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Hard-liner Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf re-elected as speaker of Iran's parliament

May. 28, 2024 04:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's parliament re-elected hard-liner Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf on Tuesday as its speaker, reaffirming its hard-right makeup in the wake of a helicopter crash that killed the country's president and foreign minister. Of 287 lawmakers voting, 198...

Iran further increases its stockpile of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade levels, watchdog says

May. 27, 2024 18:21 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade levels, according to a confidential report on Monday by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the latest in Tehran's attempts to steadily exert pressure on the international community. ...

A UN report says Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade levels

May. 27, 2024 11:35 AM EDT
VIENNA (AP) — A UN report says Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade levels.

Iran's acting president addresses new parliament after helicopter crash killing president, others

May. 27, 2024 08:31 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's acting President Mohammad Mokhber addressed the country's new parliament Monday in his first public speech since last week's helicopter crash that killed his predecessor and seven others. His speech comes as Iran prepares for a presidential election to...

Sean Baker's 'Anora' wins Palme d'Or, the Cannes Film Festival's top honor

May. 25, 2024 20:03 PM EDT

Sean Baker's “Anora,” a comic but devastating Brooklyn odyssey about a sex worker who marries the son of a wealthy Russian oligarch, won the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The win Saturday for “Anora” marked a coronation for Baker, the 53-year-old indie...

Biden's message to West Point graduates: You're being asked to tackle threats 'like none before'

May. 25, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden on Saturday told graduates of the U.S. Military Academy that their class is being called upon to tackle threats across the globe and preserve the country's ideals at home “like none before.” Biden said the phrase, the class motto, was...

4 hurt, 1 arrested after clashes between Iranian government supporters and opponents in London

May. 25, 2024 05:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police say four people were hurt and one was arrested when supporters of Iran’s authorities clashed with anti-government protesters at a London event marking the death of President Ebrahim Raisi. The Metropolitan Police force said officers were called Friday...

Iran's military says Raisi's helicopter caught fire soon after crash and there was no sign of attack

May. 24, 2024 04:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The helicopter carrying Iran's late President Ebrahim Raisi caught fire soon after it crashed into a mountain and there was no sign it was attacked, state media reported, citing the military's crash investigators. The statement from the general staff of the...

Today in History: May 24, first night game in Major League Baseball

May. 24, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 24, the 145th day of 2024. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1935, the first Major League Baseball game to be played at night took place at Cincinnati’s Crosley...

Iran inters its late president at holiest Shiite site in nation after fatal helicopter crash

May. 23, 2024 15:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran interred President Ebrahim Raisi at the nation's holiest Shiite shrine Thursday, days after he was killed in a helicopter crash that added to the woes of a country already beset by international sanctions, internal unrest and tensions abroad. ...