Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he’s yet to close
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming...
Iran’s Guard says ready for ‘any scenario’ amid US standoff
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and "any scenario," its chief commander said Saturday, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the...
FIFA sees no obstacles for women to attend games in Iran
ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's governing body FIFA says an inspection visit to Iran has shown "no noteworthy operational obstacles" to lifting the country's 40-year ban and letting women attend a World...
US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional U.S. troops and missile defense equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, as President Donald Trump has...
The Latest: US to deploy more troops to Saudi Arabia, UAE
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. response to attacks on the Saudi oil industry (all times local):
The Pentagon says the U.S. will deploy additional troops and...
Yemen rebels say they’re halting attacks on Saudi Arabia
CAIRO (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels said late Friday night that they were halting drone and missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, one week after they claimed responsibility for a strike that...
The Latest: Yemen rebels halting attacks on Saudi Arabia
BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):
Yemen's Houthi rebels say they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks...
Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility
BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry remained wrapped in scaffolding Friday as workers sought to repair the charred innards and shrapnel-blasted arteries caused by...
Hezbollah tells Saudi Arabia to stop Yemen war
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Friday called for Saudi Arabia to stop its war in Yemen, or else face more attacks on its soil.
Journalists see heart of Saudi oil industry after attack
BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia took journalists on Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets over the weekend, while...
Iraq’s stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar
BAGHDAD (AP) — As the United States and Israel escalate their push to contain Iranian influence in the Middle East, countries in Tehran's orbit are feeling the heat.
Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an "all-out war," Tehran's top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh...
The Latest: Top Iranian officials get US visas for UN event
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):
Iran says its president and foreign minister have received visas from the...
US military presenting range of options to Trump on Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an...
Iran says top diplomat to attend UN despite visa doubts
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says its foreign minister will attend next week's United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, amid doubts about whether the U.S. would give him a visa.
FIFA boss hopeful Iran will lift ban on women soccer fans
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has raised hopes that Iran will lift a ban on women entering soccer stadiums before a World Cup qualifying game next month.
Despite his tough talk, Trump is leery of foreign conflict
WASHINGTON (AP) — A president with few ideological constants, Donald Trump has consistently been leery of getting entangled in overseas military engagements. It's a stance shaped by his belief...
- The Spokesman-ReviewLongtime Middle East diplomat, Spokane native advises crowd to ‘ignore history at our own peril’September 20, 2019
- The Detroit NewsOil prices jump 19% after attack cuts Saudi Arabian suppliesSeptember 16, 2019
- The Washington TimesIranian hackers targeting U.S. universities in spite of criminal charges: ReportSeptember 11, 2019
Iranian foreign minister tells CNN that any Saudi or US strike on Iran will result in ‘all-out war’
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian foreign minister tells CNN that any Saudi or US strike on Iran will result in 'all-out war'
US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian ‘act of war’
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis...
Trump names hostage envoy O’Brien national security adviser
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security...
Saudis couldn’t stop oil attack, even with top US defenses
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia spent billions to protect a kingdom built on oil but could not stop the suspected Iranian drone and missile attack, exposing gaps that even America's most advanced...
The Latest: UN chief: Experts on way to probe Saudi attacks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local):
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says U.N. experts have already left...
Oil price drops for 2nd day despite heightened Gulf tensions
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices retreated for a second day Wednesday even as the Saudi military blamed Iran for recent attacks to critical oil infrastructure and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
Trump says he’d give Iranian leaders visas to attend UN
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he thinks the Iranian president and foreign minister should be granted U.S. visas to attend next week's United Nations General...
Analysts: Weapons in Saudi attack similar to Iranian ones
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A cruise missile and drone fragments that Saudi Arabia says it recovered from an attack on its oil industry bear similarities to Iranian-manufactured weapons,...
Iran suspended from world judo over Israel boycott policy
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran has been suspended from international judo competitions because it boycotts bouts with Israeli athletes.
- Globe NewswireRecent raids, arrests and court cases against Baha’is in IranAugust 14, 2019
- Business WireHouse Votes to End War with Iraq, Prevent War with IranJuly 12, 2019
- Business WirePRESS ADVISORY: Faith Leaders Call for Diplomacy, Not War, With IranJuly 8, 2019
- Business WireGlobal Port Construction Projects, 2019: Top 50 Global Projects Listed by Country, Stage, Value of Port Construction Projects - ResearchAndMarkets.comJuly 5, 2019
- Business WirePRESS ADVISORY: Faith Leaders Call for Diplomacy, Not War, With IranJuly 3, 2019
State-run news agency says Iran sends warning to US that any action against Tehran ‘will face an immediate answer’
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — State-run news agency says Iran sends warning to US that any action against Tehran 'will face an immediate answer'
State-run news agency says Iran’s president, foreign minister may not go to UN meeting as no US visas issued for them
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — State-run news agency says Iran's president, foreign minister may not go to UN meeting as no US visas issued for them.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Saudi Arabia should see attack on oil facilities as a warning to end its Yemen war
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Saudi Arabia should see attack on oil facilities as a warning to end its Yemen war.
Australia concerned for 3 held in Iran on spying charges
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian government minister on Wednesday expressed concern for three Australians arrested in Iran on suspicion of spying and separated their plight from a tense...
Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia's...
AP Analysis: Saudi oil attack part of dangerous new pattern
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The assault on the beating heart of Saudi Arabia's vast oil empire follows a new and dangerous pattern that's emerged across the Persian Gulf this summer of...
10 fighters killed in new, unclaimed strikes in east Syria
BAGHDAD (AP) — Unknown aircraft attacked a weapons depot belonging to Iranian-backed paramilitary forces in an eastern town near the Iraqi border early Tuesday, killing at least 10, a Syria war...
Iran acknowledges holding 3 Australians on spying charges
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has acknowledged for the first time that it holds three Australian nationals on suspicion of spying, marking the latest cases of those with Western ties being detained in...
Ahead of UN meeting, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says ‘there will be no talks with the US at any level’
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Ahead of UN meeting, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says 'there will be no talks with the US at any level'
AP FACT CHECK: Trump contradicts aides, self on Iran talks
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's one of the most commonly heard phrases around the White House as aides seek to explain Donald Trump's thinking: "The president has made clear that ..."
The Latest: Saudis to invite global experts to investigate
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf and the fallout after weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local):
Trump: It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Monday it "looks" like Iran was behind the explosive attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. But he stressed that military retaliation was not yet...
Russia, Iran, Turkey say Syrian constitution committee ready
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran announced Monday that an agreement has been finally reached on the composition of a committee tasked with rewriting Syria's...
The Latest: Official downplays imminent action against Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration and the weekend drone assault in Saudi Arabia (all times local):
Trump says US locked and loaded in response to drone attack
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions are flaring in the Persian Gulf after President Donald Trump said the U.S. is "locked and loaded" to respond to a weekend drone assault on Saudi Arabia's energy...
US, Iran trade barbs at meeting of UN nuclear watchdog
BERLIN (AP) — The United States and Iran traded barbs over Tehran's nuclear activities as the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference got underway in Vienna.
Judo champion who defied Iran’s rules now in hiding
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political...
Aramco attacks show company entanglement in Saudi politics
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The weekend drone attack on the world's largest crude oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia that dramatically cut into global oil supplies is the most visible...
Oil prices leap as attack on Saudi facility disrupts output
Oil prices surged Monday after an attack on Saudi Arabia's largest oil processing plant halted output of more than 5.7 million barrels of crude a day.
The Latest: Trump disputes ground rules of meeting with Iran
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the tensions in the Persian Gulf a day after Iran-backed Yemeni rebels attacked major oil sites in Saudi Arabia (all times local):
Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis,...