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Missile from Syria lands in Israel, triggers Israel strike

Apr. 22, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Syrian anti-aircraft missile landed in southern Israel early Thursday, setting off air raid sirens near the country's top-secret nuclear reactor, the Israeli military said. In response, it said it attacked the missile launcher and air-defense systems in neighboring Syria....

Sanctions-battered Iran, weary of pandemic, faces worst wave

Apr. 22, 2021 07:38 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iran faces what looks like its worst wave of the coronavirus pandemic yet, Tehran commuters still pour into its subway system and buses each working day, even as images of the gasping ill are repeatedly shown on state television every night. ...

Iran, Saudis hold talks in Baghdad, few expect quick results

Apr. 21, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A first round of direct talks between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran signaled a possible de-escalation following years of animosity that often spilled into neighboring countries and at least one still-raging war. But few expect quick results. The...

Negotiators see signs of progress in Iran nuclear talks

Apr. 20, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats working in Vienna on a solution to bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran and world powers are taking a break from talks to consult with their leaders amid continued signs of progress, Russia's delegate said Tuesday. ...

Progress in Iran nuclear talks but resolution still far away

Apr. 19, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — High-level talks in Vienna aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran are moving ahead with experts working on drafting proposals this week, but a solution remains “far away,” Russia's delegate said Monday. The U.S....

Iran, Indonesia foreign ministers discuss trade, economy

Apr. 19, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed trade and economic issues in a meeting in Jakarta on Monday with his Indonesian counterpart, the two countries said. Zarif emphasized the importance of finalizing a preferential...

High-ranking Iranian general dies of heart disease at 65

Apr. 19, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-ranking general key to Iran's security apparatus has died, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hejazi, who died at 65, served as deputy commander of the Quds, or Jerusalem, force of...

Iran offers upbeat assessment of progress in nuclear talks

Apr. 17, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A senior Iranian official offered a cautiously upbeat assessment of progress in talks aimed at bringing the United States back into world powers' 2015 deal with Tehran on its nuclear program, saying Saturday that a “new understanding” appears to be taking shape. ...

Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began enriching uranium Friday to its highest-ever purity, edging close to weapons-grade levels, as it attempts to pressure negotiators in Vienna during talks on restoring its nuclear deal with world powers after an attack on its main enrichment site....

Israel says it will 'definitely' stop Iran from getting bomb

Apr. 16, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister said Friday that his country was determined to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon, after Tehran promised to step up its uranium enrichment process. “We will do whatever it takes to prevent the extremists (in...