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Wrestling Bridges Iran-US Gap Days Before Nations Meet Over Nuclear Talks

Wrestling Bridges Iran-US Gap Days Before Nations Meet Over Nuclear Talks

ABC NewsABC News anchor David Muir and his team have traveled to Iran for a special Inside Iran report from the streets of Tehran, revealing the effects of Washington’s tightening sanctions on the country.By David Muir(TEHRAN, Iran) — Twenty-fou…

Iranians Feel the Squeeze from US Sanctions Aimed at Their Leaders

Iranians Feel the Squeeze from US Sanctions Aimed at Their Leaders

ABC News anchor David Muir and his team have traveled to Iran for a special Inside Iran report from the streets of Tehran, revealing the effects of Washington’s tightening sanctions on the country.By David Muir(TEHRAN, Iran) –  We went in s…

“Buzkashi Boy” Oscar Nominee Hopes to Meet Rambo, Angelina Jolie

“Buzkashi Boy” Oscar Nominee Hopes to Meet Rambo, Angelina Jolie

ABC News(KABUL, Afghanistan) — When 14-year-old Fawad Mohammadi boarded a plane this week at Kabul’s International Airport, he was carrying so much more than the airline’s two-bag allowance.Like, the weight of an entire country on his shoulders.Mohamm…

As Iranians Struggle With Soaring Prices, Leaders Remain Defiant

As Iranians Struggle With Soaring Prices, Leaders Remain Defiant

iStockphoto/ThinkstockABC News anchor David Muir and his team have traveled to Iran for a special Inside Iran report from the streets of Tehran, revealing the effects of Washington’s tightening sanctions on the country.By David Muir(TEHRAN, Iran)…

Rubio Stops in Jordan During Trip to Middle East

Rubio Stops in Jordan During Trip to Middle East

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is on a tour of the Middle East this week, which will include a stop in Israel.Rubio met Monday with King Abdullah II in Jordan along with other members of the Jordanian government to talk …

Damascus Holds Its Breath as Syrian Civil War Reaches Its Door

Damascus Holds Its Breath as Syrian Civil War Reaches Its Door

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The chaos engulfing Syria threatens to spill over into Iraq on one side, and Israel and Lebanon on the other. The United Nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting — but no…

Israeli Sniper Posts Photo of Child in Crosshairs

Israeli Sniper Posts Photo of Child in Crosshairs

Instagram/The Electronic Inifada(JERUSALEM) — A photo posted online by an Israeli soldier showing a child in the crosshairs of a rifle scope has created a firestorm on the internet, drawing widespread criticism.The photo was reportedly posted on Jan. …

Explosion Kills Dozens in Pakistan

Explosion Kills Dozens in Pakistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(QUETTA, Pakistan) — An explosion outside a fruit market in Quetta, Pakistan has killed more than 40 people and wounded scores of others, including women and children, according to the Deputy Police Chief of Quetta. However, a re…

Iran Claims Installation of New Centrifuges

Iran Claims Installation of New Centrifuges

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran says it has begun installing a new generation of centrifuges at one of its main nuclear facilities.According to Iranian media, Iran’s atomic energy organization chief, Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, said Wednesday…

Israeli Prime Minister Issues New Warning About Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Issues New Warning About Iran

GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is talking tough on Iran in anticipation of President Obama’s trip to his homeland this spring.At a conference of American Jewish leaders in Jerusalem on Monday, Netan…

Netanyahu Discusses Obama’s Spring Trip to Israel

Netanyahu Discusses Obama’s Spring Trip to Israel

Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — In his first public statement since it was announced last week that President Obama will visit Israel in the spring, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the trip will reaffirm strong ties betwee…

Syria’s Cabinet Reshuffled

Syria’s Cabinet Reshuffled

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syria’s beleaguered President Bashar Assad has shaken up his cabinet and appointed new ministers to handle the economy, according to Syria’s state media.The cabinet reshuffle comes as Syrians suffe…

Iran Warns Israel It Will Regret Air Strikes Against Syria

Iran Warns Israel It Will Regret Air Strikes Against Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syria received a vote of support Monday when the head of Iran’s National Security Council warned Israel it would regret last week’s air strike near the border with Lebanon that targeted a truck convoy ca…

Israel Makes Indirect Admission to Air Strike in Syria

Israel Makes Indirect Admission to Air Strike in Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MUNICH) — Israel finally delivered a public yet coy statement on Sunday about last week’s assault on a truck convoy inside Syria.At a security conference in Munich, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak insisted he could not “add …

Sarai Sierra: Body of Missing American Mom Reportedly Found in Turkey

Sarai Sierra: Body of Missing American Mom Reportedly Found in Turkey

Courtesy Sarai Sierra’s family(NEW YORK) — The body of an American woman who went missing while on a solo trip to Turkey has been found in Istanbul, and nine people have been held for questioning, according to local media. Sarai Sierra, 33, was last h…

Security Guard Killed from Bombing Outside of the US Embassy in Turkey Identified

Security Guard Killed from Bombing Outside of the US Embassy in Turkey Identified

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANKARA, Turkey) — U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone said on Saturday that Mustafa Akarsu died a hero for protecting the U.S. embassy and saved his American and Turkish colleagues from a suicide bomber. Akarsu was the…

Syria and Allies Condemn Israeli Air Strike

Syria and Allies Condemn Israeli Air Strike

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There was still no word from the Israeli government Thursday confirming an air strike earlier in the week that targeted a truck convoy in Syria that U.S. officials say was carrying missiles to the Hezbollah in Lebano…

Israel and Syria Differ on Target of Israeli Air Strike

Israel and Syria Differ on Target of Israeli Air Strike

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — In spite of evidence to the contrary, the Syrian government on Wednesday accused Israel of conducting an air strike against one of its military facilities in Damascus the day before.According to a report by Sy…

Egyptian Protestors Kill 30 Due to Death Penalty Sentences Given to Violent Soccer Fans

Egyptian Protestors Kill 30 Due to Death Penalty Sentences Given to Violent Soccer Fans

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — At least 30 people are reported dead and more than 300 are injured after violent protestors went to the streets after death sentences were given to soccer fans in connection with last February’s soccer stadium violent ram…

Netanyahu Faces New Challenges After Disappointing Election Results

Netanyahu Faces New Challenges After Disappointing Election Results

GALI TIBBON/AFP/GettyImages(JERUSALEM) — Voters in Israel have surprised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but not in a way he would have preferred.While Netanyahu will stay his country’s leader — as was expected — his right-wing Likud-Beiteinu bloc…

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