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Today in History: June 18, first U.S. woman in space

Jun. 18, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 18, the 169th day of 2022. There are 196 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues...

Venezuela's Maduro meets Qatar's ruling emir on Mideast trip

Jun. 15, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with Qatar's ruling emir on Wednesday as part of a Mideast tour. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani posted a photo on social media of the two meeting, saying they “discussed prospects for enhancing...

Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro visits Qatar on Mideast tour

Jun. 14, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro traveled Tuesday to the energy-rich nation of Qatar as part of a Mideast tour. Maduro was met at Doha International Airport by Qatar's minister of state for foreign affairs, Sultan bin Saad al-Muraikhi, and...

Venezuela's Maduro visits Kuwait, speaks to crown prince

Jun. 13, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited Kuwait on Monday and spoke to the small, oil-rich nation's crown prince, state media reported. “We are on this necessary tour to reactivate ties of work, cooperation, commonality, solidarity,...

Long, fraught timeline of tensions over Iran nuclear program

Jun. 09, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

Iran has started removing 27 surveillance cameras installed by U.N. inspectors at nuclear sites around the country, widening a dispute over Tehran's program as it enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. Here’s a timeline of the major events involving Iran’s...

Death toll in Iran building collapse rises to at least 38

Jun. 05, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll in a catastrophic tower collapse in southwestern Iran rose to at least 38 on Sunday, state TV reported, as emergency workers pulled another body from the rubble amid fears still more could be trapped in the destruction. It's unclear...

Supreme Leader acknowledges Iran took Greek oil tankers

Jun. 05, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei acknowledged Saturday that Iran took two Greek oil tankers last month in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf. The confiscations were retaliation for Greece's role in the U.S. seizure of crude oil from an...

Report: Iranian police arrest man after attack on cleric

Jun. 03, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian security forces on Friday arrested a young man following an assault on a top provincial cleric in the central city of Isfahan, Iranian media reported. The cleric appeared unharmed in a video broadcast after the attack. According to the semiofficial Fars...

Health minister: Iran marks first day without COVID deaths

Jun. 02, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s health minister said Thursday the country has marked its first day after more than two years without a single COVID-19 death, lauding this as a significant milestone for a nation that long had the highest number of coronavirus cases in the Middle East. ...

Iran exiles claim disrupting Tehran's surveillance cameras

Jun. 02, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Government-run surveillance cameras around Iran's capital reportedly were “disrupted” Thursday, while an exile group claimed it hacked into over 5,000 cameras around Tehran ahead of commemoration of the death of the founder of the Islamic Republic. ...