect and has exploitable loopholes, but having it in the first place, even in its diluted form, is already next to miraculous
[Gameplan] How SEA Games gold medalist Claire Adorna powered through injury
Powering through pain for the love of her sport and country, triathlete Claire Adorna overcomes the challenges of an old injury