- US: Several Russian cruise missiles landed in Iran Updated: Oct-08-15 3:44 pm
WASHINGTON - As many as four of the 26 long-range cruise missiles that Russia said it fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.
- The Latest: Record 150-plus world leaders at UN summit Updated: Oct-03-15 2:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The latest developments from the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism - the Islamic State in particular - and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local):
- Saudi hajj disaster toll rises higher with Iran's 465 dead Updated: Oct-02-15 12:48 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The death toll in the Saudi hajj disaster rose sharply Thursday as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week's stampede and crush, nearly doubling its earlier count and likely further straining relations between the two Mideast rivals.
- Europe, US split over form of Syria talks Updated: Oct-01-15 11:17 am
UNITED NATIONS - Nine nations or five? In speeches at this year's U.N. gathering of world leaders, major powers are increasing calls for multilateral negotiations to end the war in Syria. But Europe and the United States are split on who should be at the table.
- The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm
MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:
- Obama, Iran foreign minister shook hands at luncheon Updated: Sep-29-15 9:08 am
TEHRAN, Iran - President Barack Obama and Iran's foreign minister shook hands when they ran into one another on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York.
- Iranian-Americans rally near United Nations Updated: Sep-28-15 7:45 pm
NEW YORK - Iranian-American protesters said Monday that the country's current regime has executed about 2,000 dissidents in less than two years, making human rights a key issue in U.S.-Iran relations.
- Iran's president says thousands died in hajj tragedy Updated: Sep-28-15 2:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iran's president on Monday blamed Saudi "incompetence" for the mass deaths of Muslim pilgrims four days ago during the hajj in Saudi Arabia, comments that stoked already high tensions between the two Middle East rivals.
- US acts to open dialogue with Iran about Syria, Yemen crises Updated: Sep-26-15 12:37 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. took steps Saturday to open a dialogue with Iran and others about the crises in Syria and Yemen.
- Rouhani, meeting editors, hopes for better US relations Updated: Sep-25-15 4:57 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is holding out the possibility for improved relations with the United States if the international nuclear deal that has caused controversy in both the U.S. and Iran gets fully implemented later this year.
- Iran's president claims his military best defense against IS Updated: Sep-22-15 3:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The Iranian president says his country's military is the most reliable force to take on "terrorists in the region" - a reference to the extremist Islamic State group.
- UN agency: Iran's role in nuclear probe meets standards Updated: Sep-21-15 1:50 pm
VIENNA - The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency acknowledged Monday that samples used to determine whether Iran tried to develop a nuclear weapon were collected by the Iranians instead of agency experts, but insisted the probe stands up to strict agency standards.
- Correction: Iran-Nuclear story Updated: Sep-21-15 10:53 am
VIENNA - In a story Sept. 20 about a trip to Iran by the head of the U.N. nuclear agency, The Associated Press erroneously referred to the place he was visiting as an Iranian nuclear site. In fact, it is a military site where some believe nuclear weapons work may have occurred.
- US starts carrying out nuke deal as time expires on GOP Updated: Sep-17-15 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration began carrying out the Iran nuclear deal Thursday as time expired on Republican efforts to derail it, appointing a senior diplomat to ensure that Tehran moves further away from bomb-making capability and outlining a months-long process before Western nations will start easing economic sanctions.
- Analysis: Russia gambles in Syria, ramping up involvement Updated: Sep-14-15 3:52 pm
BEIRUT - In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by the Islamic State group's spread and an escalating migrants crisis, may be willing to quietly tolerate President Bashar Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition.