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Iran building collapse kills 14 as mayor and others detained

May. 25, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 14 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city's mayor in a widening probe of the disaster. The...

Thousands attend funeral for slain Guard colonel in Iran

May. 24, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Thousands of mourners poured into the streets of Tehran on Tuesday to pay their respects to a senior Revolutionary Guard member fatally shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle earlier this week, punching the air with their fists and chanting “Death to Israel.” ...

More hardship as new sandstorm engulfs parts of Middle East

May. 23, 2022 21:45 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...

Schools, offices close in Tehran as sandstorm hits Iran

May. 17, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Schools and government offices closed in the Iranian capital on Tuesday and elsewhere in the country after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran, state TV reported. The report said the air quality was very poor and that the pollution from the dust was high. It...

Iran state TV says 2 French nationals arrested over protests

May. 17, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of two French citizens, saying they met with protesting teachers and took part in an anti-government rally. The report identified the two as Cecile Kohler, 37, and Chuck Paris, 69, and said they were not on a...