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Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Apr. 18, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's daily coronavirus death toll climbed over 400 for the first time in months on Sunday, as the country, which has long had the region's largest outbreak, battles a post-holiday infection surge. Iranian health authorities recorded 405 fatalities...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes southwestern Iran

Apr. 18, 2021 05:59 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook southwestern Iran along the Persian Gulf on Sunday, followed by over a dozen aftershocks, state TV reported. At least five people were injured, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported. State...

Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

Apr. 17, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A senior Iranian official offered a cautiously upbeat assessment of progress in talks aimed at bringing the United States back into world powers' 2015 deal with Tehran on its nuclear program, saying Saturday that a “new understanding” appears to be taking shape. ...

Iran names suspect in Natanz attack, says he fled country

Apr. 17, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran named a suspect Saturday in the attack on its Natanz nuclear facility that damaged centrifuges there, saying he had fled the country “hours before” the sabotage happened. While the extent of the damage from the April 11 sabotage remains...

Iran state television names suspect in attack that damaged centrifuges at Natanz nuclear site, says he fled the country

Apr. 17, 2021 05:54 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran state television names suspect in attack that damaged centrifuges at Natanz nuclear site, says he fled the country.

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began enriching uranium Friday to its highest-ever purity, edging close to weapons-grade levels, as it attempts to pressure negotiators in Vienna during talks on restoring its nuclear deal with world powers after an attack on its main enrichment site....

Vartan Gregorian, longtime president of Carnegie Corp., dies

Apr. 16, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vartan Gregorian, the noted scholar and philanthropic leader who led the Carnegie Corporation of New York since 1997, died Thursday after being hospitalized for stomach pain. He was 87. “The Corporation has lost a devoted and tireless leader — an...

Israel says it will 'definitely' stop Iran from getting bomb

Apr. 16, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister said Friday that his country was determined to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon, after Tehran promised to step up its uranium enrichment process. “We will do whatever it takes to prevent the extremists (in...

Iran official says Tehran has started enriching uranium up to 60% purity, its highest level ever, after Natanz sabotage

Apr. 16, 2021 04:52 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran official says Tehran has started enriching uranium up to 60% purity, its highest level ever, after Natanz sabotage.

The Latest: Half eligible Californians have at least 1 shot

Apr. 15, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Gavin Newsom says nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus. He is urging more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension get in the way of getting protected...