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UN envoy warns that threat of terrorism is `resurging' with attacks by Islamic State extremists

Jul. 22, 2024 19:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. envoy for Syria told the Security Council on Monday that the threat of terrorism is “resurging” with attacks by Islamic State extremists set to double this year, endangering civilians already facing a “protracted state of displacement and dire humanitarian...

Biden's withdrawal injects uncertainty into wars, trade disputes and other foreign policy challenges

Jul. 22, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

Joe Biden's withdrawal from the U.S. presidential race injects greater uncertainty into the world at a time when Western leaders are grappling with wars in Ukraine and Gaza, a more assertive China in Asia and the rise of the far right in Europe. During a five-decade career in...

US says Iran moving forward on a key aspect of developing a nuclear bomb

Jul. 19, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Iran is talking more about getting a nuclear bomb and has made strides in developing a key aspect of a weapon since about April, when Israel and its allies overpowered a barrage of Iranian airstrikes targeting Israel, two top Biden administration officials said Friday. ...

Drone strike by Yemen's Houthi rebels kills 1 person and wounds at least 10 in Tel Aviv

Jul. 19, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Iranian-made drone sent by Yemen’s Houthi rebels struck Tel Aviv on Friday, leaving one person dead and at least 10 wounded in the group’s first lethal strike into Israel. The aerial strike rumbled through the center of the city near the U.S. Embassy,...

FACT FOCUS: A look at claims made at the Republican National Convention as Trump accepts nomination

Jul. 19, 2024 02:19 AM EDT

As former President Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination on Thursday he laid out his vision for running the country. He painted a dire picture of the state of the U.S. and outlined a range of actions he planned to take. But his comments were marked with a myriad of false and...

Former Trump defense secretary urges Biden to do more to stop Iran's threats on officials

Jul. 17, 2024 20:47 PM EDT

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, one of the Trump administration officials under constant security because of Iranian threats, said Wednesday that it was time for the Biden administration “to do better than just playing defense.” His remarks were some of...

Biden and Trump accuse each other of weakening America's foreign policy. Here are the facts

Jul. 17, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a relative rarity for presidential elections, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have long records on foreign policy and clearly stated positions on many of the world's hot spots. Trump's allies at the Republican National Convention are...

Iran rejects accusations it was involved in plots to assassinate Trump

Jul. 17, 2024 07:02 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has rejected accusations regarding plots to assassinate former U.S. President Donald Trump, while citing legal action for the 2020 assassination of a revered general by U.S. drone, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. IRNA quoted Foreign...

Secret Service boosted protection of Trump after Iranian threat, appears Saturday attack unrelated, officials say

Jul. 16, 2024 14:50 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service boosted protection of Trump after Iranian threat, appears Saturday attack unrelated, officials say.

Azerbaijan reopens its embassy in Iran as the countries try to ease tensions

Jul. 15, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The embassy of Azerbaijan in Tehran resumed its work Monday after more than a year of negotiations between the two countries to ease tensions, media reports said. An official at the embassy told The Associated Press that it had resumed operations but the formal...