By John Davison and Tom Perry BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A power struggle in Iraq between Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iran-aligned rivals is testing Tehran’s ability to avoid a conflict that could harm its interests and further destabilize the oil-rich country . As Sadr’s supporters camp out in parliament and his opponents demonstrate in the …

There is no easy choice for the United States in this situation. Had Pelosi canceled the visit, she would have overruled Taiwanese leaders’ wishes. A visit, said my colleague Amy Qin, who is based in Taiwan, “boosts Taiwan’s legitimacy in the international arena.” As Edward Wong, a Times correspondent who covers diplomacy from Washington, put …

Grain bins storing corn, wheat, sunflower and soybeans in Boryspil, Ukraine in May. Credit…Nicole Tung for The New York Times BRUSSELS – The grain deal reached by Russia and Ukraine has many moving parts, which officials did not even think possible before mid-June, not least because the war continues and the trust between the parts …

The Newz Radar Notwithstanding the announcement by the government of Himachal Pradesh on providing a 6% subsidy on cartons, apple growers have decided to go ahead with their Secretariat gherao scheduled for August 5 in Shimla. Sanyukt Kisan Manch (SKM) member Sunil Chauhan said the Jai Ram Thakur government had only accepted four of the …

Cameron Khansarinia is the political director of the National Union for Democracy in Iran. Kaveh Shahrooz is a lawyer and senior researcher at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute of Canada. On July 14, the Swedish justice system dealt a blow to international justice by sentencing Hamid Nouri, an Iranian prison official implicated in the massacre of political …

US authorities have accused a Russian national of recruiting political groups in the United States to sow discord, spread pro-Moscow propaganda and interfere with US elections. The Justice Ministry said on July 29 that Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov had been named in an indictment accusing him of working on behalf of the Russian government and in …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! An Iranian resistance group has urged European leaders to stop engaging with the current regime as Tehran threatens military action against its rivals – even on foreign soil. The Fars News Agency, which is affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), published an article on July …

BEIRUT: In recent weeks in Lebanon, there has been a series of violent attacks and other crimes committed by Lebanese against Syrian refugees and vice versa. The attacks have led to an increase in discriminatory rhetoric targeting Syrian refugees in Lebanon, while popular support for their repatriation to Syria has also grown as the situation …

US authorities have accused a Russian national of recruiting political groups in the United States to sow discord, spread pro-Moscow propaganda and interfere with US elections. The Justice Ministry said on July 29 that Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov had been named in an indictment accusing him of working on behalf of the Russian government and in …

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Iranian government agents have shot and buried more than 1,000 dogs at an animal shelter, according to reports. Government-affiliated agents reportedly raided the Gandak dog shelter and shot all the animals inside, including dogs that had been neutered and vaccinated. Officers then used fire engines to wash …

Ukrainian forces have stepped up their counteroffensive to regain lost territory in the south, as Russia launched deadly strikes in central Ukraine and near the capital as Moscow faces a growing personnel shortage in the East. The Ukrainian military said its planes hit five Russian strongholds around the city of Kherson and another nearby town …

The most interesting aspect of Colorado House’s most interesting primary race last month is that the winning candidate is an abolitionist. Media accounts of his candidacy and victory dutifully mentioned this self-proclaimed attribute, and some clarified that the abolition in question pertained to police and criminal justice. But given that the candidate, Elisabeth Epps, is …

Two Iranian airlines halted flights to Syria after an Israeli airstrike on June 10 temporarily closed Damascus airport, sources told Iran International. Western intelligence sources said Caspian Air and Qeshm Fars Air have both stopped flying to Syria and the only Iranian airline sending planes is Mahan Air, which was sanctioned by the United States …

BAGHDAD — Hundreds of Iraqi protesters violated Baghdad’s parliament on Wednesday by chanting anti-Iranian curses during a protest against a candidate for prime minister by Iran-backed parties. The majority of the protesters were supporters of the influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The protesters, all men, were seen marching across tables in parliament, leafing through files, …

Addressing a UNSC meeting in New York on Tuesday, Iran’s Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Zahra Ershadi, urged the Security Council to uphold its obligation under Charter to maintain international peace and security while the Israeli regime continues to commit the most systematic and flagrant violation. children’s rights in the Middle East. …

Wheat prices rose sharply on July 25 after Russian missiles hit the Ukrainian port of Odessa over the weekend, despite Kremlin claims the strike targeted military installations and would not affect grain exports . Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on July 25 that the two Kalibr missiles that landed near a pumping station in the …

On July 14, Hamid Noori, a former Iranian official, was sentenced to life in prison by a Swedish court for war crimes related to the mass executions of political prisoners in Iran in 1988. Noori was arrested in November 2019 after getting off a flight arriving at Stockholm airport from Iran. The Swedish police took …

TEHRAN — An Iranian lawmaker said Iran decided to develop its missile and drone capabilities following the Iraq-Iraq war of the 1980s, and those capabilities challenged US military hegemony in the region. Western Asia. “The strategy of the Islamic Republic after the end of the war was to develop the missile industry and build drones, …

It’s a common sight in Balochistan’s Panjgur district: a convoy of mid-sized, distinctive blue pickup trucks winding through the desolate terrain, carrying a deadly cargo of contraband petrol and diesel. They rumble across the Damag Pass, traversing the Tehsil Pharom mountain ranges near the Pakistan-Iran border, to return home with what is the only means …

TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman on Friday denounced the latest Israeli missile strike on Syria near the capital Damascus, which left people dead and injured. “The Zionist regime’s continued aggression and attacks against Syria are a clear violation of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and a flagrant violation of recognized international principles and …

President Biden pledged to expand cyber cooperation with Israel and Saudi Arabia during his trip to the Middle East last week, a move experts see as a direct response to the growing digital threat from the Iran. The United States and Saudi Arabia have signed bilateral agreements strengthen their cybersecurity partnership and share information related …

Iran has long accused Israel of carrying out attacks on its nuclear sites and assassinating key figures. Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced the arrest of a network of Israeli Mossad-linked operatives who entered Iran to carry out attacks against “sensitive” sites, state media reported. The suspects entered Iran from northern Iraq but were detained before they …

“I am both happy and sad at the same time. Sad because… my friends who were executed are not with us today’ In 1988, Iranian prison officials serving on so-called “death committees” carried out mass executions of at least 5,000 political dissidents from the Islamic republic in the space of two months. Last August, 33 …

Tirana, Albania, July 23 (AP) Iranian dissidents in Albania said on Friday they had canceled a summit following warnings from local authorities of a possible terrorist threat. Some 3,000 Iranian dissidents from the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, better known as the MEK, live at Camp Ashraf 3 in Manez, 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of the Albanian capital, …

New findings from Israel’s Mossad spy agency show Hezbollah, a Lebanese terror group and proxy for Iran seen by Israel as one of its most dangerous regional enemies, was the sole perpetrator of the deadly attacks against Jewish and Israeli institutions in Argentina in the 1990s. , according to the New York Times. While Hezbollah …

A Russian-American businessman known for his political fundraising and lobbying has lost a lawsuit brought by a Ukrainian developer who sued him over promised but never delivered tickets for President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017. The US District Court’s ruling against Yuri Vanetik concludes a subplot that emerged early in the Trump presidency amid scrutiny …

A Russian-American businessman known for his political fundraising and lobbying has lost a lawsuit brought by a Ukrainian developer who sued him over promised but never delivered tickets for President Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017. The US District Court’s ruling against Yuri Vanetik concludes a subplot that emerged early in the Trump presidency amid scrutiny …

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Iranian state television said Thursday that the country’s foreign ministry had recalled its ambassador from Sweden after an Iranian citizen was sentenced to life in a Swedish court for committing war crimes and murder during the war. Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s. The report quotes ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani as …

Turkey on Wednesday refuted allegations by Iraqi state media that it attacked a hill station in the northern province of Dohuk, killing eight people and injuring 23 others, calling it an act of terrorism. The “fierce artillery shelling” hit a resort town in Zakho, a town on the border between Iraq’s Kurdistan region and Turkey, …

Russia sent tens of thousands of troops to Ukraine on February 24 in what it calls a “special military operation” to ensure its own security. Russia is now also trying to take over the broadcast towers, he said. Meanwhile, Kirby said the United States would announce a new arms package for Ukraine in the coming …

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Iran from Tuesday aims to deepen ties with regional heavyweights as part of Moscow’s challenge to the United States and Europe in its relentless campaign in Ukraine. What do you want to know Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Iran from Tuesday aims to deepen ties with regional heavyweights …

Six people were killed after the Russian military shelled a building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Toretsk, Ukrainian emergency service officials said July 18. “Early in the morning, the city of Toretsk was shelled. A two-story building with people inside was destroyed,” Ukraine’s State Service for Emergencies said in a statement on the social …

Yana Muravinets helped evacuate more than 2,500 people from the Mykolaiv region while working with the Red Cross, although many people chose to stay. The first person Yana Muravinets tried to persuade to leave her home near the Ukrainian front lines was a young woman who was five months pregnant. She did not want to …

According to local sources in Ghazni province in southeastern Afghanistan, a resident of Jaghatu district in Ghazni died in agony due to heat exhaustion and a lack of oxygen in the trunk of the car when he was allegedly trafficked to Iran. Zabihullah Yaqoubi, sources say, risked his life to travel to Iran in search …

It is likely that Tehran concluded that if Ukraine had retained its nuclear weapons, Putin would not have dared to invade the country. Here is a question. If Ukraine had retained its nuclear weapons, instead of abandoning them in 1994, would Vladimir Putin have attacked it so brutally this year? After all, there was no …

According to reports, Iranian Consul General Hassan Noorian met on Thursday with Agriculture Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister Manzoor Wassan, during which bilateral cooperation in economic and agricultural sectors was reviewed. According to sources, the consul general has offered tractors, combine harvesters and other agricultural machinery to the Sindh government. Iran has also expressed a …

NEW YORK – The White House said Russian officials had visited an airfield in central Iran at least twice in recent weeks to see weapon-capable drones they were seeking to acquire for use in its war in Iran. course in Ukraine. The administration released the information as President Joe Biden prepares to meet leaders of …

On July 15, residents of the Ukrainian town of Vinnytsya mourned the death of 23 people killed by a Russian missile strike the previous day, while in the east of the country Russian forces shelled other sites in an attempt to take over more territory. Among the dead at Vinnytsya were a 4-year-old girl and …

Iran is close to enriching enough uranium to build a functional nuclear weapon, according to US intelligence estimates. Commenting on the timeline, the former US Army chief of staff spoke out to warn that Iran’s nuclear weapons program was “dangerously close” to completion. Asked how serious the threat of Iran getting a nuclear weapon, Mr …

US President Joe Biden is visiting Saudi Arabia at a difficult time in relations, which have been tested by the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the war in Yemen. The US-Saudi alliance has weathered many storms over the decades, including tensions related to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the fallout from the September 11 …

Smoke rises from a destroyed building at the site of a Russian military strike in Vinnytsia, Ukraine on July 14. (Ukrainian State Emergency Service/Reuters) At least 23 people died in an attack on the town of Vinnystia in central Ukraine, according to Ukrainian national police chief Ihor Klymenko. The death toll includes three children and …

STOCKHOLM — An Iranian citizen was sentenced to life imprisonment by a Swedish court on Thursday after being found guilty of serious war crimes and murder during the final phase of the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. Stockholm District Court said Hamid Noury ​​took part in serious atrocities in July-August 1988 while working as an …

Video During a four-day trip to Israel and Saudi Arabia, President Biden will focus on securing oil for American gas pumps, slowing Iran’s nuclear program and strengthening relations with Saudi Arabia.CreditCredit…Doug Mills/The New York Times JERUSALEM — President Biden arrived in Israel on Wednesday to open a four-day visit to the Middle East that will …

Ukraine’s military says it has launched a major counter-offensive in the south of the country as it seeks to retake territory taken earlier by Russian troops, even as Kremlin forces continue to blast eastern Ukraine. Ukraine in their drive to take the crucial Donbass region. On July 12, Ukraine’s Southern Command said it struck an …

Rescuers put out a fire in a destroyed car after a Russian attack on a residential area in downtown Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Monday.Credit…Evgeny Maloletka/Associated Press Russian strikes have killed at least eight people in eastern Ukraine in 24 hours and the death toll at an apartment complex hit by Russian rockets has also risen, local …

Comment this story Comment Iran is preparing to supply Russia with hundreds of drones, including advanced models capable of firing missiles, the Biden administration said on Monday, publicly revealing what US officials see as a covert effort by Tehran to supply military assistance to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Planned delivery of unmanned aerial vehicles, …

Ukrainian rescue workers recovered 15 bodies after Russian Uragan rockets hit a five-story building, collapsing the building in the eastern Donetsk region, officials said. More than 20 people could still be trapped in the wreckage, the local branch of the emergency services in the city of Chasiv Yar said on Facebook. Rescuers late on July …

The cumulative count of Covid-19 in Maharashtra crossed the 8 million mark – what is below Netherlands and above Iran – since the outbreak of the pandemic in the state in March 2020, health officials said here Saturday. The state recorded 2,760 new infections on Saturday, and the total jumped to 80,01,433 total cases recorded …

Jerusalem, July 10 (Sputnik) Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Sunday he would discuss Iran with US President Joe Biden during the latter’s visit to the region. “We are entering a historic week.President Joe Biden, one of Israel’s closest friends in American politics, will arrive on Wednesday, once saying of himself, “You don’t have …

(July 10, 2022 / JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Sunday that Israel would not stand idly by while Iran tried to attack it, and called on the international community to restore “full force” economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic, according to a statement issued by his office. The comments come a day …

Comment this story Comment Joe Biden is President of the United States. Next week, I will travel to the Middle East to begin a new and more promising chapter of American engagement there. This trip comes at a vital time for the region, and it will advance important US interests. A safer and more integrated …

The Commander of the Navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army, Rear Admiral Shahram Irani, said on the sidelines of the naval exercise Enduring Security 1401 (2022) that “the ship Damavand (destroyer) was built with the latest technology through the efforts of local experts in order to preserve the territorial integrity of the country …

Iran’s Supreme Leader threatened the protesters. But the Iranians are not listening. By Anonymous On June 28, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei explicitly threatened a harsh crackdown on dissent and proposed limits on the internet and cyberspace, recalling the bloody crackdown on dissent during the 1980 Iran-Iraq war. 1988. His comments, which followed two …

OPINION: As President Biden has scheduled a visit to Israel in July, where he will meet with an interim government, he will likely face failure to strike a new nuclear deal with Iran. The most recent attempt at a new nuclear deal with Iran that would bring back the 2015 JCPOA, canceled by former President …

Israeli Ambassador Yacov Hadas-Handelsman Israel’s Ambassador to Hungary, Yacov Hadas-Handelsman, believes the world should take the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program seriously. According to the diplomat, Europeans are often reluctant to accept the seriousness of the problem, but in the case of Israel, it is a question of national survival. The interview is based on …

WASHINGTON — For some of the Washington, DC residents who stood for juror last month, a pro-Trump mob’s assault on the United States Capitol felt like a personal attack. Ahead of the trial of a Michigan man accused of participating in the riot, a prospective juror said a police officer injured in the melee was …

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a video message late July 6 that the artillery Ukraine has received from its Western partners has had an effect on the battlefield. “Finally, there is a feeling that the Western artillery – the weapons that we received from our partners – worked very powerfully”, he saidpraising its precision. …

Source: www.bic.org Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-Canadian journalist and human rights activist, said the new arrests “testify to Iran’s ambition to bury Baha’is”. NEW YORK-July 4, 2022—The Iranian government’s systematic campaign to persecute the Baha’i religious minority was further accelerated last week with the arrest, hearing or imprisonment of at least 18 other Baha’i citizens across …

North Korea and Iran: The True Axis of Military Evil? The international community has focused on Russia since it invaded Ukraine in February. While Putin’s offensive war certainly deserves the condemnation it regularly receives, two other rogue nations have stepped up their malevolent behavior in the meantime. North Korea and Iran are critical threats to …

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some of the Washington, DC residents who stood for jury duty last month, a pro-Trump mob’s assault on the United States Capitol looked like a personal attack. Ahead of the trial of a Michigan man accused of participating in the riot, a prospective juror said a police officer injured in the …

The head of the Donetsk regional military administration has urged civilians to evacuate the eastern Ukrainian city of Sloviansk after an artillery strike hit the central market. Pavlo Kyrylenko said at least two people were killed and seven injured as a result of the July 5 bombardment. He posted a video on social media showing …

Sanaa, July 5 (IANS): Three Yemeni soldiers were killed in a drone strike launched by the Houthi militia in the southern province of Dhalea, a government official said. “An explosive-laden Houthi drone struck a security site near Qatabah district in northern government-controlled Dhalea province,” the official told Xinhua news agency on Monday. He …

JERUSALEM, July 5 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid will urge French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to take a tougher, time-limited approach to Iran nuclear talks, and warn that the Tehran-backed Hezbollah group “play with fire”. , said an official. Lapid’s visit to France, his first abroad since becoming acting prime minister last …

Union City police arrested a man for allegedly stabbing another man near the BART station on Sunday night. Police said in a statement they received a call at 5:33 p.m. and responded to the Union Square area near the Union City BART station. They found a 37-year-old man suffering from a stab wound to the …

Today marks 34 years since the shooting down of Iran Air Flight 655 on July 3, 1988. The incident involved a scheduled service to Dubai, which was operated by an Airbus A300 with nearly 300 passengers and crew members crew on board. Let’s take a closer look at how the shooting unfolded, the reasons for …

An Iranian-flagged tanker seized by Greece in April, part of whose cargo was confiscated by the United States, was being towed to the port of Piraeus on Saturday, Greek coast guard officials said, after authorities Greeks approved his release. For more than two months, the Lana, flying the Iranian flag, has been anchored off the …

Placeholder while loading article actions AL-TANF GARRISON, Syria — A flurry of Russian and Iranian maneuvers against U.S. interests in the Middle East has forced the region’s new military commander to think quickly about how to restore deterrence without sparking a wider conflict, a perennial problem that has taken on new urgency amid the global …

Placeholder while loading article actions DAMASCUS, Syria — Iran’s top diplomat on Saturday condemned Israel’s latest airstrike on Syria and criticized Turkey’s recent threats over another planned Ankara incursion into northern Syria. Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian’s remarks came at the start of his visit to Syria, where he was to discuss mutual relations and regional …

Damascus, July 2 (AP) Iran’s foreign minister on Saturday condemned an Israeli airstrike on Syria earlier in the day and said Tehran opposes any military operation by Turkey in northern Syria. Hossein Amirabdollahian made the comments at the start of a visit to Damascus, the Syrian capital, where he was to discuss mutual relations and …

The Belgian parliament is due to examine next week a draft law on the exchange of convicts with Iran, which could facilitate a prisoner exchange with the Islamic Republic. A treaty between Iran and Belgium, which was signed in March, was presented to parliament on June 29 for approval. If approved, it will potentially result …

A man stands amid rubble in Afghanistan’s Gayan district after the recent earthquake, the deadliest in two decades © Ebrahim Noozoori/Associated Press I was at the Royal Blackburn Hospital to see my mother, who had suffered a heart attack and had fluid in her lungs, when a text message arrived asking if I could go …

The UN Security Council met to discuss Iran a day after the US-Iranian indirect talks ended in Doha with no sign of progress on reviving the pact under which Tehran limited its nuclear program in exchange for relief from US, UN and EU sanctions. “I’m afraid we won’t cross the finish line. My message is: …

Ukraine claims its forces forced Russian troops off Snake Island in the Black Sea, a claim Russia has denied, with Moscow calling it a withdrawal of its forces as a ‘goodwill gesture’ to show that the country does not impede efforts to allow the export of agricultural production. The report was released on June 30 …

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, after the agreement paving the way for Finland and Sweden to continue joining NATO was announced in Madrid on Tuesday.Credit…Bernat Armangue/Associated Press MADRID — NATO leaders are set to officially invite Finland and Sweden to join the alliance on Wednesday after Turkey lifted its veto on their membership, paving …

Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) core democracies have branded a Russian missile strike on a crowded shopping mall in Ukraine on June 27 a war crime and vowed to hold Russian President Vladimir Putin accountable. The leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, meeting on the second day …

An Iranian official said joining “would result in added values ​​for both parties”. Iran has applied to become a member of the group of emerging economies known as BRICS, an Iranian official said on Monday. Iran’s membership in the BRICS group, which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, “would result in added values …

Iranian-Norwegian lawmakers Masud Gharahkhani and Mahmoud Farahmand have condemned an attack on an Iranian-born man in Oslo that killed two people and injured eight others. Gharahkhani, the speaker of Norway’s parliament, said the weekend shooting near the London Pub, which describes itself on its website as “Oslo’s biggest gay and lesbian venue”, reminded him of …

Iran will launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC) pilot project in September in a single region, which will then be expanded. The news of the digital rial pilot was reiterated by the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran on Friday (CCR), Ali Salehabadi, according to Iran homepageconfirming information from other media at the …

GAYAN, Afghanistan — When the ground heaved up from last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, Nahim Gul’s stone and mud house collapsed on top of him. He clawed through the rubble in the pre-dawn darkness, choking on the dust as he searched for his father and two sisters. He doesn’t know how many hours of digging …

Ukrainian forces have vowed to regroup and fight from ‘higher ground’ after the military acknowledged the fall to Russian forces of the key eastern town of Syevyerodonetsk following a long and brutal battle. Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s military intelligence agency, told Reuters late on June 25 that the country’s forces would continue their defense …

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has replaced the longtime commander of the unit responsible for protecting the country’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, state-affiliated media reported on Saturday. The move came just two days after the militia announced it would also replace its intelligence chief, following a number of high-profile killings blamed on Israel and amid …

Placeholder while loading article actions BAGHDAD — Iraq’s interim prime minister is expected to fly to Saudi Arabia, followed by Iran, carrying a new initiative aimed at reviving talks between the two regional sworn enemies, an official said on Saturday. The official said Mustafa al-Kadhimi was due to travel to Riyadh later in the day …

An aftershock rocked a hard-hit area of ​​eastern Afghanistan on Friday, two days after an earthquake shook the area, flattening hundreds of mud-brick houses and killing 1,150 people, according to state media Pakistan’s Meteorological Department reported a 4.2 magnitude earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan which the state-run Bakhtar news agency reported killed five more in the …

Iranian political analyst Emad Abshenas, editor-in-chief of Iran Diplomatic, said in a June 18, 2022 broadcast on Alghad TV (Egypt) that Israel wants to start a war in the Middle East, but it wants to by the United States or Arab countries. He said that the recent “provocations” regarding the Karish oil field in the …

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Thursday named a new head of its intelligence service, following a series of assassinations and mysterious deaths of Iranian military personnel. Brig. General Mohammad Kazemi is the new head of the IRGC’s intelligence organization, state media quoted IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif as saying. For the latest headlines, follow …

Iranian authorities banned an Iranian film about a family’s struggles in the sanctions-hit country after it screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Director Saeed Roustaee’s “Leila’s Brothers” has been banned until further notice by Iran’s Cinema Organization, Culture Minister Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaili told the official IRNA news agency. For all the latest headlines, follow our …

Photo credit: The new Iranian drone “Gaza”, unveiled on May 21, 2021 Israel has stepped up covert attacks in Iran and is largely leaving the US out of the loop, CNN reported Tuesday. While current and former Washington officials quoted by the report say there is little likelihood of a conventional war breaking out between …

Iranian fast boat next to a US Navy ship (NAVCENT photos) Posted on 21 June 2022 12:17 by The Maritime Executive US Naval Forces Central Command released video of another close encounter between Iranian speedboats and US Navy ships transiting the Strait of Hormuz yesterday …

(AP) – Newsstand headlines in Seoul were blaring new warnings of a possible nuclear test by North Korea. On the sidewalks, 28-year-old office worker Lee Jae Sang already had an opinion on how to respond to North Korea’s growing ability to launch nuclear bombs across borders and oceans. “Our country should also develop a nuclear …

Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev met Iranian hardliner President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran amid diplomatic overtures from Nur-Sultan to ease bilateral tensions and encourage an end to global nuclear stockpiles within decades. After arriving, Toqaev reportedly pledged to declare a 14-day visa-free regime for Iranians in Kazakhstan, the largest and wealthiest of the five post-Soviet Central …

By abstaining on a resolution against Tehran at the IAEA, New Delhi signaled a more independent foreign policy. He must walk longer on this road. By abstaining on a resolution against Tehran at the IAEA, New Delhi signaled a more independent foreign policy. He must walk longer on this road. India’s boundless regard for American …

Israel is preparing offensive options against Iran in case they are needed, Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in an interview with Channel 12 News on Sunday. Tensions between Israel and Iran have escalated in recent weeks, following the assassination of a senior Iranian officer in Tehran last month which he blames on Israel, a number …

Placeholder while loading article actions DAMASCUS, Syria — A new Bahraini ambassador officially took up his post in Syria on Sunday, the country’s first full diplomatic mission in more than a decade as Damascus continues to improve relations with Arab Gulf states. President Bashar Assad received the credentials of Ambassador Waheed Mubarak Sayyar in an …

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education on Saturday ordered schools in Colombo closed for the next week as the island nation grapples with a severe fuel shortage that has nearly halted land transport across the country . Sri Lanka, facing its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948, has been short of foreign exchange to …

Around 40,000 rail and metro union members are set to strike next week, threatening widespread travel chaos as half of Network Rail lines close during the action Rail strikes are set to take place in the UK next week ( Image: Getty Images) Railway and metro strikes will continue next week after wage talks break …

OWhen photographer Ehsan Hazaveh takes portraits of former refugees in New Zealand, he doesn’t click and go – in some cases the process can take 10 months, and the subject of the photograph has almost as many influence the final images and accompanying text as it does. It is a deliberately collaborative affair, born out …

A failed asylum seeker whom New Zealand authorities have been trying to return to Iran for more than 20 years has lost his appeal against deportation. Amir Hoshang Mohebi. Photo: Dean Purcell/NZ Herald In one of the longest such cases, Amir Hoshang Mohebbi lost an asylum claim in 1997 – and another a decade later …

Today is Friday, June 17, the 168th day of 2022. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s highlight in the story: On June 17, 2015, nine people were shot to death at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina; suspect Dylann Roof was arrested the following morning. (Roof was convicted of federal …

BUENOS AIRES — Israel on Thursday praised Argentina for detaining a Venezuelan plane that included an Iranian crew, saying the flight shows Tehran is trying to expand its influence in South America. Washington also said it was closely following the investigation into the Boeing 747, which was loaded with auto parts and raised questions because …

Suspected Iranian hackers targeted the emails of senior Israeli and American officials and executives this month. According to the Israeli cybersecurity company Check Point, the personal email accounts of these people have been the subject of various phishing attacks linked to security problems affecting Iran and Israel. This attack was reported just days after US …

Israel’s former envoy to the UN, Danny Danon, told Iran International that he hoped Israel’s “powerful allies would support him” in a possible war with Iran. Danon, who is now chairman of the global Likud, warned that Israel was prepared not to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. “We hope that Israel will not be …

Do you want to make a venture capital or private equity investment in China? The US government may soon have a problem with this, and a mechanism to stop it. Driving the news: Congress is working out the final details of a bill that some are calling “reverse CFIUS.” It would be included in a …

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Iran appeared to be preparing for a space launch on Tuesday as satellite images showed a rocket on a launch pad in the rural desert, just as tensions remain high over Tehran’s nuclear program. Images from Maxar Technologies showed a launch pad at the Imam Khomeini spaceport in Iran’s rural …

Photographers and television cameramen watch a demonstration of a surveillance camera used in Iran during a press conference by Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the current situation in Iran at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna, (photo: AFP) Although the US administration seems undecided on the future of talks …

BEIRUT — Israel has marked a major escalation in its long campaign of airstrikes in Syria, carrying out an attack last week that shuttered the country’s main civilian airport in Damascus as Israel steps up efforts to stop Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah. Commercial flights were still halted at Damascus International Airport five days after …

LONDON: A recently signed cooperation agreement between Iran and Venezuela will see the two pariah states further integrate their economies, but one state rich in oil and poor in legitimacy cannot solve the woes of another, experts say. On Saturday, embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro appeared on Iranian state media in northern Tehran to sign …

TEHRAN – Former Iran national football team coach Bijan Zolfagharnasab says the loss to Algeria cannot call into question the quality of the current players. Algeria beat Iran 2-1 in a friendly match held at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Sunday night. It was the first friendly match for Dragan Skocic’s …

Two members of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guards Aerospace Division died as “martyrs” in Iran in separate incidents over the weekend, Iranian media reported on Monday. The term is usually a designation given to those with important missions. The deaths of the two men come as tensions remain high over Iran’s tattered nuclear deal with world …

Heavy fighting and shelling rage around Syevyerodonetsk and Lysychansk in eastern Ukraine, with local officials saying Russian forces destroyed a bridge connecting the twin towns, cutting off a potential escape route for civilians and soldiers. Serhiy Hayday, the military governor of the Luhansk region, said on June 12 that Russian forces blew up the second …

Indian Kashmir police have arrested a youth for posting a video threatening to behead a former spokesman for India’s ruling party who made derogatory remarks about Islam’s religious leader, the Prophet Muhammad, officials said Sunday. The video, posted on YouTube, was taken down by authorities as part of a broader attempt to curb religious unrest …