Iran hands IAEA samples from suspect Parchin site

Sep 21, 2015

Iran hands IAEA samples from suspect Parchin site

Iran has given samples taken by its own experts from the suspect Parchin military site to U.N. nuclear monitors whose own scientists were not present, an Iranian official said Monday. The “environmental sampling from some specific parts within the Parchin complex” was conducted in ...

Emirati troops push toward rebel-held Yemen capital

Sep 15, 2015

Emirati troops push toward rebel-held Yemen capital

As fighting rages on in Yemen, troops from the United Arab Emirates that are part of a Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels are pushing toward the country’s rebel-held capital, Sanaa, after securing a strategic provincial city, the commander of an Emirati contingent said Monday. ...

Sep 12, 2015

IAEA officials to be present when Iran takes Parchin nuclear samples

United Nations inspectors will be present with Iranian technicians as they take samples from a key military site, two Western diplomats said, undercutting an objection by U.S. Republicans to the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. The diplomats were familiar with details of ...

Sep 10, 2015

Russian military buildup continues in Syria: U.S. officials

Russia is pressing ahead with its military buildup in Syria, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, though Moscow’s intentions in the war-ravaged nation remain unclear. Aerial imagery shows Russia is focusing on Bassel al-Assad International Airport, south of Latakia on Syria’s Mediterranean coast, and on ...

Sep 10, 2015

Iran allowing Russia military overflights to Syria: reports

Iran has granted permission for Russian planes to fly over its territory en route to Syria, Russian news agencies said Wednesday, a bypass needed after Bulgaria refused overflights amid signs of a Russian military buildup in Syria that has concerned the U.S. and NATO. ...

Sep 5, 2015

Riyadh accepts U.S. assurances on Iran nuclear deal

Saudi Arabia is satisfied with assurances from U.S. President Barack Obama about the Iran nuclear deal and believes the agreement will contribute to security and stability in the Middle East, a senior Saudi official said Friday. Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud met with ...