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Pakistan's military says 2 soldiers killed in militant attack near border with Iran

Jun. 01, 2023 06:53 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants attacked a Pakistani security post near the country's border with Iran on Thursday, triggering a shootout that killed two soldiers, the military said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the area of Singwan in restive...

Defying taboos, Shiite cleric in Iran takes in street dogs and nurses them back to health

Jun. 01, 2023 02:14 AM EDT

QOM, Iran (AP) — It's rare these days for a turbaned cleric in Iran to attract a large following of adoring young fans on Instagram, but Sayed Mahdi Tabatabaei has done it by rescuing street dogs in defiance of a local taboo. Tabatabaei posts regularly — to his more than 80,000...

Reports: Prosecutors have tape of Trump discussing holding onto classified doc after leaving office

May. 31, 2023 22:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department prosecutors have obtained an audio recording of former President Donald Trump from after he left office in which he talks about holding onto a classified Pentagon document related to a potential attack on Iran, according to media reports. CNN,...

International Atomic Energy Agency reports seen by AP say Iran resolves 2 inquiries by inspectors

May. 31, 2023 12:51 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has resolved two outstanding inquiries from the International Atomic Energy Agency over highly enriched uranium particles and a site where man-made uranium was found, according to confidential reports seen Wednesday by The Associated Press. The IAEA reports ease...

International Atomic Energy Agency report seen by AP says questions on uranium particles, Marivan site in Iran resolved

May. 31, 2023 11:05 AM EDT
VIENNA (AP) — International Atomic Energy Agency report seen by AP says questions on uranium particles, Marivan site in Iran resolved.

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. ...