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Analysis: Iran upends decades of shadow warfare in direct attack on Israel as tensions mount at home

Apr. 15, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's direct attack on Israel over the weekend upended decades of its shadowy warfare by proxy, something Tehran has used to manage international repercussions for its actions. But with both economic and political tensions at home boiling, the country's Shiite...

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says Tehran has fired ballistic missiles at targets inside Israel

Apr. 13, 2024 17:57 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says Tehran has fired ballistic missiles at targets inside Israel.

Iran frees 4 conservationists who worked to save cheetahs before being convicted of espionage

Apr. 09, 2024 11:30 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran released four conservationists who had worked to save the endangered Asiatic cheetah before they were convicted on espionage charges and spent five years in prison, local media reported on Tuesday. The Tehran newspaper Etemad said authorities released on...

US, G-7 allies warn Iran to back off deal to provide Russia ballistic missiles or face new sanctions

Mar. 15, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and allies warned Iran on Friday that major Western economies will pile new sanctions on Tehran if it moves forward with an advancing plan to provide ballistic missiles to Russia for its war with Ukraine. The Biden administration has raised...

US and allies warn Iran of new sanctions if Tehran moves forward with a ballistic missile deal with Russia

Mar. 15, 2024 11:07 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US and allies warn Iran of new sanctions if Tehran moves forward with a ballistic missile deal with Russia.

Gerald Levin, the former Time Warner CEO who engineered a disastrous mega-merger, is dead at 84

Mar. 15, 2024 03:34 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISO (AP) — Gerald Levin, who led Time Warner Media into a disastrous $182 billion merger with the internet provider America Online, died Wednesday at the age of 84, according to media reports. Levin had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, although his cause of death...

Hard-liners are leading in vote count in Iran’s parliamentary election after record-low turnout

Mar. 02, 2024 11:12 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-liners are leading in an initial vote count in the capital Tehran, state media reported Sunday, following a record-low turnout in a parliamentary election. State-run IRNA news agency and state TV said 1,960 from 5,000 ballots in...

Iranian parliament vote, first since 2022 mass protests, sees a low turnout despite government push

Mar. 01, 2024 15:40 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran held its first parliamentary election Friday since mass 2022 protests over mandatory hijab laws following the death of Mahsa Amini, apparently drawing a low turnout amid calls for a boycott. It wasn't immediately clear if voter apathy or an...

The US is bracing for complex, fast-moving threats to elections this year, FBI director warns

Feb. 29, 2024 14:06 PM EST

McLEAN, VA. (AP) — The United States expects to face fast-moving threats to American elections this year as artificial intelligence and other technological advances have made interference and meddling easier than before, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday. “The U.S. has...

A brazen iPhone scam in Iran reflects its economic struggles and tensions with the West

Feb. 29, 2024 00:33 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With flashy celebrity ads and promises of deep discounts, a shop in Iran's capital had offered consumers in the Islamic Republic one of the hottest products in the country — an iPhone that came out in 2021. But instead of getting their hands on the handsets,...