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Apparent Israeli attack in Iran draws anti-aircraft fire as tensions high between Mideast rivals

Apr. 19, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An apparent Israeli drone attack near a major air base and a nuclear site around the central city of Isfahan activated Iranian air defenses early Friday, just days after Tehran's unprecedented drone-and-missile assault on Israel. No Iranian...

The Latest | G7 warns of new sanctions against Iran as world reacts to apparent Israeli drone attack

Apr. 19, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

Group of Seven foreign ministers warned of new sanctions against Iran on Friday for its drone and missile attack on Israel and urged both sides to avoid an escalation of the conflict. Meanwhile, an apparent Israeli drone attack on Iran saw troops fire air defenses near the central...

Israel's long-term credit rating is downgraded by S&P, 2nd major US agency to do so, citing conflict

Apr. 19, 2024 08:30 AM EDT

Israel's long-term credit rating is being downgraded by S&P, which cited the risk of military escalation with Iran. It is the second major U.S. credit ratings agency to do so. There was an apparent drone attack at a major air base and a nuclear site near the central city of...

The Latest | Iran says air defense batteries fire after explosions reported near major air base

Apr. 19, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

Iran fired air defense batteries Friday reports of explosions near a major air base at the city of Isfahan, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. It remained unclear if the country was under attack, but tensions remain high after Iran’s unprecedented missile-and-drone attack on Israel. The...

US and UK issue new sanctions on Iran in response to Tehran's weekend attack on Israel

Apr. 18, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and U.K. on Thursday imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran as concern grows that Tehran’s unprecedented attack on Israel could fuel a wider war in the Middle East. The sanctions are meant to hold Iran accountable for its weekend attack and to deter...

Congress moving swiftly on bipartisan action to punish Iran after revenge attack on Israel

Apr. 18, 2024 11:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's attack against Israel over the weekend has spurred a flurry of bipartisan legislative action in Congress, uniting lawmakers against the country even as the risk of a larger regional war looms. Several measures introduced and passed in the House and the...

Pakistan says Iran's President Raisi will visit next week despite tensions in the Middle East

Apr. 18, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi will visit Pakistan as scheduled next week despite increasing tension in the Middle East in the wake of Tehran's aerial attack on Israel, Pakistan's foreign minister said Thursday. Ishaq Dar said Raisi will arrive in the capital,...

The Latest | Netanyahu says Israel will decide how to respond as Iran warns against retaliation

Apr. 17, 2024 23:05 PM EDT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would decide whether and how to respond to Iran’s major air assault earlier this week, brushing off calls for restraint from close allies. Israel has vowed to respond to Iran’s unprecedented attack, leaving the region bracing for...

EU leaders vow to impose tougher sanctions against Iran as Ukraine's president pleads for support

Apr. 17, 2024 19:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed on Wednesday to ramp up sanctions against Iran as concern grows that Tehran's unprecedented attack on Israel could fuel a wider war in the Middle East. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy used the summit to remind the leaders that his country still...

Netanyahu brushes off calls for restraint, saying Israel will decide how to respond to Iran's attack

Apr. 17, 2024 18:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday his country would be the one to decide whether and how to respond to Iran’s major air assault earlier this week, brushing off calls for restraint from close allies. Israel has vowed to respond to Iran’s...