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Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's capital and major cities plunged into darkness in recent weeks as rolling outages left millions without electricity for hours. Traffic lights died. Offices went dark. Online...

Iran kicks off ground forces drill on coast of Gulf of Oman

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s military kicked off a ground forces drill on Tuesday along the coast of the Gulf of Oman, state TV reported, the latest in a series of snap exercises that the country is hol...

UN watchdog confirms another Iranian breach of nuclear deal

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' atomic watchdog agency confirmed Thursday that Iran has informed it that the country has begun installing equipment for the production of uranium metal, which would b...

Iran begins first human trial of locally made virus vaccine

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The first study of the safety and effectiveness of a coronavirus vaccine in Iran began Tuesday, state TV reported, with dozens due to receive the domestically developed shot in the...

Iran says Pfizer vaccine batch expected from US benefactors

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An unidentified group of U.S.-based philanthropists plans to send 150,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Iran in the coming weeks, Iranian media reported Monday, in a step that cou...

Iran’s virus deaths pass 50,000 as lockdown on capital eases

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's death toll from the global pandemic has risen above 50,000, according to state television, as the country grapples with the worst outbreak in the Middle East. ...

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday shuttered businesses and curtailed travel between its major cities, including the capital of Tehran, as it grapples with the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in t...

Iran candidate tells AP: US attack risks 'full-fledged war'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An adviser to Iran's supreme leader who is a possible 2021 presidential candidate is warning that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a “full-fledged war” in ...

In Iran, a massive cemetery struggles to keep up with virus

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — For over half a century, a massive graveyard on the edge of Iran's capital has provided a final resting place for this country's war dead, its celebrities and artists, its thinkers...

Fascinated and trepidatious, world braces for America's vote

SAINTE MARIE DU MONT, France (AP) — In one of the towns in Normandy where U.S. Army paratroopers fought and died on D-Day in World War II, a French store owner already has readied the “Trump 2020” fla...

Iran's supreme leader, quoting Trump, mocks US election

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader mocked America's presidential election Tuesday in a televised address, quoting President Donald Trump's own baseless claims about voter fraud to criticize the...

Iran summons French diplomat over Macron’s remarks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran summoned a French diplomat in protest at what it says is France's support for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, state media reported on Tuesday, in the l...

UN arms embargoes on Iran expire despite US objections

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A decade-long U.N. arms embargo on Iran that barred it from purchasing foreign weapons like tanks and fighter jets expired Sunday as planned under its nuclear deal with world power...

Months into pandemic, Iran sees worst wave of virus deaths

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's capital has run out of intensive care beds as the country confronts a new surge of infections that is filling hospitals and cemeteries alike. The single-day death toll hit a...

Iran president calls on world to condemn new US sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called on the international community to condemn the Trump administration's decision to blacklist Iran’s financial sector, the country's ...