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World Jun 21Iran’s president-elect says he won’t meet Biden
Iran's president-elect said he would not meet with Biden or negotiate over Tehran's ballistic missile program and its support of regional militias.
Politics Jun 18Iran votes in presidential poll tipped in hard-liner’s favor
Iranians are voting in a presidential election dominated by a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after authorities disqualified nearly all of his strongest competition.
World Jun 02Iran’s largest warship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman
The Iranian navy's warship caught fire and later sank Wednesday under unclear circumstances, the latest calamity to strike one of the country's vessels in recent years amid tensions with the West.
Politics Apr 28U.S. Navy fires warning shots in new tense encounter with Iran
An American warship fired warning shots when vessels of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard came too close to a patrol in the Persian Gulf.
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…