Iran Drops Plan to Send Human Into Space, Citing Cost
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In January 2013, when Iran said it had successfully launched a monkey named Pishgam — Persian for pioneer — more than 70 miles into the edge of space and then retrieved the animal alive, the experiment was regarded by Iranian scientists as a prelude ...
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If Trump wants to fight Iran, he'll soon get the chance in Syria
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Farther south, it's the forces of the Assad-Russia-Iran alliance — which has shown little sign of internal dissension — that are leading the fight to oust Islamic State. They're pushing toward Deir Ezzor, a city about 85 miles southeast of Raqqa ...
A showdown could be looming between the US, Iran, and the Assad regime at the Syria-Iraq border
Syrian rebels: US sends more arms against Iran threat
Syrian rebels say US, allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat
Gulf Arab row rattles Trump's anti-Iran axis
The bickering among the Sunni states erupted after Trump attended a summit of Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia where he denounced Shi'ite Iran's "destablizing interventions" in Arab lands, where Tehran is locked in a tussle with Riyadh for influence.
GOP targets Ossoff over Iran deal support
Georgia Democratic House candidate Jon Ossoff is facing attacks from Republicans for backing the Iran nuclear deal, with a new TV ad calling his policies on national security matters too “risky.” The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC ...
NRCC launches new ad slamming Ossoff for Iran deal in Ga. race
Iran Rejects 'Baseless' Claims About 'Highest-Level' Approval for Foiled DC Assassination Plot
On Tuesday, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi called Mattis' claim “baseless,” and suggested that the defense secretary brought it up because he felt the need to respond to the “extravagant” hospitality lavished on President Trump ...
See the Ancient Water Tunnels Below Iran's Desert
These underground aqueducts, called qanats, are 3,000-year-old marvels of engineering, many of which are still in use throughout Iran. Beginning in the Iron Age, surveyors—having found an elevated source of water, usually at the head of a former river ...
Iran To 'Renew Funding' For Hamas, Despite Trump's Riyadh Speech
Iran will reportedly resume financial assistance to the Palestinian militant group Hamas following a freeze in relations, caused by Hamas' refusal to support the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an ally of Tehran, and the group's ...
Is Trump All Talk on Iran?
During his trip to the Middle East last week, President Donald Trump had one consistent theme and he never wavered from it: The region needs to unite to stop Iran. Mutual antipathy for Tehran has driven Arab regimes such as Saudi Arabia to make common ...
Iran cancels project for sending human into space
Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency is reporting that the country's space organization is cancelling a project to explore sending humans into space. Iran sent a monkey into space in January 2013 and it had announced a goal of sending a person by 2018.
What Will Rouhani's Repeat Mean for Iran and Washington?
Hassan Rouhani, Iran's incumbent president and the “sheikh of diplomacy” who helped engineer the Iran nuclear deal, won a resounding mandate in a hard-fought reelection battle on Friday, sparking jubilation in the streets of Iran's major cities. Within ...
Iran's Startups Promise Paradise for the Country's Unemployed Youth
Rouhani faces pressure to improve human rights in Iran
Iranian judiciary chief attacks Rouhani over promise to free opposition leaders