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UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

Plane flying from UAE to Turkey crashes in Iran, killing 11

A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul with at least 11 people on board crashed Sunday night in a mountainous region of Iran during a …


300 arrested after Sufis clash with Iran police, killing 5

Overnight clashes between followers of a Sufi Islam leader and Iranian police killed five members of the security forces and injured 30, Iranian media reported Tuesday, the latest tension between …


Israeli PM Netanyahu to Iran: Don’t test Israel’s resolve

The nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, warning that Iran should “not test Israel’s …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

An Iranian commercial airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials said …


Iran marks anniversary of Islamic Revolution after protests

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on the streets Sunday to mark the 39th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, just weeks after anti-government protests rocked cities across the country.


Israeli PM: Airstrikes dealt ‘severe blows’ to Iran, Syria

Israel’s prime minister said Sunday his country delivered “severe blows” to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria, F-16 crashes

In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:21 a.m.

Taking aim at Iran, U.S. hits Hezbollah with new sanctions

Taking aim at Iran’s global footprint, the Trump administration on Friday hit six people and seven businesses linked to Hezbollah with terror sanctions, calling it “the first wave” in a …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Israeli defense chief: Lebanon will pay for Iranian meddling

Israel’s defense minister said on Wednesday that, should war erupt again with Lebanon, it will “pay the full price” for Iran’s entrenchment – the latest of Israeli warnings over Iran’s …


Israel PM visits Russia for talks on Iran’s actions in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Russia on Monday for talks focused on Syria, warning that Israel will not accept Iran’s growing military presence there and in neighboring Lebanon.


Tillerson presses Europe on Iran deal, as France bristles

The Trump administration on Tuesday pressed ahead with efforts to convince European allies to add tough new requirements to the Iran nuclear deal, a move met with deep skepticism in …


Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard’s grip on economy

Iran’s supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country’s defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some …


Iran deal ‘fixes’ to dominate Tillerson’s agenda in Europe

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seeking British and French support for tough new penalties against Iran and preventing a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:26 p.m.

Russia slams U.S. demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

Russia spoke out strongly Monday against the U.S. push for modifying a nuclear agreement with Iran, while Germany said it would seek more detail on what the U.S. wants and …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Iran oil tanker explodes, sinks off China with no survivors

A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was “no hope” of …


Iran rejects Trump’s demand for changing nuclear deal

Iran said Saturday it won’t accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after President Donald Trump vowed to pull out of the accord in a few …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Trump hands nuke deal ‘last chance,’ waives Iran sanctions

President Donald Trump on Friday delivered an ultimatum to America’s European allies to fix the “terrible flaws” in the Iran nuclear deal, or he’ll pull the U.S. out in a …


Eight earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

Trump to extend sanctions relief for Iran

President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran, citing progress in amending U.S. legislation that governs Washington’s participation in the nuclear deal.


Iran lawmaker says some 3,700 arrested amid protests, unrest

Iranian security forces arrested some 3,700 people during widespread protests and unrest over the past two weeks, a lawmaker said Tuesday, offering a far higher number than authorities previously released.


Iran FM warns neighbors against fomenting unrest

Iran’s foreign minister on Monday warned neighboring countries against fomenting unrest after anti-government protests roiled the country over the past two weeks.


Analysis: Iran protests show danger of economic woes

The protesters rallied for days in Iran, chanting against government corruption and demanding justice.


Michael Gerson: In Iran struggle, information is key

Though events in Iran are murky, their direction is historic. The Iranian regime – which has made a project of destabilizing others through terrorism and regional adventurism – has been …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Oil tanker burning off China’s coast at risk of exploding

The U.S. Navy has joined the search for 32 crew members missing from an Iranian oil tanker that caught fire after colliding with a bulk freighter off China’s east coast.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard claims victory against anti-government protests

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said on Sunday that the nation and its security forces have ended the wave of unrest linked to anti-government protests that erupted last month.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

32 missing, including 30 Iranians, in sea collision in China

An Iranian oil tanker collided with a bulk freighter and caught fire off China’s eastern coast, leaving 32 crew members missing, most of them Iranians, authorities said Sunday.


Iran mocks Trump ‘blunder’ as government supporters rally

Iran’s state TV on Saturday showed government supporters rallying a day after the foreign minister said a U.S. move to call an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss anti-government …


Tillerson says fix sought to law on Iran deal

The Trump administration is working with key lawmakers on a legislative fix that could enable the United States to remain in the Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

U.S. ambassador: Iran, ‘world will be watching what you do’

A U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on the protests roiling Iran showed Tehran “the world will be watching” its actions, the U.S. ambassador said Friday. But Russia and some other …


Hard-line cleric says social media fed Iran protests, unrest

A hard-line cleric leading Friday prayers in Iran’s capital called on the Islamic Republic to build its own social media, blaming popular international messaging apps for the unrest that accompanied …