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A man in Iran guns down 12 relatives in a shooting rampage with a Kalashnikov rifle

Feb. 17, 2024 04:27 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A 30-year-old man gunned down 12 of his relatives Saturday in a remote rural area in southeast Iran, the deadliest shooting reported in decades. Head of the justice department of the province of Kerman, Ebrahim Hamidi, told the semiofficial ISNA news agency the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Feb. 16, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. February 14, 2024. Editorial: Who do you trust? This is going to feel like a cautionary tale. That’s because it is. The nation’s top cybersecurity agency has launched a program aimed at boosting election security in the...

U.S. sanctions Iran Central Bank subsidiary for U.S. tech procurement and violating export rules

Feb. 14, 2024 15:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three people and four firms — across Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey — for allegedly helping to export goods and technology purchased from U.S. companies to Iran and the nation's central bank. Treasury’s...

Microsoft says US rivals are beginning to use generative AI in offensive cyber operations

Feb. 14, 2024 15:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft said Wednesday that U.S. adversaries — chiefly Iran and North Korea and to a lesser extent Russia and China — are beginning to use its generative artificial intelligence to mount or organize offensive cyber operations. The technology giant and business...

Blasts hit a natural gas pipeline in Iran and an official says it was an act of sabotage

Feb. 14, 2024 14:03 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Explosions struck a natural gas pipeline in Iran early on Wednesday, with an official blaming the blasts on a “sabotage and terrorist action” in the country as tensions remain high in the Middle East amid Israel's war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. ...

Islamic State militants attack Syrian military barracks and kill 9 troops, war monitors say

Feb. 14, 2024 04:43 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State group attacked military barracks in central Syria this week, killing nine soldiers, an opposition war monitor said. The Syrian army and officials have not confirmed the attack. IS claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday near...

Albanian authorities accuse Iranian-backed hackers of cyberattack on Institute of Statistics

Feb. 14, 2024 01:09 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s cybersecurity authorities have accused a hacker group “sponsored” by the Iranian government of attacking the country’s Institute of Statistics earlier this month. On Feb. 1, the institute reported becoming a target of a “sophisticated...

The head of UN's nuclear watchdog warns Iran is 'not entirely transparent' on its atomic program

Feb. 13, 2024 11:49 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog warned Tuesday that Iran is “not entirely transparent” regarding its atomic program, particularly after an official who once led Tehran's program announced the Islamic Republic has all the pieces for a weapon...

Yemen's Houthi rebels fire missiles at ship bound for Iran, their main supporter

Feb. 12, 2024 21:22 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired two missiles at a ship carrying corn bound for a port in Iran on Monday, causing minor damage but no injuries to its crew, authorities said. The attack on the Marshall Islands-flagged, Greek-operated bulk carrier...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 12, 2024 18:29 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 6 The Washington Post on AM radio Contrary to the popular refrain, video never really did kill the radio star. Electric vehicles, however, might do the job. The question is whether...