Israel’s embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary

Asia & Pacific 12/26/19, 13:51

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a landslide victory in a primary election for leadership of the ruling Likud party. Official results announced early Friday showed Netanyahu capturing 72% of the votes, compared with 28% for challenger Gideon Saar. Earlier, Netanyahu had declared a “huge victory.” A Likud party member sits by ...

Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’

Europe 07/03/19, 03:30

Iran's president Rouhani warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to "any amount that we want" beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on them to offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions targeting the country. Authorities on Monday acknowledged Iran broke ...

Envoy: US doesn’t want war with Iran, but wants to be ready

Europe 06/27/19, 14:40

The United States does not want a full-blown war with Iran, although it still is seeking to build up international defenses in the region just in case of a conflict, President Donald Trump's special envoy to the country said Thursday. Iran is poised to surpass a key uranium stockpile threshold, threatening ...

Update: 2nd hour of debate derailed by tech problems

2020 Campaign 06/26/19, 21:25

The Latest on the Democratic presidential debates (all times local): ___ 10:10 p.m. The second hour of the first Democratic presidential debate has been derailed by technical difficulties. As debate moderators Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd took over Wednesday for the next round of the debate, the 10 candidates on stage were unable to ...

Iran says new US sanctions mean ‘the permanent closure for diplomacy’

World 06/25/19, 03:27

Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran's president described the White House as "afflicted by mental retardation." President Hassan Rouhani went on to ...

Trump: Military action against Iran still ‘on the table’

Asia & Pacific 06/22/19, 14:58

President Donald Trump said Saturday he's still considering military action against Iran after it downed an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, saying the use of force is "always on the table until we get this solved." Days after initially saying he found it "hard to believe" the shoot-down was intentional, Trump accused ...

Here’s the reason President Trump called off Iranian strikes

Politics 06/21/19, 09:25

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. was "cocked and loaded" to retaliate against Iran for downing an unmanned American surveillance drone, but he canceled the strikes 10 minutes before they were to be launched after being told 150 people could die. Trump's tweeted statement was the latest indication that he ...

Reactions of Dems after the meeting with Trump on Iran tension

Politics 06/20/19, 18:34

A top Democrat says President Donald Trump "certainly listened" to what lawmakers had to say during a White House meeting Thursday on the situation in Iran. Adam Schiff: President Trump 'certainly listened' to Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says congressional leaders urged the president to work with ...

US sending 1,000 troops more to Middle East as Iran tensions mount

Asia & Pacific 06/17/19, 18:36

The Pentagon on Monday ordered another 1,000 American troops to the Middle East, moving to bolster security in a region reeling from hostile attacks on commercial ships that the U.S. has blamed on Iran. Officials said the deployment includes security forces and troops for additional surveillance and intelligence gathering in the ...

Iran says it will break uranium stockpile limit in 10 days

Asia & Pacific 06/17/19, 06:52

Iran will break the uranium stockpile limit set by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers in the next 10 days, the spokesman for the country's atomic agency said Monday while also warning that Iran could enrich uranium up to 20% — just a step away from weapons-grade levels. The announcement by ...

Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions

Asia & Pacific 06/13/19, 08:08

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks on Thursday, leaving one ablaze and the other adrift and forcing sailors to evacuate in the latest mysterious incident involving tankers amid heightened tensions between the U.S and Iran. The U.S. Navy, which rushed in to assist ...

Sources: Pentagon proposing a troop buildup in Mideast

Politics 05/23/19, 03:10

The Pentagon on Thursday will present plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. officials said. The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it's not clear if ...

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Asia & Pacific 05/20/19, 11:57

Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers and restored ...

EXPLAINS: Science of uranium enrichment amid Iran tension

World 05/16/19, 03:31

Iran made a veiled threat this week to enrich uranium stocks closer to weapon-grade levels amid rising tensions in the region. That would mean going beyond the level of potency allowed by the 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers, which the United States withdrew from last year. Tehran is threatening to ...

Tensions over Iran show cracks in a time-tested alliance

Europe 05/15/19, 12:56

Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up to a foreign foe. Dating back to World War II and including joint actions against Kosovo, Afghanistan ...

US sanctions to hit Iran’s metals industry, a major employer

Asia & Pacific 05/09/19, 11:55

U.S. sanctions have targeted Iran's government, its paramilitary forces and the oil exports that fund them. Now they are hitting its vital steel, aluminum, copper and iron industries. The new sanctions, imposed as Tehran announced its partial withdrawal from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, seem to be moving ever ...

US imposes new sanctions on Iran as tensions escalate

Politics 05/08/19, 14:21

President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, just days after the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over what it described as a new threat from Tehran . The sanctions target Iran's steel, aluminum, copper and iron sectors, which provide foreign currency earnings ...

Europeans struggle to preserve Iran nuclear accord

Europe 05/08/19, 14:09

The world powers struggling to preserve a nuclear deal with Iran are facing an increasingly uphill battle, with a new deadline from Tehran on finding a solution to make up for last year's unilateral U.S. withdrawal from the accord and the increasing economic hardship that has put on the Islamic ...

EXPLAINS: Iran’s nuclear program as 2015 deal unravels

Asia & Pacific 05/08/19, 03:28

Iran has set a 60-day deadline for world powers to renegotiate the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal, a year to the day after President Donald Trump pulled America from the landmark accord. President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will stop exporting its excess uranium and heavy water from its nuclear program, ...

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