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Politics Apr 14Iran’s supreme leader says initial offers to save nuclear deal ‘not worth looking at’
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the comment Wednesday in a speech on the first day of Ramadan in Iran. As supreme leader, he has final say on all matters of state.
World Apr 11‘Suspicious’ blackout strikes Iran’s Natanz nuclear site
If Israel caused the blackout, it further heightens tensions between the two nations, already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider Middle East.
World Mar 30With ship now freed, a probe into Suez Canal blockage begins
Experts boarded the massive container ship Tuesday that had blocked Egypt's vital Suez Canal and disrupted global trade for nearly a week, seeking answers to a single question that could have billions of dollars in legal repercussions: What went wrong?…
World Mar 25Stuck ship in Egypt’s Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide
A skyscraper-sized cargo ship wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal further imperiled global shipping Thursday as at least 150 other vessels needing to pass through the crucial waterway idled waiting for the obstruction to clear, authorities said.
World Feb 21UN nuclear chief says Iran to grant ‘less access’ to program
The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says that Iran will begin offering its inspectors “less access” but will still allow the agency to monitor its atomic program.
World Jan 05South Korean tanker was boarded by armed Iran Guard forces
Armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops stormed a South Korean tanker and forced the ship to change course and travel to Iran, the vessel's owner said Tuesday, the latest maritime seizure by Tehran amid heightened tensions with the West over its…
World Jan 02Iran plans 20% uranium enrichment ‘as soon as possible’
Iran said Saturday it plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility “as soon as possible,” pushing its program a technical step away from weapons-grade levels as it increases pressure on the West over the…
Health Dec 05Bahrain now 2nd nation to grant Pfizer shot emergency use
The island kingdom of Bahrain said it has become the second nation in the world to grant an emergency-use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine made by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech.
World Nov 30Iranian official claims Israel killed nuclear scientist remotely
Israel's Foreign Ministry director-general sent a cable urging its diplomats to maintain "the highest level of readiness and awareness of any irregular activity."…
World Nov 28Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge over slain scientist
Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions…