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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Trump throws full US support behind protesters in Iran

The Trump administration on Tuesday threw the weight of the U.S. government behind the protesters taking to the streets of Iran, rooting them on despite the risk of helping Iranian …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 2:24 p.m.

Iran’s top leader blames protests on meddling by ‘enemies’

Iran’s supreme leader on Tuesday blamed the protests roiling the country on “enemies of Iran” who he said were meddling in its internal affairs, as state television reported that overnight …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 8:55 p.m.

Iran protests have violent night; at least 12 dead overall

Nationwide protests in Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, bringing the death toll in …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

New economic protests in Tehran challenge Iran’s government

A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own …


Iran: Arrests in Tehran after protests over price hikes

Iranians protesting the country’s strained economy gathered in Tehran and another major city on Friday, for the second day of spontaneous, unsanctioned demonstrations placing pressure on President Hassan Rouhani’s government.


Tehran police: No more arrests for flouting dress code

Police in Iran’s capital said Thursday they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code in place since the 1979 revolution.


U.S. urges U.N. to punish Iran, but Russia says no sanctions

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the Security Council on Tuesday to punish Iran for what the Trump administration calls its “dangerous violations” of U.N. resolutions and “destabilizing behavior,” while Russia …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 3:35 p.m.

U.S. says missile parts prove Iran is illicitly arming Houthis

President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations says “undeniable” evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.


Hunger at the doors of Damascus, as government blocks aid

At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad’s forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

Britain’s top diplomat raises detainee’s case in Iran talks

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson raised the case of a detained dual national on Sunday when he met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a two-day trip to Tehran.


Detainees on agenda as top British diplomat arrives in Iran

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Tehran on Saturday, where he is was expected to discuss the fate of detained dual nationals, including a woman serving a five-year prison …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 6:27 p.m.

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.


Erdogan says U.S. sanctions on Iran weren’t binding for Turkey

Turkey’s president has argued that his country did not break a trade embargo on Iran as it hadn’t committed to abide by U.S. sanctions, and there were no United Nations …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 3:02 p.m.

Turkish businessman describes $50M bribe at sanctions trial

A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testified at a New York trial Wednesday that he paid over $50 million in bribes to Turkey’s finance minister in 2012 to overcome a banker’s fears …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Turkish-Iranian gold trader pleads guilty, set to testify

A Turkish-Iranian gold trader will reveal a multibillion dollar conspiracy to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions at the trial of a Turkish banker in a case that prosecutors say has …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:56 p.m.

Hezbollah, on the rise in Lebanon, fends off Saudi Arabia

Even as Arab countries step up pressure on Hezbollah for its ties to Iran, the Lebanese Shiite militant group has cemented its status as a regional power, projecting military strength …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 10 p.m.

Juror secrets are few as lawyers mine online ‘treasure trove’

As in any U.S. trial, jurors in the case of a Turkish banker accused of laundering money for Iran will be warned to stay off social media and not to …


Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance Syrian peace

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as the Islamic State group is nearing its defeat, while disparate …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

Iran-based hacker charged with trying to extort HBO over stolen episodes, scripts

An Iran-based hacker plotted to extort HBO out of $6 million by threatening to release stolen episodes and scripts of hit shows, such as “Game of Thrones,” at one point …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 1:49 p.m.

Trump, Putin discuss Syria, North Korea, more in hour-plus call

President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin discussed efforts to bring peace to war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call on Tuesday. Iran, North Korea and Ukraine also were on …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017, 9:39 a.m.

Jury selection postponed in Iran sanctions case

A judge postponed jury selection in the trial surrounding a conspiracy to help Iran evade economic sanctions after the star defendant, an international gold trader who had been trying to …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 9:19 p.m.

Arab League delivers harsh criticism of Iran, little action

Saudi Arabia on Sunday asked fellow Arab nations to take a “serious and honest” stand against Iran, saying that showing leniency toward Tehran would only encourage it to press on …


Criticism of U.S. sanctions returns in Iran after earthquake

With Iranian-Americans abroad unable to send money directly to Iran to aid those affected by this week’s powerful earthquake that killed over 530 people, criticism of U.S. sanctions on Iran …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake

Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq that killed over …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:43 p.m.

U.N. agency report shows Iran meeting nuke deal commitments

The United Nations agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with a landmark nuclear treaty issued a report Monday certifying that the country is keeping its end of the deal that U.S. President …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Over 400 dead from earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area

Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:26 p.m.

Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills 207, injures 1,686

powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, killing 207 people and injuring 1,686 in the mountainous region of Iran alone, Iranian state media said.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

Bahrain says militants hit oil pipeline, opening new front

An explosion ripped through a pipeline belonging to Bahrain’s state-run oil company and sent flames shooting up into the night sky, with government officials on Saturday blaming the blast on …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

U.S. Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian

Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast …


Iran’s president accuses Saudis of meddling in Lebanon

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani criticized Saudi Arabia on Wednesday over what he called “unprecedented” interference in Lebanese affairs, adding his voice to those who suspect the Gulf kingdom forced Lebanon’s …