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U.S. Applies to Seize Iranian Tanker Held in Gibraltar

LONDON — The United States has applied to seize the Iranian oil tanker being held at Gibraltar, the government of the British territory revealed on Thursday, just as the authorities appeared to be close to releasing the ship they [...]

Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Tanker in Persian Gulf, U.K. Says

LONDON — A British warship forced three Iranian boats to back off after they sought to block a British tanker from passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday, in the latest escalation of tensions between [...]

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block ship in Gulf

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British commercial ship in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran’s president warned [...]

Gibraltar Seizes Syria-Bound Tanker Thought to Be Carrying Iranian Oil

LONDON — The authorities in Gibraltar on Thursday detained a supertanker that they said was carrying crude oil to Syria, a violation of European Union sanctions against Syria. Spain said the vessel had been detained at the request [...]

Iranian Force Exults in Downing of U.S. Drone With a Feast and a Prayer

“We could have hit that plane,” Gen. Abulfazl Hajizadeh of the Guard’s air force said, according to Iranian state media. “It was our right but we struck the drone with no passengers.” American officials said the spy plane was [...]

Iranian paper says journalist, activists detained at protest

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – An Iranian newspaper says one of its reporters was detained by police earlier this week while she was covering a protest marking International Workers’ Day, in which dozens of labor activists were also arrested. The [...]

Trump Tweeted a Photo of Iranian Protest. He Didn’t Ask the Journalist Who Took It.

TEHRAN — All her life Yalda Moayeri, a 37-year-old photojournalist from Iran, has struggled with men. She has dealt with mansplaining colleagues, Iranian censors and the country’s security forces. Some created obstacles, others pressured [...]

Iran Dispatch: The Iranian Revolution at 40: From Theocracy to ‘Normality’

In February of 1979, Tehran was in chaos. A cancer-stricken Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Western-backed autocrat, had gone into exile in mid-January, leaving behind a rickety regency council. On Feb. 1, Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, [...]

Israel, in Rare Admission, Confirms Strike on Iranian Targets in Syria

Israeli officials have acknowledged carrying out hundreds of strikes against weapons convoys and Iranian targets in Syria, but they have traditionally refused to confirm or deny responsibility for specific attacks immediately after they [...]

Iranian man sues over 2-year wait for citizenship interview

DENVER (AP) – An Iranian man living in Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other federal officials, claiming they are violating law for failing to conduct a citizenship interview. The Denver [...]