Iran newspaper shut over George Clooney 'I Am Charlie' headline

Jan 19, 2015

Iran newspaper shut over George Clooney 'I Am Charlie' headline

Iranian authorities closed the Mardom-e Emrooz newspaper after it published a quote from U.S. actor George Clooney saying “I am Charlie” in reference to the attack on a French satirical newspaper, Tasnim News Agency reported yesterday. The country’s public prosecutor ordered the newspaper to ...

Obama to target rich in State of the Union

Jan 18, 2015

Obama to target rich in State of the Union

U.S. President Barack Obama will speak to the nation Tuesday in a State of the Union address that comes as he readies to lock horns with ascendant Republicans. The annual speech, the most important in the U.S. political calendar, will come exactly two years ...

Islamic State frees around 350 Yazidi captives in Iraq's north

Jan 18, 2015

Islamic State frees around 350 Yazidi captives in Iraq's north

The Islamic State group freed around 350 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority Saturday, delivering them to safety in the country’s Kurdish north. Almost all those released were elderly, disabled, or unwell, and included several infants with serious illnesses, according to a Reuters reporter who ...

Jan 16, 2015

Iran to combat 'immoral' dating with official marriage site

Iran has announced plans to combat what it says are “immoral” online dating websites by launching an official site for young people seeking marriage. Local media quoted officials as saying the site would launch in the next few days and promote long-term marriages among ...

Jan 16, 2015

Hezbollah chief threatens to attack Israel over Syria strikes

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah threatened in an interview Thursday to retaliate against Israel for repeated strikes on Syria and said he has missiles that can hit the Jewish state. Nasrallah told Al-Mayadeen television that his powerful Shiite movement has had Iranian Fateh-110 missiles that ...

UAE, Iran advance to knockout stage

Jan 15, 2015

UAE, Iran advance to knockout stage

Ali Mabkhout eased the tension quickly for his team, scoring after just 14 seconds to set up a 2-1 win over Bahrain that secured a spot in the Asian Cup knockout stage for the United Arab Emirates. Three-time champion Iran earned a place in ...

Iranian revolutionary court will hear case of detained U.S. journalist

Jan 15, 2015

Iranian revolutionary court will hear case of detained U.S. journalist

The case of a U.S.-Iranian correspondent for The Washington Post who has been detained since July is to go before the Islamic republic’s revolutionary court, Tehran’s prosecutor general said Wednesday. “With the investigation closed, the charge sheet has been drawn up and the case ...

Jan 14, 2015

Islamic State video purports to show boy executing 'Russian spies'

The Islamic State group released a video Tuesday purporting to show a young boy executing two men accused of working for Russian intelligence services. The video shows the two men apparently being shot dead by the child after being interrogated on camera about their ...