The flurry of business deals Iran has struck with European companies since sanctions on its economy were lifted as part of the Iran nuclear deal have helped the Islamic Republic’s state-backed conglomerates rather than its private sector economy, according to a New York Times article published Friday.
Russia this week barred five former U.S. officials from entering the country in response to the United States’ decision to impose sanctions against five Russians for human rights violations.
JERUSALEM—Two 13-year-old girls descended from a bus in the central Israeli city of Ramle Thursday morning and, instead of walking to their nearby school, proceeded to pull kitchen knives from their schoolbags and stab a security guard at the entrance to the bus station. The guard was lightly wounded, and the girls were subdued by a civilian and a soldier.
Two lawmakers introduced legislation that could in a matter of months require women to register for the draft.
A new estimate from the U.S. intelligence community puts the count of ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria at between 20,000 and 25,000.
U.S. intelligence agencies are closely watching what appears to be a buildup of Russian military forces in northeastern Syria, very close to the Turkish border.
Multiple emails held on Hillary Clinton’s personal, unsecured server indirectly referenced undercover CIA officers, according to a report Thursday citing U.S. officials who have viewed the messages.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Iran and Russia have initialed contracts worth around $40 billion, including for power-engineering and railway projects, Russian news agencies quoted Ali Akbar Velayati, top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as saying on Thursday.