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Iran's outdoor painters seek to capture, preserve old Tehran

Jul. 07, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran residents accustomed to seething at slow-moving traffic, sweltering in summer heat and suffocating in smog may be surprised to find a growing number of outdoor painters reveling in the Iranian capital’s historic charm. The overcrowded metropolis may be...

Putin's week: Facing NATO expansion, West's unity on Ukraine

Jul. 01, 2022 02:20 AM EDT

It has not been an easy week for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He took his first foreign trip since the invasion of Ukraine to shore up relations with troublesome Central Asian allies. He watched as NATO declared Moscow its main enemy and invited Russia's neighbors Sweden and...

Russian forces leave Snake Island, keep up eastern assault

Jun. 30, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces withdrew from a strategic Black Sea island Thursday, potentially easing the threat to the vital Ukrainian port city of Odesa, but kept up their push to encircle the last stronghold of resistance in the eastern province of Luhansk. The...

Iraqi caretaker PM in Iran to rekindle talks with Saudis

Jun. 26, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iraq’s caretaker prime minister met with Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday, state TV reported, on a visit aimed at reactivating Baghdad-mediated talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi officially received Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who...

Iran and EU say Vienna nuke talks will resume in coming days

Jun. 25, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The European Union and Iran agreed on Saturday to resume negotiations in Vienna in the coming days over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. The agreement could help relieve tensions after the talks stalled for months, while Iran enriches uranium...

Ex-US Vice President Mike Pence denounces Tehran 'brutality'

Jun. 23, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

MANZA, Albania (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday denounced the Iranian regime for “brutality” and urged the Biden administration not to renew a nuclear deal with Tehran, saying it would embolden Iran's leadership. Pence flew 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers)...

Today in History: June 18, first U.S. woman in space

Jun. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 18, the 169th day of 2022. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues...

Iran media: Scores injured in explosion at chemical factory

Jun. 14, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi accepted the resignation of the country’s labor minister, following weeks of protests by retirees, while the country is under heavy sanctions since 2018. Iran’s government spokesman, Ali Bahadori Jahromi, said Tuesday that...

2 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard die amid tensions

Jun. 13, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two members of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division died as “martyrs” in Iran in separate incidents over the weekend, Iranian media reported on Monday. The term is typically a designation given to those on important assignments. ...

Venezuelan leader, Iranian president sign 20-year agreement

Jun. 11, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro and Iran's hard-line president signed a 20-year cooperation agreement Saturday, a day after Maduro praised the Islamic Republic for sending badly needed fuel to his nation despite U.S. sanctions. In an interview with President...