Austin is accused of telling President Barack Obama that ISIS was merely a "flash in the pan."
The Tass state news agency cited an anonymous source who said Anatoly Gubanov was suspected of having "handed over secret aviation development data abroad."
Tehran has blamed Israel for last week's killing of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh near Tehran.
Biden said in an interview published this week that he wants to make sure America's allies are on the same page before he takes action on China.
Iran has blamed Israel for last week's killing of its top nuclear scientist, and vowed revenge against those responsible.
Putin is now the only major world leader not to have congratulated Joe Biden on his victory over President Donald Trump.
After his recent pardon by President Donald Trump, the retired general tweeted the inflammatory appeal on Twitter: "Freedom never kneels except for God."
Three pro-democracy leaders were imprisoned for between 7 and 13.5 months on Wednesday for their role in anti-government protests.
The United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission's latest report comes after a year of deteriorating American-Chinese relations.
President Donald Trump's critics warn that even on his way out of the White House he is sowing the seeds for extremist right-wing violence.
Iranian officials are furious after the killing of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh—widely considered the father of Iran's atomic program—last week.
The China Daily newspaper said the speed of congratulatory phone calls showed that the world has tired of the Trump administration.
Loujain al-Hathloul has been held without trial for more than 900 days and on Wednesday her case was transferred to the Specialized Criminal Court used to try terrorist offenses and silence dissidents.
People who write off the Trump presidency as an aberration or a blip are perhaps missing the true direction of the Republican Party and the American right.
Biden will nominate Anthony Blinken to be secretary of state and Jake Sullivan as national security adviser.
The Yemeni rebel group used a cruise missile to strike an oil site near the city of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast.
An Israeli cabinet minister appeared to suggest that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had traveled to Saudi Arabia, but the country's foreign minister denied it.
A draft list, seen by Reuters, includes the names of 89 Chinese companies accused of ties to the country's military forces.
Riyadh has enjoyed American backing despite a raft of human rights abuses, but now must deal lwith Biden who has promised to "reassess" ties.
Blinken, 58, served in President Barack Obama's administration as deputy secretary of state and principal deputy national security adviser.
Biden wants to rejoin the JCPOA, but has hinted at broadening the deal to include Iran's missile arsenal and its network of regional proxies.
The Trump administration is pushing ahead with more sanctions on Iran, and the president reportedly asked for military options to strike the country's nuclear facilities.
Pompeo's visit to Israel was widely seen as a farewell victory lap and celebration of the pro-Israeli policies of the Trump administration.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp found an ally in President Donald Trump. The transition of power has left some concerned about continued American support against China.
The BDS movement calls for boycotts and sanctions on Israel over its treatment of the Palestinian people.
The Trump administration is turning the screws on Tehran, seeking to collapse Iran's economy before the end of the president's term.
The president is still pushing his long-shot litigation and conspiracy theories, but lawmakers are increasingly acknowledging his defeat in private.
Trump critics have noted that Iran is closer to a nuclear weapon now than at the start of his term, despite his efforts to contain Tehran.
Biden wants to resurrect the Iran nuclear deal, but four years of conflict with President Trump has left Tehran wary.