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U.S. Navy mulls punishment for sailors seized by Iran


WASHINGTON United States Navy officials are reviewing potential punishments against the American sailors who were briefly held by Iran in January and are close to a decision, a Navy official said on Thursday.


China-led bloc keeps Iran at arm's length despite Russian backing 23 Jun 2016

TASHKENT The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), a China-led security bloc, refused to initiate Iran's accession on Thursday despite a request from Russia which backs Tehran's bid, indicating possible divisions between Beijing and Moscow.

Yemen's Houthis kill seven in search for pro-government fighter -residents 23 Jun 2016

CAIRO Residents of a village in central Yemen said Iran-allied Houthi fighters shot dead seven farmers on Thursday while searching for the leader of a pro-government militia.


Exclusive - Anti-money laundering body seen keeping Iran on blacklist: officials 22 Jun 2016

UNITED NATIONS/LONDON/ANKARA An international group that monitors money laundering worldwide is expected to decide this week to keep Iran on its blacklist of high-risk countries despite aggressive lobbying by Tehran to come off the list to help it access the global financial system, Western officials said.

Iran says arrests ten 'terrorists' who planned to bomb 50 targets 21 Jun 2016

BEIRUT Iran has arrested 10 Sunni Muslim militants who were planning to bomb 50 targets across the country, Iranian intelligence minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Tuesday, according to the Fars News site.


Boeing confirms signing jetliner sale memo with Iran Air 21 Jun 2016

NEW YORK Boeing Co signed an agreement to sell jetliners to Iran Air, the company said on Tuesday, confirming Iranian statements and briefly sending its shares up sharply in early trading.

Iran shuts down newspaper over Revolutionary Guards complaint 20 Jun 2016

DUBAI Iranian authorities on Monday shut down the Ghanoon newspaper, which has criticized the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the newspaper said in a statement on its website.


Iran thwarts attacks in Tehran, other cities: intelligence ministry 20 Jun 2016

DUBAI Iran has thwarted several planned bombings in Tehran and other cities, state news agency quoted the intelligence ministry as saying on Monday, in what it called a major plot by Sunni Muslim militants against the Shi'ite Islamic Republic.


Iran says has finalised the deal to buy 100 Boeing airliners 19 Jun 2016

DUBAI Iran has reached a deal to buy 100 planes from U.S. planemaker Boeing, and the two sides are awaiting approval by U.S. Treasury authorities, the head of Iran's Civil Aviation Organisation said in remarks published by state media on Sunday.


EU allows Iran's state carrier to resume flights in bloc 16 Jun 2016

BRUSSELS Iran's state airline, which has just reached an agreement with Boeing Co to purchase new jetliners, can resume flights in the EU, the European Commission said on Thursday.


Obama tries to limit fallout from British EU exit vote

PALO ALTO, Calif. U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday tried to limit the fallout from Britain's vote to leave the European Union, which threatens to harm the U.S. economic recovery, derail his trade agenda and distract U.S. allies from global security issues. | Video