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US Navy faces its most intense combat since World War II against Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels

Jun. 14, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

ABOARD THE USS LABOON IN THE RED SEA (AP) — The U.S. Navy prepared for decades to potentially fight the Soviet Union, then later Russia and China, on the world's waterways. But instead of a global power, the Navy finds itself locked in combat with a shadowy, Iran-backed rebel group based in...

G7 leaders tackle migration, AI and economic security on second and final day of summit in Italy

Jun. 14, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

BARI, Italy (AP) — The Group of Seven leading industrialized nations turned their attention to migration, artificial intelligence, economic security and the Indo-Pacific region on Friday, the second and final day of their summit in Italy. The G7 leaders stressed their determination to meet global...

Iran installing and starting cascades of advanced centrifuges as tensions high over nuclear program

Jun. 14, 2024 07:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has started up new cascades of advanced centrifuges and plans to install others in the coming weeks after facing criticism over its nuclear program, the United Nations' atomic watchdog said Friday. The U.S. called the moves “nuclear escalations.” ...

Iranian authorities release a French national who was imprisoned for over 20 months

Jun. 14, 2024 02:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French national Louis Arnaud arrived in France on Thursday after he was released by Iran, where he was imprisoned for over 20 months for allegedly taking part in nationwide protests. Arnaud was greeted by his family in the presence of French Foreign Affairs Minister...

Presidential election a prime target for foreign disinformation, intelligence officials say

Jun. 13, 2024 04:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials who track disinformation campaigns say they have issued more warnings to political candidates, government leaders and others targeted by foreign groups in recent months as America's adversaries seek to influence the outcome of the 2024 election. ...

Iran OKs 6 candidates for presidential race, but again blocks Ahmadinejad

Jun. 09, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s Guardian Council on Sunday approved the country’s hard-line parliament speaker and five others to run in the country’s June 28 presidential election following a helicopter crash that killed President Ebrahim Raisi and seven others. ...

Iran approves hard-line parliament speaker, 5 others for June 28 president election; bars former President Ahmadinejad

Jun. 09, 2024 07:28 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran approves hard-line parliament speaker, 5 others for June 28 president election; bars former President Ahmadinejad.

Iran helicopter crash shows Tehran's reliance on an aging fleet as well as its challenges at home

Jun. 08, 2024 01:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — By the time Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi boarded his window seat on a helicopter ferrying him, the foreign minister and six others, thick clouds already had begun forming around the mountaintops along the Azerbaijan-Iran border. Despite the worsening weather,...

Attacks on businesses linked to US brands rattle Baghdad as anger over the war in Gaza surges

Jun. 07, 2024 01:06 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A dozen masked men jump out of two SUVs and a white pickup and storm a KFC in Baghdad, smashing everything in sight before fleeing the scene. A few days earlier, similar violence played out at Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken and Chili House — all American brands popular in the Iraqi...

Yemen's Houthi rebels unveil solid-fuel 'Palestine' missile that resembles Iranian hypersonic

Jun. 06, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels have unveiled a new, solid-fuel missile in their arsenal that resembles aspects of one earlier displayed by Iran that Tehran described as flying at hypersonic speeds. The rebels fired its new “Palestine” missile, complete...