Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden to address Brits in Christmas program

LONDON (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden will speak directly to Britain in a televised Christmas message, stressing the importance of privacy and urging an end to government surveillance. Snowden will be delivering […]

12/24/2013

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday Oct. 1, 2013 at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Andrew Gombert,Pool)

Netanyahu: Israel won’t let Iran get nuclear arms

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel’s prime minister declared Tuesday that his country will never allow Iran to get nuclear weapons, even if it has to act alone, and he dismissed the Iranian president’s “charm offensive” […]

10/01/2013

This undated file photo released by his family via FreeAmir.org shows Amir Hekmati, a former U.S. Marine held in Iran over the past two years on accusations of spying for the CIA.  (AP Photo/Hekmati family via FreeAmir.org, File)

American held in Iran writes letter to John Kerry

DETROIT (AP) — A former U.S. Marine held in Iran for two years said in a letter to the U.S. secretary of state that he has endured “miserable prison conditions” and believes Tehran is holding […]

09/11/2013

Iranians surf the web in an Internet cafe at a shopping center in central Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

Iran’s president urges government on Facebook

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s curious world of online politics looked a bit more crowded Monday with members of President Hasan Rouhani’s Cabinet encouraged to open their own Facebook pages — in a country where […]

09/09/2013

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iranian guessing game: Ahmadinejad’s next move

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mock condolences arriving by text message in Iran announce the political “death” of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Memorial services, the joke continues, are planned at the United Nations in tribute to his […]

07/15/2013

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran’s president meets newly elected successor

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president has discussed transferring power in a meeting with his newly elected successor, the official IRNA news agency reported Tuesday. The report said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad congratulated Hasan Rowhani on […]

06/18/2013

Ballot boxes for the Iran elections. (AP Photo)

5 things to know about Iran’s presidential vote

(The Associated Press) –  Iran holds its presidential election Friday. Here are five things you should know: THE FIELD Iran’s election overseers allowed eight candidates on the ballot to succeed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who cannot […]

06/14/2013

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Iran unveils uranium sites, renews defiant tone

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With words of defiance, Iran announced two nuclear-related projects Tuesday that expand capabilities to extract and process uranium — modest advances in Tehran’s atomic efforts but ones symbolic of its refusal to slow nuclear work.

04/09/2013

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran’s president scoffs at Western sanctions

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president on Tuesday claimed his country can create 10 times more wealth from inventions than from oil, rendering Western economic sanctions powerless.

01/22/2013

Iranian news agency picks up Onion article as fact

CHICAGO (AP) – A joke by the satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have gotten lost in translation. An Iranian news agency has picked up as fact a story from the paper about a supposed […]

09/28/2012

Iran takes aim at US and Israel at UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is taking aim at the United States and Israel at a high-level U.N. meeting, accusing Washington of shielding what he calls a nuclear-armed “fake regime.” The Iranian […]

09/24/2012