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Iran Revolutionary Guard launches rocket amid more protests

Nov. 05, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard on Saturday launched a new satellite-carrying rocket, state TV reported, seeking to demonstrate the hard-line force's prowess even as anti-government protests rage across the country. Iranian state...

Report: Salman Rushdie lives, but loses use of eye and hand

Oct. 23, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie’s agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack from a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York, according to a published report. Literary agent Andrew Wylie told...

Iran's Olympic chief claims no punishment coming for climber

Oct. 20, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The president of Iran’s national Olympic committee claimed Thursday that competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi will not be punished or suspended after competing in South Korea over the weekend without wearing her nation’s mandatory headscarf. Supporters of...

Iranian rock climber who competed without hijab returns home

Oct. 19, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian climber Elnaz Rekabi returned to Tehran early Wednesday after competing in South Korea without wearing a headscarf, an act widely seen as support for anti-government demonstrators amid weeks of protests over the Islamic Republic's mandatory hijab. ...

EXPLAINER: Who is leading the crackdown on Iran's protests?

Oct. 13, 2022 03:11 AM EDT

They show up at the first signs of protest in Iran — men in black, riding motorcycles, often wielding guns or batons. They are members of what's known as the Basij, paramilitary volunteers who are fiercely loyal to the Islamic Republic. The shock troops of the ayatollahs have taken...

Iran's anti-veil protests draw on long history of resistance

Sep. 28, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

A young woman climbs to the top of a car in the middle of Mashhad, a conservative Iranian city famed for its Islamic shrines. She takes off her headscarf and starts chanting, “Death to the dictator!” Protesters nearby join in and cars honk in support. For many Iranian women,...

Analysis: Latest Iran protests likely not last for Tehran

Sep. 26, 2022 01:35 AM EDT

Only glimpses of videos that make it online show the protests convulsing Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman who had been detained by the nation's morality police. But those flashes show that public anger across the country, once only simmering, is now boiling. ...

Iran leader appears in public after nearly two weeks

Sep. 17, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke to students in person Saturday after being out of the public eye for nearly two weeks. Khamenei, 83, who normally speaks while sitting down, gave a seven-minute speech at the Imam Khomeini Hosseinieh, or...

Prosecutors review 'voluminous' evidence in Rushdie attack

Sep. 07, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The criminal case against the man charged with stabbing author Salman Rushdie involves so much potential evidence that prosecutors need more time to review it, the chief prosecutor said Wednesday. District Attorney Jason Schmidt of Chautauqua County in western...