Europe puts Iran on notice as it grasps for a diplomatic solution

The Europeans are calling time on Tehran's diplomatic escalation -- namely its intentional drift from compliance with the nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive...

Iran Fast Facts

Capital: TehranEthnic Groups: Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes Religion: Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), other (includes Zoroastrian,...

An Iranian plane skidded off the runway onto a road

Photos and videos from the scene on Monday in the Iranian city of Mahshahr show the Caspian Airlines plane grounded in the middle of...

Trump unveils Mideast plan after Netanyahu indicted

Alex Brandon/APPresident Donald Trump unveiled his administration’s Middle East peace plan alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Tuesday. “Today Israel takes...

Was the US killing of Qasem Soleimani legal?

But targeted killings are permitted under international law in only very narrow circumstances, and some legal experts are skeptical that the White House's justification...

In apparent victory for Netanyahu, rival Gantz drops allies, moves towards unity

The surprise move suggests Gantz is dropping his key campaign promise, in which he adamantly refused to serve in a government led by Prime...

Tensions between US and Iran continue to escalate after US airstrike kills Qasem Soleimani

The killing of Soleimani could mark the “first step towards the end” of the Iran nuclear deal, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned on Monday,...

US military investigating reports of Afghanistan plane crash

The official could not add any further details. Multiple reports have emerged of a plane crash in the region, which is largely controlled by...

Dozens killed in stampede at funeral of slain Iranian commander

State-run Iranian broadcaster IRINN reported 35 men and 21 women died, and another 213 people were injured, at the funeral procession for Qasem Soleimani...

Yemen Fast Facts

Capital: SanaaEthnic groups: Predominantly Arab, also Afro-Arab, South Asian and EuropeanReligions: Muslim (99.1%: an estimated 65% are Sunni and 35% are Shia) and small...

At least 29 Turkish soldiers killed in an air attack by Syrian regime, Turkish...

Thirty-six soldiers injured in the attack have been evacuated to hospitals in Turkey, Dogan said.A security meeting is being held at the presidential palace...

Iran plane crash site has been cleared of most wreckage, images show

The photos, taken near a soccer field in Laleh Park in the town of Shahedshahr on Friday, point to a clear lack of security...

The US operation in Iraq could come to an embarrassing end. Iran’s power will...

But a US withdrawal could bring even more trouble, experts say. ISIS continues its attacks in the country, and without US and other foreign...

Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities Fast Facts

1957 - The United States signs a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with Iran.1958 - Iran joins the IAEA.1967 - The Tehran Nuclear Research Center,...

Iranian protesters take to streets after Tehran admits Ukrainian plane was shot down unintentionally...

Thousands gathered outside the gates of Amir Kabir University, near the former American embassy in Tehran, to denounce the plane crash the government blamed...

Exclusive: Iran’s response to US will be military — Khamenei’s adviser

In an exclusive interview with CNN in Tehran, the adviser -- Maj. Gen. Hossein Dehghan -- made the most specific and direct threat yet...

Iranian protesters take to streets after Tehran admits Ukrainian plane was unintentionally shot down

Thousands gathered outside the gates of Amir Kabir University, near the former US embassy in Tehran, to denounce the plane crash the government blamed...

Iran admits to shooting down Ukrainian passenger plane unintentionally, report says

The general staff of Iran's armed forces said the crash Wednesday was due to human error. Iran targeted the passenger plane unintentionally, Press TV...

Lebanon police fire tear gas at protesters in violent ‘week of rage’

CNN reporters on the ground near Martyrs' Square saw demonstrators throw molotov cocktails, rocks and fireworks at police, and shine lasers at them to...

Woman was worried before her plane crashed in Iran, her husband says

She'd taken three weeks off from her job in Toronto to visit her mother and sisters in Tehran. Her vacation was over, and she...