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ahead of first iran marathon, unclear if americans joining


tehran, iran (ap) — tehran is to hold its first international marathon but two days ahead of the expected race, iran’s track and field federation chief cannot confirm whether americans will participate. the official, majid keyhani, says there is no ban on any nationality participating in what he called the “persian run.” but he would […]






un says 2 americans unjustly held in iran part of a pattern


two iranian-americans serving 10-year prison sentences on spying charges in iran should be immediately freed and paid restitution, a united nations panel said on monday, calling their "arbitrary" detention part of an "emerging pattern" by tehran of targeting dual nationals.






us presses for americans' release in direct talks with iran


u.s. diplomats used a meeting with their iranian counterparts to press the release of americans being detained in iran, the trump administration said thursday. it is the first public acknowledgment of direct u.s.-iranian discussions since president donald trump took office.






two americans who play basketball in iran may not be stranded in dubai despite r


two u.s. citizens who play professional basketball in tehran were said to be "stranded" in dubai this weekend after iran announced americans would not be allowed to visit the country as a reciprocal measure in response to president trump's executive order on immigration last week. but one of those...






iran's rouhani denounces us' middle east ignorance


iran's president fires back at trump's funding 'terrorists' accusation, saying americans don't know the region.






iran’s 1st international marathon begins, with no americans


tehran, iran (ap) — iran has started its first international marathon, calling it an opportunity for “building bridges, breaking barriers” though no american runners are participating. iran’s track and field federation chief majid keyhani said wednesday there was no ban on any nationality in what he called the “persian run.” the race’s website listed 28 […]






iran’s 1st international marathon begins, with no americans


tehran, iran (ap) — runners began racing in iran’s first international marathon friday, which was billed as an opportunity for “building bridges, breaking barriers” though no american runners are participating. iran’s track and field federation chief majid keyhani had said wednesday there was no ban on any nationality in what he called the “persian run.” […]






us presses for americans’ release in direct talks with iran


washington (ap) — u.s. diplomats used a meeting with their iranian counterparts to press the release of americans being detained in iran, the trump administration said thursday. it is the first public acknowledgment of direct u.s.-iranian discussions since president donald trump took office. state department spokesman mark toner said the talks occurred on the sidelines […]






2 us basketball players hope to return to team in iran


the agent for two americans who play professional basketball in iran hopes they will be able to return to the country to finish their season. j.p. prince and joseph jones remain in dubai, where they were during a break when president donald trump temporarily suspended immigration from seven majority muslim countries. iran is among them […]






us presses for americans’ release in direct talks with iran


washington (ap) — the trump administration says american diplomats used a meeting with iranian counterparts to press for the release of americans detained in iran. it’s the first public acknowledgment of direct u.s.-iranian discussions since president donald trump took office. state department spokesman mark toner says the talks occurred on the sidelines of a meeting […]






un says 2 americans unjustly held in iran part of a pattern


dubai, united arab emirates (ap) — two iranian-americans serving 10-year prison sentences on spying charges in iran should be immediately freed and paid restitution, a united nations panel said on monday, calling their “arbitrary” detention part of an “emerging pattern” by tehran of targeting dual nationals. the decision by a group of u.n. experts on […]






heading to ny, iran’s president ‘invites’ the us to dinner


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s president says he is “inviting” the u.s. to dinner as he heads to new york for the u.n general assembly. president hassan rouhani used an analogy of a dinner party on sunday to describe how countries are benefiting from the 2015 nuclear deal. rouhani described the americans as “sitting in […]






april 1 letters: americans must speak up for scientific research


president trump's proposed budget cuts to scientific research will have serious impact on americans' health and prosperity






iran's 1st international marathon begins, with no americans


runners began racing in iran's first international marathon friday, which was billed as an opportunity for "building bridges, breaking barriers" though no american runners are participating.






trump talks tough on iran, but can he bring jailed americans home?


for more than a year, 80-year-old baquer namazi has been imprisoned in iran, held in solitary confinement with a worsening heart condition that has twice required hospitalization. in another part of tehran’s evin prison, namazi’s son, siamak, is also behind bars, sleeping on the floor because his...






iran strikes back at us with more reciprocal sanctions


tehran, iran (ap) — iran has sanctioned nine more u.s.-linked businesses, organizations and people over america’s sanctions over its ballistic missile program. iran’s foreign ministry published a new sanctions list on its website saturday, which added nine targets. the sanctions means iran could seize local assets of the companies targeted and bar its employees from […]






report: iran says twitter ready to talk on unblocking site


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s new telecommunications minister says twitter is ready to talk about unblocking access to the microblogging site. the state-owned iran newspaper quoted mohammad javad azari jahromi on tuesday as saying twitter has “officially announced readiness to talk with iran for resolving the problems.” san francisco-based twitter declined to comment. iran blocked […]






us wrestlers planning to travel to iran despite travel ban


the executive director of usa wrestling says the american team still plans to compete in an upcoming tournament in iran, one of seven countries singled out by president donald trump’s 90-day ban on travel to the u.s. usa wrestling’s rich bender says the americans have “every intention” of traveling to kermanshah for the men’s freestyle […]






native americans furious about utah festival with whites in redface reenacting a


the annual wellsville founders’ day parade and sham battle brings people together to celebrate the founding of their town. but it’s the battle that is causing native americans to speak out. according to a kstu report, the faux re-enactment depicted people painted in redface fight against those...






native americans furious about idaho festival with whites in redface reenacting


the annual wellsville founders’ day parade and sham battle brings people together to celebrate the founding of their town. but it’s the battle that is causing native americans to speak out. according to a kstu report, the faux re-enactment depicted people painted in redface fight against those...






iran bans travel of us wrestlers to iran


tehran, iran (ap) — iran on friday banned u.s. wrestlers from participating in the freestyle world cup competition this month in response to president donald trump’s executive order forbidding visas for iranians, according to an official irna news agency report. irna quoted iran’s foreign ministry spokesman bahram ghasemi as saying a special committee reviewed the […]






nsa advisor michael flynn says iran "on notice" for missile test


iran conducted a ballistic missle test and iran-backed houthi rebels attacked a saudi frigate






iran refuses to confirm conducting missile test


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s foreign minister has refused to confirm that the country conducted a missile test, saying iran’s missile program is not part of a 2015 nuclear deal between his country and world powers. the white house said monday it is studying the details of an iranian ballistic missile test. iran is the […]






iran boosts gas production from underwater field


tehran, iran (ap) — iran said sunday that it has more than doubled production at a giant undersea gas reservoir over the last four years. president hassan rouhani, who will stand for re-election next month, had campaigned in 2013 on promises to boost iran’s natural gas production. he said daily iranian production at the south […]






iran upholds 10-year jail terms for three americans


one american, two us-iranian dual nationals and a lebanese resident of the us were convicted on spying charges.






iran's revolutionary guard strikes syria for tehran attacks


iran's revolutionary guard launched missiles into eastern syria targeting islamic state militants sunday in response to an attack on iran's parliament and a shrine in tehran, warning that it would similarly retaliate on anyone else carrying out attacks in iran.






iran's revolutionary guard strikes syria for tehran attacks


iran's revolutionary guard said sunday it launched missiles into eastern syria targeting islamic state militants in response to an attack on iran's parliament and a shrine in tehran, warning that it would similarly retaliate on anyone else carrying out attacks in iran.






france’s atr delivers first planes to iran as trade grows


paris (ap) — european plane maker atr is delivering small passenger jets to iran, the latest big-budget deal to emerge in the wake of iran’s 2015 nuclear accord with world powers that ended years of sanctions. the first four atr 72-600s were handed over to iran air in a ceremony tuesday in toulouse in southern […]






ap interview: iran’s ahmadinejad sees no threat from us


tehran, iran (ap) — former iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad said saturday he does not view recent u.s. missile strikes on ally syria as a message for iran, which he called a "powerful country" that the u.s. cannot harm.






eric reid pens impassioned letter re-affirming support for kaepernick


49ers safety wrote a plea about why americans should speak out against injustices for the new york times.






give north korea the iran treatment


in dealing with north korea, the trump administration should look to iran. specifically, it should take a page out of the obama administration's iran sanctions playbook and apply against north korea the tool used successfully to bring iran to the nuclear negotiating table — “secondary sanctions”...






iran says us expanding medical clearance list ‘inhumane’


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s semi-official ilna news agency is reporting that the country has called “inhumane” a decision by the trump administration to expand a list of medical equipment requiring federal authorization for sale to iran. the friday report cites the director of iran’s food and drug administration, rasoul dinarvand, as saying that extending […]






state tv: iran air receives 2nd of 100 airbus jets


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s state tv is reporting that the second of 100 planes it purchased from airbus follovwing its nuclear deal with world powers has landed in the capital tehran. the iran air a330 jet touched down saturday after a flight from toulouse, france, where the headquarters of the european consortium are located. […]






iran’s top leader mocks ‘newcomer’ trump


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s supreme leader said tuesday that “newcomer” president donald trump had shown the “real face” of the united states, after the american leader accused iran of being ungrateful for sanctions relief approved by the obama administration and vowed a tougher stance. last week, after iran tested a ballistic missile, trump tweeted […]






iran accuses saudis of supporting terrorist groups


iran's zarif says tehran has intelligence that riyadh supports terrorist groups operating on the eastern side of iran.