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BOSTON (AP/KWWL) — The government’s national intelligence director says Russia and Iran have obtained U.S. voting registration information. John Ratcliffe, the intelligence director, spoke at a rare news conference Wednesday night. Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray said the U.S. will impose costs on any foreign countries interfering in the 2020 election. They accused Iran …

The emails claimed to be from the Proud Boys, a far-right group supportive of President Trump, but appeared instead to be a deceptive campaign making use of a vulnerability in the organization’s online network. First divulged on Tuesday by local law enforcement and elections officials in Florida and Alaska, the emails were soon turned over …

Iran, the crucible of coronavirus in the Middle East, smashed two grim records this week, reporting its largest number of deaths in a single 24 hours since the outbreak started in March, and the largest number of new infections. Iranian health officials openly admit Iran is deep into its third, and biggest, wave of the …

President Donald Trump on Monday vowed that any attack by Iran would be met with a response ‘1,000 times greater in magnitude,’ after reports that Iran planned to avenge the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani. A US media report, quoting unnamed officials, said that an alleged Iranian plot to assassinate the US ambassador to …

President Trump on Wednesday announced that the U.S. intends to “snapback” sanctions on Iran, days after the U.N. Security Council failed to extend a soon-to expire arms embargo on Iran. “Today I am directing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to notify the U.N. Security Council that the United States intends to restore virtually all the previously …

Iranian State media reported Saturday an explosion that led to a fire at one of Iran’s biggest electric power station in the southwestern city of Ahvas, confirmed the Saudi Al Arabiya TV. A video and photos circulated around social media show the fire that allegedly broke out after “an explosion occurred at one of the power …

Member states from the United Nations atomic agency board voted Friday to condemn Iran for failing to cooperate with its probe of Tehran’s nuclear activities, a move that gives the Trump administration new ammunition in its push to kill the Iranian nuclear deal. The resolution, the first since 2012 to call out Iran for not …

Fugitive former Iranian judge, Gholamreza Mansouri, was found dead in the Romanian capital Bucharest in suspicious circumstances. RFE/RL’s correspondent in Romania says that Mansouri fell out of a window. It is not clear whether he jumped out or was pushed into his death. Based on official reports, Duke Hotel receptionist in Bucharest informed the Romanian …

Tehran, Iran — An Iranian missile fired during a live-fire training exercise in the Gulf of Oman struck a support vessel near its target, killing at least 19 sailors and injuring 15 others, Iran’s army said Monday. The friendly fire incident happened Sunday near the port of Jask, some 790 miles southeast of Tehran, according …

Iran is battling one of the worst outbreaks outside China. On Sunday the Health Ministry reported 113 more deaths, bringing the country’s death toll to 724 amid 13,938 confirmed cases. The real number of infections could be even higher, as questions have been raised about the government’s transparency. “If the trend continues, there will not …