Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: “We will not abandon . . . our technological advances.” Photograph: Reuters/Heinz-Peter Bader

The fifth round of negotiations between Iran and the “P5 + 1” – the members of the Security Council plus Germany – began in Vienna on Tuesday. The (...)

Protesters against the Syrian government demonstrate outside the UN building in Geneva as international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi holds talks today with a Syrian government delegation led by Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Moualem. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

The Syrian government and its opponents will hold their first joint meeting tomorrow to launch peace talks aimed at resolving nearly three years of ci(...)

 An IAEA inspector checks the enrichment process inside the uranium enrichment plant Natanz in central Iran today.  The aim of the inspectors was to check whether Iran would fulfill its commitments in line with the Geneva agreement of November 24th last year and suspend uranium enrichment at 20 per cent. Photograph: EPA

In a historic deal, European Union foreign affairs ministers agreed this afternoon to lift some sanctions on Iran, following confirmation from the Int(...)

Representatives from the US, United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria meet on the situatioin in Syria in Geneva, Switzerland today. Photograph: United Nations handout

An international peace conference aimed at ending Syria’s civil war will be held on January 22nd, the first face-to-face talks between the government (...)

 A handout picture provided by the US Department of State shows US secretary of state John Kerry (right) embracing under secretary of state for political affairs Wendy Sherman after sic nations concluded a nuclear deal with Iran in Geneva, Switzerland, this morning. Photograph: EPA

Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal early today to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in w(...)

Us secretary of state John Kerry will travel to Geneva to join talks on Iran’s nuclear programme, the State Department said today, as Tehran and six w(...)

President Hassan Rouhani: his election provides America and the international community with a window of opportunity. Photograph: Reuters

There’s an interesting parallel to be drawn, as we plunge into this JFK-fest, between how Jack Kennedy dealt and Barack Obama is dealing with nuclear (...)

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton arrives with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a photo opportunity before the start of three days of closed-door nuclear talks at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva today. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry said today that the issue of whether Iran will ultimately be allowed to enrich uranium will not be decided in an in(...)

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a news conference  in Geneva over the weekend. PhotographL Jason Reed/Reuters

The Iranian foreign minister turned to a Twitter account to challenge US secretary of state John Kerry over the failure of talks last weekend in Genev(...)

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (R) and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrive at a news conference at the end of the Iranian nuclear talks in Geneva on Sunday. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters.

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back at US secretary of state John Kerry today and blamed divisions between Western powers for the (...)