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The U.S. pulls out of Iran Deal

The U.S. pulls out of Iran Deal

Brian Pearlman, Copy Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under Nation & World

President Donald Trump campaigned on withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and on Tuesday May 8, ahead of the May 12 deadline, he did what many in Washington expected: he announced America would no longer be abiding by the terms of the JCPOA – also known as the Iran nuclear deal....

Leaving the headscarf behind

Leaving the headscarf behind

Brian Pearlman, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Nation & World

It appears to have started with Vida Movahed, a 31-year-old Iranian woman: Standing on a utility box on a busy street corner in Tehran, she quietly waved her headscarf as if it were a white flag while her long hair flowed behind her. This protest against Iran’s compulsory hijab laws quickly sparked a social ...

Iran protests send shockwaves around the world

Iran protests send shockwaves around the world

Neil Sengupta, Contributing Writer

January 16, 2018


Filed under Nation & World

Tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in massive protests on Dec. 28 against the Iranian regime that lasted all the way into last week. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, called for two separate U.N. emergency sessions to discuss the situation. The demonstrations occurred across Iran, and...

Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 16, 2017

Nation & World Briefs: Oct. 16, 2017

The Associated Press

October 16, 2017


Filed under Nation & World

This week's international headlines [accordions] [accordion title="Nigerian court convicts 45 in Boko Haram mass trials" load="show"] A Nigerian court has convicted 45 Boko Haram members in the largest mass trial in the Islamic extremist group's history. The closed-door proceedings have raised the concerns of human rights groups about whether the trials of the 1,669 peop...

60 senior US national security leaders support Iran deal

60 senior US national security leaders support Iran deal

Deb Reichmann

July 20, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty national security leaders, ambassadors, military leaders and former Cabinet secretaries signed a letter released on Monday in support of the nuclear deal with Iran. Read More »...

Reaching and sustaining a nuclear deal with Iran

Reaching and sustaining a nuclear deal with Iran

Kylie Allen

April 14, 2015


Filed under Opinions

As a Global Zero activist and proponent of total nuclear disarmament, I find the fact that another nation could likely join the nine nuclear weapons countries extremely unsettling. Read More »...

The nuances of nuclear diplomacy with Iran

The nuances of nuclear diplomacy with Iran

Brendan Pedersen

April 12, 2015


Filed under Nation & World

On April 2, after two years of contentious negotiation between Iran and the United States, the two world powers arrived at a tentative outline in Switzerland that would place tight restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program for the next 15 years.  A final deal will be presented by June 30, after which it will...

Negotiations and annihilation: Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress

Negotiations and annihilation: Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress

Benjamin Rios

February 27, 2015


Filed under Opinions

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on March 3 to Congress approaches, the mystery and drama around the timing of the speech is increasing. Prime Minister Netanyahu is set to encourage Congress with his speech to pass the Senator Kirk and Menendez bill on Iran to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities. Read More »...

No one is safe: Jordanian people refuse to let fear dictate their lives

No one is safe: Jordanian people refuse to let fear dictate their lives

Tom Rietz

February 22, 2015


Filed under Opinions

Throughout the past month, developments of the Jordanian-ISIL hostage crisis have gone from tense to brutally violent. Tensions between Jordan and the international terrorist organization have escalated to such a high point that Jordan has committed a violent bombardment of ISIL’s occupied territory. Iranian figures report that Jor...

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