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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.” ...

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...

US vice president, top officials visit UAE to pay respects

May. 16, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered American delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and meet with the newly ascended president. The trip marks the highest-level visit by...

Iran arrests at least 22 protesting staple food price hikes

May. 13, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have arrested at least 22 demonstrators who had been protesting sudden price hikes of subsidized staple foods in two southern cities, state media reported early Friday. The arrests follow Iran's announcement this week that the cost of cooking...

Qatari emir in Iran offers support for reviving nuclear deal

May. 12, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Qatar’s emir met with Iranian leaders on Thursday, offering support for efforts to revive the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, even as talks on the tattered accord remain deadlocked. Despite its small size, the tiny Gulf Arab sheikdom plays a...

Iran raises prices of food staples, stirring panic and anger

May. 12, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran abruptly raised prices as much as 300% for a variety of staples such as cooking oil, chicken, eggs and milk on Thursday. Scores of alarmed Iranians waited in long lines to snatch up bundles of food and emptied supermarket shelves across the country in the...

EXPLAINER: Who's the Swedish doctor facing execution in Iran

May. 12, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vida Mehrannia is trying to save her husband’s life. Iran is scheduled to put him to death within nine days — by May 21. To Iran, the 50-year-old Ahmad Reza Jalali is a spy for Israel. To his colleagues, he is a respected physician specialized...

Iran’s president says oil exports have doubled since August

May. 09, 2022 16:03 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president said Monday the country is exporting twice as much oil as when he took office in August, despite heavy sanctions on oil exports imposed by the U.S. Ebrahim Raisi made the claim in a live interview on state-run TV without elaborating, including...

Syria President Assad visits Iran for meetings in rare trip

May. 08, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad met with Iranian leaders in Tehran on Sunday, Iranian and Syrian media reported, marking his second trip to major wartime ally Iran since Syria’s civil war erupted in 2011. Nour News, a website close to Iran’s Supreme National...