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State Department orders non-essential staff to leave Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran

U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all non-essential staff to leave the country right away.       &#...

State Department orders non-essential staff to leave Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran

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State Department orders nonemergency staff to leave Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all nonemergency staff to leave the country right away.   ...
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U.S. Embassy in Iraq Orders Staff to Leave as Iran Tensions Rise The U.S. ordered all its nonemergency diplomatic staff to leave Iraq immediately, as tensions rise with Iran over recent attacks against oil tankers a...
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US Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq right away BAGHDAD (AP) — US Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq right away....
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State Department orders non-emergency personnel to leave Iraq posts NBC News- The State Department has ordered “non-emergency U.S. government employees” in Iraq to leave its embassy in Baghdad and its consu...
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US orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq The U.S. Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-essential, non-emergency government staff to leave the country right away amid ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a lightning visit to Baghdad on Tuesday to show U.S. support for the Iraqi government as Washington steps up ...
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US orders American civilians out of Iraq as tensions with Iran escalate HOW MANY TROOPS?: One thing seems clear this morning. The Pentagon has drawn up contingency plans to deploy thousands more U.S. troops to the Persian ...
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German mediator heads to Iran amid escalating tensions with U.S. A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal o...
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Pompeo shares details on 'escalating' Iran threats in Brussels: U.S. State Department U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shared information on "escalating" threats from Iran with European allies and NATO officials during meetings in Br...
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What to Know about the British-Flagged Oil Tanker Seized by Iran Amid Escalating Tensions Iranian forces on Friday seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, a geopolitically vital sea route connecting the P...
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U.S. pulls staff from Iraq amid concerns over Iran Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency American employees from its diplomatic missions in Iraq on Wednesday in another show of concern abou...
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FAA bars U.S. airlines from flying over Persian Gulf amid escalating tensions with Iran The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft operators from flying over the Persian Gulf an...
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Iraq offers to mediate between US, Iran amid ongoing tensions Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuc...
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Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced stop in Iraq amid increased tensions in region Pompeo met with Iraq's defense and intelligence chiefs, as well as the country's foreign minister and several other officials.   ...
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German, Dutch military suspend training operations in Iraq amid U.S.-Iran tensions Germany and the Netherlands said on Wednesday they were suspending military training operations in Iraq as the United States warned of increased threa...
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Amid Iran Tensions, US Orders Partial Evacuation Of Embassy In Baghdad The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between...
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US secretary of state seeks global coalition in the Middle East against Iran amid rising tensions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following...
20:48, 06/23/2019

U.S. orders non-emergency workers to leave Iraq embassy The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel from its embassy in Iraq as a result of rising tensions in the region, officials sai...
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Congress reacts to escalating tensions with Iran Some Congressional members say President Donald Trump was right not to attack Iran. After Iran downed a U.S. drone, Trump ordered a retaliatory strike...
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China Raises Tariffs On US Goods Amid Escalating Tensions China on Saturday increased tariffs on billions worth of US goods as it prepares to unveil a blacklist of "unreliable" foreign companies that analysts...
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Iran Seizes Oil Tanker of ‘Smuggled Fuel’ in Persian Gulf Amid Rising Tensions, State Media Reports (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the ...
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Gov. Bevin Orders Flags To Half-Staff Monday In Honor Of Kentucky Soldier Killed In Iraq FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered all U.S. and Kentucky flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May...
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Navy to deploy hospital ship amid escalating tensions in Venezuela The U.S. Navy is slated to deploy a hospital ship to Latin America next month to provide humanitarian medical support to countries hosting Venezuelans...
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Chances of US-Iran tensions escalating are 'very, very high,' says expert Tensions between the U.S. and Iran will likely escalate in the near future, says a former energy advisor to the prime minister of Iran in the late 197...
20:48, 06/24/2019

Iran Seizes Two Vessels, Escalating Tensions in Strait of Hormuz, U.K. Says (LONDON) — Britain’s foreign secretary said Iranian authorities seized two vessels Friday in the Strait of Hormuz, actions signaling an es...
23:16, 07/19/2019

Iran Says It Seized Foreign Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions A video released by the Revolutionary Guards showed the ship’s name as the Riah — the same as a missing Emirati tanker — and said it was smuggling fue...
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Oil rises on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions; trade war concerns weigh Oil prices edged up on Tuesday on escalating tensions between the United States and Iran and on signs that producer club OPEC will continue withholdin...
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Sanders rips Trump over escalating tensions with Iran, says war would be 'disaster' Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday took aim at President Trump over the rising tensions between the United States and Iran, warning on Memorial Day...
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Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe Iran on Sunday urged Britain to contain "domestic political forces" intent on escalating tensions between the two countries following Iran's seiz...
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State Department issues travel advisory on Hong Kong amid pro-democracy protests The State Department’s Level 2 travel advisory, issued Thursday, urges “increased caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest.”  ...
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12:16, 05/13/2019

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10:48, 05/24/2019

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11:16, 05/24/2019

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18:32, 05/23/2019

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03:48, 07/12/2019

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11:32, 05/18/2019

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17:32, 05/31/2019

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22:32, 06/17/2019

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14:48, 06/22/2019

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05:48, 06/26/2019

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18:32, 06/28/2019

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10:00, 05/24/2019

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21:32, 05/05/2019

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19:48, 05/23/2019

Former CIA official: 'Absolutely necessary to talk about' taking preventative action amid Iran tensions Former CIA Middle East Department Chief Daniel Hoffman reacted to a New York Times report that President Trump reviewed a military plan that would sen...
17:48, 05/14/2019

US warns commercial flights near Persian Gulf could be 'misidentified,' amid tensions with Iran Commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf could be “misidentified” and targeted amid the increasing escalation between the U.S. and Iran...
05:00, 05/18/2019

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22:32, 06/23/2019

China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Iran have met in Beijing amid heightened Middle East tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its worl...
05:32, 05/17/2019

Trump hosts US airline executives — and their Qatari rival — amid tensions over Gulf state subsidies Executives from United Airlines and American Airlines were "shocked" that state-owned airline Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker was also invited to the...
14:48, 07/19/2019

President Trump arrives in the United Kingdom for state visit, D-Day ceremony amid Brexit tensions LONDON (AP) — President Trump arrives in the United Kingdom for state visit, D-Day ceremony amid Brexit tensions....
02:32, 06/03/2019

UK navy to escort British-flagged vessels through Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran Sources tell Sky News that the British Department of Transport is asking the shipping industry to alert the government of its travel plans in the gulf...
09:48, 07/25/2019

Trump approves massive arms deals to Saudi Arabia and UAE amid Iran tensions The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing...
15:16, 05/24/2019

Pentagon to increase military deployments in Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said additional deployments might be required to protect U.S. interests in the Middle East, amid 'credi...
11:32, 05/24/2019

British ships to get Royal Navy escort in Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran British-flagged ships will be accompanied by a Royal Navy escort in the Strait of Hormuz amid growing tensions with Iran, the Government has announced...
11:48, 07/25/2019

U.S. warns commercial airliners flying in the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tens...
08:48, 05/18/2019

UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges ‘extreme caution’ amid US-Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges ‘extreme caution’ amid US...
02:32, 06/13/2019

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00:32, 05/24/2019

Oil edges higher on U.S. inventory decline, escalating Mideast tensions Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday, extending gains as rising tensions with Iran fueled concerns about supply disruptions and as U.S. inventory data...
00:32, 07/24/2019

US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions....
22:48, 06/20/2019

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05:00, 05/18/2019

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16:16, 06/25/2019

Germany suspends Iraq training mission as US pulls out diplomatic staff Germany's Bundeswehr has halted its military training exercises in Iraq amid heightened tensions in the region. The US has put troops on high alert an...
14:00, 05/15/2019

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11:00, 06/14/2019

Iraq slams evacuation of Exxon Mobil foreign staff as 'political' move Iraq has expressed anger over Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from an oil field amid growing US-Iran tensions. The move came just...
11:00, 05/19/2019

Staff Sgt. David Bellavia becomes first living Iraq War veteran to receive Medal of Honor President Donald Trump is scheduled to present the Medal of Honor to former Staff Sgt. David Bellavia, the first living recipient who served in the Ir...
16:16, 06/25/2019

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08:48, 06/19/2019

Oregon Governor Orders State Police to Find GOP State Senators Avoiding a Climate Vote Oregon is poised to pass sweeping legislation to fight climate change. But before the bill can come to a vote, the Oregon State Police may need to tra...
12:48, 06/22/2019

China to Hit U.S. With Tariffs on $60 Billion in Goods Amid Escalating Trade War (BEIJING) — Deepening a trade battle and sending financial markets spinning, China announced Monday it was raising tariffs on $60 billion of U.S...
07:48, 05/13/2019

German FM in Iraq to address regional tensions German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is in Iraq as part of a wider trip to the Middle East seeking to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United S...
05:32, 06/08/2019

UPDATE 1-Iraq oil minister calls Exxon Mobil's evacuation of foreign staff 'unacceptable' Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from the West Qurna 1 oilfield in southern Iraq on Saturday was "unacceptable and unjustified", I...
05:16, 05/19/2019

What Chinese state media are saying about the falling yuan and escalating trade war China's state newspaper on Tuesday slams the U.S. for "deliberately destroying international order," one day after Washington branded Beijing a c...
01:48, 08/06/2019

Democrats prepare for debate stage again, amid escalating policy disputes Night one has Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in the middle; night two will center former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala D. Harris...
08:16, 07/30/2019

Interior Department Launches Investigation of Potential Ethics Violations Among Staff The probe, the second in as many weeks, looks into a complaint that Interior Department staff offered agency access to former employers or lobbying cl...
11:00, 04/28/2019

Justice Department staff had urged rejection of Sprint-T-Mobile merger Justice Department staff reviewing the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint had recommended that the U.S. government sue to block the $26 billion de...
15:48, 05/22/2019

Trump to present Medal of Honor to former Army staff sergeant who rescued entire squad in Iraq President Donald Trump will present the Medal of Honor on Tuesday to former Army Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia for his actions as a squad leader in Fal...
13:16, 06/25/2019

US non-essential personnel ordered to leave Iraq Embassy, consulate The State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq to leave the country amid rising tensions betwe...
05:48, 05/15/2019

U.S. Justice Department staff recommends blocking T-Mobile-Sprint deal, sources say The U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division staff has recommended the agency block T-Mobile US Inc's $26 billion acquisition of smaller rival Spr...
10:16, 05/22/2019

Justice Department staff urged blocking $26 billion merger of Sprint and T-Mobile The recommendation — confirmed by a source familiar with the Justice Department’s thinking — came before the two wireless providers offered new conces...
15:48, 05/22/2019

Germany and Netherlands halt training schemes in Iraq as tensions rise Moves follow US embassy in Baghdad ordering all but emergency staff to leaveGermany and the Netherlands have suspended their military training program...
20:16, 05/15/2019

California mayor orders flags be kept at half-staff until Congress acts on gun legislation As a result of the wave of mass shootings, a Northern California mayor ordered flags in the small town of San Rafael to be kept at half-staff until Co...
00:16, 08/10/2019

Iraq sending teams to Tehran, Washington to calm tensions: prime minister Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help "halt tension" amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Mid...
07:16, 05/21/2019

No 10 cancels staff leave, hinting at likelihood of snap election Boris Johnson’s chief of staff tells advisers not to book holidays before 31 OctoberBoris Johnson’s chief of staff cancelled all leave for government ...
13:48, 08/09/2019

China orders Cathay Pacific suspend staff backing Hong Kong protests China's aviation regulator on Friday demanded Cathay Pacific Airways suspend personnel who have engaged in illegal protests in Hong Kong from staffin...
07:35, 08/09/2019

Trump orders flags at half-staff in memory of Justice John Paul Stevens In memory of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died Tuesday night at 99, President Trump ordered the American flag be flown at half-staff a...
14:48, 07/17/2019

Philippines orders Filipinos to leave Libyan capital Philippine officials say they have issue a mandatory evacuation order for more than 1,000 Filipinos in the Libyan capital amid escalating fighting, ro...
00:16, 05/01/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff, spokesman leave her office Saikat Chakrabarti, the controversial chief of staff to high-profile freshman Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, will be leaving her office to ...
17:48, 08/02/2019

U.S., Iran tensions unyielding, Europeans reject Iran 'ultimatums' over nuclear deal European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran relaxed restrictions...
18:00, 05/09/2019

Iraq needs support to ‘leave violent past behind’, says UN envoy as Security Council extends UN mission for one year Iraq’s democratic transition – weighed down by political infighting, weak institutions, corruption, and the constant threat of ISIL – needs more inter...
17:32, 05/21/2019

Climate activists block German mine despite orders to leave BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists are keeping up their protest inside one of Germany’s biggest open-pit mines despite police orders to...
09:00, 06/23/2019

Donald Trump rages at chief of staff for coughing during interview: ‘Leave the room’ PRESIDENT Donald Trump scolded the White House Chief of Staff Nick Mulvaney and kicked him out of the Oval Office for coughing during an all-access in...
06:32, 06/17/2019

Iran shoots down US drone: What we know about the tensions between the US and Iran The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.  ...
09:32, 06/20/2019

Iraq: Caught between militias and 'Islamic State' Iraq's prime minister wants to integrate militias into the Iraqi army, but in Bashiqa the local Shiite militia refuses to leave. Is the region plungin...
20:00, 08/07/2019

UN envoy: Islamic State revival in Iraq must be prevented UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Iraq is calling for “wide-based international support” to prevent Islamic State extremists from r...
19:16, 05/21/2019

Exclusive: Islamic State suspects sent by U.S. from Syria to Iraq U.S. forces have quietly sent at least 30 suspected foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria last year and in late 2017 to stand trial in Iraq...
09:00, 05/29/2019

iPhone production could leave China if trade tensions rise, Foxconn says Production of Apple iPhones bound for the U.S. could be shifted out of China should the trade war between the U.S. and Beijing continue to escalate, a...
17:16, 06/11/2019

A conflict with Iran would not be like the Iraq War. It would be worse. The dispute between a U.S. administration led by a tough-talking Republican president and an embattled but antagonistic Middle Eastern power has remin...
01:00, 05/15/2019

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local...
05:48, 05/26/2019

Once again Iraq caught up in U.S.-Iran tension When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered...
06:16, 05/18/2019

US Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unannounced trip to Iraq as Washington warns Iran against any action against American interests in the...
18:00, 05/07/2019

Medic testifies he killed Islamic State fighter in Iraq A Navy SEAL medic shocked the murder trial of special operations chief Edward Gallagher Thursday when he testified that he killed a wounded Islamic St...
09:00, 06/21/2019

Iraq, U.N. in talks over prosecution of Islamic State prisoners in SDF detention Iraq is in talks with the United Nations over whether it can prosecute foreign Islamic State fighters currently held in Syria who did not commit crime...
14:48, 06/25/2019

Acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner to leave as immigration tensions escalate John Sanders, acting commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, will be leaving his post amid reports of troubled facility.  ...
12:00, 06/25/2019

Road to war in Iran looks a lot like the path that took the U.S. against Iraq in the past The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran? ...
05:32, 05/30/2019

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between the US and Iran BAGHDAD — Iraq offered Sunday to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions an...
11:48, 05/26/2019

Louvre reopens after staff go on strike amid overcrowding PARIS — The Louvre museum in Paris reopened to the public Wednesday after being shut down for a day when workers complained about overcrowding and wal...
11:16, 05/29/2019

UN Relocates Staff From Sudan Amid Crackdown On Protesters The United Nations is moving some of its staff from Sudan, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, as the number of dead from a crackdown on protesters soared t...
18:48, 06/05/2019

Iraq hands over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members Iraqi authorities handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members to Turkey on Wednesday at Baghdad airport, where they boarded a ...
09:00, 05/29/2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes surprise trip to Iraq US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a surprise visit to Baghdad over concerns Iran "is escalating their activity." The visit saw Pompeo skip a trip...
22:00, 05/07/2019

Hundreds of Islamic State militants are slipping back into Iraq. Their fight isn’t over. About 1,000 fighters have crossed into Iraq from Syria over the past eight months, bolstering a low-level insurgency after the caliphate’s collapse, s...
17:48, 07/21/2019

Travel advisories by country, per the US Department of State The U.S. Department of State issues travel advisories intended to help travelers understand the risks involved in visiting certain countries.  &...
11:00, 07/17/2019

State Department OKs possible sale of F-16 fighters to Bulgaria The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of eight F-16 aircraft and related equipment to Bulgaria at an estimated cost of $1.67 billio...
02:16, 06/04/2019

State Department updates travel warnings The State Department wants Americans to be cautious and aware when traveling abroad this summer and has updated travel warnings. 57 countries are on t...
01:00, 05/14/2019

The Latest: Clerics warn Iraq could be pulled into Iran war DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between...
03:00, 05/20/2019

Iraq’s oil ministry says it has no connection to oil tanker seized by Iran Iraq's oil ministry said on Sunday it has no connection with an oil tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf for smuggling fuel, Iraqi News Agency reported....
20:48, 08/04/2019

| Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits Iraqi leaders have warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense stan...
14:48, 05/27/2019

Iran honors 150 soldiers who died during 1980s war with Iraq Thousands gathered in the streets of Tehran Thursday to honor unidentified Iranian soldiers who died during the decade-long war with Iraq during the 1...
08:16, 06/27/2019

Iraq gets new extension for Iran energy sanctions waiver BAGHDAD (AP) — Two Iraqi officials say the United States has given Iraq a new 90-day extension for an Iran sanctions waiver allowing Baghdad to import...
06:32, 06/15/2019

Boeing reports no new orders for 737 Max amid grounding Boeing on Tuesday said it received orders for 13 commercial jets during its second quarter, a 95 percent drop compared to the same time period last ye...
13:00, 07/09/2019

Air New Zealand drops ban on staff tattoos amid discrimination concerns Air New Zealand said on Monday it was ending a longstanding ban on staff having visible tattoos after facing criticism that the policy discriminated a...
00:00, 06/10/2019

After reportedly laying off 20% of its staff amid dwindling downloads, HQ Trivia is about to try something new HQ Trivia HQ Trivia has reportedly laid off about 20% of its staff, leaving the live game show startup with less than 30 employees. Downloads of the ...
05:01, 07/06/2019

U.S. has no plans to cap H-1B work visa program: State Department The Trump administration has no plans to cap H-1B work visas for nations that force foreign companies to store data locally, the State Department said...
20:48, 06/20/2019

Sweden should treat A$AP Rocky ‘with respect’: US State Department The US State Department has weighed in on the treatment of A$AP Rocky by Swedish authorities after the rapper was arrested in Stockholm for an alleged...
07:48, 07/15/2019

US state department’s top official for Latin America resigns Kimberley Breier becomes the fourth assistant secretary of state to depart this yearThe US Department of State’s top official for Latin America has re...
17:32, 08/08/2019

State Department: Top U.S. diplomat in Africa to visit Sudan The United States top diplomat in Africa will be going to Sudan this week to ease tensions between the ruling military and opposition forces, the Stat...
03:32, 06/11/2019

As U.S.-Iran tension simmers, rocket fired near Iraq's U.S. Embassy A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday...
07:48, 05/20/2019

The Latest: Iraq says Iran security in Arab states’ interest Iraq’s President Barham Salih told Arab leaders gathered in Saudi Arabia that the security and stability of Iran is in the interest of Muslim and Arab...
20:16, 05/30/2019

The Latest: US blames Iran for tanker bombings, Iraq attack WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran tensions (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran a...
12:32, 05/24/2019

Tension between Iran, U.S. has implications for Canadian troops in Iraq: analysts The escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf between Iran and the United States have implications for the future safety of Canadian troops in Iraq, ana...
18:32, 07/08/2019

The Latest: Iran-backed militia criticizes Iraq PM’s order One of the largest Iran-backed militias in Iraq is criticizing an order by the prime minister to incorporate the militias into the military and place ...
04:32, 07/04/2019

U.S. sanctions Iraq-based company, says it backs Iran's IRGC The United States on Wednesday sanctioned an Iraqi company and two of its associates, which it said had helped Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp...
10:32, 06/12/2019

As US-Iran Tension Simmers, Rocket Fired Near Iraq's US Embassy A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday...
10:16, 05/20/2019

Military officer says no rise in Iran threat in Iraq, Syria A senior officer in the U.S.-led military coalition combating the Islamic State says there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq o...
12:48, 05/14/2019

Pro-Iran Militias Denounce Rocket Strike Near U.S. Embassy in Iraq Hard-line pro-Iran militias in Iraq denounced the late-night rocket strike near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, seeking to distance themselves from an at...
07:16, 05/20/2019

No Iran threat in Syria or Iraq, top British officer says, contradicting US Deputy commander of anti-Isis coalition rebuts White House justification for sending troopsThe top British general in the US-led coalition against Isi...
16:00, 05/14/2019

Democratic committee purges staff amid lack of diversity complaints The committee responsible for re-electing a Democratic House is reeling from a staff shake-up prompted by calls for more racial diversity in the Democ...
15:48, 07/30/2019

US State Department Suspends Employee With White Nationalist Links The U.S. State Department has suspended a foreign affairs official assigned to its energy bureau, a department source said on Thursday, a day after hi...
06:32, 08/09/2019

State Department official outed as white nationalist leader A US State Department official has been outed as a white nationalist leader who spread Nazi propaganda and attended the violent rally in Charlottesvil...
10:00, 08/08/2019

United States Has No Plans To Cap H-1B Work Visas: State Department There is no country-specific limit on the 85,000 H-1B work visas the United States issues every year, and an estimated 70 per centof them go to Indian...
01:32, 06/21/2019

The State Department Is Proposing a $2 Billion Sale of Arms to Taiwan (WASHINGTON) — The State Department is proposing the sale of $2.2 billion in arms to Taiwan, including 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-...
03:32, 07/09/2019

Check the State Department's Travel Advisories Before Planning a Trip Planning a solo trip this summer? Before you go it alone, do your homework and research all you can for your own safety. Recently, and just in time f...
15:48, 06/06/2019

Florida State Is Privatizing Its Athletic Department To Shield Itself From Scrutiny Florida State University’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to establish a new organization that’ll run the school’s athletic department: The Florida St...
14:48, 06/10/2019

U.S. State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value...
16:00, 07/08/2019

State Department suspends employee with white nationalist links The U.S. State Department has suspended a foreign affairs official assigned to its energy bureau, a department source said on Thursday, a day after hi...
01:00, 08/09/2019

US State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan China's Foreign Ministry said last month when the possible sale was first reported that it was seriously concerned about U.S. arms sales to self-...
15:48, 07/08/2019

General Dynamics' IT unit wins $2 bln contract from US Department of State General Dynamics Corp said on Tuesday it won a $2 billion contract to continue supporting global security, engineering and supply chain missions for t...
11:16, 07/09/2019

U.S. State Department welcomes news of ceasefire in northwest Syria The U.S. State Department on Saturday said it welcomed news of a ceasefire in Northwest Syria - the last rebel bastion in the country - and urged for ...
23:16, 08/03/2019

Taiwan's $2.2B missile, tank purchase approved by State Department The State Department has approved two possible foreign military sales to Taiwan worth $2.2 billion with Taiwan for M1A2T Abrams tanks and Stinger miss...
11:32, 07/09/2019

Pompeo urges end to Russian involvement in Venezuela: State Department U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged an end to Russian involvement in Venezuela in a call on Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavro...
12:16, 05/01/2019

Bahrain approved by State Department for Patriot, F-16 weapons, support The U.S. State Department has approved two possible contracts with Bahrain worth more than $2.2 billion to support weapons for its F-16V aircraft flee...
11:00, 05/06/2019

State Department OKs nearly $6 billion in weapons sales to Gulf allies The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $6 billion worth of weapons sales to Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates in three separate packages...
17:16, 05/03/2019

"Enormous Potential" Of Growth For India-US Ties: State Department There is an "enormous potential" for growth in the India-US relationship, the Trump administration has said, exuding confidence that the ongoing trade...
00:48, 07/17/2019

State Department Expands Military-Style Counterterrorism Training The State Department is opening new, military-style training facilities around the world, expanding plans to prop up local forces battling terrorism a...
10:32, 05/06/2019

State Department's policy planning chief 'fired': sources The head of policy planning at the State Department, Kiron Skinner, was fired on Thursday after nearly a year in the job, according to two sources fam...
00:16, 08/03/2019

The State Department puts China first on rare earth metals HARGEISA, Somaliland — To most Americans, anarchy, intervention, and the Black Hawk Down fiasco define Somalia. By any reasonable metric, the country ...
04:32, 08/08/2019

Health Department closes Queens yeshiva amid measles outbreak Health officials ordered a Queens yeshiva closed Monday as New York City struggles to contain the nation's worst measles outbreak in a generation...
17:00, 05/13/2019

Drone targets base of Iran-backed militia in northern Iraq Iraqi security officials announced Friday that an unmanned drone dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern...
15:32, 07/19/2019

U.S. Blames Iran For Recent Tanker Bombings Near the U.A.E. and Iraq Rocket Attack (WASHINGTON) — A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and ...
06:32, 05/25/2019

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War The plans call for up to 120,000 American troops but not a land invasion of Iran. They were updated at the request of John R. Bolton, the national sec...
18:32, 05/13/2019

Labour split over 'futile' gagging orders amid new antisemitism row Labour's shadow cabinet is split over the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in relation to former staff, as the party braced itself for another ...
11:16, 07/07/2019

Amid Prohibitory Orders, Bomb Attack In Bengal's Kankinara Amid prohibitory orders and additional police reinforcement in North 24 Parganas district's Kankinara in West Bengal, two unidentified men today threw...
02:16, 06/21/2019

Ocasio-Cortez's Indian-American Chief of Staff To Quit Amid Controversies Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff is leaving her office, a departure that comes weeks after his public statements added tinder to an alre...
08:48, 08/04/2019

Tillerson: Kushner talked to world leaders without telling State Department Ex-secretary of state Rex Tillerson told lawmakers that President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner often communicated with world leaders without keepi...
13:00, 06/27/2019

Ex-State Department employee gets more than three years in prison over Chinese intel ties A former State Department employee was sentenced to 40 months in prison for accepting thousands of dollars worth of gifts from Chinese intelligence ag...
21:32, 07/09/2019

U.S. State Department approves possible $314 million sale of missiles to South Korea The U.S. State Department has cleared $314 million in possible sales of air defense missiles to South Korea, the Pentagon said on Friday, as tensions ...
05:16, 05/18/2019

Pompeo, Ghani agree to 'accelerate efforts' to end war in Afghanistan: State Department U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani agreed that it was time to "accelerate efforts" to end the war in Afghani...
11:32, 07/25/2019

State Department says senior UN official’s visit to China 'highly inappropriate' The State Department criticized an upcoming visit of the UN’s counter-terrorism Czar to China as, “Highly inappropriate,” after it was revealed the of...
08:32, 06/15/2019

U.S. State Department approves possible sale of Apache helicopters to Qatar: Pentagon The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $3 billion sale of Apache attack helicopters to Qatar, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said ...
15:16, 05/09/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value...
17:32, 07/08/2019

Venezuela opposition's envoy to U.S. meets Pentagon, State Department officials The Venezuelan opposition's envoy to the United States said he met Pentagon and State Department officials in Washington on Monday to discuss "all asp...
15:32, 05/20/2019

State Department finds 30 security incidents regarding handling of Hillary’s emails The State Department said in a letter on Monday that they’ve identified 30 security incidents regarding the handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails, a re...
09:00, 06/18/2019

Top U.S. diplomat for Africa to travel to Sudan to urge talks: State Department The U.S. top diplomat for Africa will visit Sudan this week to meet with a transitional military council and the country's civilian opposition to urge...
16:48, 06/10/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an estimated value...
20:32, 07/08/2019

State Education Department moves to boost oversight of private schools The state Education Department proposed revised rules Friday to boost its oversight of private and religious schools. The regulations would require th...
01:00, 06/01/2019

U.S. State Department says concerned by reports of Chinese interference in South China Sea The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it is concerned by reports of China's interference with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea, incl...
14:00, 07/20/2019

U.S. Treasury Department Labels China a Currency Manipulator Amid Trade War Escalation WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department labeled China a currency manipulator Monday after Beijing pushed down the value of its yuan in a drama...
23:48, 08/05/2019

Opinion: SEC needs to evolve football scheduling amid athletic department budget cuts As the Southeastern Conference convenes for Media Days, non-conference scheduling and athletic department budget cuts should draw more attention. ...
09:16, 07/15/2019

Algerian court orders detention of partner of Germany’s VW: state TV A judge at a court in Algiers on Monday ordered the detention of Mourad Eulmi, head of the family-owned firm SOVAC, a partner of Germany's Volkswagen ...
08:00, 06/17/2019

Huawei Plans to Triple R&D Staff in Russia by 2025 According to Russian State Media Huawei plans to triple its research and development (R&D) staff in Russia within the next six years, according to a new report from Russian state ...
10:00, 08/16/2019

Ex-Bengals coach Marvin Lewis joins Arizona State football staff Former Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis will join Herm Edwards' staff as a special advisor to the Sun Devils.      ...
15:32, 05/28/2019

No increased threat from Iran-backed militia in Iraq, Syria-British general There has been no increase in the threat from Iran-backed militia against U.S.-led coalition forces battling remnants of Islamic State in Iraq and Syr...
10:32, 05/14/2019

Saudi oil facilities attacked, U.S. sees threat in Iraq from Iran-backed forces Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two of its oil pumping stations on Tuesday, two days after the sabotage of oil tankers near the United Arab Emir...
19:32, 05/14/2019

UPDATE 2-Iraq has contingency plans in case Iran gas imports halted - minister Iraq has contingency plans for any stoppage of Iranian gas imports for its power grid but hopes no such disruption will take place, Oil Minister Thame...
08:48, 05/16/2019

‘Close to inconceivable': Trump’s Iran rhetoric sparks warning of Iraq war redux Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle warned President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid plunging the United States into another Iraq-like war in the ...
13:32, 05/15/2019

Haas could impose team orders on Grosjean/Magnussen amid collisions Haas boss Gunther Steiner fears that team orders may now be the only way to stop his Formula 1 drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen crashing in...
21:48, 07/29/2019

DCCC sees staff shakeup amid diversity concerns, chairwoman calls it ‘sobering day’ The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced a new interim executive director and other top staff changes on Monday after reported critic...
04:48, 07/30/2019

Oil inches up amid Middle East tensions Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday amid lingering concerns about possible supply disruptions in the Middle East, but an overall weaker demand outlook ...
00:00, 07/23/2019

Fertilizer StocksWilt Amid Trade Tensions Shares of farm-supply companies came under further pressure following disappointing quarterly results from fertilizer maker Mosaic Co. amid an escalat...
17:32, 08/06/2019

Oil prices drop amid trade tensions Oil fell on Tuesday amid worries over the outlook for demand after the latest signs that international trade disputes have been dragging on the global...
21:00, 07/08/2019

New Jersey man dies vacationing in Dominican Republic, family and State Department confirm Joseph Allen, 55, was found dead in his hotel room at Terra Linda in Sosua on the morning of June 13, his sister, Jamie Reed, told ABC.   &...
15:00, 06/18/2019

U.S. 'gravely concerned' by human rights abuses in North Korea: State Department North Korea's government has subjected its people to "egregious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms" and the United States remains "gr...
16:16, 05/06/2019

State Department Officials Force Out Top Policy Planner and Adviser to Mike Pompeo Kiron Skinner, the highest-ranking African-American woman in the department, oversaw a unit developing a long-term strategy addressing China and coord...
14:16, 08/02/2019

State Department identifies 23 violations, 'multiple security incidents' concerning Clinton emails The State Department revealed Monday that it has identified "multiple security incidents" involving current or former employees' handling of Hillary C...
18:00, 06/17/2019

State Education Department ordered Jewish school to accept unvaccinated kids Amid a record-setting nationwide measles outbreak driven largely by New York cases, the state ordered a Long Island school to accept unvaccinated kids...
20:16, 06/01/2019

U.S. State Department Expresses ‘Grave Concern’ Over Hong Kong Extradition Proposal The U.S. State Department expressed “grave concern” over a proposed law in Hong Kong that would allow extraditions to mainland China, warn...
17:32, 06/10/2019

Chinese reports on U.S. diplomat in Hong Kong 'have gone from irresponsible to dangerous': State Department Official Chinese media reports about a U.S. diplomat who met with student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement "have gone from irresponsible ...
23:48, 08/09/2019

State Department: Europeans ‘making a real mistake’ by delaying Maduro sanctions Leading European allies are undermining negotiations to oust Venezuelan strongman Nicolás Maduro because of their hesitance to impose sanctions on the...
17:48, 07/24/2019

State Department officer resigns: 'I can no longer justify ... my complicity in the actions of this administration' A foreign service officer resigned from the State Department effective Thursday, writing in a blistering op-ed in The Washington Post that he could no...
18:48, 08/09/2019

State Department Defends Saudi Arms Sales Before Hostile House Panel R. Clarke Cooper, a top State Department official, defended the use of an emergency declaration to sell arms to Saudi Arabia against Congress’s will....
22:16, 06/12/2019

State Department Official Was Reportedly an Active Member of White Nationalist Group A U.S. State Department official oversaw a Washington, D.C.-area chapter of a white nationalist organization, posted racist propaganda online, and hos...
16:32, 08/07/2019

State Department stops publishing data on crimes against Americans in Jamaica – but why? For the first time in seven years, the State Department has stopped publishing crime stats involving U.S. tourists in Jamaica. But it won't say w...
12:16, 07/23/2019

US state regulator slaps ‘fraudulent’ ICOs with cease and desist orders A US state regulator is cracking down on two New Jersey-based initial coin offerings (ICO) offering “fraudulent unregistered securities.” The Bureau o...
08:00, 08/08/2019

Algeria court orders former ministers held over corruption allegations: state TV Algeria's supreme court on Monday ordered two former ministers to be taken into custody over suspected corruption under former president Abdelaziz Bou...
15:48, 08/05/2019

California Gov. Gavin Newsom orders dismissal of state's top oil regulator Action comes after Desert Sun report on jump in fracking permits and release of records by watchdog groups showing officials invested in oil companies...
21:16, 07/11/2019

Saudi Arabia says firm Arab stand needed to deter Iran — but Iraq objects Saudi Arabia's King Salman told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" in the region ...
20:48, 05/30/2019

Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, den...
10:00, 05/07/2019

Russia Orders Tinder to Share User Data Amid Online Clampdown Russian authorities have ordered dating app Tinder to share user data and messages with government and intelligence agencies, in the latest sign of Mo...
09:48, 06/03/2019

New US commander in Europe amid NATO worries and tensions The United States is installing new military leadership in Europe at a moment of heightened worries about Russian aggression, doubts about the future ...
11:16, 05/01/2019

Arctic Council meets amid tensions over resources The eight-member Arctic Council is looking at ways to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth. The thawing of ice has some countries scr...
03:16, 05/06/2019

European shares tumble amid trade tensions European shares dropped broadly on Thursday as investors shunned risky assets while waiting to see whether United States and China manage to avoid a t...
03:16, 05/09/2019

Turkey launches new gas drillship amid tensions with Cyprus ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is launching a second drillship that it says will drill for gas off neighboring Cyprus despite European Union warnings to refra...
07:32, 06/20/2019

Russia Rolls Out Red Carpet for Xi Amid Tensions With the West Russia’s alienation from the West has put China center stage at the country’s flagship annual investment forum this week, as Moscow and Beijing cement...
03:32, 06/06/2019

White House Censors State Department Official’s Congressional Testimony on Climate Change The Trump administration’s assault on science and its refusal to take climate change seriously continue with an effort to censor a government intellig...
13:16, 06/08/2019

Ex-State Department head of diplomatic security 'surprised' by Hillary Clinton's private email use The official in charge of protecting State Department staff said he was "surprised" to learn that Hillary Clinton used a personal email address to con...
19:48, 05/29/2019

Pompeo cuts short European visit to return early to Washington: U.S. State Department U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has postponed his visit to Greenland because he needs to return to Washington, the State Department said on Thursd...
02:00, 05/09/2019

House lawmakers to grill State Department over Trump’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE Lawmakers are expected to demand a reckoning over 22 deals worth more than $8 billion and preview their plans to block the president’s emergency order...
07:00, 06/12/2019

US State Department approves possible $2.2 billion arms sale to Taiwan in a move that will likely anger China Getty Images The US State Department has approved the possible sale to Taiwan of M1A2T Abrams tanks, Stinger missiles and related equipment at an est...
03:32, 07/09/2019

Nigeria's Buhari condemns Borno state attack, orders manhunt: statement Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday condemned an attack on a funeral procession in the northeastern state of Borno that caused the death of ...
16:16, 07/28/2019

Iraqi PM says he wants to end tensions between Iran and US BAGHDAD (AP) — State-run Iraqi media is quoting Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi as saying that Baghdad will send delegations to the U.S. and Iran to h...
08:00, 05/21/2019

Oil prices up on U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices rose on Monday, extending vast gains last week prompted by tensions between Iran and the United States, as Washington was set to announce n...
04:32, 06/24/2019

Oil Rises Again on U.S.-Iran Tensions Oil prices increased for a third straight day as rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran fueled worries of a disruption to Middle East oil supplies ...
08:32, 05/16/2019

Tennessee House speaker's chief of staff resigns amid sexually explicit texts scandal Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada's chief of staff resigns amid scandal over sexually explicit texts.        ...
02:32, 05/08/2019

Officers put on leave amid probe of recorded violent arrest DOVER, N.J. (AP) — Three police officers in a New Jersey town have been placed on paid administrative leave as authorities investigate a violent arres...
10:16, 05/21/2019

Kashmir tensions intensify amid India-Pakistan skirmishes Tensions have soared along the volatile, highly militarized frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as India ...
05:16, 08/04/2019

Airlines to avoid Iranian airspace amid rising tensions The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft operators from flying over the Persian Gulf an...
09:00, 06/21/2019

Serbia holds military parade amid tensions with Kosovo BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is holding a military parade to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, in an apparent show of fo...
04:48, 05/10/2019

The Latest: Kuwait's emir in Baghdad amid regional tensions The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Kuwait's emir has a...
05:48, 06/19/2019

| Sudanese military invites protesters to talks amid tensions Sudan's ruling military council has proposed a meeting with the organisers of the protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after they suspended ...
11:16, 04/28/2019

Amid growing tensions with Russia, Poland says it's going to buy 32 F-35 fighter jets U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman R. Alex Durbin Poland's defense minister says his country will buy 32 F-35A fighters to replace Soviet-era jets. W...
14:32, 05/28/2019

Iranian hackers wage cyber campaign amid tensions with US WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between...
07:48, 06/22/2019

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and hel...
05:00, 06/16/2019

US to sell tanks, missiles to Taiwan amid tensions with Beijing The US State Department approved a sale of $2.2 billions-worth of weapons to Taiwan, including over 100 tanks, despite protests in Beijing. The move s...
03:48, 07/09/2019

Polish ambassador spat at in Israel amid rising tensions Poland's ambassador to Israel was spat at while sitting in his car in Tel Aviv, Israeli police said, and the Polish government condemned the incident,...
09:01, 05/15/2019

Sweden to boost Gotland air defense amid Russia tensions Sweden's military said on Monday it would deploy an updated ground-to-air missile defense system on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland in another sign o...
05:00, 07/01/2019

US-registered planes barred over Mideast areas amid tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it has barred U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over parts of t...
22:48, 06/20/2019

Wall Street seesaws amid heightened trade tensions The S&P 500 was trading flat but was off session lows on Friday as investors tracked trade headlines after China took a hard stance on its tariff war ...
11:48, 05/17/2019

Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the pol...
19:32, 05/05/2019

Canada says another citizen detained in China amid diplomatic tensions A Canadian citizen has been detained in the Chinese city of Yantai, a Canadian government spokesman said on Saturday, an incident that comes amid chil...
17:32, 07/13/2019

U.S. Stocks, Bond Yields Fall Amid Trade Tensions The Dow fell about 400 points after the latest flare-up in U.S.-China trade tensions quelled investors’ expectations of a near-term resolution between...
12:16, 05/23/2019

Guatemala votes for new president amid tensions over violence, migration Guatemalans on Sunday began voting for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and ...
13:00, 06/16/2019

Kuwait moves to protect its ports amid Gulf tensions Kuwait's navy and ports authority will prepare security plans to protect the key OPEC exporter's ports, state news agency KUNA said on Saturday, amid ...
17:32, 07/13/2019

FAA bars US planes from flying over Mideast areas amid tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it has barred U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over parts of the Pe...
00:32, 06/21/2019

OPEC to Consider Easing Oil Cuts Amid Middle East Tensions OPEC and its allies are set to debate a potential increase in crude output at a meeting on Sunday, as they attempt to balance global oil supply amid r...
11:16, 05/17/2019

US-Iran tension: Exxon Mobil pulls out foreign staff from Iraqi oil field Exxon Mobil's decision to evacuate its foreign staff from a major Iraqi oil field comes amid rising tensions between the US and Iran. The US company's...
14:32, 05/18/2019

Ex-Bolton chief of staff says Trump 'responded with restraint' after Iran downed US drone President Trump acted responsibly after Iran shot down a U.S. Navy drone over a key Middle East strait, according to a former National Security Counci...
22:32, 06/20/2019

Myanmar orders internet shutdown in conflict-torn Rakhine state: telco operator Myanmar authorities ordered telecoms companies to shut down internet services in conflict-torn western Myanmar, a leading operator said on Saturday, a...
12:16, 06/22/2019

China backs Iran during U.S. tensions China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran's foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supp...
10:16, 05/17/2019

Oil falls as Iran tensions seen easing Oil prices turned lower on Tuesday, falling by about $1 a barrel as U.S. President Donald Trump said progress has been made with Iran, signaling tensi...
12:00, 07/16/2019

Oil extends gains on U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices rose on Monday, extending large gains last week that were prompted by tensions between Iran and the United States, as Washington was set to...
05:16, 06/24/2019

Iran: We don't want war or escalation of tensions Iran's U.N. ambassador is calling the current situation "very dangerous" and says the United States should de-escalate tensions by stopping "its ...
15:32, 06/24/2019

Leave My Country Alone: Sri Lanka President Tells Islamic State Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a foreign mastermind may have planned the Easter Sunday bombings, claimed by Islamic State, telling the...
03:16, 05/01/2019

Leave my country alone, Sri Lanka president tells Islamic State Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said a foreign mastermind may have planned the Easter Sunday bombings, claimed by Islamic State, telling the...
04:32, 05/01/2019

Oregon Becomes the Latest State to Pass Family and Medical Leave Workers of Oregon, rejoice: The Oregon Senate has passed a House bill providing up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave for workers. According...
13:00, 07/01/2019

'We don't take it lightly': What we know about oil tanker blasts and Donald Trump's escalating rhetoric on Iran President Donald Trump's comments come amid concerns attack on oil tankers could further escalate ongoing tensions between Iran and the U.S. ...
12:32, 06/14/2019

Moody's India Unit Sends CEO On Leave Amid Whistleblower Probe ICRA's board has decided to place Chief Executive Officer Naresh Takkar on leave and appointed Group Chief Financial Officer Vipul Agarwal as interim ...
08:48, 07/02/2019

Classes Cancelled, NIT Srinagar Students Leave For Home Amid Confusion Amid confusion and heightened security across Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of students from Srinagar's National Institute of Technology on Sunday left ...
09:48, 08/04/2019

FBI 'indifferent' to possible China hack of Hillary Clinton's server, as State Department fought to protect her, interviews suggest Interviews with intelligence community officials have revealed that senior FBI leaders "seemed indifferent to evidence of a possible intrusion by a fo...
21:01, 08/14/2019

UPDATE 1-Mexican president urges oil independence amid U.S. trade tensions Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reiterated on Sunday the need for oil independence as his government said it would tender six constructi...
15:16, 06/02/2019

China gives more chip design firms a tax break amid trade tensions China is making preferential tax treatment available to more chip design and software firms, in an effort to support domestic industries amid escalati...
07:00, 05/22/2019

Stocks end the week lower amid rising tensions in the Middle East AP Photo/Richard Drew US stocks finished the week lower amid rising tensions in the Middle East as Iran reportedly seized two British tankers. That t...
16:48, 07/19/2019

At Least 1 Dead as Syria and Israel Exchange Fire Amid Regional Tensions (DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country’s south on Monday killed a soldier and injured ano...
15:32, 05/27/2019

Saboteurs attack Saudi oil vessels amid Middle East tensions The government of Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in a move it says could ser...
06:32, 05/13/2019

England fans escorted from stadium amid Cameroon World Cup tensions • ‘It’s not something we’ve ever experienced before’• Cameroon supporters infuriated by VAR decisionsEngland fans have told how they were escorted fro...
08:16, 06/24/2019

Dianne Feinstein had dinner meeting with Iranian minister amid US tensions Sen. Dianne Feinstein met with the Iranian foreign minister for dinner even as the Trump administration sent an aircraft carrier strike group to the r...
10:32, 05/23/2019

Iranian Hackers Wage Cyber Campaign Amid Ongoing Tensions With the U.S. WASHINGTON — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown betwee...
14:00, 06/22/2019

US labor force hits new high amid rising trade tensions The US labor force grew to a new high of 163.4 million last month — a record that was overshadowed Friday by rising trade tensions. The Labor Departme...
22:16, 08/02/2019

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely...
23:48, 05/19/2019

Internet Services Suspended In Aligarh's Tappal Amid Tensions Over Murder Authorities maintained a tight vigil in Aligarh's Tappal on Monday suspending internet services and deploying additional forces, a day after police th...
16:32, 06/10/2019

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions Destroyer moved near Scarborough Reef to ‘challenge excessive maritime claims’, says commander of Seventh FleetA US warship has sailed near the disput...
07:48, 05/20/2019

U.S. House passes pro-Taiwan bills, amid trade tensions with China The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously backed legislation supporting Taiwan which faces military and diplomatic pressure from China ...
19:48, 05/07/2019

China gives green light for local 5G rollout amid tech tensions with US China has given licenses to major state-owned mobile carriers for the commercial rollout of 5G with analysts suggesting launches could come this year....
00:32, 06/06/2019

US STOCKS-Futures slide amid geopolitical tensions, trade worries U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, tracking a global shift out of riskier assets, as investors grappled with simmering geopolitical tensions an...
06:48, 08/13/2019

Joe Biden pleads for party unity amid tensions over segregationist remarks Joe Biden is pleading for party unity after a week of harsh attacks from his presidential rivals. “Here’s the deal — whomever the Democratic nominee i...
16:48, 06/22/2019

| US 'piracy' attempt failed, Iran says after court orders tanker release Iran's top diplomat said a US attempt at "piracy" had failed after a Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of a tanker carrying Iranian oil ...
14:00, 08/16/2019

Donald Trump Orders Attack On Iran, Then Calls Off Operation: Officials US President Donald Trump ordered an attack on Iran on Thursday in retaliation for the downing of a surveillance drone in the Strait of Hormuz, offici...
01:48, 06/21/2019

Iran renews threats against US as tensions escalate President Trump announced “major additional Sanctions on Iran” starting Monday. But he was quick to state, “I look forward to the day that Sanctions c...
16:48, 06/22/2019

Iran hints at swap with UK in bid to reduce tensions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said his country might be willing to release a U.K.-flagged ship if Britain releases an Iranian oil tank...
15:16, 07/24/2019

Tensions soar after Iran seizes tanker Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said its navy has captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Follow here for the latest....
09:16, 07/27/2019

Reined-in rate-cut expectations, Iran tensions hit S&P 500 U.S. stock indexes sloshed between small gains and losses Friday after Microsoft, American Express and other big companies offered up a mixed set of e...
15:32, 07/19/2019

Oil climbs on Iran tensions, U.S. inventory decline Oil prices edged higher on Thursday supported by rising tensions between the West and Iran and a big decline in U.S. crude stockpiles, but gains were ...
18:16, 07/25/2019

Oil rises on Iran tensions, U.S. inventory decline Oil rose $1 on Thursday amid Middle East tensions and a big fall in U.S. crude stocks, but prices faced downward pressure from weak manufacturing data...
07:16, 07/25/2019

Pompeo on tensions with Iran: 'The threat is real' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview Thursday with “Fox & Friends,” addressed mounting tensions between the United States and Iran -- sayin...
08:32, 05/23/2019

Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a...
06:00, 05/24/2019

Iran war 'not going to happen' despite rising tensions, says Romney Revolutionary Guards chief: Iran was not pursuing war eitherOpinion: Trump supporters don’t want war with IranMitt Romney has joined the commander of...
14:48, 05/19/2019

Tensions run high after Iran shoots down US drone The US has confirmed that Iran's Revolutionary Guards shot down a maritime surveillance drone, but denied that it had been flying over Iranian airspac...
19:32, 06/20/2019

Saudi Arabia, Iran Appear to Ease Tensions Saudi Arabia and Iran toned down their threatening rhetoric in an attempt to avoid military conflict, after the Trump administration moved to de-escal...
12:00, 05/19/2019

US aircraft carrier seen as barometer of tensions with Iran Ordered by the White House to the Persian Gulf, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has become a 100,000-ton barometer of the tensions between Ir...
10:00, 05/20/2019

White House, Iran Ease Tensions Rising tension between the U.S. and Iran eased at least temporarily on Friday after President Trump said he called off a planned military strike in or...
22:48, 06/21/2019

Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has deride...
23:00, 06/17/2019

Iran levels new threats against US as tensions escalate Iran’s foreign minister warned Washington on Monday that “whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it” — the latest salvo coming ...
13:00, 06/10/2019

Futures Now: Oil jumps on rising tensions with Iran "Futures Now" Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, discuss where they see crude oil prices headed amid geopolitica...
13:00, 05/14/2019

US-Iran tensions put world 'on brink of serious catastrophe' The president of Iraq has warned that the world is “on the brink of serious catastrophe” as tensions between Iran and the US escalate in t...
13:00, 06/26/2019

Iran-US tensions are reaching new heights – and neither is likely to blink Long-term standoff threatens to turn into crisis after alleged sabotage of two Saudi tankers A festering four-year war, crippling sanctions, threats t...
16:48, 05/13/2019

Bolton Signals Caution Over U.S. Tensions With Iran The White House isn’t planning a military offensive response to a U.S. assessment that Iran was behind recent attacks on tankers off the U.A.E., natio...
03:00, 05/29/2019

Oil prices steady as US-Iran tensions weigh Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, supported by worries over conflict between Iran and the United States but pressured by concerns about a potential d...
20:48, 06/24/2019

First Batch Of Amarnath Pilgrims Leave For Cave Shrine Amid High Security Amid high security, the first batch of pilgrims to Amarnath left for the famous cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir early this morning. More than 40,000 ...
23:48, 06/30/2019

Trump vows to leave ‘strong intelligence’ in Afghanistan amid troop withdrawal President Trump has vowed to leave “strong intelligence” in Afghanistan as he oversees US troop withdrawal from the country after 18 years of a milita...
02:00, 07/02/2019

Miranda Lambert posts vacation pics with husband amid his leave from the NYPD Amid news that Miranda Lambert's husband Brendan McLoughlin is on leave from his NYPD job, she shared a photo of the couple relaxing on vacation....
14:00, 07/22/2019

Amid Security Alert, Israel Asks Its Citizens To Leave Jammu And Kashmir Israel, in its travel advisory, said the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau reiterates the existing travel warnings for Jammu and Kash...
09:48, 08/04/2019

Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims, Tourists Asked To Leave J&K Amid Security Threat Amarnath Yatra pilgrims and tourists have been asked by the Jammu and Kashmir government to "immediately" cut short their stay in the Kashmir Valley a...
07:48, 08/02/2019

Asian shares off five-week low, remain fragile amid U.S.-China trade tensions Asian shares staggered up from five-week lows on Tuesday but remained fragile after U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threat to raise tariffs on Ch...
02:16, 05/07/2019

Oil prices extend gains amid Middle East tensions, rate cut hopes Oil prices rose on Friday, with Brent crude heading for its first weekly gain in five weeks on tensions in the Middle East after Iran shot down a U.S....
22:48, 06/20/2019

President Trump Says U.S. Warship Destroyed Iranian Drone Amid Heightened Tensions (WASHINGTON) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trum...
15:48, 07/18/2019

| Egypt's Sisi hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Gulf tensions Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the presidency says, amid rising tens...
23:48, 05/15/2019

Oil near six-week highs amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Friday, hovering near six-week highs, as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a ...
22:16, 07/11/2019

Oil prices dip, still set for weekly gains amid Middle East tensions, rate cut hopes Oil prices reversed earlier gains on Friday but benchmark Brent crude was still set for its first weekly gain in five weeks amid rising tensions in th...
00:32, 06/21/2019

U.S.-based equity funds post $22 billion outflows amid trade tensions Investors rattled by U.S.-China trade tensions pulled roughly $22 billion from U.S.-based equity funds in the week ended May 29, according to data rel...
01:00, 05/31/2019

Asian stocks slip amid persisting trade angst, political tensions Asian stocks slipped on Friday, as U.S.-Iran tensions and anxieties over Sino-U.S. trade talks left markets in the region struggling to match the euph...
02:00, 06/21/2019

Oil gains amid Middle East tensions, US-China trade deal hopes Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday after rising in the previous session on rekindled hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and on the potential for co...
03:16, 06/19/2019

Guatemalans head to the polls to elect president amid tensions over migration, violence Nineteen candidates will compete in the election, which is expected to yield no outright winner, forcing the top two vote getters to face off in a sec...
06:48, 06/16/2019

U.S. Ambassador Makes Rare Visit to Tibet Amid Trade War Tensions With China The U.S. Ambassador to China is scheduled to visit Tibet this week, making the first trip by an American envoy to the highly restricted area in four y...
08:48, 05/20/2019

Canadian and Chinese ministers meet amid tensions, pledge to continue talks Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday that she met her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, to discuss tensions following Canada's arres...
08:16, 08/02/2019

North Korea holds mass celebration in Xi's honor amid talks on US tensions Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un attended an elaborate celebration in Pyongyang Thursday celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations between China and Nort...
21:48, 06/20/2019

Oil prices rise amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Friday as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a tropical storm and as tensions ...
20:00, 07/11/2019

Oil gains amid Middle East tensions, U.S.-China trade deal hopes Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday after rising in the previous session on rekindled hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and on the potential for co...
00:32, 06/19/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil court orders Petrobras to refuel Iran grain vessels Brazil's top court on Thursday ordered state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA to refuel two Iranian grain vessels stranded on the Brazilian coas...
13:48, 07/25/2019

Iran Slams U.S. Sanctions as ‘Unacceptable’ as Tensions Mount (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday slammed mounting U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump adminis...
02:32, 05/16/2019

Oil mixed on crude demand fears and U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices were mixed on Monday as market concerns about the possibility of a conflict between the United States and Iran eased, while worries about d...
14:32, 06/24/2019

Iran-US tensions flare in the Persian Gulf: What's at stake The US has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf — a claim Iran denies. The dispute has raised concerns of a new conflict in the ...
16:00, 06/15/2019

Intelligence Suggests U.S., Iran Misread Each Other, Stoking Tensions Intelligence collected by the U.S. government shows Iran’s leaders believe the U.S. planned to attack them, prompting preparation by Tehran for possib...
19:32, 05/16/2019

Oil on track for weekly gain as Iran tensions support Oil prices rose on Friday and were on track for a weekly increase as geopolitical tensions over Iran remained unresolved, although flagging prospects ...
03:48, 07/26/2019

Worried by Iran tensions, U.S. lawmakers seek end to law of 'endless war' Rising tensions between the United States and Iran prompted some Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to call for the repeal of a law that...
13:00, 05/22/2019

US carrier and bombers deploy as tensions with Iran heat up The US is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region in response to "troubling" w...
15:16, 05/06/2019

Oil prices steady, U.S.-Iran tensions remain in focus Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, supported by worries over conflict between Iran and the United States but pressured by concerns about a potential d...
20:16, 06/24/2019

Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Tehran to defuse US-Iran tensions Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese prime minister to visit Iran in over four decades. The trip comes amid escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf, as th...
10:16, 06/12/2019

Iran ratchets up nuclear tensions with enrichment plan Iran said on Sunday it will boost its uranium enrichment in a few hours above a cap set by a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, a move that could eventually ...
06:32, 07/07/2019

‘Call me,’ Trump tells Iran as tensions flare WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a message for Iran’s leaders as tensions flare over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program: &...
15:48, 05/09/2019

Oil Edges Higher on OPEC Cuts, Iran Tensions U.S. oil prices rose to their highest level in nearly three weeks Monday on continued U.S.-Iran tensions and as major crude producers, including Saudi...
13:32, 05/20/2019

CANADA STOCKS-TSX futures drop on U.S.-Iran tensions Futures pointed to a lower opening for Canada's main stock index on Friday, tracking declines in global equities as rising tensions between the United...
07:16, 06/21/2019

| Mecca to host three summits focused on Iran tensions The holy city of Mecca is preparing to welcome Arab and Muslim leaders for three summits, as Saudi Arabia seeks to rally support against arch-rival Ir...
09:32, 05/30/2019

Iran-U.S. tensions take the edge off world stocks rally World stocks fell on Friday, as worries about a threatened U.S. military strike against Iran and a global trade conflict took the edge off a central b...
05:00, 06/21/2019

Trump, Senate leaders react to US-Iran tensions As President Donald Trump declares that "Iran made a very big mistake" in shooting down a U.S. drone, Republican and Democratic leaders publicly addre...
10:16, 06/20/2019

Pompeo visits Germany as tensions rise between US, Iran Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. a...
01:48, 05/31/2019

U.S. Plans New Iran Sanctions as Europe Tries to Defuse Tensions President Trump and his aides have indicated they are prepared to wait for the economic vise on Tehran to tighten further, but didn’t elaborate on wha...
16:32, 06/23/2019

The Latest: Oman says it's working to ease US-Iran tensions The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local...
02:48, 05/24/2019

Oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions, but trade war concerns weigh Oil prices rose on Tuesday on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions and amid expectations that producer club OPEC will continue to withhold supply this year....
00:00, 05/21/2019

The Latest: Iran says US is fueling tensions in Persian Gulf TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Iran’s president has a...
09:00, 06/23/2019