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Fact check: Trump falsely claims Iran didn’t fund terror groups when he was president
US intelligence has learned of discussions between Houthis in Yemen to provide weapons to the Somali militant group al-Shabaab, in what three American officials described to CNN as a worrying development that threatens to further destabilize an already violent region.
The Iranian election committee has approved a slate of mostly hardline candidates to run in the presidential election on June 28, following the helicopter crash that killed President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials last month.
Tensions are escalating on the Israel-Lebanon border as the Israeli military warned it was prepared to launch a large-scale attack in the north to deter the Iran-backed Islamist group Hezbollah.
Israeli airstrikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo early Monday killed an Iranian military adviser, according to Iranian media.
Iran’s hardline former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has registered to run for president in the country’s June 28 election, state television reported.
From his days as a clerical student, to overseeing executions as part of the judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi’s life has been intimately tied with Iran’s tumultuous modern history. Yet after all that, his presidency was notably unremarkable.
Within days of the helicopter crash that killed its president and other top officials, Iran detailed a succession plan and named replacements in a clear effort to project stability at a moment of profound and sudden uncertainty within the regime.
Even before Iran’s army chief Mohammad Bagheri ordered an investigation into the helicopter crash that cost the Islamic Republic the lives of two of its top politicians, blame was being laid at America’s door.
Iran will kick off funeral ceremonies for the late Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday following his death in a helicopter crash as authorities probe what caused the aircraft to smash into the side of a remote mountainside.
Once seen as a likely successor to Iran’s Supreme Leader, President Ebrahim Raisi has died in office, leaving the Islamic Republic’s hardline establishment facing an uncertain future.
Search teams have located the crash site of a helicopter that downed while carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in northern Iran on Sunday, state news agency IRNA reported early Monday.
A helicopter carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has been involved in an incident while he was visiting neighboring Azerbaijan, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on X on Sunday.
Operatives working for the Chinese and Iranian governments prepared fake, AI-generated content as part of a campaign to influence US voters in the closing weeks of the 2020 election campaign, current and former US officials briefed on the intelligence told CNN.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping will welcome Vladimir Putin to China this week for the Russian President’s second visit in less than a year – the latest sign of their growing alignment amid hardening global fault lines as conflict devastates Gaza and Ukraine.
The filmmaker, whose latest work “The Seed of the Sacred Fig” is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France next week, has been accused of national security charges.
Acclaimed Iranian film director Mohammad Rasoulof has been sentenced to flogging and eight years of imprisonment, in addition to a fine and the confiscation of his property, according to his lawyer’s statement on social media on Wednesday.
Two weeks after the Middle East came to the brink of an all-out war, Tehran is keen to show the world that it is capable of fighting a wider conflict should it be faced with one.
CNN’s Fred Pleitgen gets a close-up look at the missiles Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps used in the attack on Israel.
Dissident rapper Toomaj Salehi has been given a death sentence for his involvement in the widespread protests that swept Iran in 2022, according to his lawyer.
Buenos Aires seeks Interpol’s help to detain Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi, after a court found Hezbollah was responsible for the attack and that it had acted with directives and financing from Iran.
US prosecutors on Tuesday announced charges against four Iranian men for a sprawling hacking campaign that targeted US federal agencies and sensitive data held by American defense contractors.
A “huge explosion” took place at a military base belonging to Iraq’s Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in the Babylon Governorate south of Baghdad, an Iraqi security source told CNN on Saturday (local time).
Hours before Israel launched a drone strike against Iran on Thursday night, Israeli officials gave a heads up to their US counterparts in Washington: an attack was in the works, they said, and without sharing specifics, indicated it would be carried out in the next several days, according to a senior US official.
Israel and Iran have now thrust the Middle East into a dangerous new era by erasing the taboo against overt military strikes on one another’s territory.
The scope of Israel’s military response to Iran’s first-ever direct attack on the country remains murky. Israeli officials have yet to publicly acknowledge responsibility for reported overnight explosions in parts of Iran on Friday. Tehran has dismissed these as attacks by “tiny drones” that were shot down by its air defense systems.
As Israel struck Iran overnight in what appeared to be a limited retaliation for last weekend’s attack, the Biden administration adopted a tightlipped approach that reflected US officials’ desire to keep a level of distance from the decision to strike back.
An unclaimed aerial attack in central Iran on Friday comes fresh on the heels of tit-for-tat Iranian and Israeli strikes earlier this month, marking a potentially dangerous escalation of the Middle East conflict.
Iranian semi-official FARS news, citing local sources, reports an explosion was heard northwest of Isfahan.
Iran’s response if Israel takes any further military action against it would be “immediate and at a maximum level”, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told CNN Thursday as fears rise of an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East.