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Yemenis stand at the site of a Saudi air strike against Houthi rebels near Sanaa Airport. (AFP/File)
May 03, 2015 - 08:33 GMT
The activist organization Human Rights Watch claims to have satellite evidence of Saudi Arabia using cluster munitions, also known as barrel bombs, in Yemen.
Iranian citizen Mansour Leghaei was deported from Australia and denied a permanent visa over undisclosed reasons. (Twitter)
May 01, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
The UN Human Rights Committee has accused Australia of violating the rights of an Iranian citizen by deporting him over undisclosed reasons.
Under Secretary of State Sherman:
April 30, 2015 - 06:00 GMT
Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman expresses concerns to Iran's potential Asian trading partners.
Iran’s balance of trade (BoT) turned positive in April with its exports exceeding the imports by USD 760 million. (File photo).
April 29, 2015 - 16:54 GMT
Iran’s customs office says the country registered trade surplus in the first month of the Iranian calendar year.
The US guided missile destroyer USS Farragut has been dispatched to monitor the situation in the Straits of Hormuz (File-AFP)
April 29, 2015 - 16:02 GMT
Naval presence comes following Iran seized a Maersk cargo ship on Tuesday.
Muqtada al-Sadr is one of Iraq's most prominent Shia clerics (File-AFP)
April 29, 2015 - 13:53 GMT
Muqtada al-Sadr says Iraqis will not accept "division of their country."
The airstrike destroyed a runway and a plane at Sana'a International Airport. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2015 - 18:36 GMT
Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed the runway of Sanaa's main airport to prevent an Iranian plane from landing there, the Al-Arabiya television channel reported on Tuesday.
The cargo ship was directed to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas on the southern coast of Iran. Image used for illustrative purposes. (AFP/File)
April 28, 2015 - 16:14 GMT
The US and Iran are eyeballing each other again after Iranian forces boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in the Gulf and the American Navy dispatched a destroyer to monitor the situation.
Israeli soldiers treat injured comrades after a Hezbollah strike on the border with Lebanon. (AFP/Jalaa Marey)
April 28, 2015 - 12:58 GMT
Shots have been fired from both sides of the Israel vs. Iran-Hezbollah-Syria struggle. The question is, will someone intensify cold tensions from here?
Kerry's remarks were some of the first between he and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif since Iran and world powers reached a framework nuclear agreement on April 2. (AFP/FIle)
April 28, 2015 - 07:03 GMT
In one of the first meetings between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif since the initial framework deal was reached earlier this month, Kerry said a comprehensive nuclear agreement was looking more attainable than ever.
The EU, UN, and individual States increasingly rely on targeted sanctions to achieve foreign policy aims. (Shutterstock)
April 27, 2015 - 17:13 GMT
Sanctions can have devastating effects, which, of course, is the intention of those imposing them.