Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani (centre) is approached by staff members after a news conference in New York today. Mr Rouhani said  he wanted talks with major powers on Iran’s nuclear program to yield results in a short period of time and that the improved mood in US-Iranian relations could lead to better ties. Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

US president Barack Obama and new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani held a historic phone call on Friday, in the highest level conversation between the(...)

Brent crude prices eased towards $108 a barrel today on hopes of progress in resolving a long-standing dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme after Teh(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said yesterday the foreign ministry would take over nuclear negotiations. Photograph: IRNA handout via Reuters

The European Union and Iran will discuss a resumption of nuclear negotiations during a United Nations gathering this month, possibly setting a date fo(...)

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem (R) meets UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Angela Kane in Damascus, in this handout photo distributed by Syria’s national news agency SANA. Photograph: SANA/Handout via Reuters

UN chemical weapons experts will today visit the site of an alleged poison gas attack in Syria to begin conducting investigations, the United Natio(...)

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