Iran Asks UN Chief to Intervene with US after Court Ruling
Iran asked U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Thursday to convince the United States to stop violating state immunity after the top U.S. court ruled that $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets must be paid to American victims of attacks blamed on Tehran.
Iran's Supreme Leader Says US lifted Sanctions Only on Paper
Iran's Supreme Leader accused the United States on Wednesday of scaring businesses away from Tehran and undermining a deal to lift international sanctions.
UN Envoy Says Progress Made in Yemen Peace Talks
The UN special envoy to Yemen said Tuesday that warring parties have agreed to a framework for talks that will open the way for extensive negotiations to end the conflict.
Bomb kills 7 at Shiite Shrine
A car bomb killed at least seven people yesterday near the Shiite shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of the Syrian capital Damascus, state television reported.
Qatar National Bank Investigating Alleged Data Hack
Qatar National Bank, the largest lender in the Middle East and Africa by assets, is investigating an alleged security breach of data posted online this week that revealed the names and passwords of a large number of customers.
NGOs Call on Obama to Pressure his Gulf Allies into Releasing Imprisoned Activists
11 non-governmental organizations called on the US President Barack Obama to help release imprisoned human rights activists in Gulf states, whose leaders are meeting in Saudi Arabia this month.