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Iranian authorities release a French national who was imprisoned for over 20 months

Jun. 14, 2024 02:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French national Louis Arnaud arrived in France on Thursday after he was released by Iran, where he was imprisoned for over 20 months for allegedly taking part in nationwide protests. Arnaud was greeted by his family in the presence of French Foreign Affairs Minister...

Presidential election a prime target for foreign disinformation, intelligence officials say

Jun. 13, 2024 04:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials who track disinformation campaigns say they have issued more warnings to political candidates, government leaders and others targeted by foreign groups in recent months as America's adversaries seek to influence the outcome of the 2024 election. ...

Iran OKs 6 candidates for presidential race, but again blocks Ahmadinejad

Jun. 09, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Guardian Council on Sunday approved the country’s hard-line parliament speaker and five others to run in the country’s June 28 presidential election following a helicopter crash that killed President Ebrahim Raisi and seven others. ...

Iran approves hard-line parliament speaker, 5 others for June 28 president election; bars former President Ahmadinejad

Jun. 09, 2024 07:28 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran approves hard-line parliament speaker, 5 others for June 28 president election; bars former President Ahmadinejad.

Iran helicopter crash shows Tehran's reliance on an aging fleet as well as its challenges at home

Jun. 08, 2024 01:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — By the time Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi boarded his window seat on a helicopter ferrying him, the foreign minister and six others, thick clouds already had begun forming around the mountaintops along the Azerbaijan-Iran border. Despite the worsening weather,...

Attacks on businesses linked to US brands rattle Baghdad as anger over the war in Gaza surges

Jun. 07, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A dozen masked men jump out of two SUVs and a white pickup and storm a KFC in Baghdad, smashing everything in sight before fleeing the scene. A few days earlier, similar violence played out at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken and Chili House — all American brands popular in the Iraqi...

Yemen's Houthi rebels unveil solid-fuel 'Palestine' missile that resembles Iranian hypersonic

Jun. 06, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels have unveiled a new, solid-fuel missile in their arsenal that resembles aspects of one earlier displayed by Iran that Tehran described as flying at hypersonic speeds. The rebels fired its new “Palestine” missile, complete...

UN nuclear agency's board votes to censure Iran for failing to cooperate fully with the watchdog

Jun. 05, 2024 21:32 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear watchdog's board on Wednesday censured Iran for failing to cooperate fully with the agency, diplomats said, calling on Tehran to provide answers in a long-running investigation and reverse its decision to bar several experienced U.N. inspectors. ...

The U.N. nuclear agency's board approves a resolution calling on Iran to improve its cooperation, diplomats say

Jun. 05, 2024 11:59 AM EDT
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency's board approves a resolution calling on Iran to improve its cooperation, diplomats say.

Iran's acting top diplomat dismisses US-proposed Gaza cease-fire deal in visit to Lebanon

Jun. 03, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran’s acting foreign minister dismissed a Gaza cease-fire deal proposed by U.S. President Joe Biden and warned Israel against launching an all-out war on Lebanon during a visit to Beirut Monday, his first official diplomatic visit since his predecessor died last month. ...