Tag Archives: Iran

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U.S. official to discuss 'boat people' on visit to Myanmar

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A senior U.S. state department official will visit Myanmar on Thursday for talks with the government approximately a "boat people" crisis in the Andaman Sea. Antony Blinken,…

Altice to buy US cable operator Suddenlink for $9.1 billion

PARIS (AP) — European cable & mobile phone operator Altice has marked its entry into the U.S. market with a deal to buy a controlling stake in Suddenlink Communications for…

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Singer among 19 held in Spain for 'glorifying' attacks

Spanish police on Tuesday arrested 19 people, including the lead vocalist of a rap rock band, suspected of praising & encouraging attacks by three radical groups, officials said. "Nineteen people…

Cablevision sues Verizon over claims in commercial targeting FiOS

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – Cablevision Systems Corp sued Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday, seeking a judge's finding that its television commercial claiming Verizon's FiOS service does not…

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Trial of Iranian-American journalist to start in Tehran on May 26 – ISNA

ANKARA (Reuters) – The trial of jailed Iranian-American journalist Jason Rezaian will commence on May 26 at a court in Tehran, a judicial spokesman told a semi-official news agency on…

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Report: Trial of US reporter held in Iran to start next week

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The trial of a Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for nearly 10 months will commence next week, a defense lawyer representing the Iranian-American journalist said…

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Ad it up: A splendid drama, 'Mad Men,' comes to an end

NEW YORK (AP) — "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner promised a finale that was "dramatic & appropriate." He delivered. This incomparable drama set in the 1960s New York advertising world…

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Britons beat ice cap journey record

A British adventurer & his team of polar explorers have smashed the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland's ice cap. A "worn out yet absolutely ecstatic" Tom Avery, along…