Iran executes British-Iranian national despite UK, U.S. pleas

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the United Nations headquarters in Vienna. Heinz-Peter Bader | Reuters Iran has executed British-Iranian national Alireza Akbari, the judiciary’s Mizan news agency reported on Saturday, after sentencing the former Iranian deputy defense minister to death on charges of spying for Britain. British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said late … Read more

Zelenskiy Meets With Biden as US Adds More Aid

(Bloomberg) — Volodymyr Zelenskiy arrived at the White House to a red-carpet welcome by President Joe Biden in the Ukrainian president’s first trip outside his country since Russia invaded on Feb. 24. He is scheduled to make an evening address to Congress before departing Washington. Before the two presidents met in the Oval Office, the … Read more

Iran Prison Inmate Dies, Adds to Concern of Protesters’ Safety

The clash erupted in a wing for drug offenders, where prisoners also set fire to a number of blankets in the prison yard, Fazeli said, without elaborating on what set the conflict in motion. The prison is on the outskirts of the city of Karaj, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the capital, Tehran.

Iran’s World Cup Team Shuns National Anthem to Back Protests

At other sporting events, Iranian teams have also taken a stand. The men’s water polo team refused to sing during the Islamic Republic’s anthem at an event on Nov. 8. Iranian sportswomen have competed unveiled at international tournaments, for the first time in decades, drawing the ire of authorities. 

EU Piles Pressure on Iran as Tehran Sentences Protester to Death

The penalties, which apply travel bans and asset freezes to 29 individuals and three entities, also target members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the commander of the Army’s ground forces, plainclothes Islamic militias and Press TV, an English-language news channel that’s owned and run by Iran’s state broadcaster. 

Iran issues first known death sentence linked to recent protests

A demonstration of solidarity with Iranian protesters at the Brandenburg Gate in Germany. Christoph Soeder | Picture Alliance | Getty Images As Iran enters its eighth week of public unrest following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, the country’s Revolutionary Court issued its first known death sentence on Sunday over participation in the anti-regime protests. … Read more

An Iran nuclear deal revival could dramatically alter oil prices

A gas flare on an oil production platform is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Gulf. Raheb Homavandi | Reuters The return of the Iran nuclear deal could be imminent — and with it, the return of a lot of oil to international crude markets.  Before the U.S. resumed sanctions on Iran after former … Read more

Zelenskiy Calls Russian Odesa Strike ‘Barbarism’

“Yesterday, all parties made clear commitments on the global stage to ensure the safe movement of Ukrainian grain and related products to global markets,” Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for Guterres, said in a statement. “Full implementation by the Russian federation, Ukraine and Turkey is imperative.” 

G-7 Latest: France Wants Iranian, Venezuelan Oil Back On Market

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