Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout 'nuclear terrorism'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions. Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of... Read more »

Iran's Natanz nuclear facility suffers electrical problem: state TV

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran‘s Natanz nuclear site suffered a problem Sunday involving its electrical distribution grid just hours after starting up new advanced centrifuges that more quickly enrich uranium, state TV reported.... Read more »

Defense Secretary Austin will meet with Europe, Israel officials amid heightened tensions with Russia, Iran

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will travel to Europe to meet with U.S. allies as tensions increase over Russia’s decision to move 28,000 troops to the Ukraine border, the Pentagon announced Thursday.... Read more »

Iran ship said to be Red Sea troop base off Yemen attacked

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been attacked, Tehran acknowledged... Read more »

Iran tankers with 3M barrels of crude oil head to Syria, defying US sanctions

Millions of crude oil barrels are on their way to Syria from Iran, violating U.S. sanctions. According to a civilian naval intelligence firm, there are four vessels with more than 3 million... Read more »

Israeli president picks Netanyahu to try and form government

Israel’s president on Tuesday handed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the difficult task of trying to form a government from the country’s splintered parliament, giving the embattled leader a chance to prolong his... Read more »

US, Iran due to begin indirect nuclear talks in Vienna

Efforts to bring the United States back into the 2015 deal on Iran’s nuclear program are to step up a gear on Tuesday as Iran and the five world powers remaining in... Read more »

Putin signs law allowing him 2 more terms as Russia's leader

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law allowing him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year.... Read more »

US shuts once-secret Guantanamo prison unit, moves prisoners

WASHINGTON – A once-secret unit within the Guantanamo Bay detention center that had fallen into disrepair has been closed and the prisoners moved to another facility on the American base in Cuba,... Read more »

Israel troubled by American stance toward Iran: report

Top Israeli officials are concerned that the United States is preparing to restart the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran without strengthening it, according to a new report. Israeli officials were dismayed by... Read more »