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Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

Sep. 22, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring "members of the terrorist group" that launched an attack on a military parade in the country's southwest. A statement early Sunday from Iran's Foreign Ministry also quoted ministry spokesman...

The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

Sep. 22, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 2:50 a.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is offering condolences to Iranians affected by an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded dozens. A statement issued Saturday by the U.N....

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

Sep. 22, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire Saturday on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade. Women and children scattered along with...

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

Sep. 22, 2018 5:43 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global...

The Latest: Belgium routs Puerto Rico 86-36 in World Cup

Sep. 22, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the FIBA Women's World Cup (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Belgium turned its first-ever World Cup game into a quick rout, beating Puerto Rico 86-36 on Saturday night. Puerto Rico, which was also playing in its first World Cup game, missed its first 19 shots and by the...

Egypt court upholds corruption conviction of Mubarak, sons

Sep. 22, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Saturday rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their conviction on corruption charges. The ruling by the Court of Cassation, Egypt's final recourse for appeals in criminal cases, dashed any hope that Gamal, Mubarak's...

Child drowns after boat with Syrians capsizes off Lebanon

Sep. 22, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's army says a child has drowned after a boat carrying 39 migrants hoping to get to Europe capsized off the northern Lebanese coast. The army says Saturday all other passengers were rescued off the coast of Akkar. The army says the Syrian migrants were being smuggled to Cyprus....

Libya's latest militia-on-militia fighting leaves 10 dead

Sep. 22, 2018 6:41 AM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities say the latest bout of fighting between rival militias in the capital Tripoli has left 10 people dead. In a statement Saturday, the medical authorities said 59 people were also wounded when fighting erupted the previous day, taking the death toll to 106 since armed...

Iran state-run IRNA news agency says 24 dead, 53 wounded in military parade attack

Sep. 22, 2018 5:54 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran state-run IRNA news agency says 24 dead, 53 wounded in military parade attack .

Iran's foreign minister warns regional powers, 'US masters' that Iran will respond 'swiftly and decisively' to attack

Sep. 22, 2018 4:18 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister warns regional powers, 'US masters' that Iran will respond 'swiftly and decisively' to attack.