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Top US diplomat talks relocation of Afghan allies in Kuwait

Jul. 29, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States is negotiating with Kuwait and other countries whether they can host Afghans who supported the American war effort and could face Taliban revenge attacks if they stay in Afghanistan, America’s top diplomat said Thursday. ...

Iran's supreme leader criticizes US as nuclear talks stalled

Jul. 28, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday called the U.S. "stubborn" in stalled nuclear talks in Vienna for discussing Tehran’s missiles and regional influence, likely signaling more trouble ahead for the negotiations. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali...

Videos show march in Iranian capital amid water protests

Jul. 26, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of Iranians marched down a major street in Tehran on Monday, online videos show, amid ongoing protests over water shortages in southwestern Iran. The demonstrators are seen in the videos marching down Jomhuri Islami Avenue —...

Iran's top leader says he understands protests over drought

Jul. 23, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Supreme Leader leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday said he understands protesters' anger over a drought in the country's southwest, as a fourth death related to ongoing demonstrations there was reported. The remark,...

Hackers disrupt Iran's rail service with fake delay messages

Jul. 10, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's railroad system came under cyberattack on Friday, a semi-official news agency reported, with hackers posting fake messages about train delays or cancellations on display boards at stations across the country. The hackers posted messages such...

Keeping up attacks, some Iraq militias challenge patron Iran

Jul. 09, 2021 06:23 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran’s expeditionary Quds Force commander brought one main directive for Iraqi militia faction leaders long beholden to Tehran, when he gathered with them in Baghdad last month: Maintain calm, until after nuclear talks between Iran and the United States. ...

Iran reimposes virus restrictions as delta variant spreads

Jul. 04, 2021 05:36 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Sunday it was reimposing coronavirus restrictions on major cities, as the spread of the highly contagious delta variant spurs fears of another devastating surge in the nation. After over a year battling the worst virus outbreak in the...

Iran’s supreme leader appoints new hard-line judiciary chief

Jul. 01, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s supreme leader on Thursday appointed a hard-line cleric sanctioned by the West as the country's new judiciary chief, state media reported, replacing the president-elect who previously held the powerful post. The new chief,...

Iran: No decision on camera deal with UN nuclear inspectors

Jun. 28, 2021 03:49 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has not made a decision yet about whether to extend an agreement with the U.N. atomic watchdog over access to surveillance footage at its nuclear sites, the country’s foreign ministry said Monday. The remarks by Foreign Ministry spokesman...

Iran's top leader receives its home-made corona vaccine

Jun. 25, 2021 06:16 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader has received the first coronavirus vaccine developed by the Islamic Republic, state TV reported Friday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that he was not interested in taking foreign-made vaccines, because it is better to "wait for...