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Iranian singer who won Grammy for Mahsa Amini protest anthem is sentenced to prison in Iran

Mar. 01, 2024 20:23 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian singer who won a Grammy presented by U.S. first lady Jill Biden has been sentenced to more than three years in prison over his anthem supporting the 2022 protests over the death of Mahsa Amini. Shervin Hajipour posted on Instagram on...

Iranian parliament vote, first since 2022 mass protests, sees a low turnout despite government push

Mar. 01, 2024 15:40 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran held its first parliamentary election Friday since mass 2022 protests over mandatory hijab laws following the death of Mahsa Amini, apparently drawing a low turnout amid calls for a boycott. It wasn't immediately clear if voter apathy or an...

The US is bracing for complex, fast-moving threats to elections this year, FBI director warns

Feb. 29, 2024 14:06 PM EST

McLEAN, VA. (AP) — The United States expects to face fast-moving threats to American elections this year as artificial intelligence and other technological advances have made interference and meddling easier than before, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday. “The U.S. has...

A bomb destroyed a Jewish community center in Argentina in 1994. What has happened since?

Feb. 29, 2024 08:21 AM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — On July 18, 1994, an explosion destroyed the Buenos Aires headquarters of the Argentine-Israelite Mutual Association, a Jewish community center. The worst such attack in the history of Argentina left 85 dead and more than 300 injured. Official reports...

Russian rocket successfully puts Iranian satellite into orbit

Feb. 29, 2024 03:55 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian rocket on Thursday successfully put an Iranian satellite into orbit, a launch that underlined increasingly close cooperation between Moscow and Tehran. Russia's state-run Roscosmos corporation said that a Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Vostochny launch...

A brazen iPhone scam in Iran reflects its economic struggles and tensions with the West

Feb. 29, 2024 00:33 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With flashy celebrity ads and promises of deep discounts, a shop in Iran's capital had offered consumers in the Islamic Republic one of the hottest products in the country — an iPhone that came out in 2021. But instead of getting their hands on the handsets,...

Movie Review: An Iranian woman and her daughter flee abuse in moving indie ‘Shayda’

Feb. 28, 2024 16:43 PM EST

Noora Niasari’s delicately moving “ Shayda ” puts the viewer in the shoes of an Iranian woman in Australia living in a women’s shelter with her 6-year-old daughter. The violence happens before we enter the story, and yet actor Zar Amir Ebrahimi’s face and body tells us...

Turkish drones kill 3 in an attack on a local Christian militia in northeastern Syria, officials say

Feb. 28, 2024 15:44 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish drone strikes in northeastern Syria on Wednesday killed at least three members of a local Christian force and wounded others, including civilians, a Kurdish official and a Syrian opposition war monitor said. Also on Wednesday, reported Israeli airstrikes hit...

Many in Iran are frustrated by unrest and poor economy. Parliament elections could see a low turnout

Feb. 28, 2024 15:09 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran is holding parliamentary elections this Friday, yet the real question may not be who gets elected but how many people actually turn out to vote. Widespread discontent over the cratering economy, years of mass protests rocking the country,...

US and UK hit Iranian deputy commander and Houthi member with sanctions

Feb. 27, 2024 17:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and U.K. sanctioned a deputy commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and a Houthi militant member, Tuesday. The U.S. additionally sanctioned firms registered in Hong Kong and the Marshall Islands, along with two ships, including one that transported $100...