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Israel questions Iranian blogger after giving her asylum

JERUSALEM/LONDON An Iranian blogger granted asylum in Israel has been questioned by its Shin Bet internal security service on suspicion of illegal communication with Iran, an Israeli official said on Friday.


In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iran weaponry from Yemen 15 Dec 2017

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions. | Video

France cautious over U.S. "evidence" on Iran weaponry in Yemen 15 Dec 2017

PARIS France reacted cautiously on Friday to U.S. evidence which allegedly proved Iran supplied weapons to Houthi militia in Yemen, saying it was still studying information at its disposal and the United Nations had yet to draw any conclusions.


Exclusive: China's CNPC weighs taking over Iran project if Total leaves - sources 15 Dec 2017

BEIJING/LONDON China's top oil and gas company CNPC is considering taking over Total's stake in a giant Iranian gas project if the French company leaves Iran to comply with any new U.S. sanctions, industry sources said.

Saudis welcome U.N. report, U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Houthis - agency 14 Dec 2017

DUBAI Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a United Nations report and a U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis and demanded immediate action to hold Tehran accountable for its actions, state news agency SPA reported.

Turkish banker expected to testify in Iran sanctions trial in New York 14 Dec 2017

Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish banker accused of taking part in a scheme to help Iran evade U.S. sanctions, plans to testify in his own defence at his trial in New York, his lawyers said Thursday.


Turkish banker accused of helping Iran launder money seeks mistrial 14 Dec 2017

NEW YORK Lawyers for a Turkish banker on trial in New York on charges that he helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions asked a judge on Wednesday to declare a mistrial, saying testimony by a former Turkish police investigator should not have been allowed in court.

Iran urges Muslim nations to defend Palestinians after Trump move 13 Dec 2017

ISTANBUL Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday all Muslim nations should work together to defend the rights of Palestinians following Donald Trump's decision last week to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Multiple earthquakes hit southeastern Iran -USGS 12 Dec 2017

BEIRUT Iran's southeastern province of Kerman was hit by multiple strong quakes on Tuesday and Wednesday, injuring at least 18 people and damaging some 20 houses, state media reported.


U.S. Congress to let Iran deadline pass, leave decision to Trump 12 Dec 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress will allow a deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran to pass this week, congressional and White House aides said on Tuesday, leaving a pact between world powers and Tehran intact at least temporarily.


Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

WASHINGTON An organisation established for U.S. President Donald Trump's transition to the White House said on Saturday the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully.