Russia, a major global arms dealer, decided Wednesday to nix a controversial arms sale that would have given Iran missiles.
A supporter of new elected Turkish Cypriots leader Dervis Eroglu holds a Turkish flag in front of his face during victory celebrations, in Turkish occupied area of Nicosia, Cyprus, on April 18. Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece.
Iran test-launched its powerful Sajjil-2 missile on Wednesday. The Iranian missile has the range to reach Israel and parts of Europe and a drew a sharp response from the US and and other Western powers, who say it increases their doubts about the Islamic Republic's intentions and hardens their resolve on sanctions.
Syria and Iran have signed a new military cooperation agreement in the face of increased international pressure for Iran nuclear sanctions. Congress is considering two bills this week.
The president had been criticized for choosing loyalty over competence. Three of the most controversial new ministers have links to the Revolutionary Guard.
Former British ambassador to Iran suggests ways to negotiate over nuclear policy.
We must defend freedom in Iran soon – or deal with nuclear-armed fanatics later.