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Israel says Syrian missile was not aimed at nuclear reactor

Apr. 22, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday that a Syrian missile that reached deep into Israeli territory and set off air raid sirens near the country's top-secret nuclear reactor was the result of a misfire and not a deliberate attack. The missile landed in...

Gunmen kill two Guard members in Iran’s Kurdish area

Apr. 22, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Unknown gunmen suspected of terrorism killed two members of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, the official IRNA news agency reported on Thursday. The Guard members also killed two gunmen and wounded several of their accomplices in the...

Sanctions-battered Iran, weary of pandemic, faces worst wave

Apr. 22, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iran faces what looks like its worst wave of the coronavirus pandemic yet, Tehran commuters still pour into its subway system and buses each working day, even as images of the gasping ill are repeatedly shown on state television every night. ...

US outlines possible sanctions relief for Iran in nuke talks

Apr. 21, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. official said Wednesday that the Biden administration has laid out examples of the kinds of sanctions on Iran it’s willing to lift in exchange for Iran’s return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. The official said the U.S....

Canadian judge grants Huawei CFO request to delay hearings

Apr. 21, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian judge has granted Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou’s request to delay the final leg in her extradition hearings, days before they were set to begin. British Columbia Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes said...

Iran, Saudis hold talks in Baghdad, few expect quick results

Apr. 21, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A first round of direct talks between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran signaled a possible de-escalation following years of animosity that often spilled into neighboring countries and at least one still-raging war. But few expect quick results. The...

Report: Mideast countries top 2020 global executioners list

Apr. 20, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Apart from China and despite a worldwide drop in death sentences, countries in the Middle East remained among the world’s leading executioners last year, Amnesty International said Wednesday. The number of executions worldwide...

Negotiators see signs of progress in Iran nuclear talks

Apr. 20, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats working in Vienna on a solution to bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran and world powers are taking a break from talks to consult with their leaders amid continued signs of progress, Russia's delegate said Tuesday. ...

Progress in Iran nuclear talks but resolution still far away

Apr. 19, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — High-level talks in Vienna aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran are moving ahead with experts working on drafting proposals this week, but a solution remains “far away,” Russia's delegate said Monday. The U.S....

Iran, Indonesia foreign ministers discuss trade, economy

Apr. 19, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed trade and economic issues in a meeting in Jakarta on Monday with his Indonesian counterpart, the two countries said. Zarif emphasized the importance of finalizing a preferential...