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June 30, 2018 4:24 PM UNESCO adds 8 pre-Islamic Iranian sites to heritage list

UNESCO on Saturday added eight pre-Islamic Iranian archeological sites to its World Heritage List, the UN agency announced at a meeting in the Bahraini capital. The sites collectively appear on the worldwide list as the "Sassanid Archaeological Landscape of Fars region (Islamic Republic of Iran)". A province in modern-day Iran's south, Fars was the cradle 32

June 30, 2018 12:59 PM Trump says Saudi king agrees to ramp up oil production

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman had agreed to his request to ramp up oil production, a week after OPEC already announced an output rise. "Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & dysfunction in Iran and Venezuela, I am asking that Saudi Arabia increase oil production 45

June 29, 2018 10:14 AM Turkey won't comply with US ban over oil trade with Iran

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister says his country does not have to abide by "unilateral" U.S. decisions on Iran, suggesting that Ankara would not cut off trade with its neighbor. Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump's administration threatened countries with sanction if they don't cut off Iranian oil imports 34

June 27, 2018 11:12 AM Iran's supreme leader urges judiciary to secure 'businesses'

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's supreme leader is urging the country's judiciary to take measures to secure people's "businesses and lives" amid economic protests that have struck the capital, Tehran. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during a meeting with judiciary officials on Wednesday that authorities need to ensure an "atmosphere of security" and that the judiciary 31

June 26, 2018 9:12 AM 3 border guards killed by militants in south Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that three border guards have been killed in a clash with a "terrorist group" in southeastern Iran. The Tuesday report said the clash took place in Mirjaveh, a town in Sistan and Baluchestan Province near the Pakistani border, some 1,150 kilometers (715 miles) southeast of Tehran 43

June 26, 2018 12:39 AM Israeli missiles strike near Damascus airport: Syrian state media

Two Israeli missiles struck targets near Damascus airport early Tuesday, Syrian state media said, while a monitoring group said they hit arms depots for Hezbollah. In a report in the early hours of Tuesday, Syria's state news agency Sana said "two Israeli missiles came down near Damascus international airport". The head of monitoring group Syrian Observatory 43

June 25, 2018 11:37 PM Quaresma gets some playing time, and a goal for Portugal

SARANSK, Russia (AP) - Criticized back home and spurned by many of Portugal's fans, Ricardo Quaresma sat on the bench for his team's opening two World Cup matches. He finally got some playing time in the third on Monday, and he scored in the 1-1 draw against Iran that earned Portugal a spot in the round of 16. "Yes, this goal is an answer," Quaresma 31

June 25, 2018 11:27 PM Iran coach Queiroz again lashes out at video review

SARANSK, Russia (AP) - Iran coach Carlos Queiroz was so furious with the World Cup's video assistant referee system that he ranted for more than 20 minutes about FIFA's new tool following a draw with Portugal that knocked his squad out of the tournament. "I'm not talking about the ref, talking about one system," Queiroz said in English. "Thousands of dollars 38

June 25, 2018 10:57 PM AP PHOTOS: Spain, Portugal survive crazy Day 12 at World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) - The first day of World Cup teams playing simultaneous matches to see who advances came down to the wire - and to video replays - that saw Spain emerge atop its group thanks to a tiebreaker. Spain got the point it needed when Iago Aspas flicked in a Dani Alves cross in stoppage time. Officials first called it offside but counted the goal after 36

June 25, 2018 12:43 PM Cristiano Ronaldo age: How old is Ronaldo? Is this Ronaldo’s last World Cup?

CRISTIANO Ronaldo’s Portugal side will take on Iran tonight in the final match of the Group B’s group stage in the World Cup. But how old is he and is he about to retire? In Spain, Ronaldo has won 15 trophies, including two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, four UEFA Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups. The Real Madrid forward has also played 48