EghtesadOnline: The United States signed a landmark deal with the Taliban on Saturday, laying out a timetable for a full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan within 14 months as it seeks an exit from its longest-ever war.
EghtesadOnline: The US Senate passed legislation on Thursday to limit the president’s ability to wage war against Iran, rebuking him weeks after a strike against an Iranian top military commander and Tehran’s retaliation raised fears of broader regional conflict.
EghtesadOnline: The US House of Representatives voted on Thursday to stop US President Donald Trump from further military action against Iran, as the Middle East remained tense after the US assassination of a top Iranian commander and Iran’s retaliatory missile strikes.
EghtesadOnline: US Democratic presidential contenders on Friday condemned the airstrike that killed Iranian military commander, Qasem Soleimani, saying US President Donald Trump’s decision was reckless and could lead the United States to another war in the Middle East.
EghtesadOnline: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran will not adopt policies that would lead the country toward war at a time of heightened tensions in the region.
EghtesadOnline: US President Donald Trump claimed on Monday that Iran appeared to have been responsible for the weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities, but said he would “like to avoid” a military conflict with Tehran and emphasized his interest in diplomacy.
EghtesadOnline: In spite of the push by certain hawks for a military conflict between Tehran and Washington, war is unlikely due to both Tehran's advanced defense capabilities and global warnings of the far-reaching implications of such a clash.
EghtesadOnline: Iran does not want to see anything happen that could further raise tensions in the region, says a senior diplomat, who insists that war is not an option for the country.
EghtesadOnline: US researchers have said that air pollution, primarily caused by burning fossil fuels, is the world's top killer.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday criticized Washington for its hostile policy toward his country and said the U.S. approach was doomed to failure.