Another U.S. citizen is detained in Iran

Feb 25, 2016

Another U.S. citizen is detained in Iran

Iranian authorities have arrested a U.S. citizen whose son has been detained in Iran for the last four months, friends and family said Wednesday, describing what would be the first such action against an American national in Iran since last month’s prisoner swap between ...

Feb 19, 2016

A new Iran deal? Syria truce may demand one

The pursuit of peace in Syria may require the United States and Iran to break new ground in their increasingly comfortable diplomatic relationship, propelled by last year’s nuclear accord and their more recent prisoner swap. Another taboo could be shattered soon: military discussions. Iran ...

Iraqi military still struggling despite U.S. training

Feb 2, 2016

Iraqi military still struggling despite U.S. training

Iraq’s 72nd Brigade was slowly moving through a live-fire exercise recently under the watchful eyes of U.S., Spanish and British coalition trainers when things began to go wrong. One part of the unit moved forward too quickly across the open field of the military ...

Iran flies unarmed military drone over U.S. aircraft carrier

Jan 30, 2016

Iran flies unarmed military drone over U.S. aircraft carrier

Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and published video of the encounter Friday, the latest in a series of edgy naval incidents between the two countries in the Persian Gulf after the recent nuclear deal. While the U.S. Navy stressed ...