Facing an outbreak of the coronavirus, Iran has been sending signals that it's willing to release foreigners in detention. But the wife of an imprisoned British Iranian says a window of opportunity for Western nations to reach a deal with Iran on a prisoner swap "seems to have been wasted completely."
The scenes in Iran mirror the coronavirus outbreaks in Wuhan, China, northern Italy, and now, New York City. At least 2,234 people have died in Iran as of today, according to the government — although outside observers believe the number is far higher.
British Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained in Iran in 2016 under charges of espionage. Now she's been furloughed as Iran hopes to ease the transmission of COVID-19 among its prison population.
Protesters denouncing Iran's clerical rulers took to the streets after the Iranian government admitted it had mistakenly shot down a passenger jet Jan. 8. But others said that the crash should not be politicized.
Europe looked on Friday for ways to guide the United States and Iran away from open conflict, believing that a miscalculation from either side could leave the bloc facing a war and a serious nuclear proliferation crisis at its doorstep.
Ukraine outlined four potential scenarios on Thursday to explain the deadly crash of one of its airliners in Iran, including a missile strike and terrorism, as Iranian investigators said the plane was on fire before it fell to the ground.
US President Donald Trump made a statement Wednesday regarding tensions between the US and Iran. Ivo Daalder, former US ambassador to NATO, speaks with The World's Marco Werman about the president's remarks and the future of the US-Iran relationship.
US President Donald Trump spoke from the White House Wednesday following the missile attacks on Iraqi bases housing US troops and on the killing of an Iranian commander that has sparked a new Middle East crisis.
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