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Airstrikes against Islamic State 'a form of theater,' says Iran's president

Airstrikes against Islamic State 'a form of theater,' says Iran's president

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 (UPI) --Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State as "a form of theater" during an interview that aired Friday.
JC Finley
Iranian fighter planes are in Iraq

Iranian fighter planes are in Iraq

LONDON , July 2 (UPI) --Fighter planes from Iran have arrived in Iraq to provide air support in Iraq's fight against Sunni militants who have overtaken much of the country.
Ed Adamczyk
Student group calls for public flogging of Iranian actress for kissing Cannes Film Festival president

Student group calls for public flogging of Iranian actress for kissing Cannes Film Festival president

TEHRAN, May 23 (UPI) --An Iranian student group petitioned Iran's judiciary to flog Iranian actress Leila Hatami for kissing Cannes Film Festival president Gilles Jacob on the cheek.
JC Finley
3 police officers killed in bombing in Bahraini village

3 police officers killed in bombing in Bahraini village

MANAMA, Bahrain, March 4 (UPI) -- The government of Bahrain has rounded up 25 suspects in a bombing that killed three police officers, the interior minister announced Tuesday.

Heavy snowfall leaves 500,000 without power, water in northern Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Some 480,000 residents of northern Iran are without power or water after the region received the heaviest snowfall in 50 years, officials say.

Financing death: Iran's 'War on Drugs'

LONDON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Last year I wrote an op-ed on Iran's bloody "war on drugs," which has led to hundreds of executions and sent thousands to death row.
MOSA ZAHED, UPI Outside View Commentator
Iranian fund should compensate, not create more, victims

Iranian fund should compensate, not create more, victims

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- On Feb. 1, the memory of the deaths of 241 U.S. personnel killed in 1983 in Beirut bombing will be dealt a slap in the face by the Obama administration.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Bomb kills 3 Iranian Revolutionary Guards

Bomb kills 3 Iranian Revolutionary Guards

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Three members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed by a roadside bomb Wednesday morning in southeast Iran, officials said.
Russia says Iran should attend Syria peace talks

Russia says Iran should attend Syria peace talks

Dec. 11 (UPI) --Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia supports Iran's participation in the Geneva II peace talks on Syria.
Justin Salhani

Hezbollah makes big gains in Syrian war offensive

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The Syrian regime has made some initial gains in its swelling offensive in the strategic Qalamoun Mountain region that runs from Damascus westward to the border with Lebanon, which means there are probably going to be more suicide bombings in Lebanon like Tuesday's deadly jihadist attack on the Iranian Embassy in Beirut.
Iran claims it's reverse-engineered 'captured' U.S. spy drone

Iran claims it's reverse-engineered 'captured' U.S. spy drone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps reportedly gave Russia an unmanned aerial vehicle it claims is a copy of a U.S. Navy ScanEagle allegedly reverse-engineered from a craft they claimed to have captured in December.

Syria's civil war foes line up for the next big battle

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The next big battle shaping up in Syria's civil war will be for control of the Qalamoun Mountains in the west of the country.

Israel's spies lag in shadow war with Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Israel's security services claim they've arrested an Iranian spy, allegedly the first planted by the Revolutionary Guards' elite al-Quds Force rather than the Islamic Republic's intelligence service.

Time for scholars to examine Iranian opposition

BALTIMORE, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The P5+1 nuclear negotiations in Geneva this week have the world asking whether there isn't a better way to address the Iranian nuclear problem.
IVAN SASCHA SHEEHAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Mosques -- Smiling dens of iniquity?

HERNDON, Va., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- It is appropriate to apply an old biblical term "den of iniquity" to mosques as the New York City Police Department has been doing for some Islamic centers.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
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