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Today in History

Nov. 23, 2020 6:20 PM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Nov. 29, the 334th day of 2020. There are 32 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 29, 1929, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Richard E. Byrd, pilot Bernt Balchen, radio operator Harold June and photographer Ashley McKinney made the first airplane flight over the...

Gen. Hossein Dehghan, a military advisor to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Dehghan said the Israeli strikes were a violation of Syria's sovereignty. Israeli warplanes struck Iran-linked targets in Syria overnight after troops uncovered roadside bombs along the frontier in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Adviser to Iran's leader: US attack risks 'full-fledged war'

Nov. 19, 2020 10:24 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An adviser to Iran's supreme leader who is a possible 2021 presidential candidate is warning that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a “full-fledged war” in the Mideast in the waning days of the Trump administration. Speaking to The Associated Press,...

Iran says opposition leader tested positive for coronavirus

Nov. 15, 2020 2:38 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian opposition leader who ran in a disputed 2009 presidential election and his activist wife have tested positive for the coronavirus while under house arrest, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported Sunday. The report came as authorities announced a stricter two-week...

Today in History

Oct. 28, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2020. There are 64 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 28, 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the United States that he had ordered the dismantling of missile bases in Cuba; in return, the U.S. secretly...

Today in History

Oct. 20, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 20, the 294th day of 2020. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called “Saturday Night Massacre,” special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L....

Today in History

Oct. 14, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 14, the 288th day of 2020. There are 78 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 14, 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. On this date: In 1890, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of...

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2009 file photo, legendary Iranian singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian, delivers a speech, at a ceremony commemorating the late musician Parviz Meshkatian in Tehran, Iran. Shajarian, whose distinctive voice quavered to traditional Persian music on state radio for years before supporting protesters following Iran’s contested 2009 election, has died, state TV reported Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. He was 80. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Ali Shaigan, File)

Persian music master Shajarian who backed Iran protests dies

Oct. 8, 2020 2:19 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mohammad Reza Shajarian, whose distinctive voice quavered to traditional Persian music on state radio for years before supporting protesters following Iran’s contested 2009 election, has died, state TV reported Thursday. He was 80. Shajarian enlivened Iran’s traditional...

FILE - In this June 9, 2008 file photo, Iranian Narges Mohammadi, right, from the center for Human Rights Defenders, listens to Karim Lahidji, president of the Iranian league for the Defence of Human Rights, during a press conference on the Assessment of the Human Rights Situation in Iran, at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Iran released Mohammadi, a prominent human rights activist who campaigned against the death penalty, Iranian media reported Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. The semiofficial ISNA news agency quoted judiciary official Sadegh Niaraki as saying that Narges Mohammadi was freed late Wednesday after serving 8 1/2 years in prison. (AP Photo/Keystone/Magali Girardin, File)

Iran frees rights activist after more than 8 years in prison

Oct. 8, 2020 6:36 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has released a prominent human rights activist who campaigned against the death penalty, Iranian media reported Thursday. The semiofficial ISNA news agency quoted judiciary official Sadegh Niaraki as saying that Narges Mohammadi was freed late Wednesday after serving 8 1/2 years in...