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Today in History: September 21, Senate confirms O’Connor as first female Supreme Court justice

Sep. 21, 2023 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2023. There are 101 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Sept. 21, 1981, the Senate unanimously confirmed the nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first...

Five Americans detained in Iran walk free, released in deal for frozen Iranian assets

Sep. 18, 2023 23:01 PM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Five Americans detained for years in Iran walked off a plane and into freedom Monday, most arm-in-arm, as part of a politically risky deal that saw President Joe Biden agree to the release of nearly $6 billion in frozen Iranian assets owed by a third country, South Korea. ...

'Stop it!' UN's nuclear chief pushes Iran to end block on international inspectors

Sep. 18, 2023 19:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. nuclear chief said Monday he asked to meet Iran’s president on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly to try to reverse Tehran's uncalled for” ban on “a very sizable chunk” of the agency’s inspectors. Rafael Grossi stressed that the...

Official tells AP 5 prisoners sought by US in a swap have left Tehran; flight-tracking data show Qatari plane flying out

Sep. 18, 2023 08:55 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Official tells AP 5 prisoners sought by US in a swap have left Tehran; flight-tracking data show Qatari plane flying out.

Military drone crashes during test flight in Iran, injuring 2

Sep. 18, 2023 07:37 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A military drone crashed during a test flight in northern Iran on Monday, wounding two people and damaging buildings, state media reported. Debris fell in different parts of the northern city of Gorgon, according to the official IRNA news agency. ...

Gunmen kill a member of Iran's paramilitary force and wound 3 others on protest anniversary

Sep. 17, 2023 08:50 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Gunmen opened fire on a group of paramilitary forces in southern Iran, killing one of them and wounding another three, state media reported Sunday. Local media did not give a motive for Saturday's attack, which occurred on the anniversary of the...

Security forces are seen across Iran as country prepares for anniversary of Mahsa Amini's death

Sep. 15, 2023 11:37 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Volunteer members of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard could be seen on the streets Friday in western Iran as the country neared one year since 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in police custody, prompting protests that challenged the country's theocratic...

Britain, France and Germany say they will keep their nuclear and missiles sanctions on Iran

Sep. 14, 2023 21:48 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Britain, France and Germany announced Thursday they will keep their sanctions on Iran related to the Mideast country's atomic program and development of ballistic missiles. The measures were to expire in October under a timetable spelled out in the now defunct nuclear deal between...

Iran identifies 5 prisoners it wants from US in swap for Iranian-Americans and billions in assets

Sep. 12, 2023 22:27 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Tuesday identified the five prisoners it hopes to see freed in the United States in exchange for five Iranian-Americans now held in Tehran and billions in assets once held by South Korea. The acknowledgment by the Iranian mission to the...

In Iran, snap checkpoints and university purges mark the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini protests

Sep. 12, 2023 01:15 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Snap checkpoints. Internet disruptions. University purges. Iran's theocracy is trying hard to both ignore the upcoming anniversary of nationwide protests over the country's mandatory headscarf law and tamp down on any possibility of more unrest. ...