Stories tagged: Iran
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
U.S. paid $1.3 billion to Iran 2 days after cash delivery
The Obama administration said Wednesday it paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran in January to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
U.N. warns Aleppo risks ‘catastrophe,’ urges 48-hour truce
The U.N. humanitarian chief on Monday urged all combatants in Aleppo to agree to a 48-hour pause to allow delivery or desperately needed aid, warning that otherwise the world risks …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: The price of powerlessness
The reordering of the Middle East is proceeding apace. Where for 40 years the U.S.-Egypt alliance anchored the region, a Russia-Iran condominium is now dictating events.
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016, 3:40 p.m.
$400M to Iran was contingent on release of prisoners, U.S. says
The Obama administration said Thursday that a $400 million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners.
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 7:03 p.m.
Iranian fan allowed to hold her sign at volleyball venue
Iranian sports fan and activist Darya Safai returned to the Olympic volleyball venue Monday repeating her message and hoping the whole world hears: “Let Iranian Women Enter Their Stadiums.”
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
Iran executes nuclear scientist who was convicted of spying
Iran executed a nuclear scientist convicted of spying for the United States, an official said Sunday, acknowledging for the first time that the nation secretly detained and tried a man …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 6:15 a.m.
FACT CHECK: Trump’s misreading of Iran deal
Donald Trump entertained an Iowa audience Thursday with an animated account of how he would have wrung a better nuclear deal out of Iran if he’d been president when it …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
U.S. court reverses record forfeiture order over Iran assets
A record terrorism-related forfeiture order benefiting families of some Sept. 11 victims and others was reversed on appeal Wednesday, leaving in doubt what will happen to a $1 billion Manhattan …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
Senate Democrats call for extending Iran sanctions law
A group of Senate Democrats is pushing for the renewal of a decades-old law that allows the United States to hit companies with economic sanctions for doing business with Iran.
Mon., July 11, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Iran says 3 detained dual nationals, Lebanese man indicted
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran announced indictments Monday for three dual nationals and a Lebanese man who remain detained months after the nuclear deal with world powers, showing the influence hard-liners …
Thu., July 7, 2016, 10:45 p.m.
House approves measure to bar women from draft registration
WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House backed a measure Thursday that seeks to bar women from being required to register for a potential military draft, a victory for social conservatives who …
Tue., June 28, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Iran’s Guard clashes with Kurds, 14 dead
Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency said the Revolutionary Guard has killed 11 Kurdish insurgents and lost three of its own in two days of fighting.
UPDATED: Tue., June 21, 2016, 8:29 p.m.
Boeing signs historic sales agreement with Iran Air
Boeing Co. said Tuesday it signed an agreement with Iran Air “expressing the airline’s intent” to buy its aircraft.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 2:36 p.m.
Boeing nears deal to sell jetliners to Iran
Iran is preparing to announce an agreement to buy jetliners that could be valued at about $25 billion.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
India home to 22 of the world’s most polluted cities
New statistics released Thursday underscored what many visitors to India already know: This country has the most polluted cities in the world.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 8:54 a.m.
Senate blocks measure to forbid purchases of Iran ‘heavy water’
The Senate on Wednesday blocked a Republican effort aimed at undercutting last year’s landmark international nuclear deal with Iran.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
John Kerry: Businesses using U.S. sanctions as excuse to avoid Iran
Businesses around the world are using the United States as an excuse to avoid doing business with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday as he declared the …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Chevrolet, the ‘Heartbeat of America,’ not coming to Iran
Chevrolet, the U.S. car brand once advertised as the “Heartbeat of America,” won’t be rolling new models through the streets of Iran anytime soon despite the recent lifting of sanctions …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to U.S.
The deputy commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they “threaten” the Islamic …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 2:06 p.m.
Iran leader urges for nuclear weapons-free Korean Peninsula
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Monday appealed for a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons during a visit to Tehran by his South Korean counterpart, the official IRNA news agency …
Fri., April 29, 2016, 9:38 a.m.
Amazon discloses purchases by Iranians subject to sanctions
An Amazon.com internal investigation determined that its online retail business has sold and delivered about $100,000 worth of products to Iranian customers subject to U.S. government sanctions.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 8:41 a.m.
Voting underway in Iran parliamentary election
Iranians voted Friday in the country’s parliamentary runoff elections, state media reported, a key polling that is expected to decide exactly how much power moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
Iran nuclear deal dispute blocks spending bill
Democrats on Wednesday blocked the Senate’s first spending bill of the year in a last-minute fight over a Republican effort to undercut the Iran nuclear deal and scuttle U.S. plans …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 8:01 a.m.
Terror victims win Supreme Court judgment against Iran
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a judgment allowing families of victims of Iranian-sponsored terrorism to collect nearly $2 billion.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
Iran’s constitutional watchdog ratifies election results
Iran’s official news agency says the country’s constitutional watchdog has ratified results of the country’s parliamentary elections.
Tue., March 22, 2016
Opinions from past add perspective
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Mon., March 14, 2016, 7:24 a.m.
Russia’s Gazprom proposes gas deal with Iran
Russian energy minister says Gazprom, Russia’s state gas monopoly, has put forward proposals for the development of oil fields in Iran.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
Cyberattack on dam was ‘shot across the bow’ from Iran, Schumer says
A cyberattack on a small dam in the suburbs outside of New York City was a “shot across the bow” of the United States and should be met with tougher …
Wed., March 9, 2016, 11:29 a.m.
Iran fires 2 missiles marked with ‘Israel must be wiped out’
Iran test-launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” in Hebrew, Iranian media reported, in a show of power by the Shiite nation as …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:59 p.m.
Iran launches ballistic missiles during military exercise
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched several medium-range and short-range ballistic missiles in recent days as part of a military exercise, the Guard announced Tuesday.