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Many in Iran are frustrated by unrest and poor economy. Parliament elections could see a low turnout

Feb. 28, 2024 15:09 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran is holding parliamentary elections this Friday, yet the real question may not be who gets elected but how many people actually turn out to vote. Widespread discontent over the cratering economy, years of mass protests rocking the country,...

Meta removes Instagram and Facebook accounts for Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Feb. 09, 2024 09:24 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Meta has removed Instagram and Facebook accounts run on behalf of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after criticism over his support for Hamas after its Oct. 7 attack on Israel that sparked the monthslong war still raging in the Gaza Strip, the...

Iran disqualifies former moderate president from running for reelection to influential assembly

Jan. 25, 2024 11:46 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s former moderate President Hassan Rouhani says he has been disqualified from running for reelection to the country’s influential Assembly of Experts, calling it a move to limit the people’s participation in elections, official state media reported. ...

Bombings hit event for Iran's Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a shadowy figure slain in 2020 US drone strike

Jan. 04, 2024 13:22 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For Iranians backing the country's theocracy, whose icons since the Islamic Revolution have been stern-faced clergymen, Gen. Qassem Soleimani represented a popular figure of national resilience in the face of four decades of U.S. pressure. For the U.S. and...

Iran says at least 84 were killed in blasts at a ceremony honoring slain general

Jan. 04, 2024 01:39 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two bombs exploded and killed at least 84 people at a commemoration for a prominent Iranian general slain by the U.S. in a 2020 drone strike, Iranian officials said, as the Middle East remains on edge over Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza. No one...