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Iran gives most explicit rejection yet of US talks

Iran gave its most explicit rejection yet of talks with the United States on Saturday, and accused Washington of an "addiction to sanctions" over its latest spat with Turkey.
August 12, 2018
At least 53 civilians including 28 children, have been killed in fierce bombardment Friday that targeted rebel-held areas of northern Syria, a war monitor said.
August 12, 2018
UN-brokered negotiations on Yemen broke down in 2016 amid demands for a rebel withdrawal from key cities and power-sharing with the Saudi-backed government.
August 06, 2018
The move follows vigorous calls by Canada for the immediate release of human rights activists swept up in a new wave of detentions.
August 06, 2018
Syrian regime forces bombed late Sunday a desert area under the control of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group near the province of Sweida in southern Syria, a war monitor said.
August 06, 2018
Saudi Arabia has granted a visa to an Iranian diplomat to work in a consular office in Jeddah, state media reported Sunday, in a rare sign of a thaw between the rival powers.
August 06, 2018
Thousands of software professionals and students competed in the kingdom's first-ever hackathon, a coding festival ahead of the world's largest pilgrimage later this month.
August 05, 2018
Pastor Andrew Brunson, who led a Protestant church in the Aegean city of Izmir, is at the centre of one of the most bitter diplomatic spats between the NATO allies.
August 02, 2018
Dishing out burgers and fries slathered with melted cheese, "One Way Burger" is like any other trendy food truck in Riyadh.
August 01, 2018
Outside, temperatures at this time of year can reach 50 degrees Celsius (120 Fahrenheit), sending demand for electricity soaring.
August 01, 2018
Diplomatic efforts have so far proved powerless to resolve the crisis which has rendered the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council practically obsolete.
July 24, 2018
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back on Monday at threats from US President Donald Trump on Twitter, warning him to "BE CAUTIOUS!"
July 24, 2018
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that negotiations with the United States are "useless" because it does not abide by agreements.
July 22, 2018
More rebel fighters with their families boarded buses to leave southern Syria on Saturday under deals with the regime, a war monitor said.
July 22, 2018
Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Tuesday they are advancing rapidly on the eastern city of Derna, despite troops being hit by suicide attacks.
June 13, 2018
An air raid on a village in northeast Syria held by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 10 civilians including three children on Tuesday, a Britain-based monitor said.
June 13, 2018
Assad admitted his government has disagreed with Russia and Iran throughout the country's seven-year conflict.
June 10, 2018
Iran and North Korea are currently the only countries on the FATF black-list, adding to their difficulties in accessing global banking.
June 10, 2018
June 07, 2018
There are no stalls here. Vendors line the sidewalks, propping their goods on wooden carts and makeshift tables.
June 05, 2018
Seven years after giving birth to Syria's revolt, the country's south looks set to fall back into regime hands likely through a rare consensus emerging among rival powers.
June 05, 2018
Protests have gripped the country since Wednesday, when hundreds flooded the streets of Amman and demonstrated in other cities to demand the fall of the government.
June 03, 2018
It has been a year since Saudi Arabia and its allies cut ties with Qatar, sparking the biggest diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf in years.
June 03, 2018
Yemeni government forces are only around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Hodeida as they advance on the key rebel-held port city, the Saudi-led military coalition said on Monday.
May 29, 2018
Displaced from her home in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, Umaima al-Sheikh and her family sought refuge in an abandoned house across the country in Afrin.
May 29, 2018
After the collapse of its so-called "caliphate" last year, IS now only holds tiny pockets of Syria, mainly in the vast desert stretching to its eastern border.
May 28, 2018
Egyptian police have arrested a one-time campaigner for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who became a critic of the former military chief, an official said on Sunday.
May 28, 2018
Around 150 families had been evacuated and moved to government facilities after downpours caused houses and streets to flood, trapping people in their homes, he said.
May 24, 2018
Yemen's Huthi rebels claimed the attack via their news outlet Al-Masirah, saying the "Badr 1" missile had targeted Jizan's port.
May 24, 2018
A US-led coalition air strike on Syrian army positions overnight killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters in an area where both sides have been battling holdout jihadists, a monitor said.
May 24, 2018