Stories tagged: Iran
UPDATED: MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 12:29 P.M.
Iran blames sandstorm on Iraq after protests over power cuts
Iranian authorities on Monday blamed neighboring Iraq for a sandstorm that knocked out power in an oil-rich southern province and sparked protests against local officials.
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 8:38 P.M.
Iran defeats U.S. at freestyle wrestling world cup
Iran’s wrestling team has defeated the United States wrestling team to win gold medal in the Freestyle World Cup. During the final competitions, Iranian wrestlers sealed a 5-3 victory against …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 12:08 P.M.
Idaho pastor released from Iran violates restraining order
An Idaho pastor who was imprisoned for nearly four years in Iran will have to serve community service for violating a restraining order.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 11:13 A.M.
Iranians trample on U.S. flag, mark 1979 Islamic Revolution
Iranians on Friday marked the anniversary of the country’s 1979 Islamic Revolution with nationwide celebrations and mass rallies that saw people step on large U.S. flags laid out on the …
TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 2:56 P.M.
In conflict with Trump, Iran’s supreme leader says his country is ‘not afraid of threats’
Escalating a war of words with President Donald Trump, Iran’s supreme leader said Tuesday that the Islamic republic was “not afraid of threats” and vowed large anti-American protests beginning Friday.
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 9:30 P.M.
U.S. wrestlers can compete in World Cup after host Iran relents
As the U.S. courts try to sort out President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, Iran has switched course and decided to allow American wrestlers to compete in a high-profile international …
SUNDAY, FEB. 5, 2017, 4:08 P.M.
Trump Cabinet pick paid by controversial Iranian exile group
An official in U.S. President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and at least one of his advisers gave paid speeches for organizations linked to an Iranian exile group that killed Americans before …
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 6 A.M.
Iranian baby will be allowed into US for life-saving surgery
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that an Iranian infant banned from entering the United States for life-saving heart surgery under President Donald Trump’s executive order will now be …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 3, 2017, 9:09 P.M.
Trump hits Iran with new sanctions for missile test
The Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China on Friday in retaliation for Iran’s recent ballistic missile test, increasing …
THURSDAY, FEB. 2, 2017, 7:38 A.M.
Trump puts Iran ‘on notice’ after ballistic missile test
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday his administration has put Iran “on notice,” echoing comments from his top national security adviser that the U.S. will act against Iran unless …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 9:09 P.M.
U.S. puts Iran ‘on notice’ after missile test, won’t elaborate
The White House issued a cryptic warning Wednesday that the U.S. will act against Iran unless it stops testing ballistic missiles and supporting Houthi rebels in Yemen, but declined to …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 10:23 P.M.
Iran refuses to confirm conducting missile test
Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday refused to confirm whether his country recently conducted a missile test, saying the Iranian missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal with …
MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 9:18 P.M.
U.N. to hold urgent meeting on Iran missile test at U.S. request
The U.N. Security Council scheduled urgent consultations Tuesday on an Iranian ballistic missile test at the request of the United States.
UPDATED: SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017, 11:47 A.M.
Iran suggests it will limit issuing of U.S. visas in reponse to Trump’s immigration and refugee orders
Iran’s foreign ministry is suggesting the country will limit issuing visas to American tourists in retaliation for U.S. President Donald Trump’s suspension of immigration and visas for nationals from Muslim …
SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2017, 4:05 P.M.
Intensive negotiations ahead of Russia-led Syria talks
Delegates from Russia, Turkey and Iran held hours-long talks in Kazakhstan Sunday on the eve of negotiations between Syrian rebels and President Bashar Assad’s government, trying to forge common ground …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2017, 9:38 P.M.
Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise
A historic high-rise building in the heart of Iran’s capital caught fire and later collapsed Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and leaving their stunned colleagues and bystanders weeping in …
SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017, 7:27 A.M.
Iran approved to import additional 130 tons of uranium
The U.S. and five other world powers have approved Iran importing as much as 130 tons of uranium, Iran’s English language Press TV reported Friday.
MONDAY, JAN. 9, 2017, 6:08 A.M.
U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian boats
WASHINGTON – A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at armed Iranian patrol boats as they sped toward the American warship at the entrance to the Persian Gulf, marring …
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 3:41 P.M.
Iran’s former leader Rafsanjani dies
Iran’s former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died Sunday after a decades-long career in the ruling elite, where his moderate views were not always welcome but his cunning guided him through …
SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Aleppo’s fall signals American decline
Obama has never appreciated that the role of a superpower in a local conflict is not necessarily to intervene on the ground, but to deter a rival global power from …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Airbus secures Iran Air deal with list price of $18 billion
Airbus and Iran Air finalized Thursday a deal for 100 planes worth more than $18 billion dollars at list prices – a contract that’s potentially a big boost for Iran’s …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 3:38 P.M.
Russia, Iran, Turkey cast themselves as deal-makers in Syria
Russia, Turkey and Iran cast themselves as the essential deal-makers in Syria on Tuesday, saying at a trilateral meeting in Moscow that their cooperation could pave the way for a …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016
Martin Schram: Aleppo the latest humanitarian failure
Aleppo will be remembered as yet another genocide the United States, still looked to as the world’s de facto leader, failed to act to stop.
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 11:51 A.M.
Iran sanctions renewal becomes law without Obama signature
In an unexpected reversal, President Barack Obama declined to sign a renewal of sanctions against Iran but let it become law anyway, in an apparent bid to alleviate Tehran’s concerns …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 12:29 P.M.
Iran, angered by U.S. sanctions bill, considers atomic boats
Iran’s president on Tuesday ordered officials to draw up plans to build nuclear-powered ships and to show how the United States violated last year’s nuclear deal, a response to a …
SUNDAY, DEC. 11, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
Iran seals deal with Boeing to buy 80 planes worth $16.6 billion
Iran’s flag carrier finalized a major deal with U.S. plane maker Boeing Co. to buy $16.6 billion worth of passenger planes Sunday in one of the most tangible benefits yet …
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016
Dana Milbank: Chaos is Trump’s consistent policy
But for all the promises Trump is breaking, there is one he has kept without wavering: his vow to be unpredictable.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 2:07 P.M.
Senate votes unanimously to renew Iran sanctions law
The Senate moved decisively Thursday to renew a decades-old sanctions law that lawmakers said gives the United States the clout to punish Iran should it fail to live up to …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 11:08 A.M.
Saudi-Iran rivalries could scuttle tentative OPEC deal
Up to this week, chances that OPEC countries would agree to their first cut in output in eight years were looking good. Now, not so much.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 10:02 A.M.
Iran state TV: Death toll in train collision increases to 43
A train collision in northern Iran killed at least 43 people and injured 100 on Friday, Iran’s state TV reported.