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Israel questions Iranian blogger after giving her asylum

JERUSALEM/LONDON An Iranian blogger granted asylum in Israel has been questioned by its Shin Bet internal security service on suspicion of illegal communication with Iran, an Israeli official said on Friday.

France cautious over U.S. 'evidence' on Iran weaponry in Yemen

PARIS France reacted cautiously on Friday to U.S. evidence which allegedly proved Iran supplied weapons to Houthi militia in Yemen, saying it was still studying information at its disposal and the United Nations had yet to draw any conclusions.

Friday Morning Briefing

The FCC rescinds U.S. net neutrality rules, more senators are wavering as the Republican tax vote nears and a shake up at Airbus ends weeks of succession speculation.

Exclusive: China's CNPC weighs taking over Iran project if Total leaves - sources

BEIJING/LONDON China's top oil and gas company CNPC is considering taking over Total's stake in a giant Iranian gas project if the French company leaves Iran to comply with any new U.S. sanctions, industry sources said.

Dec 15 2017

In first, U.S. presents its evidence of Iran weaponry from Yemen

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday presented for the first time pieces of what it said were Iranian weapons supplied to the Iran-aligned Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence that Tehran was violating U.N. resolutions. | Video

World, United Nations, Yemen Dec 15 2017

Saudis welcome U.N. report, U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Houthis: agency

DUBAI Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a United Nations report and a U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis and demanded immediate action to hold Tehran accountable for its actions, state news agency SPA reported.

Iran urges Muslim nations to defend Palestinians after Trump move

ISTANBUL Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday all Muslim nations should work together to defend the rights of Palestinians following Donald Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

World, Davos Dec 13 2017

Multiple earthquakes hit southeastern Iran: USGS

BEIRUT Iran's southeastern province of Kerman was hit by multiple strong quakes on Tuesday and Wednesday, injuring at least 18 people and damaging some 20 houses, state media reported.

Environment, Davos Dec 12 2017

U.S. Congress to let Iran deadline pass, leave decision to Trump

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress will allow a deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran to pass this week, congressional and White House aides said on Tuesday, leaving a pact between world powers and Tehran intact at least temporarily.

Politics, Election 2016 Dec 12 2017

Iran upholds death sentence for Iranian academic with Swedish residency

BEIRUT Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against an Iranian academic with Swedish residency convicted of espionage, Amnesty International and his family said on Tuesday.

World, United Nations Dec 12 2017

U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital.