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UN technical vessel arrives at rusting oil tanker off Yemen's coast as salvage operation begins

May. 30, 2023 15:29 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The first technical salvage vessel arrived Tuesday near the rusting Safer oil tanker floating off the coast of war-ravaged Yemen, the United Nations said. The arrival of Ndeavor, which set off from neighboring Djibouti on Monday, marks the first step of an estimated...

Iran's state media claims UN watchdog closes two lines of inquiry on nuclear program

May. 30, 2023 06:52 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state-run news agency claimed Tuesday that international inspectors had closed off two lines of inquiry they had over Tehran's nuclear program ahead of a scheduled quarterly report by the United Nations' nuclear watchdog. The Vienna-based International...

Iran supreme leader says he'd 'welcome' full diplomatic ties with Egypt; presidency websites hacked

May. 29, 2023 10:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Monday he'd “welcome” the restoration of full diplomatic ties between Egypt and the Islamic Republic, raising the prospect of Cairo and Tehran normalizing relations after decades of strain. The comments by Ayatollah...

Iran exchanges heavy gunfire with Taliban on Afghan border, escalating tensions over water rights

May. 27, 2023 13:54 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Taliban and Iran exchanged heavy gunfire Saturday on the Islamic Republic's border with Afghanistan, killing and wounding troops while sharply escalating rising tensions between the two countries amid a dispute over water rights. Iran's...

Belgium, Iran conduct prisoner swap in Oman, freeing aid worker and diplomat convicted in bomb plot

May. 26, 2023 13:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Belgium and Iran exchanged prisoners on Friday in a controversial move that saw an Iranian diplomat convicted of attempting to bomb exiles in France returning to Tehran bedecked in flowers while a visibly gaunt aid worker headed back to Brussels. ...

After AP report, Iran's nuclear chief says Tehran to cooperate with inspectors on 'new activities'

May. 26, 2023 06:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Iran's nuclear program insisted Wednesday that his government would cooperate with international inspectors on any “new activities.” His statement followed an exclusive Associated Press report about Tehran's new underground tunnel system near a...

Oman says a prisoner swap between Belgium and Iran is underway

May. 26, 2023 05:17 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman says a prisoner swap between Belgium and Iran is underway.

Iran unveils latest version of ballistic missile amid wider tensions over nuclear program

May. 25, 2023 14:42 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran unveiled on Thursday what it called the latest iteration of its liquid-fueled Khorramshahr ballistic missile amid wider tensions with the West over its nuclear program. Authorities showed off the Khorramshahr-4 to journalists at an event in Tehran, with...

Today in History: May 24, first major league night game

May. 24, 2023 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2023. There are 221 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 24, 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse transmitted the message “What hath God wrought” from Washington to...

Jimmy Carter, 3 months into hospice, is aware of tributes, enjoying ice cream

May. 23, 2023 20:44 PM EDT

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — Three months after entering end-of-life care at home, former President Jimmy Carter remains in good spirits as he visits with family, follows public discussion of his legacy and receives updates on The Carter Center's humanitarian work around the world, his grandson says....