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China touts support from Gulf states for Uyghur treatment

Jan. 14, 2022 08:56 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it gained support on issues including the treatment of Uyghur Muslims from a number of Persian Gulf states following talks between their foreign ministers at which they agreed to upgrade relations. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin...

Iran leader's website showcases Trump drone strike animation

Jan. 13, 2022 07:19 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The website of Iran's supreme leader has showcased an animated video that appears to show a robot calling in a drone strike to assassinate former President Donald Trump. The animated video was part of a contest to mark the Jan. 3, 2020 killing of Iranian Gen....

Argentina protests Iranian suspect at Nicaragua event

Jan. 11, 2022 14:48 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The presence of a senior Iranian official at the investiture of Nicaragua’s president has angered Argentina, which alleges the official was involved in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. Argentina’s Foreign...

In Iran, Taliban hold talks with anti-Taliban Afghan group

Jan. 10, 2022 12:00 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers held talks over the weekend with senior leaders of an anti-Taliban alliance, the Taliban said Monday. The meeting, held in Tehran, was the first of its kind, underscoring Taliban efforts to bring their former opponents into the fold. ...

Middle East foreign ministers head to China for meetings

Jan. 10, 2022 08:17 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern states are visiting China this week for meetings with officials from the world’s second largest economy, a leading consumer of oil and source of foreign investment. The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday...

Iraq's new parliament holds 1st session marked by disarray

Jan. 09, 2022 12:27 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s new parliament reelected its speaker for a second term Sunday, the first step toward forming a new government after a general election whose results have been contested by powerful Iran-backed factions. In a reflection of tensions, the meeting was marked by...

Iran displays missiles amid nuclear talks with world powers

Jan. 07, 2022 07:28 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran displayed three ballistic missiles at an outdoor prayer esplanade in central Tehran on Friday as talks in Vienna aimed at reviving Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers flounder. The missiles — known as Dezful, Qiam and Zolfaghar —...

Iran holds mass funeral for '80s war dead amid nuclear talks

Jan. 06, 2022 08:14 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Thousands of mourners poured into the streets of Iranian cities on Thursday for the mass funeral of 250 victims of the Iran-Iraq war, a testament to the brutal conflict's widespread scale and enduring legacy 35 years later. A funeral procession...

Canada court: Iran should pay families over plane shootdown

Jan. 04, 2022 04:59 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A court in Canada has ruled that Iran should pay about $84 million in punitive damages to families of six people with Canadian citizenship or residency who were killed in the Iranian military's downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in 2020. The...

Series of attacks highlights reach of Iran-allied militias

Jan. 03, 2022 10:28 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels seized a ship in the Red Sea, armed drones targeted Baghdad's international airport, and hackers hit a major Israeli newspaper Monday — a string of assaults that showed the reach of Iran-allied militias on the second anniversary of...