Saturday, June 15, 2024

IAEA Report: Iran Installs More Centrifuges at Fordow Enrichment Plant

By Francois Murphy VIENNA, June 13 (Reuters) - Iran has rapidly installed extra uranium-enriching centrifuges at its Fordow site and begun setting up others, a U.N. nuclear watchdog report said in what diplomats described as limited retaliation to...

Israel: Lebanon, Hezbollah, Iran Bear Full Responsibility for Border Flare-up

JERUSALEM, June 13 (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday that Hezbollah, its Iranian patron and the Beirut government bore "full responsibility" for spiralling violence across the Israel-Lebanon border, and hinted that escalation could be in the works. "Lebanon...

Houthis Say They Targeted Greek-Owned Ship Damaged in Red Sea

By Tala Ramadan, Renee Maltezou and Lisa Baertlein DUBAI/ATHENS, June 12 (Reuters) - Iran-allied Houthi militants on Wednesday took responsibility for small watercraft and missile attacks that left a Greek-owned cargo ship taking on water and in...

France’s Macron Says Citizen Held in Iran Released

BARI, Italy, June 12 (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that Louis Arnaud, one of four French citizens held in Iran since 2022 and who had been sentenced to five years in prison in November, has been released. "Louis...

US Military Says It Destroyed 2 Missile Launchers in Houthi-Held Area of Yemen

June 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Tuesday that its forces had destroyed two anti-ship cruise missile launchers in a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen. U.S. Central Command said on the social media site X that...

Two US Men Jailed for Conspiracy to Sell Iranian Oil to China

By Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) - Two Texas men convicted by a U.S. jury in November of trying to sell Iranian petroleum in violation of sanctions imposed by Washington and of conspiracy to commit money laundering were sentenced on Tuesday...

Islamic Republic-Backed Houthis Detain an ‘American-Israeli Spy Cell’

CAIRO, June 10 (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthis said on Monday they have arrested an "American-Israeli spy cell", a few days after the Iran-backed group detained about a dozen United Nations personnel. The alleged cell included former staff...

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Criticizes Khamenei for Backing Hamas

By Kayhan Life Staff Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, publicly criticized Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, for his support of Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel, codenamed “Operation Al-Aqsa Deluge,” on Oct....
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Israel Rescues Four Hostages in Gaza Raid

By Maayan Lubell and Nidal al-Mughrabi JERUSALEM/CAIRO, June 8 (Reuters) - Israeli forces rescued four hostages held by Hamas since October in a raid in Gaza on Saturday that Palestinian officials said killed more than 200 people,...

France, US Intensify Efforts to Prevent Middle East Explosion

By John Irish PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - France and the United States will work harder to prevent a broader escalation in the Middle East with a key priority to calm the situation between Israel and Hezbollah,...