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Iran disperses crowd angry over building collapse killing 29

May. 28, 2022 08:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian riot police fired tear gas and shot into the air to disperse an angry crowd of hundreds of people near the site of a building collapse in the southwestern city of Abadan, online video analyzed Saturday showed. One report by Iran's...

Iran seizes 2 Greek tankers in Persian Gulf as tensions rise

May. 27, 2022 21:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers Friday in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf, officials said. The action appeared to be retaliation for Athens' assistance in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an Iranian-flagged...

Building collapse death toll in southwest Iran rises to 26

May. 27, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescue teams at the site of a 10-story collapsed building in southwestern Iran pulled seven more bodies from the rubble on Friday, bringing the death toll in the disaster to 26, Iranian state TV reported Friday. A tower at the Metropol Building that was...

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says its navy has seized 2 Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf

May. 27, 2022 12:34 PM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard says its navy has seized 2 Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.

US Navy says it's 'looking into' reports that Iran seized 2 Greek oil tankers after Tehran threatened 'punitive action'

May. 27, 2022 12:11 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US Navy says it's 'looking into' reports that Iran seized 2 Greek oil tankers after Tehran threatened 'punitive action.'

Iran lodges protest over ship seized in Greek waters

May. 27, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state media reported Friday that Tehran has demanded the release of a ship seized by Greek authorities in their waters allegedly under pressure by Washington last month. The foreign ministry summoned the Swiss envoy, who represents the United States in...

Ship expands Iran Revolutionary Guard's reach to new waters

May. 27, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard is building a massive new support ship near the strategic Strait of Hormuz as it tries to expand its naval presence in waters vital to international energy supplies and beyond, satellite photos obtained by The Associated...

Iranian oil tanker's cargo seized in Greece after US request

May. 26, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The crude oil cargo of an Iranian-flagged tanker that was stopped in Greek waters last month has been seized and is being transferred to another vessel following a request from the U.S., a Greek official said Thursday. The official said following a “judicial...

Canada cancels June 5 exhibition vs Iran after criticism

May. 26, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's exhibition against Iran at Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 5 was canceled on Thursday following criticism by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Canada Soccer Association issued a short statement announcing the cancellation but did not include...

US urges Yemen's Houthis to free US Embassy's local staff

May. 26, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United States on Thursday urged Yemen's Houthi rebels to release all U.S. Embassy local staffers that they had detained, following the death of one of them after seven months in captivity. The Iran-backed Houthis seized the headquarters of the U.S. Embassy in the...