Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

Dec 4, 2016

Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday demanded that U.S. President Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by Congress, saying Tehran will otherwise “firmly respond.” In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) ...

Islamic State car bomb kills 56, including 20 Iranians, in Iraq

Nov 25, 2016

Islamic State car bomb kills 56, including 20 Iranians, in Iraq

A car bomb tore through a gas station south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 56 people, including 20 Iranians, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Police and hospital officials confirmed the toll and said another 45 people were wounded ...

Friend or foe? Sometimes hard to tell in war for Mosul

Nov 22, 2016

Friend or foe? Sometimes hard to tell in war for Mosul

He claimed to be a native of Mosul and said he had just escaped his embattled neighborhood. When his cell phone chirped cheerfully, he said it was his mother calling and picked up. But the clean-shaven man seemed to have a Syrian accent, not ...

Nov 14, 2016

Iran and China sign military cooperation agreement

Iran’s state TV is reporting that Iran and China have signed an agreement to hold joint military drills and cooperate in fighting terrorism. Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan signed the agreement Monday along with his Chinese counterpart, Chang Wanquan. In addition to the ...

Iraqi forces battle waves of suicide car bombs in Mosul push

Nov 13, 2016

Iraqi forces battle waves of suicide car bombs in Mosul push

Iraqi forces battled waves of suicide car bombs on Sunday as they attempt to advance deeper into Mosul in the face of heavy resistance from the Islamic State group. Troops are converging from several fronts on the city, Iraq’s second-largest and the extremists’ last ...

Trump presidency puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground

Nov 10, 2016

Trump presidency puts Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground

Donald Trump’s election as president raises the prospect the United States will pull out of the nuclear pact it signed last year with Iran, alienating Washington from its allies and potentially freeing Iran to act on its ambitions. Outgoing President Barack Obama’s administration touted ...