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Iran sees progress on reviving deal but US, EU say work needed

Iran sees progress on reviving deal but US, EU say work needed

The United States and European Union said yesterday that more work was needed to revive a 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear programme, although Tehran reported progress after the latest diplomacy.

Iran always welcomes dialogue with Riyadh: foreign ministry

Iran always welcomes dialogue with Riyadh: foreign ministry

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman said yesterday that Tehran always welcomed dialogue with Saudi Arabia, but he did not confirm nor deny direct talks this month between the nations.

Four Palestinians injured in clashes in Jerusalem

Four Palestinians injured in clashes in Jerusalem

Four Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem, the Palestinian Red Crescent said Monday, after officers cordoned off a popular gathering spot for Ramadan crowds.

Syria to hold presidential election on May 26

Syria to hold presidential election on May 26

Syria will hold a presidential election on May 26 that is expected to keep Bashar al-Assad in power in the country devastated by a decade of civil war.

11 dead, almost 100 injured in Egypt train accident

11 dead, almost 100 injured in Egypt train accident

A train accident north of Cairo yesterday left 11 people dead and 98 others injured, Egypt’s health ministry said, in the latest rail calamity to hit the North African country.

Saudi Arabia, Iran held talks to ease tensions, say sources

Saudi Arabia, Iran held talks to ease tensions, say sources

Saudi and Iranian officials held direct talks this month in a bid to ease tensions between the two foes, a senior Iranian official and two regional sources said, as Washington works to revive a 2015 nuclear pact with Tehran and end the Yemen war.

Attacks in Iraq deepen security woes as global and local rivals clash

Attacks in Iraq deepen security woes as global and local rivals clash

A series of attacks in Iraq this week illustrates the increasingly dangerous tangle of local and regional rivalries confronting the country’s security in an election year, Iraqi security and government officials say.

Libya launches public Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Libya launches public Covid-19 vaccination campaign

Libya launched yesterday its coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination campaign for the general population in Tripoli, with the elderly and healthcare workers given priority in the conflict-hit North African nation.

Envoys to Iran nuclear talks hail ‘progress’ in Vienna

Envoys to Iran nuclear talks hail ‘progress’ in Vienna

The EU, Russia and Iran hailed progress at nuclear talks yesterday as discussions resumed in Vienna following an attack on one of Tehran’s nuclear sites.

Iran state TV identifies man it says was behind blast at Natanz nuclear site

Iran state TV identifies man it says was behind blast at Natanz nuclear site

Iran's state television on Saturday identified a man it said was behind a recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear plant.

Drone blast hits Iraq airport in new tactic against US troops

Drone blast hits Iraq airport in new tactic against US troops

An explosives-packed drone slammed into Iraq's Arbil airport in the first reported use of such a weapon against a base used by US-led coalition troops in the country, officials said Thursday.

Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

The Japanese owner of a megaship seized after blocking the Suez Canal has said it is negotiating with Egyptian authorities after they demanded $900 million in compensation for its release.

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