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Gunman kills 2 during Oslo Pride festival; terror suspected

Jun. 25, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an "Islamist terror act" during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival. Investigators said...

Iran and EU say Vienna nuke talks will resume in coming days

Jun. 25, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The European Union and Iran agreed on Saturday to resume negotiations in Vienna in the coming days over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. The agreement could help relieve tensions after the talks stalled for months, while Iran enriches uranium...

Moderate quake jolts southern Iranian province, killing 1

Jun. 25, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck a southern Iranian province Saturday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 30 others, Iranian media reported. The quake 22 kilometers (14 miles) northeast of Kish Island in Hormozgan province happened at 8:07 a.m....

Iraqi PM to head to Saudi Arabia, Iran for new dialogue

Jun. 25, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s caretaker prime minister is set to fly to Saudi Arabia, followed by Iran, carrying a new initiative aimed at renewing talks between the two regional arch foes, an official said Saturday. The official said Mustafa al-Kadhimi was scheduled to travel to Riyadh...

Iran detains 5 over mixed-sex teenage skateboard gathering

Jun. 24, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state media reported Friday that authorities have detained five people accused of organizing a skateboarding event where dozens of teenagers mixed freely and girls didn't wear headscarves. A video of the “Go Skateboarding Day” held off...

Argentina, Paraguay probe grounded 747 for terrorism ties

Jun. 23, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Authorities in Argentina and Paraguay are trying to shine light on the jumbo-jet sized mystery surrounding a cargo plane with Iranian and Venezuelan crew that has been grounded outside Buenos Aires more than two weeks. Prosecutors in the two South...

Ex-US Vice President Mike Pence denounces Tehran 'brutality'

Jun. 23, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

MANZA, Albania (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday denounced the Iranian regime for “brutality” and urged the Biden administration not to renew a nuclear deal with Tehran, saying it would embolden Iran's leadership. Pence flew 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers)...

Israeli FM thanks Turkey for foiling attacks on Israelis

Jun. 23, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Thursday thanked Turkish authorities for their cooperation in allegedly foiling attacks against Israeli citizens in Turkey, and warned Israel would not "sit idly by' in the face of threats to its citizens from Iran. Lapid...

Flights resume at Syrian capital airport after Israel strike

Jun. 23, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

DAMACUS, Syria (AP) — The international airport in Syria’s capital of Damascus resumed flights on Thursday after nearly two weeks following an Israeli airstrike that caused serious damage to the facility, a private company said. Cham Wings Airlines said it had four flights that...

Iraq parliament swears in new members after walkout of 73

Jun. 23, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Parliament swore in dozens of new lawmakers on Thursday, replacing 73 legislators loyal to powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, strengthening the power of rival Iran-backed Shiite factions in the assembly. The 73 had resigned collectively earlier this...