Intelligence community’s top election official: China and Iran don’t want Trump to win reelection, Russia working to ‘denigrate’ Biden

Biden’s campaign advisers have already discussed Evanina’s assessment, according to one person familiar with the discussions. The team has specifically focused on the semantics of the statement as it relates to the former vice president, noting that Russia is unambiguously looking to “denigrate” Biden while China simply “prefers” a Trump defeat.

Iran says it has captured a British tanker, Indians among 23 crew members on board

“There are 23 seafarers onboard of Indian, Russian, Latvian and Filipino nationality. There have been no reported injuries and the safety and welfare of our crew remains our primary focus. We are in close contact with both the UK and Swedish government authorities to resolve this situation and we are liaising closely with our seafarers’ […]

Coronavirus outbreak: Indian Air Force’s C17 leaves for Iran to evacuate stranded Indians

New Delhi: Indian Air Force’s C17 Global master has left for Iran to evacuate Indian stranded in the country as the coronavirus pandemic spreads in the west Asian country on Monday (March 9, 2020). 

Iran building new production hall for centrifuges in mountains near Natanz

Natanz is the centrepiece of Iran’s enrichment programme, which Tehran says is for peaceful purposes. Western intelligence agencies and the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog (IAEA) believe Iran had a coordinated, clandestine nuclear arms programme that it halted in 2003. Tehran denies ever seeking nuclear weapons.

Social media is forcing Iran to address the taboo topic of sexual violence

CBS News reached out to other men and women who have spoken up on social media to describe their own rapes by various attackers. While some confirmed their stories off the record, none were willing to be quoted in case their identities were revealed. They feared they could face retribution from their attackers, or even […]

British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces ‘a new charge’ in Iran where she was freed from prison due to Covid-19

Antonio Zappulla, the CEO of the Thomson Reuters foundation, said today’s news was a ‘very sad development in the ongoing ordeal which sees our colleague Nazanin held hostage in Iran’.  

Iran stalls yet again over releasing ‘deflated’ British mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe back to the UK

However, he said that the family ‘remain hopeful and waiting’ and explained: ‘To take a step back, what she’s been told is that she is off prison on furlough, until such time when a decision on clemency is made.’

Horse-trading Iran hawks seize on Pompeo’s Senate interest

Cruz’s hold on Biegun not only put his nomination in jeopardy, but it also risked upending a relatively seamless transition at the State Department if Pompeo soon steps down to run for Senate in Kansas. Without Biegun in place, the top job at State would have likely gone on an interim basis to a David […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘held hostage’ by Iran, says husband

“While we felt close to release these past few months, yesterday Nazanin was taken to the revolutionary court for a reopened second court case. Her trial will be on Sunday. The case is illegal under Iranian law, as is the fact Nazanin was not already released back in March.”

Iran court brings new charges against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, sparking UK outrage

In an extensive statement released Tuesday about his wife’s legal status and developments over the last few days, he said: “While we felt close to release these past few months, yesterday Nazanin was taken to the Revolutionary Court for a reopened second court case. Her trial will be on Sunday. The case is illegal under […]