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Hard-liners are leading in vote count in Iran’s parliamentary election after record-low turnout

Mar. 02, 2024 11:12 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's hard-liners are leading in an initial vote count in the capital Tehran, state media reported Sunday, following a record-low turnout in a parliamentary election. State-run IRNA news agency and state TV said 1,960 from 5,000 ballots in...

Iranian parliament vote, first since 2022 mass protests, sees a low turnout despite government push

Mar. 01, 2024 15:40 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran held its first parliamentary election Friday since mass 2022 protests over mandatory hijab laws following the death of Mahsa Amini, apparently drawing a low turnout amid calls for a boycott. It wasn't immediately clear if voter apathy or an...

The US is bracing for complex, fast-moving threats to elections this year, FBI director warns

Feb. 29, 2024 14:06 PM EST

McLEAN, VA. (AP) — The United States expects to face fast-moving threats to American elections this year as artificial intelligence and other technological advances have made interference and meddling easier than before, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday. “The U.S. has...

A brazen iPhone scam in Iran reflects its economic struggles and tensions with the West

Feb. 29, 2024 00:33 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With flashy celebrity ads and promises of deep discounts, a shop in Iran's capital had offered consumers in the Islamic Republic one of the hottest products in the country — an iPhone that came out in 2021. But instead of getting their hands on the handsets,...

Iran has further increased its total stockpile of uranium, UN nuclear watchdog report says

Feb. 26, 2024 15:00 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Iran has further increased its total stockpile of uranium, according to a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog seen by The Associated Press on Monday, and it continues to bar the agency's most seasoned inspectors from monitoring its nuclear program, The International...

The head of UN's nuclear watchdog warns Iran is 'not entirely transparent' on its atomic program

Feb. 13, 2024 11:49 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog warned Tuesday that Iran is “not entirely transparent” regarding its atomic program, particularly after an official who once led Tehran's program announced the Islamic Republic has all the pieces for a weapon...

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,...

Iran launches 3 satellites into space that are part of a Western-criticized program as tensions rise

Jan. 28, 2024 14:47 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran said Sunday it successfully launched three satellites into space with a rocket that had multiple failures in the past, the latest for a program that the West says improves Tehran's ballistic missiles. The launch comes as heightened tensions grip the wider...

Crew extinguish fire on tanker hit by Houthi missile off Yemen after US targets rebels in airstrike

Jan. 27, 2024 07:43 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The crew aboard a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker hit by a missile launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels extinguished an hourslong fire onboard the stricken vessel Saturday sparked by the strike, authorities said. The attack on the Marlin Luanda further complicated...

Iran executes another prisoner detained during nationwide protests that erupted in 2022

Jan. 23, 2024 15:02 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Tuesday hanged another prisoner over crimes committed during nationwide protests that erupted in 2022 following the death of a young woman detained for improperly wearing her headscarf. The hanging of Mohammad Qobadlu, who had been...