The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said the tanker was seized Friday for "non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations" and was taken to an Iranian port.
By Robert Burns, Amir Vahdat, David Rising, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, tensions simmered between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and four progressives. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., called Pelosi’s criticism of her and three other newly elected women “outright disrespectful.” Pelosi said she was rebuking an “offensive tweet"…
The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons. At the same…
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
After two oil tankers near the strategically critical Strait of Hormuz were damaged Thursday, the U.S. said Iran was responsible. The UN, meanwhile, has called for an independent investigation. Judy Woodruff talks to Vali Nasr, a Middle East scholar and…
Two oil tankers near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz were damaged Thursday. After the U.S. Navy rushed to assist evacuating sailors, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blamed Iran, calling the suspected attacks a "clear threat to international peace and…
By Aya Batrawy, Fay Abuelgasim, Associated Press
Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after attacks on the kingdom’s energy sector.
By Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
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.
By Nasser Karimi, Associated Press
Iran's foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the U.S. as tensions across the Persian Gulf remain high.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia over its interference in U.S. elections. Meeting in Sochi with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who again denied meddling in 2016, Pompeo called such intrusion “unacceptable.” Also, Florida's governor…
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