The UK has decided to cut aid to victims of the conflict but won't stop selling arms to those perpetrating large scale atrocities against civilians.
Iranian hardliners may see every progressive delay in nuclear talks as a signal to take one step back.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told European allies that the US is prepared to talk to Iran about both countries returning to compliance with a 2015 deal that aims to stop Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon.
The removal of Anwar Gargash, who has long been the face of Emirati foreign policy, is part of a larger push to consolidate power within a tighter circle.
As future of 2015 deal limiting Tehran’s nuclear programme hangs in the balance following US elections, Qatar’s foreign minister meets his Iranian counterpart in an attempt to bring Tehran and pact cosignatories closer to a solution.
There is a small window of opportunity between President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration and presidential elections in Iran that would be ideal for negotiations.
Tehran maintains its ‘policy doesn’t change with presidents’ and will drive a tougher bargain with US President-elect Joe Biden before resuming talks over its nuclear program.
Turkey and Iran emphasised their commitment to developing new economic cooperation areas to turn around declining bilateral trade volume, according to a joint declaration issued by both countries after their High-Level Cooperation Council meeting.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the UAE had made a "huge mistake" in reaching an agreement to normalise ties with Israel and called it a betrayal by the Gulf state.
Warring sides in Syria urged to consider peaceful dialogue by Turkey's Erdogan, Russia's Putin and Iran's Rouhani at the first meeting since September in the so-called Astana format.
Iran reopens "low-risk" businesses in bid to protect its sanctions-hit economy, while overall toll in Middle East's worst-hit country climbs to 4,357.
Iran is now enriching more uranium than Tehran did before it agreed to a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, President Hassan Rouhani said, adding the government was still working to prevent military confrontation.
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