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Apathy greets Iran presidential vote dominated by hard-liner

Jun. 18, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in a presidential election dominated by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's hard-line protege after the disqualification of his strongest competition, fueling apathy that left some polling places largely deserted despite pleas to...

In Iran's subdued election, many voters appear to stay home

Jun. 18, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As Iranian state TV showed people streaming to cast their ballots Friday and news anchors praised them for coming out to vote, very different scenes played out on Tehran’s streets, where many polling places appeared relatively empty. ...

EXPLAINER: Iran vote to determine next president, direction

Jun. 18, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's presidential election Friday will determine who will lead the country's civilian government as tensions remain high between the Islamic Republic and the West over its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. WHO IS RUNNING? ...

Iran's supreme leader casts ceremonial first vote in a presidential election tipped in favor of his hard-line protege

Jun. 17, 2021 22:36 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader casts ceremonial first vote in a presidential election tipped in favor of his hard-line protege.

Iran nuclear deal hangs in balance as Islamic Republic votes

Jun. 17, 2021 02:22 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers hangs in the balance as the country prepares to vote on Friday for a new president and diplomats press on with efforts to get both the U.S. and Tehran to reenter the accord. The deal...

Iran election race narrows but fears persist of low turnout

Jun. 16, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran grappled with fears of low voter turnout two days ahead of its presidential election as the race narrowed on Wednesday into a showdown between the country’s hard-line judiciary chief and moderate former Central Bank chief. ...

Germany buys Dubai asset data in fight against tax evasion

Jun. 16, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister has ordered the purchase of data on Germans with assets in Dubai as part of efforts to combat tax evasion, following similar purchases by regional authorities of data from Switzerland in the past decade. The Finance Ministry said...

Saudi man accused of participating in rebellion executed

Jun. 15, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia executed a young man Tuesday who was convicted on charges stemming from his alleged participation in an anti-government rebellion by minority Shiites. A leading rights group said his trial, however, was “deeply flawed.” ...

In Oman, fungal infection detected in some COVID-19 patients

Jun. 15, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman announced Tuesday that its doctors have detected a potentially fatal fungal infection afflicting some coronavirus patients, the first such known cases on the Arabian Peninsula as the sultanate faces a surge in COVID-19 infections that has swamped its...

UAE-backed Yemen leader says his troops at island air base

Jun. 15, 2021 07:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A militia leader and nephew of Yemen's late strongman president has acknowledged that his Emirati-backed troops are stationed on an island in a crucial maritime chokepoint where a mysterious air base is now under construction. The...