Sunday, April 30, 2017

Iran’s Supreme Leader Pardons 920 Prisoners

Iran has announced that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or reduce the sentences of 920 prisoners. The move comes as Iran...

Musharraf Formally Charged With Treason, Pleads ‘Not Guilty’

Musharraf Formally Charged With Treason, Pleads 'Not Guilty'

Rohani: U.S., Soviet Union Brought Violence To Afghanistan

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has said during a visit to Kabul foreign countries that have twice occupied Afghanistan "have brought violence and extremists" to the country.

Suicide Attackers Strike Election Office Near Candidate’s Kabul Home

Afghan security forces near the scene in Kabul where militants on March 25 attacked an office of the electoral commission, also near the residence of presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani

Israeli President Calls For Peaceful Iran Ties

Israeli President Shimon Peres has called for peaceful relations between Israel and Iran, saying the Jewish state is against war. Peres was speaking in an...

Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Members To Death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 529 supporters of ousted President Muhammad Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood party to death. A defense lawyer, Ahmad al-Sharif, said...

Iraq Papers Stop Printing To Protest Killing Of RFI Journalist

Dozens of Iraqi newspapers refused to publish on March 23 to protest the killing of a prominent RFE/RL journalist by a man who witnesses...

Car Bombs Kill More Than A Dozen People In Baghdad

Aseries of car bomb attacks in Baghdad has killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens more. The bombings on March 15 mainly targeted commercial...

UN Rights Rapporteur Says Iran Overtures Fail To Address Concerns

The United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran says "positive overtures" by the Iranian government do not "fully" address...

Russia, Iran Reach Preliminary Deal On New Nuclear Reactors

Iran and representatives from Russia's state nuclear power company, Rosatom, have reached preliminary agreement on the construction of at least two more nuclear reactors. A...