Latest Iran News

Hard-line newspaper: Violent Iran protesters face execution

Nov. 19, 2019 4:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line newspaper in Iran is suggesting that those who led violent protests will be executed by hanging as the unrest continues. An article published Tuesday in the Keyhan newspaper made the claim, though Iranian authorities still have not offered a detailed...

Israeli military says 4 rockets fired from Syria intercepted

Nov. 19, 2019 2:49 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it intercepted four incoming rockets from Syria on Tuesday and explosions were heard shortly after that in Damascus, a week after another Israeli strike targeted a top Palestinian militant in the Syrian capital. Israeli air defense systems captured the...

Iran downplays, demonizes protests amid internet shutdown

Nov. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday alternatively downplayed and demonized ongoing protests across the country that have killed at least five people and renewed pressure on the government as the country struggles under the weight of U.S. economic sanctions. The full scale of the protests,...

Attorney: Ex-Marine held by Iran seeks victim’s fund payment

Nov. 18, 2019 5:18 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A former Marine who was imprisoned by Iran on suspicion of spying is seeking payment from a fund intended for victims of state-sponsored terrorism. Attorney Scott Gilbert says he filed the lawsuit Monday in federal claims court on behalf of Amir Hekmati. Hekmati was born in Arizona and...

US cancels civil nuclear cooperation waiver for Iran

Nov. 18, 2019 3:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he is canceling one of four sanctions waivers that had allowed foreign companies to work with Iran's civilian nuclear program without U.S. penalties. Pompeo also warned Iran’s leadership not to crack down on protests that recent fuel price...

Saudi-led coalition says Yemeni rebels hijacked vessel

Nov. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iran-aligned rebels have hijacked a vessel south of the Red Sea, the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Monday. Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency quoted coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki as saying that Houthi rebels seized the vessel while it was towing a South...

Report: Leaked intelligence cables show Iran’s grip on Iraq

Nov. 18, 2019 12:23 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of pages of purported Iranian intelligence documents have come to light that detail Iran’s massive influence in neighboring Iraq, The New York Times and The Intercept reported on Monday. The unprecedented leak of 700 pages of what appears to be Iranian intelligence cables...

AP Explains: Iran gas price protests quickly turn violent

Nov. 18, 2019 7:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Protests over gasoline prices have swept across some 100 cities and towns in Iran, turning violent faster than widespread economic protests in 2017 and rallies over the country’s disputed 2009 presidential election. The scale of the unrest that began on Friday...

Iran’s top leader warns ‘thugs’ as protests reach 100 cities

Nov. 17, 2019 10:45 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday cautiously backed the government’s decision to raise gasoline prices by 50% after days of widespread protests, calling those who attacked public property during demonstrations “thugs” and signaling that a...

Saudi Aramco seeks record-setting IPO with value up to $1.7T

Nov. 17, 2019 1:12 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil giant Aramco announced Sunday it will sell a 1.5% stake in the company as it looks to raise as much as $25.6 billion from the sale, potentially becoming the most-valuable initial public offering in history. The newly released figures...