Tag: Western Asia

Iran Imposes Death Sentence on American Man Accused of Spying


Iran’s judiciary on Monday sentenced to death an imprisoned American convicted of espionage for the Central Intelligence Agency. The punishment shocked his family and was imposed against a backdrop of increasingly bellicose relations with the United States over the disputed

Turkey Confirms Civilian Deaths in Airstrikes


A Turkish official has confirmed that 35 people killed in Turkish airstrikes in Iraq are civilians the military mistook for Kurdish rebels. Ruling party official Huseyin Celik said initial information shows the victims were smugglers, “not terrorists,” and apologized for

Mossad chief: A nuclear Iran isn’t necessarily an existential threat


Tamir Pardo says Israel using various means to foil Iran's nuclear program, but if Iran actually obtained nuclear weapons, it would not mean destruction of Israel. A nuclear-armed Iran wouldn't necessarily constitute a threat to Israel's continued existence, Mossad chief

Iranian Court Begins Trial of U.S. Man


An Iranian court began hearings on Tuesday in the trial of a man who appeared on state television this month and confessed to being an American spy sent to infiltrate the intelligence services of Iran. The man, identified as Amir

Syria security forces attacked in Damascus


DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian state TV said Friday that two vehicles packed with explosives had been detonated in Damascus, targeting state security services. The TV said Friday's explosions were caused by separate "terrorist operations" that targeted the state security building

US urges Iran to free alleged CIA spy after TV confession


The US state department has called on Iran to release an American man who was arrested in Tehran and accused of being a CIA spy tasked with infiltrating the regime's intelligence service. Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, a 28-year-old Iranian American, confessed

Iran ‘Arrests’ Alleged CIA Spy


Iran's Intelligence Ministry said it had arrested an Iranian man working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The ministry did not identify the alleged CIA spy or disclose when he was seized. It said the man — believed to be a U.S.