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updated Thu. April 12, 2018

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Hundreds of farmers demonstrated in the Iranian city of Isfahan for a second day in a protest against what they say is government mismanagement of water resources. Amateur video shared on social media and labeled as shot on April 11 showed crowds in the streets and large numbers of riot police.
On April 4, the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met in Ankara to hold a trilateral summit within the framework of the Astana process to discuss the latest developments in Syria. It was the second round of high-level talks between the three heads of government after their first meeting in Russia's ...
But Mr. Trump's pick of targets is complicated by the presence of Russian troops and Iranian militias, who are supporting Mr. Assad's forces in Syria's seven-year civil war. Where America, Russia and Iran Have Military Positions in Syria. TURKEY. American-led coalition. Afrin. Hasaka. Manbij. KURDISH. Russians Iranians
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin signaled on Wednesday the U.S. may impose "very strong" sanctions on Iran as President Donald Trump seeks to renegotiate a multinational accord that curbs the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. Mnuchin, testifying before a House appropriations subcommittee, ...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran not to test Israel and compared Tehran to Nazi Germany on the day Israel commemorates the murder of 6 million Jews during the Holocaust. "I have a message to the Iranian rulers: Do not test the determination of the state of Israel," Netanyahu said on ... Air Strike
Executions and death sentences continued to drop globally in 2017 after hitting record-high levels in previous years, with Iran and Pakistan remaining among the world's top five executioners, Amnesty International said on April 12. The London-based human rights watchdog said in its latest report - ...
"Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions appear to be intensifying. While this provides a geopolitical premium in oil for now, it could develop cracks in OPEC's unity, which could end the pact prematurely," Nitesh Shah, commodities strategist at ETF Securities, said in a research note Tuesday. Saudi Arabia and Russia ...
“The government of Iran is persecuting Baha'is and trying to keep them under control,” says Dr. Fariba Hickinson, an optometrist at Henry Ford OptimEyes in Milford. “One of the best ways to keep someone under control is taking away their education so people don't know what's going on in the world.”.
Two years ago today, dual-national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested by the authorities in Iran. Nazanin was then jailed for five-years accused of spying and trying to overthrow the Iranian regime – something she has always denied. Despite a high profile campaign and appeals to the Foreign ...
Iran is a decades-old enemy and fiery rhetoric has increased between Tehran and the United States since Donald Trump became president. Turkey is a NATO ally with currently tense relations with Washington, particularly over U.S. support of Kurdish militias fighting in Syria. And Russia views the United ...
By choosing Mike Pompeo as his new Secretary of State and John Bolton as National Security Adviser, US President Donald Trump has formed a hawkish anti-Iran team, indicating that he is planning to bypass diplomacy, scrap the Iran nuclear deal and possibly resort to regime change or military action.
The leaders of the three countries will meet in Ankara for talks on a new constitution for Syria and increasing security in "de-escalation" zones across the country, Turkish officials say. The Syria summit brings together two powers which have been President Bashar al-Assad's most forceful supporters, Iran ...
Iranian President Hassan Rohani attacked the United States and Israel for their roles in Syria before he boarded a plane for Turkey where he was scheduled to meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin. "The Americans are against the Syrian government ...

MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. The United States is trying to drive a wedge between Islamic countries, because the common security system in the Middle Eastern and Central Asian regions runs counter to its policy interests, Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said at the 7th Moscow International Security ...
Senior figures in Iran's government are reportedly debating a possible move to ban Telegram's messaging app, in part over fears its new token could undermine the national currency. Telegram is widely used in Iran and is already frowned upon by some government members for its claimed role in the ...
As Passover and Easter are now over, we are reminded that the survival of Western religions is tied to a strong Israel and a non-nuclear Iran. The question is not whether Iran will have a nuclear weapon, but rather when, unless it is stopped. If Israel on its own cannot stop Iran's advancement, then it is up to ...
Following a summit in Ankara, the presidents of Iran, Turkey, and Russia have expressed determination to "speed up their efforts to ensure calm on the ground" in Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Hassan Rohani of Iran agree that the conflict can be ended "only ...
NEW DELHI: India is set to offer a $3-4 billion development plan for the Farzad B gas field to Iran next week after Tehran reduced the scope of the ... South Asian nation was one of the handful of nations that continued to deal with Iran during years of sanctions against the country over its nuclear programme.
Summertime bathers wade into waters colored red by salt-loving bacteria and algae. Tourists from across Iran have come here for generations, but the number of visitors has fallen as the lake has shrunk some 80 percent since the 1980s, raising fears that this will be the last generation to play in its waters.
Iran has slammed Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after his statement over possible war with Tehran in 10-15 years. "This delusional novice, who is still too big for his boots, either does not know what war is, or has not studied history or unfortunately has not talked to a venerable person ...
The council also "expressed alarm" that the Houthis are threatening to continue attacking Saudi Arabia, which has accused Iran of supplying the ballistic ... But independent UN experts concluded in January that Iran had manufactured the missiles used in a series of similar missile attacks by the Houthis last ...
At the time, Pavel Durov, chief executive officer of Telegram, said on Twitter that Iran was "blocking access ... for the majority of Iranians" after protesters used the popular messaging application to plan and publicise demonstrations. Instagram, another popular social media app, was also blocked during the ...
Iran's role in the Middle East and the region has regularly been questioned and cast into doubt. It's mostly questioned by the critics of the country's controversial and ambitious nuclear program and its foreign policy. Iranians will, by and large, gloss over key issues while critics of Tehran specifically cite its ...
An unnamed source affiliated with the Russian Defense Ministry has denied a report by a Kuwaiti daily claiming two of Israel's F-35 fighter jets flew over Syria and Iraq last week to reach Iranian airspace without being detected by Russian radars based in Syria. Iraq's Defense Ministry also denied Israel's ...
The indictment of the nine Iranian hackers having pillaged a wide swath of academia and industry should have sent a chill through the spines of every research and manufacture entity outside of Iran. Perhaps the mindset exists that one does not have to protect one's research because knowledge is meant ...
DOHA, Qatar — Global anxiety that the United States will take military action against Iran has increased now that President Trump has appointed John Bolton as his national security adviser. Mr. Bolton has long promoted regime change in Iran, argued for bombing Iran and a more assertive American policy ...
The appointment of John Bolton — an unapologetic proponent of war with Iran — as U.S. national security advisor has prompted celebrations among Iran deal detractors. The announcement that nuclear talks with North Korea will be held around the same time that U.S. President Donald Trump must decide ...
On June 28, 1981, a huge explosion ripped through the headquarters of Iran's ruling Islamic Republic Party, killing at least 74 government officials, including the country's chief justice, Ayatollah Mohammed Beheshti and more than 20 parliament members, gathered that Sunday evening in southern Tehran.
OIL hit a six-week high on Wednesday, closing in on a 3-year peak set in late January, on a surprise decline in US inventories, strong compliance on Opec production cuts, and persistent concern related to the Iran nuclear deal. Brent crude futures rose US$2.05, or 3 per cent, to settle at US$69.47, nearly a ...
award-winning British journalist and broadcaster at Al Jazeera English and columnist for The Intercept. He is host of the Al Jazeera interview program UpFront. His new podcast for The Intercept, Deconstructed, will go live Friday. Hasan's most recent article for The Intercept is headlined “The CBS Interview ...
On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: "Iran must allow Maryam Mombeini to leave the country and travel to Canada to be with her family — and the regime must provide answers in the death of her husband, Kavous Seyed-Emami, in Evin prison." Mehran Seyed-Emami described his father as ...
Updated at 8:08 p.m. ET. President Trump has chosen John Bolton, a hawk on North Korea and Iran, to be his next national security adviser. The appointment comes just as those two foreign policy challenges come to a head. Bolton replaces H.R. McMaster, who Trump said Thursday via Twitter is leaving ...
Attorneys representing Saudi Arabia in a lawsuit that alleges its connection to the attacks filed a "tag-along action" on Wednesday to "consolidate" litigation accusing Iran of also playing a role. The lawsuit, Dillaber et al v Islamic Republic of Iran et al, alleges that Iran and its Ministry of Information and ...
In my reporting on U.S.-Israeli policy, I have tracked numerous episodes in which the United States and/or Israel made moves that seemed to indicate preparations for war against Iran. Each time—in 2007, in 2008, and again in 2011—those moves, presented in corporate media as presaging attacks on ...
Mehran Seyed-Emami says it's too important to get his mother Maryam Mombeini safely to Canada and out of Iran to focus on anything else. Her sons say Iranian authorities blocked Mombeini from boarding a Vancouver-bound plane with her sons in Tehran two weeks ago and confiscated her passport.
In 1998, a photographer who made New York her home following the Iranian revolution decided to make her first video installation. Parted from her family for 12 years, absent from the place she grew up in, Shirin Neshat sought out a team of exiled Iranian artists to create a piece that would indulge her ...
Iran has drastically cut its gasoline imports in recent weeks as it started the second phase of an oil refinery, moving closer to reaching gasoline independence, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing trading sources. Iran—OPEC's third-largest oil producer—has been reliant on gasoline imports for years ...
The son of a Canadian-Iranian academic and activist who died under mysterious circumstances in an Iranian prison says he's “grateful” to the Canadian government for trying to help his mother who has been barred from leaving Iran with no explanation. Mehran Seyed-Emami told CTV News Channel that ...
Carried out by the so-called 'coalition of the willing', which included the US, the UK, Spain, Australia, and a number of other smaller countries, the invasion was condemned by US allies France and Germany, as well as Russia and China. In neighboring Iran, the invasion was met with concerns about the ...
Iraq is one of multiple proxy battlefields as Shi'ite Muslim Iran and Sunni Saudi Arabia seek the upper hand in the Middle East. The regional powerhouses back opposing sides in conflicts in Syria and Yemen. They are also rivals in Lebanon, where Iran exerts influence through the Hezbollah political and ...
TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel's confirmation Wednesday that it was behind the 2007 bombing of a suspected Syrian nuclear facility had a specific intended audience: longstanding enemy Iran. The airstrike on the al-Kabur site in Deir al-Zor destroyed what was believed to be a nuclear reactor, and had been one ...
Khamenei also said Iran does not interfere in the affairs of other countries in the region and only assists governments who ask for the Islamic Republic's help. Tehran backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against mainly Sunni rebels and militants in Syria, and the dominant Houthi militia in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, nicknamed MBS, has rapidly consolidated power within the kingdom. With his position secured and his rivals vanquished, he is moving on to his next target: Iran. With hostilities rising, war is seeming more inevitable, which increases the likelihood of ...
“United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt face challenges from Iran, Israel and Turkey,” said Abdallah Ben Zayed Al-Nahian, the Foreign Minister of UAE in Cairo on Sunday. He added that Egypt and Saudi Arabia have a historic responsibility facing these challenges and that the UAE is supporting both ...
On the suggestion that what was happening in Yemen was a proxy war, the crown prince said: “Unfortunately, Iran is playing a harmful role. The Iranian regime is based on pure ideology. Many of the Al-Qaeda operatives are protected in Iran and it refuses to surrender them to justice, and continues to ...
Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office. This week he fired his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters. The end, when it comes to a job in the Trump administration, can be messy and brutal. The secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, was fired while returning from a gruelling Africa ...



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