Can the esteemed scholar be trusted to speak truth to power, and should the public intellectual be held accountable to a higher standard?
US President Donald Trump has taken several aggressive actions that Iran has all but absorbed. Now, he's left with few options aside from a military strike, which he says he doesn't want. So what now?
Authorities in Gibraltar intercepted the Iranian supertanker which was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to Syria.
Experts believe Trump’s latest sanctions on Iran will have little impact because Washington has not articulated a clear exit policy for Tehran following the US violation of the nuclear deal.
Venezuelan officials say they have foiled a plot to overthrow the government that included assassinating President Nicolas Maduro and his closest political allies.
Rouhani was speaking by phone to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, as Tehran and Washington engaged in an escalating war of words following Iran shooting down a US drone last week.
US imposes financial sanctions on Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and a string of military chiefs. Iran's ambassador to the UN says the sanctions showed that Washington does not respect international law.
Houthis attacked Abha airport in southern Saudi Arabia, the Saudi-led coalition battling the rebel group in Yemen said. Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV reported the movement targeted Abha and Jizan airports with drones.
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu says he would give US President Trump's Middle East peace plan fair and open consideration, while Palestinian President Abbas rejects the proposal.
According to US media reports, the attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, while a spying group responsible for tracking ships in the Gulf was also targeted.
After months of sabre rattling, the US government pulled back from a deeper crisis of its own making. But it remains to be seen whether this is a tactical retreat or an opportunity for a new way of thinking.
It’s no longer matters whether Iran carried out the tanker attacks or not. The result is that it has given Tehran an advantage, compounded by the downing of the drone, which Trump did not calculate.
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