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American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 18, 2019 7:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and...

Iran FM not giving up hope tensions with US can be resolved

Jul. 18, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Iran and the United States were only "a few minutes away from a war" after Iran shot down an American spy drone last month, Iran's foreign minister said Thursday, but the diplomat said he remains hopeful that escalating tensions might somehow be resolved. In a wide-ranging discussion with...

Argentina acts against Hezbollah, blamed for terror attacks

Jul. 18, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government on Thursday branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization and froze its assets, 25 years to the day after a bombing blamed on the Lebanese-based group destroyed a Jewish community center in Argentina's capital, killing 85 people. The nation's Financial...

Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

Jul. 18, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Thursday its Revolutionary Guard seized a foreign oil tanker and its crew of 12 for smuggling fuel out of the country, and hours later released video showing the vessel to be a United Arab Emirates-based ship that had vanished in Iranian waters over the weekend....

The Latest: Iran shows seized fuel tanker matches UAE ship

Jul. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between U.S and Iran (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Iran'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 Press TV report showed...

Iran's Press TV shows video of seized foreign oil ship, showing it matches missing UAE-based vessel

Jul. 18, 2019 11:52 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Press TV shows video of seized foreign oil ship, showing it matches missing UAE-based vessel .

Dutch criminal convicted of ordering murder of Iranian

Jul. 18, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An Amsterdam court has convicted a 38-year-old career criminal of organizing the murder of an Iranian who lived in the Netherlands, but says the motive for the killing remains unclear. The victim, Iranian-born Ali Motamed, was gunned down outside his home by two hit men on...

Bitcoin craze hits Iran as US sanctions squeeze weak economy

Jul. 18, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians feeling the squeeze from U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's ailing economy are increasingly turning to such digital currencies as Bitcoin to make money, prompting alarm in and out of the country. In Iran, some government officials worry that the energy-hungry...

House votes to block sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Jul. 18, 2019 6:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted to block his administration from selling billions of dollars in weapons and maintenance support to Saudi Arabia. Trump, who has sought to forge closer ties with Riyadh, has pledged to veto the resolutions...

CORRECTS: Iran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil

Jul. 18, 2019 6:19 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — CORRECTS: Iran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil. (Corrects APNewsAlert to fix dateline)