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Iran Isn’t So Keen on Bitcoin After All. But It May Have Other Cryptocurrency Plans.

Iran Isn’t So Keen on Bitcoin After All. But It May Have Other Cryptocurrency Plans.

Iran's government—like so many others—is grappling with how to approach digital assets.
The Guardian view on eastern Ghouta: the powerful compete, Syrian civilians pay | Editorial

The Guardian view on eastern Ghouta: the powerful compete, Syrian civilians pay | Editorial

Deaths mount in the besieged opposition enclave, but there is no end to Syria’s enmeshed wars in sightBloodied children. Maimed children. Children pulled from the rubble, grey with dust, their mouths
Europe’s Sanctions-Blocking Threats Are Empty

Europe’s Sanctions-Blocking Threats Are Empty

When it comes to Iran sanctions, the EU must satisfy Trump’s demands. Access to the U.S. financial system hangs in the balance.
Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring

Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring

There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.
Trump Administration Turns Away Iranian Christians

Trump Administration Turns Away Iranian Christians

Despite White House promises and U.S. legal protections for religious minorities, Washington rejects appeal for asylum from more than 100 Iranian Christians.
Op-Ed Contributor: Forced Confessions in Iran’s House of the Dead

Op-Ed Contributor: Forced Confessions in Iran’s House of the Dead

Political prisoners who recanted their views to support the Islamic Republic at a news conference at Evin Prison in Tehran in February 1986.

The Next Petro? Iranian Minister Reveals Cryptocurrency Plans

Iran's central bank is developing a cryptocurrency, though it has no plans to embrace bitcoin.
At U.S. Urging, Pakistan to Be Placed on Terrorism-Financing List

At U.S. Urging, Pakistan to Be Placed on Terrorism-Financing List

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, center, founder of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, in 2017. An international task force has decided to place Pakistan on a terrorism-financing watch list.
At U.S. Urging, Pakistan to Be Placed on Terrorism-Financing List

At U.S. Urging, Pakistan to Be Placed on Terrorism-Financing List

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, center, founder of the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, in 2017. An international task force has decided to place Pakistan on a terrorism-financing watch list.
Moscow mired in Syria as Putin’s gameplan risks a deadly ending

Moscow mired in Syria as Putin’s gameplan risks a deadly ending

Russian leader’s gamble backing Bashar al-Assad increasingly looks miscalculatedFrom his spot in the ruins of east Ghouta, Arif Othman sees the current phase of Syria’s war as brutally simple. The
One million birds killed illegally every year at a wildlife site in Iran

One million birds killed illegally every year at a wildlife site in Iran

Conservationists sound alarm over unprecedented slaughter of rare and endangered species by hunters at three lagoonsA million wild birds a year are now being killed illegally at a single wildlife site
Syria: fresh fighting in eastern Ghouta despite UN-ordered ceasefire

Syria: fresh fighting in eastern Ghouta despite UN-ordered ceasefire

Offensives seen as Assad regime’s bid to eliminate opposition and as challenge to security council’s authoritySyrian regime forces launched a fresh ground and air offensive on Sunday against rebel
Rewrite Iran Deal? Europeans Offer a Different Solution: A New Chapter

Rewrite Iran Deal? Europeans Offer a Different Solution: A New Chapter

President Trump with Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, right, and Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the national security adviser, who have been able to talk him out of ending the Iran nuclear deal in the

“Seeing Ershadi”

Fiction by Nicole Krauss: “His face did something to me. Or, rather, the film, with its compassion and its utterly jarring ending, did something to me.”
Rewrite Iran Deal? Europeans Offer a Different Solution: A New Chapter

Rewrite Iran Deal? Europeans Offer a Different Solution: A New Chapter

President Trump with Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, right, and Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the national security adviser, who have been able to talk him out of ending the Iran nuclear deal in the
Women should not have to dress modestly | Letters

Women should not have to dress modestly | Letters

Where are the suffragettes of New York of 1912 with their red-painted lips when we need them, asks Pipa Monjardino. And perhaps Muslim women need a #MeToo campaign in solidarity with their brave
Rewrite Iran Deal? Europeans Offer a Different Solution: A New Chapter

Rewrite Iran Deal? Europeans Offer a Different Solution: A New Chapter

President Trump with Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, right, and Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the national security adviser, who have been able to talk him out of ending the Iran nuclear deal in the
Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution to Pressure Iran Over Yemen Missiles

Russia Vetoes U.N. Resolution to Pressure Iran Over Yemen Missiles

Soldiers allied with Yemen’s Saudi-backed government on a mountainside exposed to Houthi rebels below on the outskirts of Sana, Yemen’s capital.