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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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 9:09 a.m.

Pro-government rallies in Iran after days of protest, unrest

Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, state media reported, after a week of protests against the government and …


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 …