Foreign policy

A voter casts his ballot in the parliamentary elections in a polling station in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Iranians began voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
February 21, 2020 - 2:23 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians were voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. The disqualification of more than 7,000 potential candidates, most of them reformists...
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A voter casts his ballot in the parliamentary elections in a polling station in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. Iranians began voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
February 21, 2020 - 1:25 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians were voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. The disqualification of more than 7,000 potential candidates, most of them reformists...
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Posters of candidates in the Feb. 21st parliamentary elections are pasted on a wall next to celebrity photos displayed by a street vendor, on a sidewalk in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Some 7,000 candidates are running in 208 constituencies for the 290-seat chamber. They kicked off their campaigns last Thursday, even after authorities barred thousands of others from running, mainly reformists and moderates. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
February 21, 2020 - 12:19 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians were voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. The disqualification of some 9,000 potential candidates, most of them reformists and...
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Posters of candidates in the Feb. 21st parliamentary elections are pasted on a wall next to celebrity photos displayed by a street vendor, on a sidewalk in downtown Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Some 7,000 candidates are running in 208 constituencies for the 290-seat chamber. They kicked off their campaigns last Thursday, even after authorities barred thousands of others from running, mainly reformists and moderates. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
February 20, 2020 - 11:45 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians began voting for a new parliament Friday, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership as sanctions weigh on the economy and isolate the country diplomatically. The disqualification of some 9,000 potential candidates, most of them reformists and...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020 file photo, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, shakes hands with Fayez Sarraj, the head of Libya's internationally-recognized government, prior to their meeting in Istanbul. Two Libyan militia commanders and a Syrian war monitor group say Turkey is deploying Syrian extremists to fight in Libya's civil war. These extremists are affiliated with groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State. They're fighting as mercenaries on behalf of the United Nations-supported government in Libya. The Libyan sources told The Associated Press that Turkey has airlifted more than 2,500 foreign fighters into Tripoli, and that “dozens” are extremist-affiliated. (Turkish Presidency via AP, Pool, File)
February 19, 2020 - 8:22 pm
ROME (AP) — Authorities in northern Italy arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship on suspicion of international arms trafficking Wednesday while they investigate if the vessel transported tanks, rockets and other weapons from Turkey to Libya. The captain is under investigation for...
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February 19, 2020 - 6:08 pm
ROME (AP) — The captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship was arrested Wednesday in northern Italy for investigation of suspected arms trafficking between Turkey and Libya, an Italian prosecutor said. The captain of the cargo ship berthed in the port city of Genoa is under investigation for...
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Maduro said Friday that authorities haven’t detained opposition leader Juan Guaido because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he warned: “It will come.” (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 18, 2020 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced sanctions Tuesday on a Russian state-controlled brokerage that has helped the Venezuelan government skirt an American oil embargo and enabled President Nicolas Maduro to keep his grip on power in the South American country. Administration...
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Maduro said Friday that authorities haven’t detained opposition leader Juan Guaido because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he warned: “It will come.” (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
February 18, 2020 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed sanctions Tuesday on the trading unit of Russian state-controlled oil company Rosneft for helping Venezuela skirt an embargo on oil from the South American country. The sanctions against Rosneft Trading S.A. and its president, Didier Casamiro, are...
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
February 16, 2020 - 11:10 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn't believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid. Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will “ruin" his chances of winning the 2020 U.S...
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
February 16, 2020 - 11:03 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn't believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump's 2020 reelection bid. Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will “ruin" his chances of winning the 2020 U.S...
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