U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sails through Strait of Hormuz

World Nov 20, 2019

U.S. aircraft carrier strike group sails through Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln sailed through the vital Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, amid simmering tensions between Iran and the United States. Tensions in the Gulf have risen since attacks on oil tankers this summer, including off ...

How activists are getting around Iran's internet blackout

World / Politics | FOCUS Nov 19, 2019

How activists are getting around Iran's internet blackout

The latest unrest in Iran is about something far more serious than rising gasoline prices. The proof is that, over the weekend, the regime took most of the country offline. NetBlocks, a nongovernmental organization that monitors digital rights, says that by Saturday, Iran's internet connectivity ...

Iran's heavy water stock exceeds authorized limit: IAEA

World Nov 19, 2019

Iran's heavy water stock exceeds authorized limit: IAEA

The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog said Monday that Iran's stock of heavy water for reactors has surpassed the limit set under its agreement with world powers. The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement that Iran's heavy water production plant was in operation and that ...

U.S. cancels civil nuclear cooperation waiver for Iran

World / Politics Nov 19, 2019

U.S. cancels civil nuclear cooperation waiver for Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is canceling one of four sanctions waivers that had allowed foreign companies to work with Iran's civilian nuclear program without U.S. penalties. The waivers are one of the last remaining components of the 2015 nuclear deal the Trump administration withdrew ...

Hundreds detained as Iran clamps down on fuel protests

World Nov 18, 2019

Hundreds detained as Iran clamps down on fuel protests

Iranian security forces detained hundreds protesting a sudden surge in fuel prices, signaling there would be little tolerance for unrest sweeping the sanctions-battered country. Thousands took to the streets in several cities after authorities unexpectedly raised gasoline prices by as much as three times on ...