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Iran airs video with 2 French citizens it claims were spying

Oct. 06, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Thursday published video showing two detained French citizens purportedly confessing to acts of espionage, as Iranian leaders sought to portray ongoing anti-government protests as a foreign plot instead of widespread anger over the death of a 22-year-old...

Analysis: Iran protests persist, becoming threat for Tehran

Oct. 06, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests in Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman detained by the country's morality police have stretched into a third week, even after authorities disrupted the internet, deployed riot troops and attacked perceived enemies abroad. That...

Detained Iranian-American, 85, leaves Iran for major surgery

Oct. 05, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An 85-year-old Iranian-American detained for six years in Iran on what the U.S. says were specious espionage charges left the country and was flown to Oman and then to the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday for urgent medical treatment. A lawyer...

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says detained Iranian-American Baquer Namazi, 85, has left country for Oman

Oct. 05, 2022 05:07 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says detained Iranian-American Baquer Namazi, 85, has left country for Oman.

Iran's president tries to assuage anger as protests continue

Oct. 04, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday appealed for national unity and tried to allay anger against the country’s rulers, even as the anti-government protests that have engulfed the country for weeks continued to spread to universities and high schools. ...

Iran's supreme leader breaks silence on protests, blames US

Oct. 03, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei responded publicly on Monday to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn what he called “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests. ...

Iran's supreme leader, in 1st remarks on Iran protests, condemns rioting as 'unnatural,' 'planned' by non-Iranians

Oct. 03, 2022 06:12 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader, in 1st remarks on Iran protests, condemns rioting as 'unnatural,' 'planned' by non-Iranians.

Top Iran official warns protests could destabilize country

Oct. 02, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s parliamentary speaker warned Sunday that protests over the death of a young woman in police custody could destabilize the country and urged security forces to deal harshly with those he claimed endanger public order, as countrywide unrest entered its...

State news: 4 elite paramilitary Guards killed in Iran clash

Oct. 01, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack by armed separatists on a police station in a southeastern city killed 19 people, including four members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. The assailants in Friday's attack...

Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including Guard commander

Sep. 30, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state-linked media reported late Friday that up to 19 people, including a commander in the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, were killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan. It was not...