May 1, 2015

Britain says Iran still trying to buy nuclear technology

Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel. The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted ...

May 1, 2015

Iranian destroyers now at entrance to key Yemen strait: Tehran

Two Iranian destroyers, sent to the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships have reached the entrance of Bab el-Mandab, a strategic strait between Yemen and Djibouti, Iran’s navy said Thursday. “We are present in the Gulf of Aden in accordance with international regulations ...

Apr 30, 2015

Argentina to compensate victims of 1994 Jewish center bombing

Argentine politicians passed a law Wednesday aimed at providing financial compensation to the victims of the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center. The bombing at the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA) killed 85 people and wounded 300, in the deadliest terror strike ...

Apr 29, 2015

Austria, backed by 159 nations, calls for ban on nuclear weapons

Austria on Tuesday called for a ban on nuclear weapons because of their catastrophic humanitarian effects, an initiative it said now has the backing of 159 countries. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz was speaking at the five-year review conference of the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation ...

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Apr 29, 2015

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. The incident, which ...

Yemen fighting escalates as more bombs fall on Sanaa targets

Apr 27, 2015

Yemen fighting escalates as more bombs fall on Sanaa targets

Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized large tracts of the country. There were at least five airstrikes on ...

As NPT review kicks off, New York rally demands end to nuclear weapons

Apr 27, 2015

As NPT review kicks off, New York rally demands end to nuclear weapons

Global activists presented 8 million petitions to the U.N. disarmament chief on Sunday demanding a world free of nuclear weapons, kicking off a conference by world powers to review progress toward eventually achieving total disarmament. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iran’s foreign ...

Apr 24, 2015

U.S. says Iran nuclear deal will not allow North Korea-style slippage

The United States said Thursday that any deal reached with Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions would be “fundamentally different” from a pact sealed with North Korea that later unraveled. “The restrictions, inspections and verifications measures imposed on Iran by a comprehensive plan of ...

Iran tried to break naval blockade, Yemen minister says

Apr 24, 2015

Iran tried to break naval blockade, Yemen minister says

Yemeni Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin on Thursday accused Iran of trying to break a naval blockade on his country aimed at cutting off supplies to Shiite rebels. In a joint news conference with his Bahraini counterpart, Khalid Al-Khalifa, Yassin said, “Iran is carrying out ...