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Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for U.S.-held scientist

A Princeton scholar held for three years in Iran was freed Saturday as part of a prisoner exchange that saw America release a detained Iranian scientist.


World powers press Iran to reverse nuke deal violations

World powers pressured Iran on Friday to reverse recent atomic activities that violate the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, but stopped short of deciding on whether to proceed with a move …


U.S. Navy seizes suspected Iranian missile parts set for Yemen

A Navy warship has seized a “significant cache” of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

Iran says it killed ‘rioters’ in deadliest unrest in decades

Iran acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that its security forces shot and killed protesters across the country to put down demonstrations last month over the sharply spiking price of …


Iran says protesters attacked hundreds of banks, blaming US

Protesters angry over government-set gasoline prices spiking in Iran attacked hundreds of banks, police outposts and gas stations in the demonstrations, Tehran acknowledged Wednesday as its supreme leader alleged without …


Iran’s Guard threatens US, allies over protests

The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard threatened the U.S. and its allies Monday as he addressed a pro-government demonstration attended by tens of thousands of people denouncing last week’s violent …


Amnesty International says at least 106 killed in Iran protests

Amnesty International, citing “credible reports,” said Tuesday it believes at least 106 people have been killed during protests in Iran over a rise in government-set gasoline prices.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Protests grip major Iran cities over gas prices; 1 killed

Protesters angered by Iran raising subsidized gasoline prices have blocked traffic in several cities and clashed occasionally with police


Iran discovers new oil field with over 50 billion barrels

Iran’s president says a new oil field has been discovered with an estimated 50 billion barrels of crude oil.


Iran alleges UN inspector tested positive for explosives

Iran alleged Thursday that the U.N. inspector it blocked from a nuclear site last week tested positive for suspected traces of explosive nitrates. The U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic …


Iran to fuel centrifuges in new step away from nuclear deal

Iranian president: Tehran will start injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges in latest step away from nuclear deal


Iran spins more centrifuges on US Embassy crisis anniversary

Iran on Monday broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, linking the decision to U.S. President …


US issues $20 million reward for American missing in Iran

The Trump administration on Monday offered a reward of up to $20 million for information about Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, and imposed …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

Iran student leader says he regrets 1979 US Embassy attack

Iranian student leader in 1979 US Embassy takeover says he regrets the attack.


US to ask NATO to pay more to protect Saudi Arabia from Iran

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday that he will urge allies later this week to contribute more to the defense of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region to counter threats …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019

U.S. bolsters Saudi defense against Iran with jets, missiles

The U.S. is deploying dozens more fighter jets and additional air defenses to Saudi Arabia, beefing up efforts to defend the kingdom against Iran even as President Donald Trump repeatedly …


Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still …


U.S. sanctions squeezing Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon

The conflict between Iran and the U.S. that has created tensions throughout much of the Middle East is now also being felt in Lebanon, where Washington has slapped sanctions on …


Russian journalist detained in Iran

A Russian journalist has been arrested in the Iranian capital and kept in custody since earlier this week, the Russian embassy to Tehran said on Friday.


Iran supports European plan to bolster nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that Iran supports a plan by European countries to bolster a nuclear deal that Tehran reached with the West in 2015 and from which the …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Iran releases seized UK-flagged tanker

Iran on Friday released a British-flagged oil tanker it had seized in July, while the country’s president, returning from an annual United Nations meeting, said he had been told the …


Saudi Arabia agrees to limited cease-fire in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has agreed to a limited cease-fire in several areas of Yemen including the capital Sana’a, which is controlled by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebel group, a Yemeni government official …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019

UK, France, Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Britain, France and Germany joined the United States on Monday in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, but the Iranian foreign minister pointed to claims …


Iran’s Guard says ready for ‘any scenario’ amid US standoff

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says it is ready for combat and ‘any scenario’ as tensions with US soar.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

U.S. to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has at least …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019

Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

The heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by drone-and-cruise-missile attacks that raised tensions …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

Iran diplomat warns of ‘all-out war’ if hit for Saudi attack

Iran’s top diplomat said Thursday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry will result in “all-out war,” further pushing up tensions across …


Oil price drops for 2nd day as Saudi crude output recovers

The price of oil fell Wednesday after Saudi officials announced oil production halted by an attack on the heart of its oil industry would be fully restored within weeks.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

U.S. says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian ‘act of war’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations an “act of war” against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Spokane gas prices rise slightly after attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Gas prices in Spokane rose about 3 cents a gallon in the days following attacks on two Saudi oil refineries, according to data from GasBuddy.com.