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Iran begins first election campaign since the 2022 mass protests over Mahsa Amini's death in custody

Feb. 22, 2024 02:36 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Candidates for Iran's parliament began campaigning Thursday in the country's first election since the bloody crackdown on the 2022 nationwide protests that followed the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody. State television said 15,200 candidates...

Iran accuses Israel of sabotage attack after explosions strike a natural gas pipeline

Feb. 21, 2024 22:31 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli sabotage attack on an Iranian natural gas pipeline last week caused multiple explosions on the line, Iran's oil minister alleged Wednesday, further raising tensions between the regional archenemies against the backdrop of Israel's war on Hamas in the...

Feds accuse alleged Japanese crime boss of conspiring to traffic nuclear material

Feb. 21, 2024 20:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A leader of a Japan-based crime syndicate conspired to traffic uranium and plutonium from Myanmar in the belief that Iran would use it to make nuclear weapons, U.S. prosecutors alleged Wednesday. Takeshi Ebisawa, 60, and his confederates showed samples of nuclear...

Third suspect in plot to kill Iranian American author on US soil extradited to face charges

Feb. 21, 2024 16:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suspect charged in a plot to kill an Iranian American author and activist has been extradited from the Czech Republic to face charges, the Justice Department said Wednesday. Polad Omarov was arrested by Czech officials in January 2023, when charges were...

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...