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  • george floyd protests Jun 1

    Thousands Around the World Show Support for George Floyd Protesters

    Demonstrators protested around the world over the weekend to decry the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.

  • Iran Elections Feb 23

    Iran Says Voter Turnout Dips Below 50% in a First Since 1979

    Iran’s interior ministry says voter turnout in recent parliamentary elections stood at 42.57%

  • Iran Feb 22

    Iran's Hard-Liners Take Early Lead in Tehran After Vote

    Iranian state TV is announcing the first partial results from the country’s parliamentary elections

  • Iran Jan 10

    On Streets of Tehran, Relief for Now at No Wider Conflict

    Iranian newspapers proclaimed the country’s attack on U.S. forces in Iraq to be “a dark night for Americans,” and Washington’s “first admission of failure in history.” On the bustling streets of Tehran, however, there was relief Thursday that neither side appeared primed for war.

  • plane crash Jan 8

    Ukrainian Plane Crashes Near Tehran

    A Boeing 737-800 carrying at least 170 people crashed near Tehran on Wednesday according to Iranian State Television.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 25, 2019

    As Internet Restored, Online Iran Protest Videos Show Chaos

    Machine gun fire answers rock-throwing protesters. Motorcycle-riding Revolutionary Guard volunteers chase after demonstrators. Plainclothes security forces grab, beat and drag a man off the street to an uncertain fate. As Iran restores the internet after a weeklong government-imposed shutdown, new videos purport to show the demonstrations over gasoline prices rising and the security-force crackdown that followed. The videos offer only...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Nov 9, 2019

    Iran Says Case Open on Ex-FBI Agent Missing There Since 2007

    Iran is acknowledging for the first time it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court over the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an unauthorized CIA mission to the country, renewing questions over what happened to him. In a filing to the United Nations, Iran said the case over Robert Levinson was “on going,” without elaborating.

  • Associated Press Nov 8, 2019

    Iran 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills at Least 5, Injures 300

    A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing at least five people and injuring over 300 others, officials said. The temblor struck Tark county in Iran’s Eastern Azerbaijan province at 2:17 a.m., Iran’s seismological center said. The area is some 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Iran’s capital, Tehran. Over 40 aftershocks rattled the rural region nestled in...

  • head Nov 4, 2019

    Iran Says It's Working on Advanced Centrifuges That Violate Nuclear Deal

    Iran announced on Monday its latest violations of the nuclear deal with world powers, saying that it now operates twice as many advanced centrifuges banned by the 2015 accord and is working on a prototype that’s 50 times faster than those allowed by the deal. The announcement came as the country marks the 40th anniversary of the 1979 U.S. Embassy...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 22, 2019

    Iran's Guard Says Ready for ‘Any Scenario' Amid US Standoff

    Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and “any scenario,” its chief commander said Saturday, as the country’s nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook global energy markets. Iran has denied involvement in the Sept. 14 attack that was initially claimed...

  • China Sep 9, 2019

    UN Atomic Watchdog Confirms Iran Installing New Centrifuges

    The United Nations’ atomic watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran is preparing to use more advanced centrifuges, another breach of limits set in the country’s slowly unraveling nuclear deal with major powers. Iran had already announced the step, its latest violation of the 2015 agreement as it tries to pressure European signatories to find a way to maintain oil shipments and...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 31, 2019

    Mysterious Iran Rocket Blast Draws Trump Tweet, Tehran Taunt

    The unexplained explosion of a rocket at an Iranian space center grew more mysterious Saturday as President Donald Trump tweeted what appeared to be an American surveillance photo of the site and Tehran showed off a satellite meant to be launched. Trump’s tweet showing the aftermath of Thursday’s explosion at the Imam Khomeini Space Center drew a taunting tweet from...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 19, 2019

    Iranian Tanker Sought by US Heads to Unknown Destination

    An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from Gibraltar late on Sunday. The trail left by GPS data on Marinetraffic.com, a vessel tracking service, showed the Iran-flagged Adrian Darya 1, previously known as Grace 1, moving shortly before...

  • DUBAI Aug 17, 2019

    Yemen Rebel Drone Attack Targets Remote Saudi Oil Field

    Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside Saudi Arabia’s sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a “limited fire” in the second such recent attack on its crucial energy industry. The attack on the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day near...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 30, 2019

    Iranians Say US Sanctions Blocking Access to Needed Medicine

    Taha Shakouri keeps finding remote corners to play in at a Tehran children’s charity hospital, unaware that his doctors are running out of chemo medicine needed to treat the eight-year-old boy’s liver cancer. With Iran’s economy in free fall after the U.S. pullout from the nuclear deal and escalated sanctions on Tehran, prices of imported medicines have soared as the...

  • Trump administration Jul 11, 2019

    Britain Says Iranian Vessels Tried to Block Ship in Gulf

    The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British commercial ship in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 7, 2019

    Top Official Says Iran Ready for Higher Uranium Enrichment

    A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal, just ahead of a deadline it set Sunday for Europe to offer new terms to the accord. A video message by Ali Akbar Velayati included him saying that “Americans directly and Europeans indirectly violated the...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 19, 2019

    US, Iran Voice Resolve in Brinkmanship, Say War Not Sought

    The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack. “We have a lot of things going with Iran,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a campaign event in...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 18, 2019

    Test of Resolve, Credibility in US-Iran Nuclear Deal Fallout

    In a test of resolve and credibility for the United States and Iran, the two adversaries have taken steps sure to further inflame tensions in the Mideast and draw them closer to a flashpoint. Iran announced it was breaking compliance with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons and the Trump administration followed by ordering 1,000 more...

  • United States Jun 18, 2019

    Iranian President: Iran Isn't Seeking War Against Any Nation

    Iran is not seeking to wage war against any nation, the country’s president said Tuesday while at the same time stressing that Iranians will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious. The remarks by President Hassan Rouhani came as Tehran and Washington are edging toward a flashpoint after Iran announced it was breaking compliance with the nuclear deal with world...

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