Iran leader says Israel a 'cancerous tumor' to be destroyed

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Friday called Israel a “cancerous tumor” that “will undoubtedly be uprooted and destroyed” in an annual speech in support of the Palestinians, renewing thr...

Iran's Guard says it launched satellite amid US tensions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Wednesday it launched a military satellite into orbit amid wider tensions with the U.S., a successful launch after months of failures. ...

Virus halts pilgrimages to Mecca, Friday prayers in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak disrupted Islamic worship in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia on Wednesday banned its citizens and other residents of the kingdom from performing the pilgri...

Iran's military on alert as virus kills 77, sickens leaders

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran put its armed forces on alert Tuesday to assist health officials in battling the new coronavirus that's killed at least 77 people, an outbreak that has sickened top officials ...

Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that hous...

Iran general steps out of Soleimani's shadow to lead proxies

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A new Iranian general has stepped out of the shadows to lead the country's expeditionary Quds Force, becoming responsible for Tehran's proxies across the Mideast as the Islamic Rep...

AP Explains: Iran reopens uranium plant in its latest gamble

Iran says it has restarted production at a "major" uranium facility involved in its nuclear program, but still pledges to follow the terms of its landmark atomic deal with world powers. ...

Iran marks end of 2009 vote unrest amid new demonstrations

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran is marking the end of protests surrounding its disputed 2009 presidential election as new demonstrations have erupted over the country's economic woes. The g...

Tehran's mayor drops out of Iran election to back hard-liner

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran's conservative mayor dropped out of Iran's presidential election on Monday to back a hard-liner believed to be close to the country's supreme leader, consolidating the oppos...

Iran's rial at all-time low over strong dollar, other woes

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At money changers across Tehran, shouting voices accompany each change of the signboards out front showing the value of the Iranian rial, which slips ever lower against the U.S. do...

Iran, angered by US sanctions bill, considers atomic boats

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Tuesday ordered officials to draw up plans to build nuclear-powered ships and to show how the United States violated last year's nuclear deal, a response to a v...

Iran sentences Iranian-American, his father each to 10 years

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian-American businessman and his father have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, a state-run judicial news agency reported Tuesday, the latest dual nationals impri...