Tylee Frandsen

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Iran sues United States over terror compensation ruling

Iran has filed a lawsuit against the United States in the International Court of Justice following the American Supreme Court’s ruling that it would …

Iran's army denies direct involvement in Syria, speaks of 'volunteers' | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s army chief said on Wednesday the forces it had deployed in Syria in the first such operation abroad since the 1979 revolution were volunteers working under Revolutionary Guards supervision, and the regular army was not directly involved.<p>The Islamic Republic announced this …

Middle East

U.S., Iran discuss fulfilling nuclear deal pledges to Tehran | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday discussed ways of ensuring that last year’s historic nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers is implemented the way it was originally envisioned.<p>U.S. Secretary of State …

South Asia

Iran is trying to export so much oil it can't find enough ships to do the job

Tehran is seeking to make up for lost trade to Europe following the lifting of EU sanctions imposed in 2011 and 2012, which deprived it of a market that accounted for over a third of its exports and left it relying completely on Asian buyers.<p>Iran has 55-60 oil tankers in its fleet, a senior Iranian …

Merchant Shipping

‘Iran commandos killed 200 Syria terrorists’

<b>Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan says four military advisers recently "martyred" in Syria had</b> …

Middle East

Iran's Special Forces reportedly suffering heavy losses in Syria

The al-Qaida affiliated Nusra Front released a video purportedly documenting the Iranian forces fleeing from the battlefield in Aleppo.<p>Iranian forces …

Canada wants to revive diplomatic ties with Iran

The Canadians want to turn the page with Iran. And they’re taking a very different approach than their friends in the United States.<p>Months after it went into effect, the Iran nuclear deal brokered by the Obama administration is attracting no small amount of flak, with some of the criticism even …

South Asia

Alcohol banned in Iran, but drunk driving soars

TEHRAN — Police in Tehran arrested 2,900 drunk drivers last year, a top official said Tuesday, describing the figures, which come despite the Islamic …

Alcohol

Four Iran army special forces troops killed in Syria: agency | News Home | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Four soldiers in Iran’s regular army were killed in Syria, the Tasnim news agency reported on Monday, only a week after Tehran announced the deployment of army commandos to help President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war there.<p>Tehran is Assad’s main regional ally and has provided …

Middle East

US says Iran forces pulling back in Syria; others say no

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is making the case that Iran is drawing down its elite fighting force from Syria in an effort to allay fears that Tehran is using its powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Syria to strengthen its influence across the Middle East. Yet the Iranian …

Middle East

Tour Operators Hope Iran Becomes the Next Cuba

When U.S. President Barack Obama announced last year that he had successfully negotiated a deal to drop sanctions against Iran in return for more …

Saudi Arabia bans Iran's Mahan Air from flying into kingdom

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has banned Iran's Mahan Air from flying into the kingdom as tensions between the two Mideast powers remain high.<p>The kingdom's General Authority of Civil Aviation issued the order Monday night, saying in a statement it banned the airline over "systematic …

Saudi Arabia

First Syrian Refugees Land In Germany Under New EU-Turkey Deal

The first group of Syrian refugees arrived in Germany by plane from Turkey under a new deal between the European Union and Ankara to combat human …

Ties between Germany and Russia enter new chill | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - At an hour-long meeting in Moscow on March 23, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov irritated his German counterpart by raising the case of a German-Russian girl who said she was raped by migrants in Berlin earlier this year.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with …

Russia

The 25-Year-Old Setting Up the World's First Online School for Refugees

Markus Kressler and his partner Vincent Zimmer are the founders of Kiron – a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that will provide a way for refugees and asylum seekers to integrate into society.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p>In the back of a building in Berlin's Kreuzberg …

North Africa

Iran deploys special forces to advise in Syria

“The regular army has begged for some time to get involved in Syria because it would be a source of prestige and funding,” says Iran expert Ali …

Middle East

Photo: Tens of bodies of drowned African migrants found off Libya shores

Libyan Coast Guard on Friday, March 25 discovered tens of drowned bodies of African migrants from different nationalities, off Al-Garaboulli shores, …

Four Bangladeshis killed in Libya - minister

Dhaka - Four Bangladeshis have been killed in gunfights between rival groups in the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi, a minister said on Sunday.<p>State …

Saudi FM says Iran must change ‘behavior’ for normalized ties

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Sunday that Iran must change its “behavior” towards his country if it wants …

South Asia
Middle East

Germany's wind powered nightmare

I hate wind turbines, they are a blot on the landscape, kill thousands of birds, are noisy and don’t work even with billions in subsidies.<p>The Germans …

Most of the Cologne Attacks on Women Don't Count as Crimes in Germany

Germany's troubling sexual assault law perpetuates terrible double standards against victims.<p>When hundreds of women were allegedly fondled and groped by a crowd of men on New Year's Eve in Cologne, Germany, there was international outcry. But the debate quickly veered away from the sexual assault …

Terror in Berlin as driver dies after 'explosive device' blows up his car during rush-hour, in suspected underworld hit

• <b>Silver VW Passat station wagon exploded during rush-hour while travelling along street leading into heart of the city</b>• <b><br>Pictures show wreckage of car</b> …

‘Iran reviewing electoral complaints’

<b>Iran’s Guardian Council, which oversees elections and legislation, has reportedly addressed electoral complaints weeks after the country’s​ double</b> …

US and Russia sharply divided over Iran missile tests

The US said the tests merit a response from the Security Council, but Russia's contention that the launches did not violate a UN resolution all but …

North Korea

Iran says it retrieved thousands of pages of info from U.S. sailors' devices

Iran's state TV says the country has retrieved thousands of pages of information from devices used by 10 U.S. Navy sailors briefly detained by Iran in January.<p>The Tuesday report quotes Gen. Ali Razmjou saying the information was retrieved from laptops, GPS devices and maps. Razmjou is a naval …

Iran says it’s not bound by UN resolution banning missile tests

CANBERRA, Australia — Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests did not violate a UN resolution and were not illegal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad …

South Asia

Iran refuses to take back asylum seekers who have been forcibly returned

The Iranian foreign affairs minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, says his country would not accept any of its citizens repatriated against their will<p>Iran has scotched a proposed deal to forcibly return Iranian asylum seekers from Australia and from offshore detention.<p>The Iranian foreign affairs …

South Asia

Super-rich Iranians are preparing to flood London's property market with more than £1 billion

According to research from London estate agent Rokstone, now the sanctions are gone, rich and ultra rich Iranians will spend as much as £6 billion ($8.49 billion) investing in property in the likes of London, Germany, and Switzerland, as well as on houses on the French Riviera.<p>Until January, Iran …

Asia