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Iran deal tantalizingly close but US faces new hurdles

Aug. 19, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last week’s attack on author Salman Rushdie and the indictment of an Iranian national for plotting to murder former national security adviser John Bolton have given the Biden administration new headaches as it attempts to negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran....

Famed Iran art museum closes to deal with insect infestation

Aug. 18, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran’s contemporary art museum has issued an apology and temporarily closed to handle a pest infestation, raising concerns after footage of insects scuttling across world-famous work spread widely on social media. Insects, which may attack and eat away at...

Salman Rushdie attacker 'surprised' the author survived

Aug. 17, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

MAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The man charged with stabbing Salman Rushdie on a lecture stage in western New York said in an interview that he was surprised to learn the accomplished author had survived the attack. Speaking to the New York Post from jail, Hadi Matar said he decided to see...

Family to proceed with suit alleging man tortured in Lebanon

Aug. 17, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Relatives of a Lebanese American man said they are happy to proceed with their lawsuit alleging that Lebanon's security agency kidnapped and tortured him before he died in the U.S., now that a judge has rejected the agency's attempt to strike the allegations. ...

Attack on Rushdie shows divisions among Lebanese Shiites

Aug. 17, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The stabbing of author Salman Rushdie has laid bare divisions in Lebanon's Shiite Muslim community, pitting a few denouncing the violence against fervent followers of the Iran-backed Shiite militant Hezbollah group who have praised the attack. One Rushdie defender received death...

Iraqi PM calls meeting of senior politicians to end crisis

Aug. 17, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s caretaker prime minister called a meeting of senior political leaders and party representatives Wednesday, seeking a way out of a monthslong crisis amid a power struggle between rival Shiite blocs. But the party of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr did not attend...

EXPLAINER: Dueling views remain a year after Afghan pullout

Aug. 17, 2022 06:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided — and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly...

Iran submits a 'written response' in nuclear deal talks

Aug. 16, 2022 19:55 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it submitted a “written response” to what has been described as a final roadmap to restore its tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency offered no details on the substance of its response,...

34-year-old woman is Iran's first monkeypox case

Aug. 16, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities announced Tuesday the first case of monkeypox in the country, the official IRNA news agency reported. The report said health authorities quarantined a 34-year-old woman living in the southwestern city of Ahvaz. Pedram Pakaeen,...

Iraq's finance minister resigns over political crisis

Aug. 16, 2022 09:20 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's finance minister resigned Tuesday, two government officials said, over the country's worst political crisis in years involving an influential Shiite cleric and his Iran-aligned rivals. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with...