Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam, accused of inspiring mass anti-government protests in 2017, has been sentenced to death. “The court has considered 13 counts of charges together as instances of ‘corruption on earth’ and therefore passed the death sentence,” judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on Tuesday. “Corruption on Earth” is a[…]
Iraqi security forces have raided a base belonging to a powerful Iran-backed armed group in southern Baghdad and detained at least 14 militia members, sources have told Al Jazeera. The raid late on Thursday was the most brazen action by Iraqi forces against a major Iran-backed group in years and[…]
An Iranian news agency close to the elite Revolutionary Guard said on Saturday that there would be repercussions if the United States acted “just like pirates” against an Iranian fuel shipment to Venezuela. A senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration told Reuters News Agency last week the US was[…]
The United States publicly threatened on Wednesday to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Iran if the UN Security Council does not extend an arms embargo on Tehran that is due to expire in October under the Iran nuclear deal. US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook[…]
Hundreds of Iraqis have gathered in central Baghdad for fresh anti-government protests demanding better living conditions and an overhaul of the country’s political system, just days after the formation of a new government. The gathering in Tahrir Square on Sunday came after Mustafa al-Kadhimi, the country’s new prime minister, promised to release demonstrators arrested[…]
A once-fierce critic of US foreign policy in Iran and of the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. took her supporters by surprise when it was revealed that she signed the Israeli lobby’s letter calling on Washington to renew sanctions on Iran. The Israeli lobby[…]
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Egypt are among the countries who carry out the highest number of executions around the world in 2019, a report by Amnesty International revealed yesterday. The organisation’s 2019 global review of the death penalty states that Saudi Arabia executed a record number of 184 people[…]
The coronavirus crisis provides a historic opportunity for the US to lift sanctions on Iran, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday. The Iranian leader made his comment after a meeting of the Ministerial Council in Tehran, Anadolu has reported. He added that Washington should “apologise” to Iran. Rouhani stressed that[…]
The United States has allowed companies from Russia, China and Europe to continue their work at Iranian nuclear facilities without being subject to American sanctions, the US State Department announced on Monday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signed off on the waiver extensions but couched the decision as one that[…]
The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in the United States hit more than 104,000 early on Saturday, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally, with the number of fatalities surpassing 1,700, pushing the global death toll up to 27,360. Italy, meanwhile, announced 919 new deaths from the[…]
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