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Iraq summit brings together rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran

Apr. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A summit organized by Iraq brought together regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran on Saturday as part of a broader effort by Iraqi leaders to fashion the country's image as a friend among neighbors. Scarred by more than three decades of war, Iraq is recasting itself as a mediator among...

Pakistan says Iran-based group carried out deadly attack

Apr. 20, 2019 9:03 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A group of militants crossed the border from neighboring Iran earlier this week and carried out a deadly attack against Pakistan armed forces in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing 14, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. The ministry said in a letter to the Iranian government that...

Bulgarian customs officials seize heroin from Iranian truck

Apr. 19, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian customs officials say they have seized 288 kilograms (635 pounds) of heroin found in an Iranian truck entering Bulgaria from Turkey. The drugs were discovered at the Kapitan Andreevo checkpoint, customs officer Ivan Kuchmov said on Friday. They were stashed in 144 packages...

Iran flies domestically made fighter jets to mark Army Day

Apr. 18, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran showcased its domestically made fighter jets by flying the aircraft over Tehran during a military parade Thursday marking National Army Day as the country grapples with U.S. sanctions and the Trump administration's recent terrorism designation of Iran's powerful paramilitary force....

Iraqi prime minister makes first visit to Saudi Arabia

Apr. 17, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman welcomed the Iraqi prime minister on his first official visit to the kingdom Wednesday, as the two oil-producing giants move toward closer diplomatic and economic ties after nearly three decades of uneasy relations. Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi's visit came...

Iran says US should suspend sanctions on account of floods

Apr. 17, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Hassan Rouhani says the U.S. should suspend sanctions against Iran because of the recent massive floods that have claimed dozens of lives. State TV quoted Rouhani's as saying on Wednesday that "if U.S officials were wise, they should have announced they would suspend the...

Turkey criticizes US for designating Iranian force terrorist

Apr. 17, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. decision to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization is a dangerous development that could lead to chaos, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Wednesday. Speaking at a joint news conference with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif,...

Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war

Apr. 17, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. The veto — the second in Trump's presidency — was expected, and Congress lacks the votes to override it. But passing the never-before-used war powers...

Turkey eyes US sanctions waivers on Iran oil, Russia arms

Apr. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey "expects" the Trump administration to grant it waivers from U.S. sanctions related to its purchases of Iranian oil and Russian air defenses, a top aide to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday. Presidential spokesman and senior adviser Ibrahim Kalin told a news...

Iran's parliament labels US troops in Mideast as terrorist

Apr. 16, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill labeling U.S. forces in the Middle East as terrorist, a day after the U.S. terrorism designation for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect, state TV reported. Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami introduced the bill...