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  • Iran airs TV footage of purported Israeli drone

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A crash scene aired on Iranian state television Monday purported to show the wreckage of an Israeli drone shot down near an Iranian nuclear site, prompting questions about how a plane with limited range could have penetrated so deeply and whether it is indeed what Tehran says...

  • Iran says it downs Israeli drone near nuclear site

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Sunday its forces shot down an Israeli drone as it approached an Iranian nuclear site, recovering major parts of what it described as an advanced aircraft. Israeli officials could not be immediately reached for comment. The incident...

  • Iran unveils new short-range missiles, drones

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran unveiled a new generation of short-range marine missiles and aerial drones on Sunday, as President Hassan Rouhani said its military doctrine was based on deterring and countering threats from unnamed foreign powers. The official IRNA news agency said the Ghadir missile,...

  • Iran says no need for UN to revisit military site

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister on Saturday said there was no need for U.N. nuclear inspectors to pay another visit to the Parchin military site, where the country is suspected of having tested components used in nuclear weapons. Gen. Hossein Dehghan was quoted by the official IRNA...

  • Few details month after reporters detained in Iran

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment....

  • Failed James Foley raid recalls futile past efforts to rescue U.S. captives

    Hostage rescues are among the most dangerous and difficult jobs America asks its military to do. When they fail, it's not the fault of the brave soldiers who carry out the missions.

  • Iran's parliament dismisses moderate minister

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani. The no-confidence vote against Science, Research...

  • UN sees some progress in Iran nuclear probe

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran is now answering questions about suspicions that it worked secretly on nuclear weapons, The U.N.'s chief nuclear inspector said Monday, but he did not indicate whether he was happy with the responses. Arriving back from talks in Tehran with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,...

  • Germany charges man on Iran smuggling charges

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they've charged a German-Iranian man with supplying Iran with components for use in its missile program. Federal prosecutors alleged Monday that Dr. Ali Reza B., 63, whose last name wasn't given in accordance with German privacy laws, provided Iran with...

  • UN: Iran ready to cooperate on nuclear probe

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran's president has promised to back a United Nations probe into suspicions that the country secretly worked on nuclear arms, the U.N.'s chief nuclear inspector said Sunday after talks in Tehran. Yukiya Amano of the International Atomic Energy Agency described the meetings as...

  • Oh, good: Iran's supreme leader weighs in on Ferguson

    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, whose own country is responsible for countless, detestable crimes against humanity, decided that he'd get himself a slice of that sweet, sweet Ferguson pie.

  • Iran: Nuclear deal by November deadline unlikely

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Friday that Tehran is unlikely to reach a final nuclear accord with world powers by a November deadline. Parliament's news website quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying that even if a general agreement is reached before the deadline, the two...

  • Iran's supreme leader dismisses direct US talks

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed the value of direct talks with the U.S., his first comments touching on meetings that officials from the Islamic Republic had with Americans dating back to secret talks that began in 2012. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say...

  • Fidelity to principle can make needed flexibility impossible

    Hillary Clinton, like her husband, has a very wide range of stands she finds acceptable, depending on timing and circumstances. President Obama's range of acceptable positions has been far narrower.

  • Iran voices support for new Iraqi PM designate

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian official offered his congratulations Tuesday to the Iraqi politician nominated to replace incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, suggesting key Iranian support for a new leader in Baghdad. As the Iraqi premier fights to keep his job, Ali Shamkhani,...



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