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Iran bolsters border security to prevent 'infiltration'

Nov. 25, 2022 06:12 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has sent additional units of special forces to fortify its northern border with Iraq and clamp down on what it says is infiltration by Kurdish opposition groups, Iranian state media reported on Friday. Gen. Mohammad Pakpour, chief of ground forces of the...

UN rights body deplores Iran crackdown, establishes probe

Nov. 24, 2022 12:20 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council voted Thursday to condemn the bloody crackdown on peaceful protests in Iran and create an independent fact-finding mission to investigate alleged abuses, particularly those committed against women and children. A resolution put forward by...

US sanctions more Iranian officials as crackdowns continue

Nov. 23, 2022 11:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions against three more Iranian security officials in response to the Tehran government's continued crackdown on protests after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died while being held by the morality police for violating the country’s strictly...

Report: Explosion near Syrian capital kills Iranian colonel

Nov. 23, 2022 10:10 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An explosion in Syria has killed an official with Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, the force said on its website Wednesday, blaming Israel for the killing. The force identified the officer killed as Col. Davoud Jafari, who it said was working for the Guard's...

Iran says it enriches uranium to 60% purity at Fordo site

Nov. 22, 2022 15:57 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has begun producing enriched uranium at 60% purity at the country's underground Fordo nuclear plant, official media reported Tuesday, describing it as a response to a resolution by the United Nations' nuclear watchdog. The increased enrichment, reported by...

Iran to close schools in Tehran over of high air pollution

Nov. 22, 2022 13:45 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — All schools in the Iranian capital of Tehran will close for a day because of dangerously poor air quality, the country's state television reported on Tuesday. Primary schools have been closed for the past two days in Tehran, which has over 10 million residents,...

Official: Iran airstrikes target Kurdish groups in Iraq

Nov. 22, 2022 12:45 PM EST

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iran on Tuesday launched a new round of strikes at Iranian Kurdish dissident groups based in Iraq’s northern, semi-autonomous Kurdish region, a spokesman said. Iranian opposition groups were targeted in two locations, in the areas of Perdi and Degala,...

Activists: Iranian forces unleash heavy fire on protesters

Nov. 21, 2022 13:56 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian security forces used heavy gunfire against protesters in a Kurdish town in the country's west on Monday, killing at least five during an anti-government protest that erupted at the funeral of two people killed the day before, activists said. ...

Women's protests overshadow Iran's World Cup loss

Nov. 21, 2022 12:02 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Iran’s players didn’t sing their national anthem and didn’t celebrate their goals. In the stands, many Iranian fans showed solidarity with the protest movement that has roiled the country for months. Iran’s World Cup opener Monday against England was not...

Blaming Kurds for unrest, Iran threatens Iraq with offensive

Nov. 18, 2022 11:36 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A senior Iranian military official visiting Baghdad this week threatened Iraq with a ground military operation in the country’s north if the Iraqi army does not fortify the countries’ shared border against Kurdish opposition groups, multiple Iraqi and Kurdish officials said. ...