Iran

Iran: World powers won't get a better nuclear deal

Tehran ramps up nuclear efforts as US warns the Islamic Republic will never be allowed to build an atomic weapon.

 Iran: World powers won't get a better nuclear deal

Iran

Iran passes new nuclear deal limit as China blames US for crisis

Tehran begins enriching uranium beyond deal limit as Beijing denounces US's 'unilateral bullying'.

Iran

Trump warns Iran 'better be careful' on nuclear enrichment

US warning comes after Iran announces it will begin enriching uranium beyond a cap set in the 2015 nuclear deal.

Trump warns Iran 'better be careful' on nuclear enrichment

Iran

A beginner's guide to enriching uranium

Iran says it will begin enriching uranium beyond the 3.67 percent limit set in its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

A beginner's guide to enriching uranium

Asia Pacific

N Korea says US 'hell-bent' on sanctions despite seeking dialogue

Pyongyang slams 'hostile acts' by the US after Washington called UN members to implement sanctions on the North.

N Korea says US 'hell-bent' on sanctions despite seeking dialogue

Iran

Iran threatens to resume building reactor as nuclear deal falters

Rouhani says if countries still in pact do not protect trade with Iran, Tehran will start to revive Arak after July 7.

Iran threatens to resume building reactor as nuclear deal falters

North Korea

Stop mediating between North Korea and US: Pyongyang to Seoul

Comments come amid hopes that stalled talks over nuclear disarmament between the two countries could be revived.

Stop mediating between North Korea and US: Pyongyang to Seoul

North Korea

US, North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says prospects for resumption of US-North Korea diplomacy have brightened recently.

US, North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

United States

Trump says he is not 'looking for war' as he prods Iran for talks

The US president hints he may seek a deal with Iran as he deploys two top envoys to the Middle East to defuse tensions.

Trump says he is not 'looking for war' as he prods Iran for talks

Iran

System to circumvent US sanctions on Iran ready soon: German FM

European payment system nearly operational in key development to salvage Iran nuclear pact with world powers.

AJ Impact

New US sanctions on Iran target petrochemical industry

Treasury Department adds punitive financial measures against Tehran over support for Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

New US sanctions on Iran target petrochemical industry

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia buying new missile technology from China: Report

Former US official calls media report 'significant and alarming' as concerns grow over new arms race in Middle East.

Asia Pacific

Top North Korean official seen with Kim days after purge reports

Reports show Kim Yong-chol, who led February nuclear talks with US, clapping with the North Korean leader at a concert.

Top North Korean official seen with Kim days after purge reports

Middle East

Iran hits out at US after Trump nuclear weapons comment

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif insists Tehran is not seeking nuclear weapons, accuses US of causing regional tensions.

Iran hits out at US after Trump nuclear weapons comment

Iran

Iran will 'defend itself against any aggression'

FM Zarif says Iran seeks balanced relations with its Gulf Arab neighbours and proposes signing a non-aggression pact.

Iran will defend itself against any aggression: FM Zarif