U.S. extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

World / Politics Mar 31, 2020

U.S. extends Iran nuclear cooperation sanctions waivers

The Trump administration on Monday renewed several waivers on U.S. sanctions against Iran, allowing Russian, European and Chinese companies to continue to work on Iran's civilian nuclear facilities without drawing American penalties. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on the waiver extensions but couched ...

Iran reports 127 more virus deaths; death toll now at 1,812

World Mar 23, 2020

Iran reports 127 more virus deaths; death toll now at 1,812

Iran is reporting another 127 coronavirus deaths, bringing its death toll to 1,812 amid 23,049 confirmed cases. Iran is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East, and has faced widespread criticism for not imposing stricter quarantine measures early on. It is also suffering under ...

Coronavirus cases balloon around the world as China recovers

World Mar 14, 2020

Coronavirus cases balloon around the world as China recovers

As the rest of the world mobilized to fight the widening coronavirus pandemic on Saturday, China continued to ease up lockdown measures in its hardest-hit region, where the number of new cases has dwindled. The virus that first emerged in central China late last year ...

Rocket attack hits Iraq base housing U.S. troops, officials say

World Mar 14, 2020

Rocket attack hits Iraq base housing U.S. troops, officials say

A barrage of rockets hit a base housing U.S. and other coalition troops north of Baghdad, Iraqi security officials said Saturday, just days after a similar attack killed three servicemen, including two Americans. At least two Iraqi soldiers were wounded in the attack at Camp ...

Iranian dissidents plot a revolution from Albania

World Mar 13, 2020

Iranian dissidents plot a revolution from Albania

In a gleaming compound built from scratch on an Albanian hillside, thousands of Iranians dedicate their waking hours to toppling the regime in Tehran 3,000 kilometers away. They believe the end of their exile is near. "I think this year will be very decisive," said Zohreh ...

Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

World / Politics Mar 12, 2020

Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

Defying a veto threat, Congress has approved a bipartisan measure to limit President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran. The House gave final legislative approval to the measure Wednesday, 227-186, sending it to Trump. The president has promised to veto the war ...

World Mar 9, 2020

U.N. atomic watchdog says Iran still providing nuclear access

Iran continues to provide international inspectors access to its nuclear facilities, even after its announcement it was no longer bound by "any restrictions" of the landmark 2015 deal with world powers designed to prevent the country from producing a nuclear weapon, the head of ...