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Container ships and bulk carriers off Singapore's shores on Feb. 19
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 13, 2024
Singapore port container logjam worsens as ships avoid Red Sea
The congestion is only emerging now because it took time for the port to reach its maximum utilization level.
Mostafa Pourmohammadi, former Interior Minister of Iran, registers as a candidate for the presidential election at the Interior Ministry in Tehran on June 3.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 10, 2024
Iran names six candidates for president, including parliament speaker
The country’s next president will be confronted with problems both at home and abroad.
The effort by the United Kingdom, France and Germany to ramp up pressure was also visible this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency, where they successfully pushed a resolution critical of Iran despite U.S. reservations.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 7, 2024
Europeans detail Iran's nuclear violations in diplomatic gambit
The move by Britain, France and Germany is said to be aimed at pressuring Tehran into resolving the issue diplomatically.
The Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna in June 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 6, 2024
Iran censured by atomic watchdog as date for end of sanctions draws closer
International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors have reported that Iran hasn’t helped them resolve a probe into uranium particles at undeclared locations.
Protesters and militia fighters carry the logo of the U.S. Embassy during a protest to condemn airstrikes on bases belonging to Hashd al-Shaabi (paramilitary forces), in Baghdad on Dec. 31, 2019.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 4, 2024
Iran's allies in Iraq are firing at Israel. What if they draw blood?
Though experts do not see the attacks as posing the same level of threat to Israel as Hamas and Hezbollah strikes, they have increased in number and sophistication.
The Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria, on June 5, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 4, 2024
Draft IAEA resolution presses Iran on particles and inspectors
The new text calls on Iran to cooperate without delay, including by letting the International Atomic Energy Agency take samples if it needs to.
A mourner holds a picture of the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, as she prays during a vigil to pay tribute to him and other officials who were killed in a helicopter crash, at the Iranian Ambassador's residence in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 22.
WORLD / Politics
May 30, 2024
U.S. to boycott U.N. tribute to Iran leader killed in helicopter crash
The U.N. General Assembly traditionally meets to pay tribute to any world leader who was a sitting head of state at the time of their death.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's death has sparked a crisis of legitimacy for the regime amid speculation about Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's succession plans.
COMMENTARY / World
May 29, 2024
Iran’s succession crisis is a legitimacy crisis
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi's death has sparked a crisis of legitimacy for the regime amid speculation about Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's succession plans.
Some experts are concerned about the potential for worldwide conflict within the next few years as China, Russia, Iran and North Korea are likely preparing for major confrontation.
COMMENTARY / World
May 28, 2024
Echoes of 1962, the Berlin crisis and a world teetering on war
There is the potential for worldwide conflict within the next three years as China, Russia, Iran and North Korea are likely preparing for major confrontation.
Mourners attend the state funeral for President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and others in Tehran on Wedneday.
WORLD / Politics
May 26, 2024
Calls, search parties, drones: 17 hours to find Iran’s president
As a frenzied quest began for the fallen helicopter of President Ebrahim Raisi, Iran moved to control possible threats from abroad and unrest at home.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with the families of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Tehran on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
May 22, 2024
Raisi death reshapes Iran succession, putting focus on Khamenei son
Following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's, son Mojtaba has emerged as a top contender.
Mourners holds posters of late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a funeral ceremony for him and his companions who were killed in a helicopter crash, at Mosalia mosque in Tehran on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
May 22, 2024
Iranian President Raisi's memorial muted amid public discontent
Some insiders see a stark contrast in public grief compared with past commemorations for the deaths of other senior figures in Iran's 45-year history.
Mourners gather in Tehran's Valiasr Square on Monday to honor President Ebrahim Raisi and others who died in a helicopter crash a day earlier.
COMMENTARY / World
May 21, 2024
Iranian President Raisi's failed experiment in ideological purity
Yet totalitarian regimes such as Iran don’t need their populations to be content, so long as they have security forces willing to kill to suppress dissent.
People in Tehran demonstrate in support of Iran's attack on Israel on April 15. After the helicopter crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the question is whether his successor will take a similar foreign policy path by keeping slivers of communication open and avoiding direct conflict with the United States.
WORLD / Politics
May 21, 2024
Aggression or caution: The choice facing Iran’s next leaders
After the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister it will be possible to maintain communications between Washington and Tehran?
Iranians gather to mourn the death of Ebrahim Raisi and Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Tehran on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
May 21, 2024
Iran president’s death and Saudi king’s health spur succession bets
Focusing on transition in Iran and Saudi Arabia adds another layer of uncertainty, and potential instability, to months of regional turmoil triggered by the Israel-Hamas war.
Ebrahim Raisi visiting the site of a road and rail bridge project in Azerbaijan on May 19
WORLD / Politics
May 20, 2024
Who will be Iran’s next president following Raisi’s death?
One of the big questions raised by Ebrahim Raisi’s death is how his absence is likely to affect the battle over who succeeds Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as Supreme Leader.
Iran's Mehr news agency has confirmed the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, reporting that "all passengers of the helicopter carrying the Iranian president and foreign minister were martyred"
WORLD / Politics
May 20, 2024
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash
Iran's Mehr news agency confirmed the death, reporting that "all passengers of the helicopter carrying the Iranian president and foreign minister were martyred."
Kimia Alizadeh (left) fled Iran in 2020 and will compete for Bulgaria at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
OLYMPICS
May 17, 2024
Kimia Alizadeh targets Olympic gold with Bulgaria after fleeing Iran
Alizadeh left her country in 2020 and competed for the Refugee Olympic Team at the Tokyo Olympics.
U.S. Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines (right) and Director of Defense Intelligence Agency Lt. General Jeffrey A. Kruse testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats, at Capitol Hill in Washington on May 2.
WORLD / Politics
May 16, 2024
Foreign attempts to sway U.S. elections increasing, officials warn
As the election approaches, U.S. officials are increasingly worried about the risks that AI poses to elections, including convincing "deepfakes" that trick voters.
Demonstrators carry flags and banners during a protest in Amman, Jordan, on May 3 in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
WORLD / Politics
May 16, 2024
Jordan foils arms plot as kingdom gets caught in Iran-Israel shadow war
The weapons were sent by Iranian-backed militias in Syria to a Muslim Brotherhood cell in Jordan that has links to Palestinian group Hamas.

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