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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem gestures as he speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. Al-Moallem, a career diplomat who became one of the country's most prominent faces to the outside world during the uprising against Syria's President Bashar Assad, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. He was 79. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Syria’s longtime Foreign Minister al-Moallem dies at age 79

Nov. 16, 2020 7:37 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s longtime Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, a career diplomat who became one of the country’s most prominent faces to the outside world during the uprising against President Bashar Assad, died on Monday. He was 79. Al-Moallem, who served as ambassador to Washington for...

Bolivia's new President Luis Arce, center, raises his fist as he walks with Vice President David Choquehuanca, left, on their inauguration day in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

New leftist leader takes office in Boliva

Nov. 8, 2020 12:56 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — New leftist President Luis Arce took office in Bolivia on Sunday, bitterly criticizing last year's ouster of his mentor, former leader Evo Morales, and branding the conservative interim administration that followed as “brutal.” The former economy minister inherits a...

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. On Sunday, Rouhani called on President-elect Joe Biden to

Iran's president calls on Biden to return to nuclear deal

Nov. 8, 2020 8:23 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president called on President-elect Joe Biden to “compensate for past mistakes” and return the U.S. to Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a state-run news agency reported Sunday. Hassan Rouhani's comments mark the highest-level response from Iran to...

Police work behind a restricted zone near the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Tunisian carrying Quran fatally stabs 3 in French church

Oct. 29, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — A young Tunisian man armed with a knife and carrying a copy of the Quran attacked worshippers in a French church and killed three Thursday, prompting the government to raise its security alert to the maximum level hours before a nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The attack in...

A man prays in the street outside the Notre Dame church in Nice, southern France, after a knife attack took place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. An attacker armed with a knife killed at least three people at a church in the Mediterranean city of Nice, prompting the prime minister to announce that France was raising its security alert status to the highest level. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

The Latest: Prosecutor: attacker not on intelligence radar

Oct. 29, 2020 5:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack in Nice, France, (all times local): 10:25 p.m. France’s anti-terrorism prosecutor says the Nice attacker, who was born in 1999, was not on the radar of intelligence agencies as a potential threat. Jean-Francois Ricard detailed the gruesome scene inside the...

Iran's Zarif urges UN to unite against US unilateral actions

Oct. 26, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister used his speech for the 75th anniversary of the United Nations to accuse the United States of initiating or joining eight wars since 200 that displaced 37 million people and resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives and...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, an Iranian clergyman stands next to missiles and army troops, during a manoeuvre, in an undisclosed location in Iran. A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that bared it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday, Oct. 18, 20202, as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States. (Majid Asgaripour/Mehr News Agency via AP, File)

Russia calls for collective security in Gulf, US blames Iran

Oct. 20, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister called for collective efforts Tuesday to prevent a large-scale war in the Persian Gulf and got strong support from all Security Council members except the United States, which called Iran the major culprit and urged that it be held accountable for...

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, an Iranian clergyman stands next to missiles and army troops, during a manoeuvre, in an undisclosed location in Iran. A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that bared it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday, Oct. 18, 20202, as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States. (Majid Asgaripour/Mehr News Agency via AP, File)

UN arms embargoes on Iran expire despite US objections

Oct. 18, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday as planned under its nuclear deal with world powers, despite objections from the United States, which insists the ban remains in place. While Iran says it...

FILE - In this image made from UNTV video, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at UN headquarters.  Iran’s president on Friday, Oct. 9,  is calling on the international community to condemn the Trump administration's latest decision to blacklist Iran’s financial sector.   (UNTV via AP, File)

Iran president calls on world to condemn new US sanctions

Oct. 9, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called on the international community to condemn the Trump administration's decision to blacklist Iran’s financial sector, the country's official news agency reported. According to the IRNA report, Rouhani said in a phone conversation...

FILE - In this July 19, 2020, file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaks during a press conference with his Iraqi counterpart, Fouad Hussein during his visit to Baghdad, Iraq. China says Iran's foreign minister will visit the country from Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 to Saturday, a day after the Trump administration blacklisted virtually all of Iran’s financial sector in the latest step aimed at the oil-rich country’s economy. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

Iran foreign minister on China visit following US sanctions

Oct. 8, 2020 11:25 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China says Iran's foreign minister will visit the country from Friday to Saturday, a day after the Trump administration blacklisted virtually all of Iran’s financial sector in the latest step aimed at the oil-rich country’s economy. In a brief announcement, China’s...