Aug 3, 2016

Iran says it has executed a number of Kurdish Islamic militants

The official news agency for Iran’s judiciary says authorities have executed a number of Kurdish Islamic extremists convicted of armed robbery, killing civilians and planning bomb attacks. The Tuesday report says the group was executed following a six-year trial. It did not say how ...

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 ...