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May 21, 2018 3:48 PM U.S. issues steep list of demands for nuclear treaty with Iran

Requirements include foreign-policy overhaul and cessation of all uranium enrichment The United States issued a steep list of demands on Monday to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Tehran doesn't change course. Drawing sharp contrasts 11

May 15, 2018 11:49 PM U.S. hits head of Iran’s central bank with terror sanctions

WASHINGTON—The United States designated the head of Iran’s central bank as a terrorist on Tuesday and barred anyone around the world from doing business with him, escalating financial pressure on Iran in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal. Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Iranian central bank, was named a “specially 10

May 12, 2018 2:23 PM Where does Syria go from here?

The CBC's Margaret Evans reports from Damascus, accompanied by Syrian government representatives She took questions Saturday about the ongoing conflict and the country's future. The conflict playing out in Syria between Iran and Israel left 42 people dead this week, including 19 Iranians, according to a Syria war monitor. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory 19

May 10, 2018 7:26 PM Israel bombards Iranian military positions in Syria

Israel and Iran have long fought each other through proxies, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this week has emboldened Israel to make a direct attack. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “the Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems 10

May 10, 2018 12:45 PM 'You are right about Iran,' says Harper and other former PMs in ad

Harper, other former leaders and politicians took out full-page ad in the New York Times Former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper has added his name to a full-page ad in the New York Times with a message to U.S. President Donald Trump: "You are right about Iran." The ad, titled "Mr. President, you are right about Iran" in bold letters, is signed 49

May 9, 2018 9:05 PM U.S. prepares to impose new sanctions on Iran

Restrictions could be applied as early as next week, according to Sarah Huckabee Sanders U.S. President Donald Trump is preparing to impose new sanctions on Iran, perhaps as early as next week, to ensure it does not develop nuclear weapons, the White House said on Wednesday, a day after Trump announced the United States was withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear 11

May 9, 2018 3:36 PM TSX edges lower despite strength in the energy sector led by oil

Canada’s main stock index edged lower in late-morning as strength in the energy sector boosted by a higher price for oil was offset by weakness in the financial sector. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 3.95 points to 15,838.76, after 90 minutes of trading. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 17.73 points to 24,342.48. The S&P 500 index 8

May 8, 2018 9:43 PM Syrian media report Israeli attack near capital Damascus

No comment from Israel, which almost never confirms or denies airstrikes in Syria Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus on Tuesday, saying its air defences intercepted and destroyed two of the incoming missiles. The reported attack came shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing 20

May 8, 2018 7:36 PM Boeing to consult with U.S. on 'next steps' after Trump's Iran move

Boeing Co. said on Tuesday it will consult with the U.S. government on "next steps" following President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a 2015 international agreement designed to deny Iran the ability to build nuclear weapons. IranAir has ordered 200 passenger aircraft worth $38.3 billion US at list prices, including 100 from Airbus, 80 from Boeing 22

May 8, 2018 12:11 PM Iran president warns of ‘problems’ as Trump decision on nuclear deal looms

Without directly naming Trump, Hassan Rouhani’s remarks represented the first official Iranian comment on the U.S. president’s tweet that he’d make an announcement on the deal Tuesday. However, the deal came with time limits and did not address Iran’s ballistic missile program or its regional policies. Trump has repeatedly pointed at that, while referring 9