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Arab leaders play down Palestinian issue in leaked video

Feb. 14, 2019 4:08 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office on Thursday released a video of a closed meeting in which senior Gulf Arab officials play down the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, defend Israel's right to defend itself, and describe Iran as the greatest threat to regional peace. The...

Iranians mark anniversary of victory day in 1979 revolution

Feb. 11, 2019 1:42 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Waving Iranian flags, chanting "Death to America" and burning U.S. and Israeli flags, hundreds of thousands of people poured out onto the streets across Iran on Monday, marking the date that's considered victory day in the country's 1979 Islamic Revolution. On Feb. 11 that year, Iran's...

AP WAS THERE: Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution sweeps nation

Feb. 11, 2019 1:48 AM EST

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Feb. 11, 1979, after days of running street battles and uncertainty, Iran's military stood down and allowed the Islamic Revolution to sweep across the country. The caretaker government left behind by the cancer-stricken Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who weeks earlier left the nation, quickly...

Key moments in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution

Feb. 11, 2019 1:22 AM EST

Forty years ago, Iran's military said it wouldn't stand in the way of revolutionaries and returned to its barracks, signaling the end of the rule of the shah. The effects of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, including the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the ensuing hostage crisis, have reverberated through...

Iran's revolution bridged sectarian rift before deepening it

Feb. 10, 2019 6:35 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Inspired in part by Iran's Islamic Revolution, a young Egyptian army lieutenant emptied his machine gun into President Anwar Sadat in 1981, killing a leader who made peace with Israel and offered the shah a refuge after his overthrow. The assassination carried out by...

Long lines to buy meat illustrate Iran's economic woes

Feb. 8, 2019 1:35 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In the frigid air of a Tehran winter, a mother of two stands in a long line of shoppers waiting for the chance to buy discounted meat at a store supported by Iran's government. "Yesterday, after nearly two hours in the line, the shopkeeper said: 'It is finished, try another day,'" Zahra...

Watchdog: Revolutionary Iran jails 1.7 million in 30 years

Feb. 7, 2019 11:08 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Media advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said Thursday that Iranian authorities arrested, jailed and sometimes executed 1.7 million people around the capital Tehran alone in the first 30 years after the 1979 Islamic revolution. The organization revealed its count that included regime...

Iran's 'revolution babies' weigh their progress since 1979

Feb. 7, 2019 5:21 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — They were born after their parents' protests brought down the shah of Iran in 1979, when enthusiasm gave way to the hard years of U.S.-led isolation and a bloody, eight-year war with Iraq. Iran's "revolution babies" are a major force in the country today, in the wake of the overthrow of...

Torture still scars Iranians 40 years after revolution

Feb. 6, 2019 9:49 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The halls of the former prison in the heart of Iran's capital now are hushed, befitting the sounds of the museum that it has become. Wax mannequins silently portray the horrific acts of torture that once were carried out within its walls. But the surviving inmates still remember the...

Iran's revolutionaries have mixed feelings, 40 years later

Feb. 4, 2019 6:38 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Forty years after he defected from the shah's Imperial Guard to join the Islamic Revolution, Mohammad Reza Tajik, like many Iranians from that time, looks back wistfully at the youthful excitement they felt and the losses they suffered since then. Working in his woodshop in Tehran, he...