Russia warns U.S. after Syrian warplane downed

Jun 19, 2017

Russia warns U.S. after Syrian warplane downed

Russia on Monday warned it would track U.S.-led coalition aircraft in central Syria as “targets” and halted an incident-prevention hotline with Washington after American forces downed a Syrian jet. Moscow has only once before suspended the hotline, which was established in October 2015 to ...

Jun 13, 2017

Iran seals position for 2018 World Cup

Iran became the second team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup by beating Uzbekistan 2-0 on Monday. It is the first time Iran has qualified for consecutive World Cups, and will be its fifth appearance in total. Sardar Azmoun scored in the 23rd ...

Iran arrests almost 50 after deadly Tehran attacks

Jun 11, 2017

Iran arrests almost 50 after deadly Tehran attacks

Iran has arrested almost 50 people in connection with twin attacks on Tehran that killed 17 people last week, officials said, as security forces stepped up efforts to crack down on suspected militants. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the suicide bombings and ...

Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis

/ Jun 10, 2017

Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday accused Qatar of being a “high level” sponsor of terrorism, potentially hindering the U.S. Department of State’s efforts to ease heightening tensions and a blockade of the Gulf nation by Arab states and others. “The nation of Qatar ...