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World May 18US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions
U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
World May 15U.S. pulls nonessential embassy staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions
It's the latest sign of tensions sweeping the Persian Gulf region over still-unspecified threats that the Trump administration says are linked to Iran.
World May 15Iran’s supreme leader makes uranium enrichment threat
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, meanwhile, ordered all non-essential, non-emergency government staff on Wednesday to leave Iraq immediately amid escalating tensions with Iran.
World May 13Saudi Arabia says oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks
The U.S. issued a new warning to sailors and the United Arab Emirates' regional allies condemning Sunday's incident that targeted at least four ships.
World May 08Iran threatens more uranium enrichment if no new nuke deal
President Rouhani also said that Iran would stop exporting excess uranium and heavy water from its nuclear program, two requirements of the deal. He did not elaborate on the degree to which Iran was prepared to enrich uranium, which at…
World May 07Iran news agency says the country will withdraw from parts of nuclear deal
The terms of the withdrawal remain unclear, but President Hassan Rouhani is expected to explain Iran's decision in letters to leaders of Britain, France and Germany on Wednesday.
World May 07U.S.-Iran tensions rise ahead of anniversary of deal pullout
The U.S. has deployed an aircraft carrier and a bomber wing days ahead of the anniversary of when America withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.
World Apr 28With churches shut after bombs, Sri Lankans hear Mass on TV
Sri Lanka’s Catholics celebrated Mass in their homes via a televised broadcast on Sunday as churches across the island nation shut over fears of militant attacks, a week after the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings killed over 250 people.
Politics Apr 19Powerful Emirati crown prince entangled by Mueller report
The crown prince's inclusion in the report stemmed from his role in a 2017 meeting between a Trump associate and a Russian middleman in the Seychelles.
World Feb 25Iran’s foreign minister resigns amid nuclear deal turmoil
Mohammad Javad Zarif's resignation leaves Iran's relatively moderate President Hassan Rouhani without one of his main allies in pushing the Islamic Republic toward more negotiation with the West.