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U.N. nuclear watchdog passes resolution criticizing Iran

Jun 19, 2020 - 5:17 PM

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

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:21 PM

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

IRAN AND THE IAEA. Kazem Gharib Abadi, Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), attends the IAEA Board of Governors meeting at the agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria on November 21, 2019. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief asks Iran for access to disputed sites

Jun 15, 2020 - 10:43 PM

Rafael Grossi repeats an appeal to Iran to 'cooperate immediately and fully' with the International Atomic Energy Agency

Iran dismisses 'desperate' U.S. move to end nuclear waivers

May 28, 2020 - 11:47 PM

Iran's ambassador to the United Nations says that with the move, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is pulling the 'final plug' on the nuclear deal after President Donald Trump withdrew the US from it in 2018

'FINAL PLUG.' In this file photo, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi speaks to the media before a meeting with other UN members on the escalating situation with the United States at United Nation headquarters on June 24, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Afghan Taliban leader says committed to deal with U.S.

May 20, 2020 - 11:35 PM

In a rare message released ahead of the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Haibatullah Akhundzada urges Washington 'not to waste' the opportunity offered by the deal to end America's longest war

DEAL. In this file photo, US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar shake hands after signing a peace agreement during a ceremony in the Qatari capital Doha on February 29, 2020. File photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP

Israel court hears challenges to coalition deal

May 04, 2020 - 11:53 PM

A ruling against the pact could leave the country facing a fourth poll

HEARING. Judges and personnel of the Israeli Supreme Court, wearing face masks against the coronavirus, attend a session on May 4, 2020 at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Photo by Abir Sultan/Pool/AFP

In twist to press arms ban, U.S. asserts role in Iran deal

Apr 28, 2020 - 1:49 PM

The push to extend an arms embargo draws skepticism from Western allies and leads critics to question if the ultimate aim is to kill the deal entirely, potentially in the final stretch of Trump's re-election campaign

MIKE POMPEO. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press briefing at the State Department in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2020. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Rare calm in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire deal

Mar 06, 2020 - 5:12 PM

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group and AFP correspondents in Idlib province say the truce that came into force at midnight appears to be holding

SUFFER THE CHILD. A wounded Syrian child sits at a makeshift clinic in the town of Maaret Misrin following Syrian government forces airstrikes on March 5, 2020 in the country's northwestern Idlib province. Photo by Aref Tammawi/AFP

Taliban attack Afghan army bases, throwing peace talks into doubt

Mar 03, 2020 - 8:22 PM

The halt to the limited truce, which began on February 22, ends what was a welcome reprieve for ordinary Afghans who have born the brunt of the deadly violence

PARTIAL TRUCE ENDS. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gestures as he speaks during a gathering to assess the general security situation in the in Jalalabad Province, in Jalalabad on March 3, 2020. Photo by Noorullah Shirzada/AFP

DR Congo signs 'peace' deal with armed group in east

Feb 29, 2020 - 7:25 PM

The peace deal is 'designed to restore peace, security and stability' in southern Ituri, following 'several aborted attempts'

UK rejects EU trade demands, threatens to walk away

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:58 PM

Two days after EU ministers approved their own joint approach to the negotiations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government sets out its own red lines

TRADE DEAL. Anti-Brexit campaigners are seen in Westminster, central London on February 26, 2020. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Iran open to 'any initiative' after talks to save nuclear deal

Feb 26, 2020 - 7:50 PM

(UPDATED) A diplomat says no timetable has been fixed for solving the dispute, adding 'we are still far from a result'

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. A handout picture released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization on December 23, 2019, shows the nuclear water reactor of Arak, south of capital Tehran, during a visit by the head of the organization Ali Akbar Salehi. AFP PHOTO/HO/ATOMIC ENERGY ORGANIZATION OF IRAN

South Sudan citizens 'deliberately starved' by warring parties – U.N.

Feb 20, 2020 - 8:08 PM

A United Nations panel delivers a damning indictment of 'predatory and unaccountable elites' and the suffering of civilians after 6 years of conflict

PRESSURE. A young girl walks across a path separating rows of shelters at the Protection of Civilians (POC) site in Wau on February 1, 2020. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

EU calls Iran nuclear talks in bid to save deal

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:01 AM

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 DEAL. European Commission Vice-President in charge for High-Representative of the Union for Foreign Policy and Security Policy Josep Borrell speaks during a conference at the 12th European Space Conference in Brussels on January 21, 2020. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

U.S., China sign 'momentous' trade deal

Jan 16, 2020 - 2:40 AM

However, Trump says he will only remove the tariffs against China 'if we're able to do phase two' of the agreement

NEW TRADE DEAL. US President Donald Trump, and China's Vice Premier Liu He (L), the country's top trade negotiator, shake hands as they sign trade agreements between the US and China during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 15, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

EU states launch process disputing Iran's nuclear compliance

Jan 15, 2020 - 12:18 AM

The foreign ministers of Britain, France, and Germany say Iran has been progressively scaling back its commitments under the deal since May last year

IRAN'S AND NUCLEAR POWER. In this file photo taken on November 10, 2019 an Iranian flag flutters in Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant. File photo by Atta Kenare/AFP

China confirms negotiator to sign trade deal in U.S. next week

Jan 09, 2020 - 4:19 PM

The signing will cap a nearly two-year spat that threatened to throttle the global economy

DEAL. This file picture taken on November 6, 2018, shows a Chinese and US flags at a booth during the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Iran nuclear deal hangs by thin thread

Jan 06, 2020 - 10:39 PM

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

IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. This file photo taken on July 14, 2015, shows Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arriving to the final plenary meeting of a nuclear deal at UN's IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria. File photo by Joe Klamar/Pool/AFP

Iran to finalize new retreat from nuclear deal

Jan 05, 2020 - 8:20 PM

A foreign ministry spokesman says 'some chances will be made'

A handout picture released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization on November 6, 2019, reportedly shows a truck carrying UF6 fuel leaving the Natanz nuclear power plant in the central Iranian province of Isfahan to the underground Fordo (Fordow) facility. - Iran's atomic energy agency said its Fordo (Fordow) plant would begin enriching uranium from midnight, in another step towards reducing the country's obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, sparking concern by some of the remaining parties to the troubled agreement. (Photo by - / Atomic Energy Organization of Iran / AFP) / === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / ATOMIC ENERGY ORGANIZATION OF IRAN" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ===

Quake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant

Dec 27, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Its reported epicenter is 45 kilometers east of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, on the southwest Gulf coast

China, Russia, Iran to hold joint naval drills

Dec 26, 2019 - 6:43 PM

China's foreign minister says the exercises are part of 'normal military cooperation' between the 3 countries

COOPERATION. File photo of Iranian political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Abbas Araghchi (2nd L), and Kazem Gharib Abadi (L) Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), arriving at a meeting of the Joint Commission on Iran's nuclear program (JCPOA) at EU Delegation to the International Organizations office in Vienna, Austria, on December 6, 2019. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

Will PH military be China's unwitting accessory to data breach?

Dec 21, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Experts say Dito Telecommunity can allow China to mine data of Filipinos, and the Philippine military would be helping it by letting the telco build cell sites in its camps and bases

Military report confirms spying risks in deal with China-backed telco

Dec 20, 2019 - 2:36 PM

The China-backed telco’s equipment can indeed be used to spy on the military, says the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ own risk analysis of the ‘co-location’ deal

Key points in U.S.-China 'phase one' trade deal

Dec 14, 2019 - 9:17 AM

US officials say they expect to sign the pact in early January after a legal review and once they have made certain the English and Chinese versions of the text are equivalent

China says 'phase one' trade deal reached with U.S.

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:23 AM

Chinese vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen says Washington has agreed to a 'phasing out' of tariffs on Chinese goods

PHASE ONE. Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy International Trade Representative  Wang Shouwen speaks during the State Council Information Office press conference in Beijing on December 13, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Iran nuclear deal parties meet as accord nears collapse

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:49 PM

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

China to exempt 'some' U.S. soybean, pork from tariffs

Dec 06, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The olive branch comes as the two sides edge towards a mini agreement Washington says includes a Chinese promise to increase the purchase of US farm products

Iran says may 'reconsider' atomic watchdog commitments

Dec 01, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Iran warns they will reconsider if European parties trigger a dispute mechanism that could lead to sanctions

A handout picture released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization on November 6, 2019, reportedly shows a truck carrying UF6 fuel leaving the Natanz nuclear power plant in the central Iranian province of Isfahan to the underground Fordo (Fordow) facility. - Iran's atomic energy agency said its Fordo (Fordow) plant would begin enriching uranium from midnight, in another step towards reducing the country's obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, sparking concern by some of the remaining parties to the troubled agreement. (Photo by - / Atomic Energy Organization of Iran / AFP) / === RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / ATOMIC ENERGY ORGANIZATION OF IRAN" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ===

Nuclear agency urges Iran to explain uranium particles at undeclared site

Nov 21, 2019 - 11:49 PM

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says its inspectors had 'detected natural uranium particles of anthropogenic origin at a location in Iran not declared to the agency'

IRAN AND THE IAEA. Kazem Gharib Abadi, Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), attends the IAEA Board of Governors meeting at the agency's headquarters in Vienna, Austria on November 21, 2019. Photo by Joe Klamar/AFP

Iran now enriching uranium to 5%

Nov 09, 2019 - 9:57 PM

Irans' Atomic Organization says the country has the 'capacity to produce 5%, 20%, 60%, or any percentage' of enriched uranium

RISING PERCENTAGE. A handout picture released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation on November 9, 2019, shows spokesman for the organisation Behrouz Kamalvandi (2nd-R) speaking with journalists at the Fordo (Forwdow) Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, about 130 kilometres south of the capital Tehran. Photo from Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

Iran downs unidentified drone near Gulf coast – reports

Nov 08, 2019 - 8:28 PM

The unmanned aircraft is downed over Iranian territory with a domestically manufactured Mersad surface-to-air missile

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Nov 08, 2019 - 4:16 PM

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Nov 07, 2019 - 6:03 PM

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What is left of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal?

Nov 07, 2019 - 1:24 PM

Here's a look back at the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, as well as the setbacks that have occurred since

NUCLEAR DEAL. A handout picture released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization on November 6, 2019, reportedly shows a truck carrying UF6 fuel leaving the Natanz nuclear power plant in the central Iranian province of Isfahan to the underground Fordo (Fordow) facility. Handout photo by Atomic Energy Organization of Iran/AFP

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Iran says to resume enrichment at underground plant

Nov 05, 2019 - 8:44 PM

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 NUCLEAR DEAL. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on November 5, 2019, shows President Hassan Rouhani speaking during the opening of a factory in the capital Tehran. AFP PHOTO/HO/IRANIAN PRESIDENCY

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India will not join RCEP trade deal in blow to sprawling Asian pact

Nov 04, 2019 - 11:55 PM

'Our decision was guided by the impact this agreement will have on the ordinary human beings of India and livelihood of people, including the poorest of the poor,' says a senior Indian diplomat

RCEP. (From L to R) Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, China's Premier Li Keqiang, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Malaysia's International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking and Philippines' Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez pose for a group photo during the 3rd Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit in Bangkok on November 4, 2019, on the sidelines of the 35th ASEAN Summit. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Iran announces sharp rise in enriched uranium production

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:17 PM

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

ENRICHED URANIUM. Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi gives a joint press point with the commissioner of the European Commission in charge of Climate Action and Energy, in Brussels on November 26, 2018. File photo by François Walschaerts/AFP

Yemen government strikes power-sharing deal with southern rebels

Oct 25, 2019 - 11:54 PM

The deal would see the secessionist Southern Transitional Council handed a number of ministries, and the government return to the southern city of Aden

DEAL. A fighter of the UAE-trained Security Belt Force, dominated by members of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) which seeks independence for south Yemen, walks with a separatist flag past an oil tanker set ablaze during clashes between the separatists and the Saudi-backed government forces at the Fayush-Alam crossroads on the eastern entrance Aden from the Abyan province in southern Yemen on August 30, 2019. File photo by Nabil Hasan/AFP

Britain's Johnson faces numbers game to pass Brexit deal

Oct 18, 2019 - 12:51 AM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a desperate scramble for votes, as his Conservative government is well short of a majority in the lower chamber House of Commons

BREXIT. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) returns to his hotel after giving media interviews ahead of the third day of the annual Conservative Party conference in Manchester, north-west England on October 1, 2019. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Embattled Trump takes victory lap on China trade deal

Oct 12, 2019 - 3:10 PM

However, some observers said the deal is underwhelming

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at the White House in Washington, DC, September 27, 2019. Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP

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Iran leader says Europe untrustworthy, condemns 'hostility'

Sep 26, 2019 - 9:56 PM

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

SUPREME LEADER. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivering a speech on the 25th anniversary of the death of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, at his mausoleum in a suburb of Tehran on June 4, 2014. File photo by Iranian Supreme Leader's Website/Handout/AFP

U.N. calls for 'Global Green New Deal' to boost world economy

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The United Nations says countries must enable trillions of dollars in public sector investments to help reboot the global economy and counter climate change

UK parliament speaker vows to thwart Boris Johnson over Brexit law

Sep 13, 2019 - 2:37 PM

UK parliament passed a law earlier this month aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit, but Johnson is adamant Britain will still leave the EU on schedule on October 31 with or without a withdrawal agreement

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow arrives for a Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Paddy Ashdown, former leader of the Liberal Democrats at Westminster Abbey in central London on September 10, 2019. ISABEL INFANTES / AFP

Duterte 'ignoring' arbitral ruling to make way for joint exploration

Sep 10, 2019 - 9:46 PM

After repeatedly saying he will assert the Hague ruling before China, President Rodrigo Duterte says the landmark decision can be ignored

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping pose for posterity prior to the start of the bilateral meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on August 29, 2019. Malacañang Photo

UK's Boris Johnson says would rather die than delay Brexit

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:05 PM

In a speech in northern England, Johnson says, 'I'd rather be dead in a ditch' than ask the EU for a Brexit delay

BREXIT OR BUST. File photo of Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo by Rui Vieira/AFP