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Iran marks the 45th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution as tensions grip the wider Middle East

Feb. 11, 2024 06:22 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran marked Sunday the 45th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution amid tensions gripping the wider Middle East over Israel’s continued war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Thousands of Iranians marched through major streets and squares decorated with flags,...

Azerbaijan's Aliyev appears headed to a landslide win in election called after retaking Karabakh

Feb. 07, 2024 19:51 PM EST

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Incumbent President Ilham Aliyev appeared to be headed to an expected landslide victory in Azerbaijan's presidential election Wednesday in an early vote he called following his government’s swift reclaiming of a region formerly controlled by ethnic Armenian separatists....

An Israeli airstrike on the Syrian capital killed at least 5 Iranian advisers, officials say

Jan. 20, 2024 16:42 PM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An Israeli strike on the Syrian capital on Saturday destroyed a building used by the Iranian paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, killing at least five Iranians, Syrian and Iranian state media reported. The Syrian army said the building in the tightly guarded...

Iran mourns those slain in Islamic State-claimed suicide blasts as death toll rises to 89

Jan. 05, 2024 12:58 PM EST

KERMAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian officials tried Friday to link Israel and the U.S. to an Islamic State group-claimed suicide bombing while speaking to a mass funeral for some of the 89 people killed in the attack, seeking to intertwine the assault with wider Middle East tensions from the Israel-Hamas...

Female soccer fans in Iran allowed into Tehran stadium for men's game. FIFA head praises progress

Dec. 14, 2023 16:31 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Female soccer fans in Iran claimed a small win Thursday in their long campaign to be allowed into stadiums to watch men’s games after decades of near total exclusion and harassment. A photograph was posted on social media by the campaign group Open Stadiums of...

Putin continues his blitz round of Mideast diplomacy by hosting the Iranian president

Dec. 07, 2023 10:59 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Iran’s president Thursday as part of a blitz round of Middle East diplomacy that also included visits to United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in efforts to raise Moscow’s profile as a power broker in the region. Putin has...

Putin to discuss Israel-Hamas war during a quick trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates

Dec. 05, 2023 08:37 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Seeking to reassert Russia's role in the Middle East, President Vladimir Putin will make a one-day trip to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to focus on the Israeli-Hamas war and then will host Iran's president in Moscow this week, the Kremlin said Tuesday. ...