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The Latest: Iranian TV journalist not accused of crime

Jan. 19, 2019 1:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an Iranian TV anchor detained in the U.S. (all times local): 3:05 p.m. According to partially unsealed federal court documents, a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television who has been jailed in the U.S. has not been accused of any crime. Marzieh...

Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

Jan. 19, 2019 1:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials confirmed Friday that a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness and has not been charged with any crime, according to court papers. Marzieh Hashemi has appeared twice before a U.S. district judge in...

Iran state TV says its US-born newscaster to appear in court

Jan. 18, 2019 12:28 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi's court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster's son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in...

Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Jan. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late...

From New Orleans to Tehran: Life of detained Iran newscaster

Jan. 17, 2019 10:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — She is largely unknown in the United States. But the American anchorwoman for Iran's state-run broadcaster, detained last weekend by U.S. authorities, is a familiar face on its English-language channel. As a newscaster for Press TV, Marzieh Hashemi has been conducting...

Dutch prosecutors: Reporter expelled by Turkey is a suspect

Jan. 17, 2019 10:32 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey deported a Dutch journalist on Thursday after receiving information about her from prosecutors in the Netherlands involved in a terrorism investigation. A Dutch prosecutor's office spokeswoman said the reporter is a suspect in an investigation, but not for terrorism offenses....

Indian guru gets life sentence in murder of journalist

Jan. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian court sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison on Thursday in the murder 16 years ago of a journalist who published a letter about the guru's alleged sexual exploitation of women. The guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh...

Iran newspapers, minister criticize US arrest of newscaster

Jan. 17, 2019 8:02 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran kept up its criticism Thursday of the FBI's apparent arrest of an American anchorwoman from Iran's state-run English-language TV channel, with its foreign minister saying "she's done nothing but journalism." The hard-line Vatan-e Emrooz paper criticized the detention...

Investigative journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead by gunmen

Jan. 17, 2019 7:59 AM EST
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Investigative journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead by gunmen.

American anchor for Iranian TV is arrested on visit to US

Jan. 17, 2019 3:34 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A prominent American anchorwoman on Iranian state television has been arrested by the FBI during a visit to the U.S., the broadcaster reported Wednesday, and her son said she was being held in a prison, apparently as a material witness. Marzieh Hashemi, who worked for the network's...