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World Nov 17Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities
Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a potential crackdown loomed.
World Nov 16Protests grip major Iran cities over gas prices; 1 killed
Protesters angered by Iran raising government-set gasoline prices by 50% blocked traffic in major cities and occasionally clashed with police Saturday after a night of demonstrations punctuated by gunfire, in violence that reportedly killed at least one person.
World Nov 05Iran to fuel centrifuges in new step away from nuclear deal
President Hassan Rouhani's announcement means that Iran's Fordo nuclear facility, publicly revealed only 10 years ago, again will become an active atomic site rather than a research facility as envisioned by the landmark 2015 accord.
World Nov 04Iran breaks further from nuclear deal on anniversary of U.S. Embassy crisis
Iran is doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates.
World Oct 11Iran oil tanker struck by missiles near Saudi Arabia, officials say
Iranian state television said the explosion damaged two storerooms aboard the oil tanker and caused an oil leak into the Red Sea.
World Oct 01A year after journalist Khashoggi’s killing, Saudi Arabia has provided few details
Jamal Khashoggis son and a U.N. investigator are speaking out ahead of the anniversary of the Washington Post columnists death at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
World Sep 18U.S. says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian ‘act of war’
Iran, which has denied involvement in the attack, warned the U.S. it will retaliate immediately if it is targeted.
World Sep 18Saudi officials say oil attack could not have come from Yemen
Saudi military spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki said the attack "came from the north," without saying specifically where it originated. Iraq and Iran are to the north of Saudi Arabia across the Persian Gulf.
World Sep 18Iran promises to retaliate if U.S. targets it over Saudi oil attack
Trump tweeted Wednesday, "I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!"…
World Sep 16Oil prices spike after drone attack in Saudi Arabia
The attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record.