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Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebels after diplomat's deathTurkey's defense minister says the military launched aerial strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, following the killing of a Turkish diplomat there
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
President Donald Trump calls to the media as he waits to greet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian droneIran says it will release drone images that disprove US warship destroyed Iranian drone as Trump says
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Yemeni officials: Attack blamed on al-Qaida kills 5 policeYemeni officials: Gunmen attack police checkpoint in country's south, killing at least 5 policemen
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Oil price rises on new Iran drone incidentThe Latest: Price of oil up as tensions escalate further in Persian Gulf region, where 20% of world's crude is shipped
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sudanese opposition seeks postponement in deal with militarySudanese pro-democracy movement seeks delay in signing of second part of power-sharing deal with military
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Lebanese losing faith as politicians fumble over economyAs Lebanese crisis deepens, so does public distrust in political class, widely seen as corrupt, steeped in rivalries
The Associated Press4 hours ago
IS claims suicide bombing that killed 2 in Egypt's SinaiIslamic State group claims suicide bombing that killed 2 in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Iran FM not giving up hope tensions with US can be resolvedIran's foreign minister says he believes the Islamic Republic and the United States were only "a few minutes away from a war" after Iran shot down an American spy drone last month
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Scuffles near Lebanon parliament before vote on budgetDozens of protesters have scuffled with Lebanese security forces guarding the country's parliament just as lawmakers met to vote on a controversial austerity budget
The Associated Press17 hours ago
Lawyers gather inside a court room before the start of a final trial session for suspects charged in connection with killing of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, in Sale, near Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, July 18, 2019. The three main defendants in the brutal slaying of two female Scandinavian hikers have asked for forgiveness from Allah ahead of a verdict. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Morocco: 3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayingsThree men have been convicted of terrorism and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains
The Associated Press17 hours ago
This undated Ministry of Defence handout shows the HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer, which will relieve HMS Montrose in the region as Iran threatens to disrupt shipping. Iran on Friday, July 12, 2019 demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a “dangerous game” and threatening retribution. British media reported a second warship, the destroyer HMS Duncan, was being sent to the Persian Gulf to operate alongside the Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose frigate and American forces, and would be there in a few days. The British Ministry of Defense refused to comment. (Ben Sutton/Ministry of Defence via AP)
Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crewIran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil
The Associated Press19 hours ago
5th Fleet says US sailor went overboard in Arabian SeaThe U.S. Fifth Fleet says a search operation is underway in the Arabian Sea after a U.S. sailor went overboard from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Hezbollah lawmaker offers resignation after alleged shootingA Hezbollah lawmaker has offered his resignation after a shooting at a police station in which he was allegedly involved
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Sudanese protesters rally to condemn June crackdownThousands of Sudanese have joined protests condemning a deadly crackdown last month, as tensions remain high despite recent progress toward a power-sharing deal with the ruling military council
The Associated Press20 hours ago
This undated Ministry of Defence handout shows the HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer, which will relieve HMS Montrose in the region as Iran threatens to disrupt shipping. Iran on Friday, July 12, 2019 demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a “dangerous game” and threatening retribution. British media reported a second warship, the destroyer HMS Duncan, was being sent to the Persian Gulf to operate alongside the Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose frigate and American forces, and would be there in a few days. The British Ministry of Defense refused to comment. (Ben Sutton/Ministry of Defence via AP)
The Latest: Iran shows seized fuel tanker matches UAE shipIran's state TV English-language channel has released video of a ship seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces accused of smuggling fuel out of the country
The Associated Press20 hours ago
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