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US journalist's closed trial begins in Iran
May 26, 2015
Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian's trial began on Tuesday in Tehran's Islamic Revolutionary Court with a hearing that was closed to the public. Rezaian, a US-Iranian dual citizen has been detained in Iran for 10 months on charges of espionage and giving information to hostile governments....... [more]

Former CIA officer sentenced to 42 months in prison for Iran leaks
May 12, 2015
Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer Jeffrey Sterling was sentenced Monday to 42 months in prison after being convicted of telling New York Times journalist James Risen about classified plans to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. In 2006 Risen published his book "State of War," in which he....... [more]

UN experts condemn increase in Iran executions
May 8, 2015
UN human rights experts on Friday condemned the growing number of executions in Iran in recent years. According to the Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Iran and on extrajudicial executions, Iran has executed about 350 people in 2015 and executed approximately six people per da....... [more]

Supreme Court seeks Obama administration position on Iran bank judgment
April 7, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Monday asked for the Obama administration's position on an appeal by the Iranian Central Bank over whether $1.75 billion must be paid to families of the victims of the 1983 Lebanon US Marine Corps barracks bombing. The victims' families were awarded $2.65 billion in 2007 afte....... [more]

Iran agrees to framework of nuclear deal
April 3, 2015
Iran on Thursday agreed in principle to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), creating significant restrictions on its nuclear program for at least a decade in return for a reduction of international economic sanctions. Just three days after the self-imposed deadline for a preliminary dea....... [more]

Amnesty: 'alarming rise' in death sentences in 2014
April 1, 2015
There was an "alarming rise" in death sentences around the world in 2014, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. AI said there has been a 28 percent rise in death sentences from 2013—at least 2,466 compared to 1,925— and that an increased number of countries used capital punishment....... [more]

Nuclear talks with Iran intensify close to preliminary deadline
March 29, 2015
Nuclear talks continued Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, two days before a self-imposed deadline for a preliminary deal set by the six world powers involved in the negotiations with Iran. US Secretary of State John Kerry and French and German foreign ministers have cancelled travel plans to leave La....... [more]

Argentina court dismisses Iran cover-up charges against president
March 27, 2015
An Argentinian appeals court on Thursday dismissed charges against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for conspiring to insulate Iranian officials' from prosecution over their alleged participation in the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center. The charges were filed by prosecu....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit to protect US secrets on Iran
March 24, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a lawsuit against an anti-Iran advocacy group on Monday, claiming the case could raise national security risks by revealing state secrets. The order stems from a defamation lawsuit filed by Greek shipping company owner....... [more]

Iran court sentences former president's son to 15 years
March 16, 2015
An Iranian court on Sunday sentenced a son of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to 15 years in prison on charges of embezzlement and bribery. Rafsanjani's son, referred to only as "MH" in court documents, is assumed by those in the Iranian government to be Mehdi Hashemi. Hashemi is a bus....... [more]

US Secretary of State to announce decision on restoration of Egyptian military aid
March 15, 2015
The US Secretary of State announced Saturday that the decision on restoration of military aid to Egypt will come soon. Secretary John Kerry made the announcement during the government-sponsored economic development conference at the Red Sea City Resort. President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi recently laid o....... [more]




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