US Navy Rescues Drug Smugglers From Burning Ship off Oman
DUBAI: The US Navy said Thursday it rescued five Iranians suspected of smuggling drugs after they apparently set fire to their stash on board a traditional sailing vessel off the coast of Oman, though one remains missing. The Navy released aerial surveillance footage showing the traditional ship, known as... Read more
Iran ‘Determined’ To Salvage Nuclear Deal
TEHRAN: Iran is ‘determined’ to reach an agreement with major powers on salvaging its 2015 nuclear deal at talks that resume Monday in Vienna, its foreign ministry spokesman said. “The delegation of the Islamic Republic of Iran is in Vienna with a firm determination to reach an agreement and... Read more
Manama Center For Human Rights Praises Bahrain’s Security Successes, Slams Iran’s Interference
MANAMA: The Manama Center for Human Rights praised Bahrain’s recent arrest of a terrorist gang linked to Iran on Wednesday. This comes after Bahrain’s Interior Ministry announced in a series of tweets that a number of people had been arrested on terrorism charges for plotting “terrorist operations against security... Read more
Iranian Ex-Official To Testify In Sweden War Crimes Trial
STOCKHOLM: A former Iranian prison official accused of handing out death sentences during a 1988 purge of dissidents will testify for the first time on Tuesday in a landmark trial in Sweden. Hamid Noury, 60, has been on trial in Stockholm’s district court since August on charges including murder,... Read more
New Water Protests Hit Iran
TEHRAN: More than 1,000 Iranians marched Sunday toward the governor’s office in the western province of Chahar-Mahal Bakhtiari to demand a solution to water shortages, state media reported. The march came two days after thousands of protesters converged on the central city of Isfahan to vent their anger after... Read more
Iran-backed Hackers Accused of Targeting Critical US Sectors
WASHINGTON: Hackers linked to the Iranian government have been targeting a “broad range of victims” inside the United States, including by deploying ransomware, according to an advisory issued Wednesday by American, British and Australian officials. The advisory says that in recent months, Iran has exploited computer vulnerabilities exposed by... Read more
Iran Enacts Population Law Seen To Limit Women’s Health Care
TEHRAN: A law aimed at boosting Iran’s population came into force on Tuesday after concerns were raised that it would limit women’s access to reproductive health care. The “Youthful Population and Protection of the Family” legislation was approved by parliament in October and entered into effect by notification from... Read more
Vietnam Seeks Information From Iran About Seized Oil Tanker
HANOI: Vietnam was seeking more information on Thursday about a Vietnamese oil tanker that was seized at gunpoint last month by Iranian soldiers in the Gulf of Oman, while vowing to ensure the safety and humane treatment of the ship’s crew members. Iran’s powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard troops on... Read more
Iran Seized Vietnamese Oil Tanker: US Officials
DUBAI: Iran seized a Vietnamese-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman last month and still holds the vessel, two US officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday, revealing the latest provocation in Mideast waters as tensions escalate between Iran and the United States over Tehran’s nuclear program. Iran’s... Read more
Iran Warns Nuclear Talks Would Fail Unless US President Joe Biden Provides Guarantees
DUBAI: Negotiations to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers will fail unless US President Joe Biden can guarantee that Washington will not again abandon the pact, the head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council said on Wednesday. “The US President, lacking authority, is not ready to give... Read more