Jason Rezaian has been held in Tehran since July 2014.
“Before we went to war with Iraq, there had never been any al-Qaeda or even a suicide bomber in the history of that country.”
Iraqi Prime Minister al-Abadi plays word games during his first visit to Washington as Iraqi leader.
The bill to have Congress review any Iran deal received a considerable boost from the leading members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday.
Paul’s lawyers claim the Foundation for a Secure and Prosperous America is running false and defamatory ads. The intra-Republican Iran fight could be ugly.
On Thursday, President Hassan Rouhani also said that the Saudi-led airstrikes against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels were “a mistake”. Later the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, echoed Rouhani’s comments.
Under Iran’s Islamic law, women are banned from watching men play sports — but that may be about to change.
Despite staunch opposition by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his cabinet, wider public opinion in Israel seems ready to give the Iran deal a chance.
The announcement that world powers and Iran reached the basis of a deal provoked some celebration from Iranians.
Iran’s Court of Appeal has waived Ghoncheh Ghavami’s one-year prison sentence but she is still banned from leaving the country.
“While I have no knowledge of the judicial matters at hand, I appreciate his bipartisan work on foreign relations issues and expect he will continue to play a constructive role,” Bob Corker says in a statement.
The U.S., Iran and other world powers are said to be working on a statement that would continue the talks until the June deadline for a comprehensive agreement, the Associated Press reported. BuzzFeed News’ Rosie Gray reports from the talks in Switzerland.
“There is a sense that a deal is inevitable, we must swallow that. But there is hope that we can make it slightly more palatable.” BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel reports from Jerusalem.
Activists for and against a deal over Iran’s nuclear program descend upon Lausanne as the talks near their deadline. BuzzFeed News’ Rosie Gray reports from Switzerland.
As the death toll mounts, Yemen’s President has met with Sunni Arab allies in Egypt.
A nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers may be close to being finalized — or not.
The fight against ISIS in Iraq is being fought primarily by two groups: Kurdish forces and Shiite militias. Photographer Ayman Oghanna captures the fracturing of the country they’ve been trying to save.
Iranian support for Shiiite militias taking on ISIS will be the downfall of American influence in Iraq, one non-Iraqi fighter says. BuzzFeed News’ Mike Giglio reports from Iraq.
Struggles between two former presidents, three militant groups, and the entire rest of the region are sending Yemen back down the path to civil war.
Dooset daram, mum and dad.
C-SPAN got flip-turned upside-down.
With 99% of ballots counted early Wednesday, Netanyahu’s Likud Party captured a six seat lead over chief rival Zionist Union — a stunning victory for the prime minister.
“…Barack Obama is sacrificing the security of our country in order to justify his Nobel Peace Prize that he got before he did anything. That to me is a real tragedy.”
When presented with a possible way to skirt Congressional approval on an Iran deal, the Obama administration rejected it.
Nowruz is on 21 March. It’s time to get cooking!
In an open letter to Iran, 47 Republican senators warned that any nuclear deal brokered without their approval could be undone “with the stroke of a pen.” Biden called the move “dangerous.”
In a popular Persian food restaurant in Tel Aviv, Iranian-Israelis wonder if Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress can stop the threat of a nuclear Iran.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of Congress Tuesday in defiance of the White House, as tensions between the U.S. and Israel escalate over a possible nuclear deal with Iran. President Obama later said the speech didn’t “offer any viable alternatives.”
In an interview, President Obama says Iran must halt and dial back its nuclear program for “double-digit years” if it ever hopes to reach a deal to ease sanctions.
“It is time the prime minister listened to us before he wrecks our strategic interests with our closest ally. Nothing good for Israel can come from humiliating the U.S. president.”