Virus response in Mideast tainted by political views of Iran

BEIRUT (AP) — In the Middle East, even virus outbreaks are political. The coronavirus has killed 26 people in Iran -- th...
15:24 27 February 2022

World powers: ‘serious concerns’ about Iran’s atom program

VIENNA (AP) — The world powers that remain party to the nuclear deal with Iran expressed “serious concerns” Wednesday ab...
15:28 26 February 2022

Iran says official who played down virus fears is infected

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the pub...
17:24 25 February 2022

Iran says voter turnout dips below 50% in a first since 1979

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s interior ministry said voter turnout in recent parliamentary elections stood at 42.57%, the f...
12:45 23 February 2022

Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian health authorities on Friday reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in Chi...
11:27 21 February 2022

Iran: US killing of general was a miscalculation

MUNICH — The U.S. killing of a top Iranian general was a miscalculation that has had the effect of bolstering support in Iraq for the removal of Ameri...
19:01 14 February 2022

Iranian minister apologizes over mock spacesuit post

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s information minister apologized Wednesday for posting a photo on Twitter of what appeared to be a Halloween-type costume represe...
11:07 12 February 2022

Iran remembers 1979 Islamic Revolution amid high US tension

TEHRAN, Iran — Hundreds of thousands across Iran marked the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution on Tuesday amid some of the highest tensions ev...
9:21 11 February 2022

Iran may block UN inspectors if it faces a ‘new situation’

ML--Iran-Nuclear — Iran’s president said Monday that Tehran might reconsider providing U.N. inspectors with access to Iran's nuclear facilities if the...
20:11 3 February 2022

Ukraine: Recordings show Iran knew jetliner hit by a missile

KYIV, Ukraine — A leaked recording of an exchange between an Iranian air-traffic controller and an Iranian pilot purports to show that authorities imm...
9:19 3 February 2022

US hits Iran with new sanctions, keeps some waivers in place

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday that it will continue — at least for now — its policy of not sanctioning foreign companies that wo...
19:26 30 January 2022

Bodies of 11 Ukrainians killed in Iran plane crash sent home

KYIV, Ukraine — The bodies of the 11 Ukrainians who died when an Iranian missile shot down a passenger plane have arrived in Ukraine for a farewell ce...
10:40 19 January 2022

Iran’s top leader strikes defiant tone amid month of turmoil

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader lashed out at Western countries as he led Friday prayers in Tehran for the first time in eight years, dismissing ...
14:10 17 January 2022

‘Days of God’: A look at Iran’s mounting crises

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's supreme leader says his nation is living through “days of God.”
12:50 17 January 2022

Video: 20 seconds of terror between missiles in Iran crash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran's top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians “were lied to" for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally...
17:10 15 January 2022

Iran warning puts thousands of European troops in spotlight

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A warning by Iran's president that European forces in the Middle East could be at risk if their nations join the U.S. pr...
14:08 15 January 2022

Iran announces arrests over downing of plane that killed 176

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's judiciary said Tuesday arrests have been made for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 pe...
10:35 14 January 2022

McConnell on US-Iran strategy: ‘Let’s not screw it up’

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he opposes a Senate resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from ...
22:43 13 January 2022

Canada PM Trudeau: Iran plane families will get answers

EDMONTON, Alberta — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday it's been gut-wrenching to listen to stories from relatives of 57 Canadians who...
0:43 13 January 2022

Defying police, Iranians protest over plane shootdown

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iranian demonstrators defied a heavy police presence Sunday night to protest their country's days of denials that it sho...
16:38 12 January 2022

Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Saturday acknowledged that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this wee...
11:06 11 January 2022

The Latest: Int’l group to press Iran for plane crash probe

WASHINGTON — The latest on Iran-related developments (all times local):
1:34 11 January 2022

EU ministers support Iran deal, fear IS resurgence

BRUSSELS — European foreign affairs ministers reiterated their support for the nuclear deal brokered with Iran and expressed concerns Friday that the ...
16:55 10 January 2022

US blames Iran for Ukrainian jetliner downing, pledges probe

WASHINGTON — The U.S. promised “appropriate action” Friday in response to its assessment that an Iranian missile was responsible for downing a Ukraini...
16:37 10 January 2022

Crash may be grim echo of US downing of Iran flight in 1988

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Western allegation that Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner and killed 176 people offers a grim echo for the Islamic...
12:13 10 January 2022

Flaring tensions could kill Iran nuclear deal; to what end?

BERLIN — The landmark 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers aimed at preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons has been teetering on the edge...
6:28 10 January 2022

On streets of Tehran, relief for now at no wider conflict

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian newspapers proclaimed the country's attack on U.S. forces in Iraq to be "a dark night for Americans," and Washington's "first a...
6:08 10 January 2022

An Iranian general dies in U.S. attack, and innocents suffer

TORONTO — The worst had passed, it seemed, and the United States and Iran no longer appeared poised at the edge of war.
2:58 10 January 2022

The Latest: Iran invites US agency to help with crash probe

WASHINGTON — The latest on Iran-related developments (all times local):
1:18 10 January 2022