Earthquakes hit southern Iran, at least one killed

Middle East 11/15/21, 02:37

Southern Iran was struck by two major earthquakes on Sunday, Nov. 14, killing at least one person, and terrified residents flocking to the streets.  The tremors of 6.3 and 6.4 magnitude of only one minute apart hit Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan province on Sunday afternoon, BNO News reported.  Both earthquakes ...

Kabul faces blackout as Taliban fails to pay electricity bills

Middle East 10/05/21, 03:37

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan provide half of Afghanistan's electricity, with Iran contributing further supplies to the country's west. This year's drought has had an impact on domestic production, primarily at hydropower plants. Kabul is nearly entirely reliant on imported power from Central Asia as Afghanistan lacks a national power grid.After ...

Nuclear deal: Iran asks US to activate $10 billion

Washington 10/03/21, 02:17

As the Biden administration is looking to resume a nuclear deal with Iran, its government on Saturday set out the first condition—unfreeze $10 billion of Tehran's frozen funds. The condition was issued indirectly via intermediaries at the United Nations, reports Reuters. "The Americans tried to contact us through different channels (at the ...

US forces destroy double Iranian drones bound for Iraqi airport

Middle East 09/12/21, 20:48

A pair of arm drones heading for Erbil International Airport of Iraq was shot down, the U.S. military said on Sept. 11. A U.S. official confirmed a counter-rocket known as the artillery and mortar system (C-RAM) struck down two explosive laden, and Iranian made, drones. One drone exploded inside the airport ...

Hundreds of Afghans walking to Iran: Likely to face more issues there

Middle East 09/01/21, 15:47

Scores of Afghans can be seen moving west toward Afghanistan’s border with Iran after the U.S. forces withdrew from the country and subsequently the Taliban took control of Kabul. Breitbart citing a video shared by former Tolo News reporter Muslim Shirzad on Tuesday, Aug. 31, showed people, allegedly Afghans, were walking on ...

For Iran, executing minors is not a human rights violation

Middle East 07/01/21, 16:19

In a recent interview given to AFP, a senior Iranian official said that executing children who committed a crime does not represent a violation of human rights. Majid Tafreshi's statements were in response to criticism of the Iranian government by the United Nations. Tafreshi is a member of the High Council of ...

US launches a defensive airstrike near Iraq-Syria border region

U.S. 06/27/21, 21:44

According to Fox News, the U.S. military launched a defensive airstrike on Sunday, June 27, against three Iranian militia facilities that were being used to launch and recover drones. At least one of the facilities was destroyed. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, confirmed that the strike targets were buildings used by ...

Republicans demand an explanation from Biden for lifting Iran sanctions

Middle East 06/18/21, 15:59

Last week, on June 10, without consulting Congress, the Biden administration complied with Iran's demands and lifted sanctions on former Iranian officials and companies. Taking the pressure off the world's largest exporter of international terrorism. In this context, Republican congressmen demand details and explanations of the reasons that led to ...

Steve Scalise says Biden cares more about Iran than Israel-Hamas conflict

U.S. 05/15/21, 16:01

On Friday, May 14, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) gave out his opinion on the Biden administration's inaction in supporting Israel when Hamas sent a shower of rockets to its cities over this week.  “Where’s President Biden’s leadership? He’s more time negotiating to help Iran get towards a nuclear weapon, ...

Washington denies reports of Iran prisoner swap for $7 billion

Middle East 05/03/21, 17:47

On Sunday, May 2, the Biden administration refuted a claim by Iran's state television that the arch-foes had reached an agreement on a prisoner swap in exchange for the release of $7 billion in frozen Iranian oil funds held in other countries due to the US sanctions, Reuters reported. The report ...

Republican lawmakers propose a bill opposing Biden’s Iran policy

U.S. 04/22/21, 00:21

Members of the Republican Study Committee Caucus announced a bill to counter the Biden administration's policies on Iran, especially sanction removal, on Wednesday, April 21. At the RSC press conference announcing the Maximum Pressure Act in front of the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), the group's chair, said, “In the ...

US prepared to remove sanctions on Iran, resume nuclear deal

U.S. 04/10/21, 03:00

The U.S. State Department declared that it is ready to lift sanctions against Iran to restore compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the formal term for the 2015 Iran agreement. "We are prepared to take the steps necessary to return to compliance with the JCPOA, including by lifting ...

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