Jan 11, 2016

Nusra Front rebels abduct Syrian media activist pair

Syria’s extremist Nusra Front group seized two prominent media activists in the country’s north on Sunday, shutting down their radio station and burning rebel flags in the process. The opposition radio station, Radio Fresh, said on its social media pages that Raed Fares and ...

Iran complains to U.N. about Saudi 'provocations'

Jan 9, 2016

Iran complains to U.N. about Saudi "provocations"

Iran’s foreign minister has complained to the United Nations about Saudi Arabia’s “provocations” towards Tehran, as a diplomatic crisis between the region’s two major powers entered its second week. In a letter to the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon published by Iranian news agencies on ...

Deposed shah of Iran's twin sister, Princess Ashraf, dies at 96

Jan 9, 2016

Deposed shah of Iran's twin sister, Princess Ashraf, dies at 96

Iranian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the shah’s twin sister whose glamorous life epitomized the excesses of her brother’s rule before he was deposed, has died after decades in exile. She was 96. Many in Iran before the 1979 Islamic Revolution believed that Princess Ashraf served ...