Iran's Ahmadinejad eyeing political comeback

Aug 4, 2015

Iran's Ahmadinejad eyeing political comeback

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February’s parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month. Few expect a repeat of Ahmadinejad’s surprise victory in the 2005 elections, ...

Despite bombing campaign, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

Aug 1, 2015

Despite bombing campaign, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago

American intelligence agencies have concluded that despite billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago. U.S. military commanders on the ground ...

Jul 30, 2015

Japan mulls lifting sanctions against Iran

The government is considering lifting its sanctions against Iran, depending on Tehran’s progress in fulfilling the terms of the nuclear agreement it reached recently with six world powers, according to informed sources. Iran is an important energy supplier for Japan and is exploring the ...