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Iran nuclear talks gather pace as deadline looms

Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace of negotiations on Tuesday ahead of a deadline for a preliminary nuclear deal that was less than 24 hours away, as both sides warned it was crucial to overcome differences that could wreck an agreemen

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Oil prices fall as Iran, world powers seek nuke deal

Oil prices fell on Monday, extending steep losses from the previous session, as Iran and six world powers tried to reach a deal that could add oil to the market if sanctions against Tehran are lifted. The two sides tried to break

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No decision yet on sending troops to Yemen: Saudi

Saudi Arabia is focussing on using air strikes to combat Iranian-allied Houthi fighters in Yemen, and has not contemplated sending in ground troops, the country's ambassador to the US told NBC on Sunday morning. "We haven

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Iran, world powers eye nuke compromises; Israel furious

Iran and six major powers were exploring possible compromises to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned they were unable to move on several sticking points. The news came as Israel said the det

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Iran plans to quadruple steel production by 2025

Iran, the largest steelmaker in the Middle East and North Africa, plans to quadruple steel production to 55 million tonnes a year by 2025, a report said. Steel output by Iran totalled 16.33 million tonnes in 2014, securing the cou

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Iran, powers struggle to break nuke talks impasse

The foreign ministers of France and Germany joined the top US and Iranian diplomats on Saturday to help break an impasse in nuclear negotiations as major powers and Iran closed in on a two- or three-page accord that could form the basis of a lon

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Arabs ground forces 'likely needed in Yemen'

Arab ground forces may be needed in the next phase of a Saudi-led operation against Iranian-allied Houthi fighters in Yemen, Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen said on Saturday. Asked at an Arab League summit in Egypt whether g

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Iran, powers close in on nuclear deal

Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a two- or three-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, officials said on Frida

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Iran storing 30 million barrels of oil at sea

Iran is storing at least 30 million barrels of oil on its fleet of supertankers as Western sanctions continue to keep a lid on sales, tanker market sources say.   World powers are trying to reach a framework deal

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Iran seeks halt to military actions in Yemen

Iran demanded an immediate halt to Saudi-led military operations in Yemen on Thursday and said it would make all necessary efforts to control the crisis there, Iranian news agencies reported. Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab a

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