Washington Post reporter goes on trial behind closed doors in Tehran

May 26, 2015

Washington Post reporter goes on trial behind closed doors in Tehran

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Tehran on Tuesday, 10 months after he was arrested at his home and imprisoned, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. His wife Yeganeh Salehi and a woman described as ...

Fall of Ramadi shows Iraqis lack will to fight: Carter

May 25, 2015

Fall of Ramadi shows Iraqis lack will to fight: Carter

The Islamic State group’s takeover of the provincial capital of Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration’s ...

U.N. disarmament talks collapse

May 23, 2015

U.N. disarmament talks collapse

The U.S. blocks a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, over a deadline for a nuclear-free Middle East zone.

May 23, 2015

Obama stays the course despite Islamic State advances in Iraq and Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama’s war strategy failed to stop Islamic State jihadis from overrunning Ramadi but he appears reluctant to change course. The disastrous fall of the Iraqi city exposed the limits of Obama’s policy, experts say, highlighting the sectarian divisions in Iraqi society ...

May 19, 2015

U.S. moves forward with Gulf states

If the Gulf states prove to be more accommodating of U.S. foreign policy objectives than Israel, then that could be a geopolitical shift that rivals the return of Iran to regional politics.

May 18, 2015

Singapore calls on Iran to investigate tanker shooting incident

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said Monday that it has requested the Iranian maritime authorities to investigate an incident last week when Iranian vessels fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf. Alpine Eternity, the vessel that came under ...