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Mohammad Rasoulof fled Iran to debut his film in Cannes. 'I have many more stories to tell,' he says

May. 23, 2024 13:42 PM EDT

Mohammad Rasoulof was facing eight years in prison — and likely more considering the uncompromising nature of his latest film, “The Seed of the Sacred Fig” — when he decided to flee Iran. His films and statements criticizing government-sanctioned violence against protesters...

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

May. 23, 2024 13:09 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. ...

Iran's late President Ebrahim Raisi is interred at holiest Shiite shrine in nation, days after fatal helicopter crash

May. 23, 2024 11:52 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's late President Ebrahim Raisi is interred at holiest Shiite shrine in nation, days after fatal helicopter crash.

Iran's supreme leader and proxy militias pray for late president and others dead in helicopter crash

May. 22, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader and representatives of militia groups he backs in the Middle East prayed Wednesday over the coffins of the country's late president, foreign minister and other officials killed in a helicopter crash earlier this week. Hundreds of thousands...

From London to Los Angeles, many Iranians overseas cheer, and fear, after president's death

May. 22, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Among Iranian communities from London to Los Angeles, few tears are being shed over the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, killed in a weekend helicopter crash. But there are not always loud cheers, either. While some hope the demise of a powerful figure...

Iran's supreme leader presides over a funeral for the country's late president and others killed in a helicopter crash

May. 22, 2024 01:43 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader presides over a funeral for the country's late president and others killed in a helicopter crash.

The Latest | UN food aid collapses in Rafah as Israeli leaders decry war crime accusations

May. 21, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

The United Nations said Tuesday that it was no longer able to distribute food aid in the southern Gaza city of Rafah due to lack of supplies and insecurity. The humanitarian crisis has escalated over the past two weeks since Israel launched an incursion into Rafah that closed a...

Mourners begin days of funerals for Iran's president and others killed in helicopter crash

May. 21, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mourners in black began gathering Tuesday for days of funerals and processions for Iran's late president, foreign minister and others killed in a helicopter crash, a government-led series of ceremonies aimed at both honoring the dead and projecting strength in...

Protesters against war in Gaza interrupt Blinken repeatedly in the Senate

May. 21, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In wide-ranging testimony before the Senate Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken denounced the chief prosecutor of the world’s top war crimes court for seeking the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said that despite offering condolences for the...

Analysis: Iran's nuclear policy of pressure and talks likely to go on even after president's death

May. 21, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While Iran's nuclear program stands at the precipice of tipping over into enriching uranium at weapons-grade levels, Tehran has held quiet, indirect talks with the United States and invited the head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog into the country for...