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Yemen's Houthi rebels launch a missile that strikes an oil tanker in the Red Sea, US military says

May. 18, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels hit an oil tanker in the Red Sea with a ballistic missile early Saturday, damaging the Panama-flagged, Greek-owned vessel in their latest assault over the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip, officials said. Though the...

Iran arrests 260 people, including 3 European citizens, for spreading 'satanism and nudity'

May. 17, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian police have arrested more than 260 people, including three European citizens, on suspicion of spreading satanism, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Friday. The report said the suspects were arrested on Thursday night in Shahryar...

US calls on Iran to halt unprecedented weapons transfers to Yemen's Houthis for attacks on ships

May. 14, 2024 02:29 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called on Iran on Monday to halt its transfer of an “unprecedented” amount of weaponry to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, enabling their fighters to carry out “reckless attacks” on ships in the Red Sea and elsewhere. U.S. deputy ambassador...

A parliamentary election runoff puts hard-liners firmly in charge of Iran's parliament

May. 11, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-liners won most of the remaining seats in an election run-off to give them full control over the country's parliament, authorities said Saturday, while not sharing any details on the turnout. The result, and that of the previous vote...

Iranians vote in a parliamentary runoff election after hard-liners dominate initial balloting

May. 10, 2024 15:20 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians voted Friday in a runoff election for the remaining seats in the country’s parliament after hard-line politicians dominated March balloting. Voting was extended for four hours because it was a weekend holiday. The official IRNA news...

Award-winning director Mohammad Rasoulof sentenced to prison in Iran ahead of Cannes

May. 09, 2024 08:29 AM EDT

The award-winning Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof has been sentenced to eight years in prison and lashings just ahead of his planned trip to the Cannes film festival, his lawyer told The Associated Press Thursday. Rasoulof, 51, known for his film “There Is No Evil," has become...

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim 2 attacks in Gulf of Aden as Iran official renews nuclear bomb threats

May. 09, 2024 04:38 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Thursday claimed responsibility for two missile attacks in the Gulf of Aden on two Panama-flagged container ships that caused no damage. Meanwhile, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader again threatened that Tehran could build a nuclear weapon if it chose...

Iran and the UN nuclear agency are still discussing how to implement a 2023 deal on inspections

May. 07, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran and the United Nations' nuclear watchdog are still negotiating over how to implement a deal struck last year to expand inspections of the Islamic Republic's rapidly advancing atomic program, officials said Tuesday. The acknowledgment by the International...

As China and Iran hunt for dissidents in the US, the FBI is racing to counter the threat

May. 06, 2024 12:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a student leader of the historic Tiananmen Square protests entered a 2022 congressional race in New York, a Chinese intelligence operative wasted little time enlisting a private investigator to hunt for any mistresses or tax problems that could upend the candidate's bid,...

The UN nuclear watchdog chief travels to Iran as its monitoring remains hampered

May. 06, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the United Nations' atomic watchdog traveled Monday to Iran, where his agency faces increasing difficulty in monitoring the Islamic Republic's rapidly advancing nuclear program as tensions remain high in the wider Middle East over the Israel-Hamas war. ...