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Report: Mideast countries top 2020 global executioners list

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Apart from China and despite a worldwide drop in death sentences, countries in the Middle East remained among the world’s leading executioners last year, Amnesty Int...

Activists call for IOC to sanction Iran Olympic program

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A group of athletes and human rights activists is calling on the IOC to sanction Iran's Olympic program for what it says is the country's long-running pattern of ordering ...

Iran, Saudis hold talks in Baghdad, few expect quick results

BAGHDAD (AP) — A first round of direct talks between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran signaled a possible de-escalation following years of animosity that often spilled into neighboring countries ...

Negotiators see signs of progress in Iran nuclear talks

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats working in Vienna on a solution to bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran and world powers are taking a break from talks to consult with their leaders ...

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1st woman applies to run for Syria's presidential elections

BEIRUT (AP) — A woman from the capital Damascus has applied to run for Syria’s presidential elections, the parliament speaker said Tuesday, becoming the first female to make a bid for the country's to...

Afghanistan: Does US exit offer Russia a chance to fill power vacuum?

As the US military and its NATO allies prepare to leave Afghanistan after two decades, the possibility of the peace in the war-torn country hinges on a deal signed last year between the Taliban and th...

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Analysis: Beijing huddles with friends, seeks to fracture US-led ‘clique’

China is shoring up ties with autocratic partners like Russia and Iran, as well as economically dependent regional countries, while using sanctions and threats to try to fracture the alliances the Uni...

Iran, Indonesia foreign ministers discuss trade, economy

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed trade and economic issues in a meeting in Jakarta on Monday with his Indonesian counterpart, the two countrie...

Delegate: Progress in Iran nuclear talks but end 'far away'

BERLIN (AP) — High-level talks in Vienna aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran are moving ahead with experts working on drafting proposals this week, but a solu...

The Latest: EU to purchase 100 million more vaccine doses

BERLIN — Pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say they will provide 100 million more doses of their coronavirus vaccine to the European Union this year. The tw...

High-ranking Iranian general dies of heart disease at 65

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-ranking general key to Iran's security apparatus has died, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Hosseinzadeh Hej...