Oct 7, 2014

Iran frees wife of detained Washington Post journalist

Iran has released an Iranian journalist arrested almost three months ago with her husband, the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, U.S. and Iranian officials said Monday. Rezaian, who holds dual U.S.-Iranian citizenship, remains in custody but Yeganeh Salehi was freed on bail last ...

Canadians set to join air war against Islamic State group in Iraq

Oct 4, 2014

Canadians set to join air war against Islamic State group in Iraq

Canada is poised to join the international coalition launching airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq after Prime Minister Stephen Harper sought parliament’s support Friday. If lawmakers greenlight the action on Monday — as expected — it will be Canada’s first military expedition ...

Oct 3, 2014

Iran warns Turkey against aggravating regional tensions

Iran warned Turkey Thursday against doing anything that might aggravate tensions in the region, after the parliament in Ankara voted to authorize military intervention in Syria and Iraq. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke by telephone with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, and “criticised ...

Saudi Arabia fears Yemen tumult may boost its main foe Iran

| Oct 2, 2014

Saudi Arabia fears Yemen tumult may boost its main foe Iran

The capture of Yemen’s capital by rebels with ties to Iran has jolted Saudi Arabia, prompting a scramble by Riyadh to prevent its Shiite Muslim rival from exploiting the takeover to make trouble in the kingdom’s backyard. The Sunni Muslim country is also concerned ...

Sep 28, 2014

U.S. takes the lead in Iran nuclear talks

First there were three nations negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program. Then six. And now mostly one: the United States. Washington insists that the Iran-six power negotiations are alive and well. But with a deadline to a deal only eight weeks away, the ...