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Iran will seek new fighter jets, tanks as 2020 embargo lifts

Nov. 19, 2019 3:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran will likely buy new advanced fighter jets and tanks next year when a U.N. Security Council arms embargo is scheduled to be lifted, a senior U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday as the Defense Intelligence Agency released a new assessment of Iran’s military capabilities. The...

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks

Nov. 13, 2019 12:51 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen, officials from both sides have told The Associated Press. The negotiations are taking place with Oman, a Gulf Arab country that borders both...

New carrier heads to sea for tests amid debate over delays

Oct. 25, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The nation's newest aircraft carrier left a Virginia shipyard and returned to sea for more tests Friday, just days after fresh concerns were raised in Washington over when the highly advanced ship will be ready for combat. The USS Gerald R. Ford departed for sea trials in the wake of a...

Drones could put Delmarva Peninsula on cutting edge

Oct. 20, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — With elevations at sea level and open fields stretching from small towns to shoreline, the Delmarva Peninsula is defined by its paced population and rural environment. Elements like these keep much of the region laid-back, quiet and unimpeded. For one rising industry, that could prove...

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Oct. 11, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea across the wider Mideast. There was no...

China's 70-year parade shows global ambition as HK protests

Oct. 1, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country's global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a reminder of strains at home. Trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade U.S. defenses, a supersonic attack...

Saudi FM: Financial pressure is best way to control Iran

Sep. 26, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saudi Arabia called on the world to apply "utmost pressure with every tool available" to end Iran's aggressive conduct, saying Thursday that the most effective way to control Tehran is to cut off its financial resources. Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf again blamed Iran for...

As attack drones multiply, Israeli firms develop defenses

Sep. 26, 2019 8:28 AM EDT

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — Israel, one of the pioneers of drone warfare, is now on the front lines of an arms race to protect against attacks by the unmanned aircraft. A host of Israeli companies have developed defense systems they say can detect or destroy incoming drones. But obstacles remain, particularly...

10 Things to Know for Today

Sep. 26, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ACTING INTEL BOSS TO SPEAK Joseph Maguire is set to testify to Congress about a whistleblower complaint involving Trump. House Democrats who have seen the complaint call it "deeply disturbing." 2. DEMOCRATS...

AP Explains: Yemen crisis among thorny issues at UN meeting

Sep. 25, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

The ongoing conflict in Yemen , which has killed tens of thousands of people and sparked a humanitarian crisis, is among the thorniest issues facing world leaders this week as they meet at the United Nations. The U.N. envoy saw reason to hope after Yemen's Houthi rebels announced late Friday that they were...