More than two years have passed since Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, plus Germany, clinched a historic nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura put emphasis on the international fight against terrorism on Friday as he wrapped up a round of Syria peace talks at which there was "no breakthrough, no breakdown and no one walking out".
An official in Doha says Qatar has started talks with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water supplies after its biggest regional suppliers – Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – cut trade and diplomatic ties with the country earlier this week.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he's never shut off the phone to Iran – or to any country that wants a "productive conversation" – in a joint press conference Saturday in Riyadh with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed al-Jubeir.
The Trump administration set the clock ticking toward a mid-August start of renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico to try to win better terms for US workers and manufacturers.
The sixth round of Syrian peace talks began under the auspices of the United Nations in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday as part of efforts to facilitate a political resolution of the deadly conflict in the Arab country.