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The Latest: Saudi minister: 50% of crude reduction restored

Sep. 17, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (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): 10 p.m. Saudi Arabia's energy minister says 50% of the production cut by the attack on its oil processing plant has been restored. Prince...

Trump: It looks like Iran hit Saudis, no military option yet

Sep. 16, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

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 on the table in response to the strike against a key U.S. Mideast ally. Oil prices soared worldwide amid the...

The Latest: Trump says it's 'looking like' Iran is to blame

Sep. 16, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

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): 3:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says it's "looking like" Iran was responsible for the attacks on key oil installations in Saudi Arabia, but he says he...

The Latest: Trump disputes ground rules of meeting with Iran

Sep. 15, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

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): 4 a.m. President Donald Trump appears to be disputing the comments of senior aides, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...

Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis

Sep. 15, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

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, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid...

Iraqi prime minister's office denies the country's territory was used to launch the drones that attacked Saudi oil sites

Sep. 15, 2019 5:13 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iraqi prime minister's office denies the country's territory was used to launch the drones that attacked Saudi oil sites.

The Latest: 31 killed in Iraq during Ashoura procession

Sep. 10, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Ashoura holiday (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Iraq's state-run TV channel, citing Iraq's Health Ministry, says the death toll from a stampede in the Shiite holy city of Karbala has climbed to 31. Another 100 people were injured in the incident which security officials told...

Judge orders Iraq to pay millions to slain contractor's firm

Aug. 27, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A military contractor whose top executive was killed in Iraq under mysterious circumstances 15 years ago has won a judgment of roughly $140 million against Iraq to reimburse the contractor for funds it never received. The judgment of nearly $89 million plus interest and attorneys'...

Israel's shadow war with Iran bursts into the open

Aug. 27, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The long shadow war between Israel and Iran has burst into the open in recent days, with Israel allegedly striking Iran-linked targets as far away as Iraq and crash-landing two drones in Hezbollah-dominated southern Beirut. These incidents, along with an air raid in Syria that Israel says...

3 Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq

Aug. 25, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency is reporting that three Turkish soldiers were killed in northern Iraq in clashes with Kurdish militants. Anadolu Agency, citing the Turkish Defense Ministry, said Sunday that another seven soldiers were wounded and hospitalized. Turkey launched the "Claw"...