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A breakdown of what's at stake in US-Iran crisis

Jun. 26, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both sides in the U.S.-Iran standoff say they don't want war. But unless one or the other changes course - the United States from its harsh economic sanctions or Iran from its risky pushback - the confrontation appears headed for a collision that could trigger yet another Middle East...

The Latest: 2 rockets land on oil company sites in Iraq

Jun. 19, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Iraqi officials say two rockets have landed on oil company sites in Iraq's southern Basra province, one landing near the facilities of a Turkish company just...

Israel holds large military drill amid US-Iran tensions

Jun. 19, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel wrapped up its largest military drill in years on Wednesday, with thousands of troops from the army, navy and air force simulating a future war with the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group amid fears that Iran would draw its Shiite proxy into the recent growing tensions in the Persian...

US resident released from Iran custody says it eases tension

Jun. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man with permanent U.S. residency who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said Tuesday that he was subjected to "kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial," adding that his release served to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. In his...

Iran state TV: US resident held as spy to be released

Jun. 10, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A U.S. permanent resident held for years in Iran after his conviction on disputed spying charges "will be released in the coming hours," Iranian state television reported Monday. Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese-born internet freedom advocate, is one of a series of prisoners with either dual...

3 Lebanese men released in UAE arrive home

Jun. 10, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run National News Agency says three Lebanese who were recently released in the United Arab Emirates have arrived home. The return of the three men early Monday came nearly a month after a court in the UAE sentenced one of the Lebanese nationals to life in prison and two to ten...

Lawyer for Lebanese man held in Iran says he will be freed

Jun. 3, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The lawyer for a Lebanese man held in Iran since 2015 said Monday that his client will be released in the "next few days." Majed Dimashkiyeh told The Associated Press that Nizar Zakka's expected release comes after mediations by top Lebanese officials, including President Michel Aoun and...

Israel destroys last Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon

Jun. 3, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

ZARIT, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military says it has finished sealing the last of a series of Hezbollah attack tunnels under the country's northern border with Lebanon, roughly six months after they were found. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters Monday during a tour of the tunnel...

Israel attacks Syrian base hours after hitting other targets

Jun. 2, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel fired missiles onto a Syrian military air base in the country's center late Sunday, killing a soldier and wounding two others hours after other Israeli attacks in southern Syria killed three soldiers and wounded seven, Syria's state-run media said. The new wave of Israeli missiles...

The Latest: Islamic summit defends Palestinian statehood

May. 31, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 4:25 a.m. The world's largest organization of Islamic nations has completed a summit in Islam's holiest city of Mecca with leaders and delegates from 57 states emphasizing their support for a Palestinian state. The...