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Missile from Syria lands in Israel, triggers Israel strike

Apr. 22, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Syrian anti-aircraft missile landed in southern Israel early Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country's top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said. In response, it said it attacked the missile launcher and air-defense systems in neighboring Syria....

High-ranking Iranian general dies of heart disease at 65

Apr. 19, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-ranking general key to Iran's security apparatus has died, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi, who died at 65, served as deputy commander of the Quds, or Jerusalem, force of...

Denmark charges 3 Iranian separatists with promoting terror

Apr. 15, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three members of an Iranian separatist group, the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz, were charged Thursday with financing and promoting terror in Iran with an unnamed Saudi intelligence service. The three, who were arrested...

Iranian state television acknowledges attack on Iranian ship in Red Sea believed to be a Revolutionary Guard base

Apr. 07, 2021 17:22 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state television acknowledges attack on Iranian ship in Red Sea believed to be a Revolutionary Guard base.

Iran prosecutor says 10 indicted for Ukraine plane shootdown

Apr. 06, 2021 03:26 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Ten officials have been indicted in Iran over the 2020 military shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed 176 people, a prosecutor said Tuesday, an announcement coming just as Tehran begins indirect negotiations with the West over its collapsed...

Iran media quote outgoing Tehran military prosecutor saying 10 officials indicted for 2020 shootdown of Ukrainian plane

Apr. 06, 2021 03:00 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran media quote outgoing Tehran military prosecutor saying 10 officials indicted for 2020 shootdown of Ukrainian plane.

AP sources: Iran threatens US Army post and top general

Mar. 21, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

Iran has made threats against Fort McNair, an Army post in the U.S. capital, and against the Army’s vice chief of staff, two senior U.S. intelligence officials said. They said communications intercepted by the National Security Agency in January showed that Iran’s...

Iran denies it attacked Israeli-owned ship in Gulf

Mar. 09, 2021 15:06 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran has rejected what it says are Israel’s unfounded allegations that Iran's Revolutionary Guard attacked an Israeli-owned cargo ship near the Gulf of Oman last month. Iran's U.N. ambassador in a letter circulated Tuesday accused Israel of...

B-52s again fly over Mideast in US military warning to Iran

Mar. 07, 2021 10:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A pair of B-52 bombers flew over the Mideast on Sunday, the latest such mission in the region aimed at warning Iran amid tensions between Washington and Tehran. The flight by the two heavy bombers came as a pro-Iran satellite channel...

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says authorities disrupted attempted hijacking of passenger jet in flight on Thursday

Mar. 05, 2021 05:55 AM EST
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says authorities disrupted attempted hijacking of passenger jet in flight on Thursday.