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Crisis-hit Lebanese parliament fails to elect president

Sep. 29, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Parliament on Thursday failed to elect a new president, with the majority of lawmakers casting blank ballots and some walking out. The failure pointed out deep political divisions that threaten prolonged political paralysis and a leadership void at time...

Iraq summons Iranian ambassador after drone bombing campaign

Sep. 29, 2022 07:23 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq summoned the Iranian ambassador on Thursday to deliver a diplomatic complaint following a deadly drone bombing campaign, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Iranian drones targeted an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on...

Kurdish officials: Death toll climbs in Iranian drone attack

Sep. 28, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

KOYA, Iraq (AP) — An Iranian drone bombing campaign targeting the bases of an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on Wednesday killed at least nine people and wounded 32 others, the Kurdish Regional Government’s Health Ministry said. The strikes took place as...

Iran's anti-veil protests draw on long history of resistance

Sep. 28, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

A young woman climbs to the top of a car in the middle of Mashhad, a conservative Iranian city famed for its Islamic shrines. She takes off her headscarf and starts chanting, “Death to the dictator!” Protesters nearby join in and cars honk in support. For many Iranian women,...

Kurdish health ministry says Iran strikes in northern Iraq kill at least seven and wound 28

Sep. 28, 2022 08:16 AM EDT
SULIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish health ministry says Iran strikes in northern Iraq kill at least seven and wound 28.

Iranian lawmaker slams protesters; cleric appeals for calm

Sep. 27, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A hard-line Iranian lawmaker Tuesday slammed female protesters who have taken off mandatory headscarves as prostitutes, doubling down on the government stance amid the dramatic demonstrations following the death of a 22-year-old woman detained by the country’s...

UN nuclear watchdog, Iranian officials meet in Vienna

Sep. 27, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said he met with his Iranian counterpart in Vienna for talks about an ongoing investigation into manmade uranium particles found at undeclared sites in Iran. “Dialogue has restarted with Iran on clarification of...

Amid protests, Iran’s Guard strikes Kurdish groups in Iraq

Sep. 26, 2022 15:09 PM EDT

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard on Monday unleashed a wave of drone and artillery strikes targeting what Tehran says are bases of Iranian Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq, a semiofficial news agency reported. It was the second such cross-border assault...

12 arrested after clashes outside Iranian Embassy in London

Sep. 26, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police said Monday that 12 people were arrested and at least five police officers were seriously injured after violent disorder broke out during protests outside the Iranian Embassy in London. Large crowds had gathered all week outside the compound to protest...

2 more arrests in deadly attack during Norway Pride festival

Sep. 26, 2022 06:17 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting during the Norwegian capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival, police said Monday. The total number of suspects is now at four. A 42-year-old Norwegian citizen originally from Iran...