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Schools, offices close in Tehran as sandstorm hits Iran

May. 17, 2022 08:01 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Schools and government offices closed in the Iranian capital on Tuesday and elsewhere in the country after yet another sandstorm blanketed Tehran, state TV reported. The report said the air quality was very poor and that the pollution from the dust was high. It...

Iran state TV says 2 French nationals arrested over protests

May. 17, 2022 01:55 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of two French citizens, saying they met with protesting teachers and took part in an anti-government rally. The report identified the two as Cecile Kohler, 37, and Chuck Paris, 69, and said they were not on a...

US vice president, top officials visit UAE to pay respects

May. 16, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris led a high-powered American delegation to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to pay respects to the federation's late ruler and meet with the newly ascended president. The trip marks the highest-level visit by...

Bus drivers demanding 10% pay hike strike in Iranian capital

May. 16, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Bus drivers in Tehran seeking a 10% wage increase walked off the job Monday, paralyzing parts of the city, local media reported, the latest civic demonstration in Iran amid growing public frustration with food price spikes and mounting economic pressures. Mayor...

Iran academic arrested on security charges, 'foreign links'

May. 16, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Authorities in Iran have arrested a university professor on security charges and “suspicious foreign links,” Iranian media reported on Monday. The semiofficial Mehr news agency identified the professor as Saeed Madani, but did not provide details or say...

Top EU diplomat hopeful for deal at Iran nuclear talks

May. 13, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

WEISSENHAUS, Germany (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief said Friday he is hopeful that stalled talks with Iran over the country's nuclear program can reach an agreement. The talks between Tehran and world powers are deadlocked in part over Iran's demand for the United...

Iran arrests at least 22 protesting staple food price hikes

May. 13, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have arrested at least 22 demonstrators who had been protesting sudden price hikes of subsidized staple foods in two southern cities, state media reported early Friday. The arrests follow Iran's announcement this week that the cost of cooking...

Qatari emir in Iran offers support for reviving nuclear deal

May. 12, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Qatar’s emir met with Iranian leaders on Thursday, offering support for efforts to revive the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, even as talks on the tattered accord remain deadlocked. Despite its small size, the tiny Gulf Arab sheikdom plays a...

Iran raises prices of food staples, stirring panic and anger

May. 12, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran abruptly raised prices as much as 300% for a variety of staples such as cooking oil, chicken, eggs and milk on Thursday. Scores of alarmed Iranians waited in long lines to snatch up bundles of food and emptied supermarket shelves across the country in the...

France's foreign ministry: 2 French nationals held in Iran

May. 12, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that two French nationals have been arrested in Iran and French authorities have “fully mobilized” to secure their swift release. Prominent trade union Workers’ Force identified the two Thursday as a teachers’ union...