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Nuclear sanctions on Iran to be lifted if it meets deal

Nuclear sanctions on Iran to be lifted if it meets deal

A raft of biting global sanctions imposed on Iran for its suspect nuclear activities will be lifted over time, if the Islamic republic sticks to the terms of a final deal with global powers. Under a framework struck Thursday, the […]


Obama, Congress tilt over Iran deal

Obama, Congress tilt over Iran deal

President Barack Obama now has a framework nuclear deal with America’s Iranian foe, but as he tries to build it into a binding accord he faces enemies closer to home. Can he prevent the US Congress from torpedoing his diplomatic […]


Iran, world powers agree ‘historic’ framework nuclear deal

Iran, world powers agree ‘historic’ framework nuclear deal

Iran and six world powers agreed Thursday on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran’s nuclear drive, marking a major breakthrough in a 12-year standoff after marathon talks in Switzerland. The framework, agreed between Iran and […]


All options including military action open on Iran: Israel

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Jerusalem: Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said Thursday that all options including military action were on the table in the face of the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. Speaking to public radio as crunch talks on Iran’s nuclear program continued […]


Taiwan’s largest missile ship goes into service

Taiwan’s largest missile ship goes into service

Taiwan’s largest-ever missile ship went into service Tuesday after a ceremony presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou as the island strives to modernize its military in response to a perceived threat from China. Ma praised the corvette’s “stealth and speed” […]


What an Iran nuclear deal could look like

What an Iran nuclear deal could look like

Global powers on Sunday were narrowing in on a deal to stop any Iranian bid to develop nuclear weapons, with diplomats saying some key parts of an outline had been tentatively agreed. The “framework” accord — no one knows how […]


Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

Iran nuclear talks race towards deadline

Global powers were due to gather with Iran Monday, seeking to slot into place the last pieces of a complex puzzle to curtail Tehran’s nuclear programme as diplomats said tentative agreement on some parts had been reached. US Secretary of […]


China hits out at Japan over defence spending worries

China hits out at Japan over defence spending worries

China dismissed Japanese concerns about its defence spending as “ridiculous” on Thursday after Tokyo commissioned its biggest-ever helicopter carrier. Both sides are boosting their military budgets as they grow increasingly wary of each other’s ambitions in the Asia-Pacific region, facing […]


Russia-friendly Greece could ‘paralyze’ NATO

Russia-friendly Greece could ‘paralyze’ NATO

A Moscow-friendly Greece could paralyse NATO’s ability to react to Russian aggression, former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski warned Wednesday. Athens could use its veto to slow the alliance’s response if Russia set its sights on its Baltic member […]


 
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