Iranian Airline Bought U.S. Jet Parts Through Front Firms

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:14:34 EST


An Iranian airline under sanctions by the U.S. for ferrying weapons and fighters into Syria repeatedly bought U.S.-made jet engines and parts through Turkish front companies over the past several year...



Europeans Press Iran to Curb Yemen Intervention

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:39:38 EST


Diplomats meet with senior Iranian official to discuss Tehran’s military involvement in Yemen conflict, in a bid to rescue Iran nuclear deal.



ECB Freezes All Payments by Latvia Bank Amid U.S. Probe

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:48:34 EST


The ECB has frozen all payments by a Latvian bank, following accusations by the U.S. that the small bank laundered billions in illicit funds, including for companies connected to North Korea’s banned ...



U.S. Questions How Much It Can Trust Russia Over Ukraine

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:03:01 EST


U.S.-Russian negotiations over a peacekeeping force for eastern Ukraine are emerging as a test for Washington on the wisdom of trying to negotiate with Moscow.



Pope Francis Backs Down in Clash Over Nigerian Bishop

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:01:32 EST


Pope Francis removed an unpopular Nigerian bishop amid protests by local priests, in an extraordinary reversal that showed the limits of the pope’s power over his own hierarchy and the continuing chal...



Syrian Regime Vows to Enter Afrin in Blow to Wider Kurdish Aspirations

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:56:59 EST


The Syrian regime said it would send allied militias into the contested canton of Afrin, part of a deal that will help defend the Kurdish enclave from Turkey but would be a major blow to Kurdish aspir...


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