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More hardship as new sandstorm engulfs parts of Middle East

May. 23, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A sandstorm blanketed parts of the Middle East on Monday, including Iraq, Syria and Iran, sending people to hospitals and disrupting flights in some places. It was the latest in a series of unprecedented nearly back-to-back sandstorms this year that have bewildered...

Iran vows revenge over killing of Guard member in Tehran

May. 23, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-line president vowed revenge on Monday over the killing of a senior Revolutionary Guard member gunned down in the heart of Tehran the day before, a still-mysterious attack on the country's powerful paramilitary force. Iranian President...

Freed UK woman says Iran forced her to sign false confession

May. 23, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British-Iranian charity worker who was detained in Tehran for almost six years says she was forced by Iranian officials to sign a false confession to spying before she was freed two months ago. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe said British government officials were present...

Building collapse kills 5 people, injures many in south Iran

May. 23, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least five people were killed when a 10-story commercial building still under construction collapsed Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Abadan, state TV reported. There were fears the casualty toll could be much higher as more than 80 people were...

Iran Revolutionary Guard colonel is shot dead in Tehran

May. 22, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior member of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard was killed outside his home in Tehran on Sunday by unidentified gunmen on a motorbike, state TV reported. Although the Guard gave only scant detail about the attack that occurred in broad daylight in the...

UN envoy: US sanctions on Iran worsen humanitarian situation

May. 18, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Sweeping U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran have badly impacted the country’s economy and worsened the humanitarian situation in the Persian Gulf nation, a United Nations special envoy said Wednesday. According to Alena Douhan, the U.N. special rapporteur on...

Analysis: Condolence calls from elite show UAE ruler's power

May. 18, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coming from around the globe, airplanes carrying world leaders have landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to offer condolences for the death of the country's president — and acknowledge the influence of the man now fully in charge. ...

UN envoy warns that Iraq's `streets are about to boil over'

May. 17, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Iraq warned its political leaders Tuesday that “the streets are about to boil over” because of their deadlock and failure to address a host of issues, including the suffering of ordinary people and armed groups firing rockets with impunity. ...

Legal advocates sue US over Iranian-born scholar's treatment

May. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Canadian diabetes researcher scheduled to start a two-year fellowship at Harvard Medical School was wrongfully denied entry to the U.S. and discriminated against based on her Iranian heritage, according to legal filings. Harvard Law School’s Immigration and...

Iran inaugurates new drone production line in Tajikistan

May. 17, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it inaugurated a production line for manufacturing a new military drone in Tajikistan, a first for both nations. A report by the official IRNA news agency said the ceremony took place during a visit to the Central Asian nation by Gen. Mohammad...