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Top Iran official warns protests could destabilize country

Oct. 02, 2022 22:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s parliamentary speaker warned Sunday that protests over the death of a young woman in police custody could destabilize the country and urged security forces to deal harshly with those he claimed endanger public order, as countrywide unrest entered its...

Yemen's warring sides fail to extend UN-backed truce

Oct. 02, 2022 18:37 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides have failed to reach an agreement to extend a nationwide cease-fire, the U.N. said Sunday, endangering the longest lull in fighting since the country's bloody civil war began. In a statement, the U.N.’s envoy to Yemen called on all sides...

French march in Paris to rally support for women in Iran

Oct. 02, 2022 14:31 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Paris on Sunday to show their support for Iranian protesters standing up to their leadership over the death of a young woman in police custody. Several female demonstrators chopped off chunks of their hair and tossed them into the air as a gesture of...

Israeli leader welcomes US plan for sea border with Lebanon

Oct. 02, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday welcomed a U.S. proposal for setting the maritime border with Lebanon, saying the American plan for resolving a long-running dispute between the neighboring countries would lift Israel's economy and boost regional security. Prime...

Swiss police violently disperse anti-Iran protest at embassy

Oct. 02, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss police used rubber bullets to disperse protesters in front of the Iranian Embassy in Bern after two men climbed over the embassy's fence and pulled down the Iranian flag from a flagpole in the yard. Police said late Saturday that nobody was injured and that the...

UN says detained Iranian-American was allowed to leave Iran

Oct. 01, 2022 22:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An 85-year-old Iranian-American who formerly worked for the U.N. children’s agency and was detained in Iran in 2016 has been permitted to leave the country for medical treatment abroad, the United Nations said Saturday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric...

State news: 4 elite paramilitary Guards killed in Iran clash

Oct. 01, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack by armed separatists on a police station in a southeastern city killed 19 people, including four members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday. The assailants in Friday's attack...

Turmoil at home swirls around Iran team ahead of World Cup

Oct. 01, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Political issues are swirling around the Iran men’s soccer team amid turmoil on the streets at home just weeks before the World Cup where it will play the United States, Wales and England. At home in Iran, two weeks of demonstrations and a violent crackdown by state...

Separatists in Iran kill up to 19, including Guard commander

Sep. 30, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state-linked media reported late Friday that up to 19 people, including a commander in the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, were killed in an attack by armed separatists on a police base in the eastern city of Zahedan. It was not...

Kurdish exiles back Iran protests but deny organizing them

Sep. 30, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

SULIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Dara Qureshi scrolls through the contacts on his phone, each name an alias for activists across the border in neighboring Iran, where protests have been raging for two weeks. Qureshi, a member of one of many Iranian Kurdish opposition parties exiled in...