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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

Iran has reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and says the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus in Iran


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

U.S. sanctions Iran clerics for vetoing election candidates

The Trump administration on Thursday ratcheted up pressure on Iran by slapping sanctions on top members of a powerful clerical body that disqualified thousands of candidates from running in that …


Faith and Values: Politics and patriotism should not stand in the way of learning to love God’s children

Our love has become cheap and easy. We are seduced by a discourse of destruction and discontent. Love is not red, white and blue. We have forgotten, or never really …


Iran’s president: Trump doesn’t want war ahead of 2020 vote

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid.


Iran: Trump wrong if he thinks Tehran regime will collapse

Iran’s foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump is receiving bad advice if he believes an American “maximum pressure” campaign will cause the government in Tehran to collapse.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 13, 2020

For decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries

For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. But what none of …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Commissioner: Officials overzealous in Iranian stops at U.S.-Canada border

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said Tuesday that border officials in Washington state “got a little overzealous” when they detained Iranian and Iranian-American travelers at the …


Iraqi officials say Baghdad wants to minimize reliance on US

The Iraqi government has told its military not to seek assistance from the U.S.-led coalition in operations against the Islamic State group, two senior Iraqi military officials said, amid a …


Ukraine: Recordings show Iran knew jetliner hit by a missile

A leaked recording of an exchange between an Iranian air-traffic controller and an Iranian pilot purports to show that authorities immediately knew a missile had downed a Ukrainian jetliner after …


‘Othered’ in America: An old story, still playing out daily

Many young Iranian Americans are are embracing their Iranian identity and beginning to identify as people of color in the U.S. as part of a larger struggle alongside other ethnic …


House backs measures asserting congressional war powers

Refocusing a debate on war and peace in the midst of the Senate impeachment trial, the Democratic-controlled House on Thursday approved measures reasserting congressional authority over war powers.


Iran’s female Olympic medalist seeks new life in Germany

Kimia Alizadeh is trying to rebuild her life and career after she announced this month she had left Iran, citing sexism on the part of officials there.


U.S. general says troop surge in Middle East may not end soon

The top U.S. commander in the Middle East is telling some newly arrived American troops in the region that they could be there for a while


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Iranian attending college in Boston is denied entry to US

An Iranian student attending college in Boston was denied entry to the U.S. and ordered to immediately fly back to his native country, despite a court order temporarily staying his …


Canada provides money to families after plane shot down

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will give Canadian $25,000 to families of each of the 57 citizens and 29 permanent residents of Canada who perished in …


Eleven US troops flown to medical centers in Germany, Kuwait after Iran strike

Eleven U.S. troops were flown out of Iraq for evaluation of concussion-like symptoms in the days following an Iranian missile strike that President Donald Trump had said caused no harm …


‘Days of God’: A look at Iran’s mounting crises

In a rare Friday sermon in Tehran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stuck to the playbook Iran has relied on since 1979, blaming the country’s woes on the U.S. and other Western …


Nations of Iran crash victims seek compensation for families

The governments of countries that lost citizens when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner demanded Thursday that Tehran accept “full responsibility” and pay compensation to the victims’ families.


Video: 20 seconds of terror between missiles in Iran crash

Iran’s top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians “were lied to“ for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The admission came as new surveillance footage purported …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

EU pressures Iran on atom deal in last-ditch bid to save it

Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday ratcheted up pressure on Iran to stop violating its landmark nuclear deal in a last-ditch effort to resolve their differences through talks while also …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

Iran said Tuesday that authorities have made arrests for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane, which killed all 176 people on board and set off protests in the …


For decades Iranians have risen up, only to be put down

The demonstrations that erupted after Iran admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane during a tense standoff with the United States last week are the latest of several waves …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 12, 2020

Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he’s seen no hard evidence embassies under threat

Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly says he’s seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran’s top …


Iran standoff shines spotlight on new Trump security adviser

In a defining week for Donald Trump, his national security adviser was a constant presence at the president’s side as the U.S. edged to the brink of war with Iran …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 11, 2020

Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard.


On the brink: Swing county tense as Trump tangles with Iran

The standoff with Iran pushed the United States and Iran to the brink of war.


Iran crash and missile claims put Ukraine president in bind

As allegations swirl and denials clash over what caused the fatal crash of a Ukrainian airliner in Iran this week, Ukraine’s president is caught in the middle.


US tried to take out another Iranian leader, but failed

The U.S. military tried, but failed, to take out another senior Iranian commander on the same day that an American airstrike killed the Revolutionary Guard’s top general, U.S. officials said …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

US blames Iran for Ukrainian jetliner downing, pledges probe

The U.S. promised “appropriate action” Friday in response to its assessment that an Iranian missile was responsible for downing a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran, as the Iranian government …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 10, 2020

US announces new sanctions on Iran after missile strikes

The Trump administration on Friday announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran following this week’s missile strikes by the Islamic Republic on U.S. bases in Iraq.