Wednesday, May 29, 2024

No Sign of Foul Play in Iran President’s Deadly Helicopter Crash, Early Report Says

DUBAI, May 24 (Reuters) - A preliminary report by Iran's military said no evidence of foul play or attack had been found so far during investigations into the helicopter crash that killed President Ebrahim Raisi, state media reported...

Iranian Director Rasoulof’s Cannes Film Born of Tussles With Justice System

By Hanna Rantala and Miranda Murray CANNES, France, May 24 (Reuters) - Exiled Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof said on Friday that his Cannes Film Festival competition entry, about a court official's family during his country's 2022 protests, was born out...

U.S., European Powers Divided Over Confronting Iran at IAEA, Diplomats Say

By Francois Murphy and John Irish VIENNA/PARIS, May 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. and its three top European allies are divided over whether to confront Iran at the U.N. nuclear watchdog by seeking a resolution against it and thereby...

EU to Sanction 9 Iranian Entities for Supplying Drones to Russia, Including Defence Minister

BRUSSELS, May 24 (Reuters) - EU governments agreed on Friday to put nine Iranian entities, including Iran's Defence Minister Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani, on its sanctions list for supplying drones to Russia, which Moscow uses in its war against Ukraine,...

CIA Director to Meet Mossad Head in Bid to Revive Gaza Hostage Talks, Says...

May 23 (Reuters) - Central Intelligence Agency Director Williams Burns will shortly travel to Europe for a meeting with Mossad director David Barnea to try to revive talks on the hostages in Gaza, Axios said on...

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu to Address U.S. Congress Soon, Johnson Says

By Matt Spetalnick and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) - Republican U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson said on Thursday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would soon address a joint meeting of Congress amid heightened tension with...
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Olympics-How Refugee Dorsa Yavarivafa Fled Iran for Her Love of Badminton

By Richa Naidu LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - On a rainy November morning in 2018, 15-year-old Dorsa Yavarivafa and her mother left Tehran for Turkey with fake German passports – the first thing she grabbed when she...
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Ayatollah Khamenei Leads Prayers at Raisi Funeral as Election Looms

By Parisa Hafezi DUBAI, May 22 (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader led prayers in Tehran on Wednesday at the funeral of President Ebrahim Raisi as the clerical establishment hurried to organise the election of a successor, which could further...

EU Countries to Add 10 New Individuals and Entities to Iran Sanctions

BRUSSELS, May 22 (Reuters) - EU countries have agreed to add 10 new individuals and entities to the Iran sanctions list, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday on condition of anonymity. One of the sources...

Death of Raisi Delayed Talks With IAEA, Grossi Says

HELSINKI, May 22 (Reuters) - The deaths of Iran's president and foreign minister in a helicopter crash have caused a pause in the U.N. nuclear watchdog's talks with Tehran over improving cooperation with the agency, the watchdog's chief...