Guard-linked militia destroys 100,000 satellite dishes across Iran

Jul 25, 2016

Guard-linked militia destroys 100,000 satellite dishes across Iran

Some 100,000 satellite dishes and related equipment were destroyed Sunday by Iran’s volunteer Basij militia working under the elite revolutionary military guard, the militia’s official news website reported. The destruction ceremony in Tehran took place one week after Culture Minister Ali Jannati of the ...

One year on, U.S. obstacles blunt hopes from Iran nuclear deal

Jul 12, 2016

One year on, U.S. obstacles blunt hopes from Iran nuclear deal

A year ago, a landmark nuclear deal with world powers led jubilant Iranians to dream of an end to isolation and economic hardship, but critics say U.S. obstacles have soured those hopes. Despite many sanctions being lifted, the international banking system is still too ...

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Kiarostami dies in France at 76

Jul 5, 2016

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Kiarostami dies in France at 76

Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has died at the age of 76 in France, Iranian media reported on Monday. Kiarostami, who won the coveted Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 for “Taste of Cherry,” left Tehran last week to undergo treatment ...

U.S. Navy report blasts inept, buckling sailors captured by Iran

Jul 1, 2016

U.S. Navy report blasts inept, buckling sailors captured by Iran

U.S. sailors who were captured in January after straying into Iranian waters committed basic navigational blunders, were quick to surrender and some buckled under questioning, a damning Navy probe released Thursday found. The report into the Jan. 12 incident in the Persian Gulf highlights ...

Homes burned, looted in Iraqi city as Islamic State driven out

Jun 28, 2016

Homes burned, looted in Iraqi city as Islamic State driven out

Dozens of homes were looted and burned as Fallujah was liberated from the Islamic State group, and Iraqi government forces Monday accused the retreating militants. Some provincial police, however, blamed the fires on Shiite militias operating with the federal police. The allegations of sectarian ...