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Iran's supreme leader and proxy militias pray for late president and others dead in helicopter crash

May. 22, 2024 09:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader and representatives of militia groups he backs in the Middle East prayed Wednesday over the coffins of the country's late president, foreign minister and other officials killed in a helicopter crash earlier this week. Hundreds of thousands...

From London to Los Angeles, many Iranians overseas cheer, and fear, after president's death

May. 22, 2024 03:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Among Iranian communities from London to Los Angeles, few tears are being shed over the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, killed in a weekend helicopter crash. But there are not always loud cheers, either. While some hope the demise of a powerful figure...

Mourners begin days of funerals for Iran's president and others killed in helicopter crash

May. 21, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mourners in black began gathering Tuesday for days of funerals and processions for Iran's late president, foreign minister and others killed in a helicopter crash, a government-led series of ceremonies aimed at both honoring the dead and projecting strength in...

Analysis: Iran's nuclear policy of pressure and talks likely to go on even after president's death

May. 21, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — While Iran's nuclear program stands at the precipice of tipping over into enriching uranium at weapons-grade levels, Tehran has held quiet, indirect talks with the United States and invited the head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog into the country for...

Iran's president and foreign minister die in helicopter crash at moment of high tensions in Mideast

May. 20, 2024 23:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the country’s foreign minister were found dead Monday hours after their helicopter crashed in fog, leaving the Islamic Republic without two key leaders as extraordinary tensions grip the wider Middle East. ...

What's next for Iran's government after death of its president in helicopter crash?

May. 20, 2024 22:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The death of Iran's president is unlikely to lead to any immediate changes in Iran's ruling system or to its overarching policies, which are decided by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. But Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday, was seen as a...

The Latest | US and Israel strongly condemn ICC prosecutor's request to arrest Israeli officials

May. 20, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

Israel and the U.S. on Monday both harshly condemned an effort by the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor to seek arrest warrants for Israeli officials in connection with the seven-month war in Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called chief prosecutor Karim...

The Latest | Iran's president, foreign minister and others die in helicopter crash

May. 20, 2024 15:13 PM EDT

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and others were found dead Monday at the site of a helicopter crash after an hourslong search through a foggy, mountainous region in the country’s northwest, state media reported. State TV gave no immediate cause for...

What we know so far about the helicopter crash that killed Iran's president and others

May. 20, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The helicopter crash that killed Iran’s president and foreign minister has sent shock waves around the region. Iranian state media on Monday said that President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, and others had been found dead...

Helicopter crash that killed Iran's president and others could reverberate across the Middle East

May. 20, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The helicopter crash in which Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and other officials were killed is likely to reverberate across the Middle East, where Iran’s influence runs wide and deep. That's because Iran has spent decades...