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Bipartisan group of senators condemns Iran over Amini death

Sep. 29, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators on Thursday introduced a resolution condemning the detention and death of Mahsa Amini, who was held by Iran's morality police this month for allegedly wearing the mandatory Islamic headscarf too loosely. The 22-year-old's death...

Iran's protesters chant from buildings amid crackdown

Sep. 29, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian anti-government protesters chanted from windows and rooftops in parts of Tehran early Thursday, but there were no reports of street protests in the country's capital, where authorities have waged a fierce crackdown in recent days. It was...

US sanctions traders of Iranian oil as nuclear talks stall

Sep. 29, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on a group of firms it says have played a critical role in shipping sanctioned Iranian oil. The State Department designated two Chinese companies, and Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control hit a network of companies...

Iraq summons Iranian ambassador after drone bombing campaign

Sep. 29, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq summoned the Iranian ambassador on Thursday to deliver a diplomatic complaint following a deadly drone bombing campaign, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Iranian drones targeted an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on...

Family frantically searched for Iranian woman after arrest

Sep. 29, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

SULIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — When Mahsa Amini was detained in the Iranian capital for wearing her veil too loosely, her family sprang into action, calling relatives, friends, contacts — anyone who could help. One of her cousins, Irfan Mortezai, living in neighboring Iraq, got the...

Several people try to enter Iranian Embassy in Oslo

Sep. 29, 2022 10:43 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Several people in a violent crowd attempted to enter the Iranian Embassy in Oslo, police said Thursday, with scuffles breaking out and rocks being thrown at officers. Authorities said 90 people had been detained. A crowd had gathered outside the...

Crisis-hit Lebanese parliament fails to elect president

Sep. 29, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Parliament on Thursday failed to elect a new president, with the majority of lawmakers casting blank ballots and some walking out. The failure pointed out deep political divisions that threaten prolonged political paralysis and a leadership void at time...

Kurdish officials: Death toll climbs in Iranian drone attack

Sep. 28, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

KOYA, Iraq (AP) — An Iranian drone bombing campaign targeting the bases of an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq on Wednesday killed at least nine people and wounded 32 others, the Kurdish Regional Government’s Health Ministry said. The strikes took place as...

Iran's anti-veil protests draw on long history of resistance

Sep. 28, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

A young woman climbs to the top of a car in the middle of Mashhad, a conservative Iranian city famed for its Islamic shrines. She takes off her headscarf and starts chanting, “Death to the dictator!” Protesters nearby join in and cars honk in support. For many Iranian women,...

Kurdish health ministry says Iran strikes in northern Iraq kill at least seven and wound 28

Sep. 28, 2022 08:16 AM EDT
SULIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish health ministry says Iran strikes in northern Iraq kill at least seven and wound 28.