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US: Russia, Iran moving toward full defense ‘partnership’

Dec. 09, 2022 18:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is accusing Russia of moving to provide advanced military assistance to Iran, including air defense systems, helicopters and fighter jets, part of deepening cooperation between the two nations as Tehran provides drones to support Vladimir Putin's...

UN rights chief: Iran seeks 'chilling effect' with execution

Dec. 09, 2022 08:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights official on Friday said Iran's first execution of a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country’s ongoing nationwide protests is “very troubling" and an attempt by Tehran to stifle further anti-government demonstrations. ...

Iran executes first known prisoner arrested in protests

Dec. 08, 2022 23:27 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Thursday it executed a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country's ongoing nationwide protests, the first such death penalty carried out by Tehran. The execution of Mohsen Shekari comes as other detainees also...

US hits prominent Turkish executive with Iran oil sanctions

Dec. 08, 2022 13:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is imposing sanctions on a prominent Turkish businessman reportedly close to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for violations of U.S. restrictions on the sales of Iranian oil. The Treasury Department announced Thursday it was...

Iran says it has executed 1st prisoner known to be convicted for alleged crime stemming from ongoing nationwide protests

Dec. 08, 2022 01:18 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran says it has executed 1st prisoner known to be convicted for alleged crime stemming from ongoing nationwide protests.

Android phones in Iran get false quake alerts amid protests

Dec. 07, 2022 23:16 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — False earthquake alerts went off Wednesday on Android smartphones in Iran as the country continues to grapple with nationwide protests. Authorities offered conflicting accounts as to why the incident happened. Col. Ramin Pashaei, deputy chief of...

US: Russia looking to Iran to supply more drones, missiles

Dec. 07, 2022 16:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to maintain a steady supply of arms for its war in Ukraine, Moscow is looking to Iran once again to resupply the Russian military with drones and surface-to-surface missiles, according to two officials familiar with the matter. There is growing U.S....

Iran officials sentence 5 to death for killing Basij troop

Dec. 06, 2022 13:03 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iranian authorities sentenced five people to death for allegedly killing a member of a paramilitary force affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard, state media said Tuesday. Eleven others received prison sentences. The 13 men and three minors had been...

Syria to close govt agencies for 2 days amid fuel crisis

Dec. 06, 2022 11:16 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's government will close state agencies for two days in December due to severe fuel shortages caused by a disruption in the arrival of supplies and Western sanctions, state media reported Tuesday. The decision to close the institutions on Dec. 11 and...

Confusion over Iran's religious police as women drop hijab

Dec. 05, 2022 14:11 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Confusion over the status of Iran’s religious police grew as state media cast doubt on reports the force had been shut down. Despite the uncertainty, it has appeared for weeks that enforcement of the strict dress code has been scaled back as more women walk the streets without...