TAMPA, Florida — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday it appears a navigational error caused the crews of two Navy boats to stray into Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf, where they were detained overnight by Iran and released.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press and Robert Burns, Associated Press
CAMP DAVID, Md. — President Barack Obama sought to reassure anxious Persian Gulf nations on Thursday that the United States is committed to their security, insisting a nuclear deal with Iran would not leave them more vulnerable.
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
Egypt’s new president and former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was sworn into office on Sunday following last week’s elections -- the second free elections in the country’s history.
By Kayla Ruble
By Talia Mindich
A Bahraini girl takes part in an anti-government protest in a village south of the capital in early February. Photo by Mohammed Al-Shaikh/Getty Images[/caption] Explosions and clashes between Sunni monarchy-supported security forces and anti-government Shiite protesters in Bahrain have marked…
By Will Tam
Protests across North Africa and the Middle East gained steam after revolts toppled leaders in Tunisia and Egypt in early 2011. Track all of the unrest in our interactive timeline.
An independent commission released findings on the upheavals that shook the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain earlier this year and the crackdown that followed. Margret Warner discusses the events and the Bassiouni report with Bahrain's finance minister, Sheikh Ahmed…
By Larisa Epatko
An independent report released Wednesday said Bahraini security forces used "excessive force" to muffle protesters seeking a change in government last spring. The report, commissioned by the Bahraini government, was a first for the island kingdom and marks an opportunity…
Saudi Arabia held elections for seats to some 300 municipal councils on Thursday, but only men were allowed to vote. Margaret Warner discusses politics in the region where women will soon be able to vote, but still can't drive with…
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