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US and Qatar reach ‘quiet understanding’ not to release $6 billion sent to Iran for now, Treasury official tells House Democrats

CNN -- The United States and Qatar have reached a “quiet understanding” not to allow Iran to access any of the $6 billion in Iranian funds that were transferred to Qatari accounts...

Siamak Namazi, Emad Shargi and Morad Tahbaz

What we know about 3 of the Americans who were released from Iranian detention

Shawna Mizelle, CNN September 18, 2023

CNN– The release on Monday of the Americans who were wrongfully detained in Iran ends a years-long saga that included lengthy detentions in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, which is known for its long...

US President Joe Biden walks to board Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on Sunday, September 17. (Kent Nishimura/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: “Today, five innocent Americans who were imprisoned in Iran are finally coming home”

Nikki Carvajal, CNN September 18, 2023

CNN– US President Joe Biden celebrated the return of five Americans the US considered wrongfully detained by Iran “after enduring years of agony, uncertainty, and suffering.” “Today, five innocent...

Biden authorizes airstrike in Syria after suspected Iranian-affiliated drone kills US contractor and wounds 5 US troops

The US conducted an airstrike in Syria against what it said were Iranian-affiliated facilities after a suspected Iranian drone on Thursday struck a facility housing US personnel in the country, killing...

US calls Iran’s claim of a prisoner swap deal a ‘cruel lie’

  CNN -- Biden administration officials on Sunday sharply denied Iranian claims that a prisoner swap deal had been reached. “Statements from Iranian officials that a deal regarding...

Students to protest for Free Iran Wednesday

Students to protest for Free Iran Wednesday

Francesca Malinky, Reporter January 23, 2023

Two Iranian students are trying to bring awareness and gain support with a Free Iran protest happening Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Risman Plaza. This protest is to gain support in order to demand...

This picture taken 26 December 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC. The Pentagon, which is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense (DOD), is the worlds largest office building by floor area, with about 6,500,000 sq ft (600,000 m2), of which 3,700,000 sq ft (340,000 m2) are used as offices. Approximately 23,000 military and civilian employees and about 3,000 non-defense support personnel work in the Pentagon. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STAFF/AFP via Getty Images)

US carries out air strikes in Syria targeting Iranian backed militias

(CNN) -- The US military on Thursday struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks."Up to a handful"...

International student Surya Suresh walks past Terrace Hall where the Office of Global Education temporarily has its department. International recruitment and admissions makes efforts to admit new students during the pandemic.

Recruitment, admissions process for international students picks back up for future semesters

Kelly Krabill Reporter February 7, 2021

As one of his first acts as president, Joe Biden signed an executive order to revoke the travel ban from several Muslim countries.Nonimmigrant students come from 120 countries to study at Kent State and...

Masks for Hope delivers medical supplies to local hospitals during the first drop-off on April 1. 

Kent State students donate medical masks to local hospitals, connect with international suppliers

Jenna Borthwick, TV2 Reporter April 16, 2020

“The way I see it is that some of these masks could save lives,” said Irvin Cardenas, a robotics researcher and computer science Ph.D. student at Kent State University. As the number of coronavirus...

A protestor holds up a sign on Risman Plaza on Jan. 25, 2020. The protest was peaceful and put together by Students for a Democratic Society.

Protest turns to lesson on Iran, Middle East conflict

Sara Crawford Assigning Editor January 25, 2020

For the Global Day of Protest, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) participated in the No War on Iran protest, starting on Risman Plaza. “Some groups have organized a global day protest and it’s...

OPINION: Trump and Iran

Shams Mustafa Columnist January 23, 2020

Like most Republicans, Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times that justifies President Donald Trump’s action in terminating the Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani....

The situation in Syria has been rapidly deteriorating. Last week, the Trump administration ordered US troops to step aside from the border in northern Syria, effectively paving the way for Turkey to launch an offensive against US-backed Kurdish forces who they regard as enemies.

The situation in Syria is rapidly deteriorating. Four things you need to know.

By Nick Paton Walsh, CNN October 14, 2019

Originally Published: 14 OCT 19 12:09 ETUpdated: 14 OCT 19 15:28 ET    (CNN) -- The situation in Syria has been rapidly deteriorating.Last week, the Trump administration ordered US troops to step aside...

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