New punitive measures build on the sanctions on Tehran's oil industry that lawmakers have shepherded through Congress in the past year.
The Iranian government has failed to rebuild a remote province devastated by an August earthquake, leaving more than 100,000 Iranians in tents as winter arrives.
Iranian military forces fired at a US Predator drone for the first time ever earlier this month, the Pentagon acknowledged this week. It’s a revelation that has raised a host of questions for the US military. Here are the top three.
The US says the drone was flying in international airspace; last year, a CIA stealth drone was brought down deep inside Iran. The aerial confrontation comes as more nuclear talks loom.
Iran's foreign minister echoed White House denials that the two countries are scheduled to have direct bilateral negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.
Iran could order an oil spill by possibly wrecking an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz in an effort to disrupt key shipping lanes, according to OilPrice.com.
Iran said Sunday that the launch of a drone into Israel by the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah highlighted the Islamic Republic's military capabilities.
Turkey has shelled Syria for the fourth consecutive day, leading to fears that Syria's civil war may become a regional conflict.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that the US would send another $45 million in aid to Syrian rebels. But that pales in comparison to what Iran is doing to save President Assad.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has relentlessly warned that Iran poses an imminent nuclear threat, but most Israelis are sanguine, believing it won't happen or that Israel can handle it.