American anchor for Iranian TV arrested in Mo.

(16 Jan 2019) A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the overseas broadcaster reported Wednesday. Her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness. (Jan. 16)

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Afghan migrants returning from Iran hit record high in 2018

The flow of Afghans forced to leave Iran turned into a flood in 2018, with a record nearly 800,000 coming back as renewed US sanctions sent the Iranian currency into freefall and fuelled inflation.

Turkey, Iran hold talks after US Syria announcement

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds talks with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani after the surprise US decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

Syria: top envoys from Russia, Turkey, Iran arrive in Geneva

Russian, Iranian and Turkish Foreign ministers arrive in Geneva where they will meet the UN’s Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. IMAGES

Huawei case: media wait in front of court

Media teams wait outside a Vancouver court as a hearing takes place of the financial director of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, who was arrested in Canada at the request of the United States. Meng Wanzhou is suspected of lying about one of the group’s subsidiaries to gain access to the Iranian market by circumventing US sanctions. IMAGES

2 Iranian hackers charged in US ransomware scheme

(28 Nov 2018) Two Iranian computer hackers were charged Wednesday in connection with a multimillion-dollar cybercrime and extortion scheme that targeted U.S. government agencies and businesses, the Justice Department said. (Nov. 28)

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Analysis: How ‘coercive’ will Iran sanctions be

(5 Nov 2018) The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran have taken effect, but eight major importers of Iranian oil are being spared from immediate penalties. Analyst Behnam Ben Taleblu wonders “how coercive is this policy going to be.” (Nov. 5)

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US sanctions on Iran take effect

(5 Nov 2018) The Trump administration’s tough new sanctions on Iran have taken effect, but eight major importers of Iranian oil are being spared from immediate penalties. (Nov. 5)

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