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Analysis: Trump's Saudi bet has become much riskier

Oct. 17, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put a big and risky bet on Saudi Arabia and its 33-year-old crown prince. It's now become much riskier. From the early days of his presidency, Trump and his foreign policy team embraced the kingdom and Mohammed bin Salman as the anchors of their entire Middle East...

Iran calls latest US sanctions an 'insult' to world order

Oct. 17, 2018 9:24 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says the latest round of U.S. sanctions is an "insult" to the international order that stems from "blind hostility." On Tuesday the U.S. imposed sanctions on businesses allegedly linked to the Basij, a volunteer wing of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard. The businesses include...

Explosion at factory in Iran injures 21

Oct. 16, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media say an explosion at a battery factory has injured 21 workers. The official IRNA news agency says many of those injured in Tuesday's blast are in serious condition, and that several ambulances and a helicopter have been dispatched to the scene. The semi-official ILNA news...

US targets network backing Iran's use of child soldiers

Oct. 16, 2018 1:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Tuesday targeted a network of banks and businesses that provides financial support to a paramilitary force in Iran, which allegedly trains and deploys child soldiers to fight with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The sanctions are part of the U.S....

Militants seize 14 Iranian security forces near Pakistan

Oct. 16, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Militants in Iran abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistan border on Tuesday in the latest blow to the powerful Revolutionary Guard. Media reports quoted an unnamed but informed source as saying two of those abducted are members of the Guard's intelligence...

Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

Oct. 16, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election. Prime Minister Scott...

Washington has stood by Riyadh through multiple crises

Oct. 16, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The kingdom of Saudi Arabia has enjoyed the ultimate protected status from the United States throughout its short history. Riyadh has had a special relationship with the U.S., from President Franklin D. Roosevelt meeting Saudi Arabia's first King Abdul Aziz on Valentine's Day in 1945 to the...

Iranian media say militants have abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistani border

Oct. 16, 2018 4:19 AM EDT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian media say militants have abducted 14 members of a border security force near the Pakistani border.

Iranian papers: US sanctions violate Iranian human rights

Oct. 15, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Several Iranian reformist newspapers on Monday published a rare joint editorial criticizing U.S. sanctions against the country and asking "world journalists" to defend Iranian human rights. The editorial was published in both Farsi and English on Monday in at least eight state-owned and...

Iran state TV: Security stepped up around embassy in Ankara

Oct. 15, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV says Turkish authorities are stepping up security around the Iranian Embassy in Ankara after unconfirmed reports of a suicide bomb threat to the diplomatic mission. Several police vehicles, plain-clothed policemen and special forces officers were seen deployed on...