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UN can't confirm weapons used in Saudi attacks were Iranian

Dec. 13, 2019 3:47 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations has not been able to independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and drones used in attacks earlier this year on an airport and oil facilities in Saudi Arabia “are of Iranian...

Iraqi officials raise toll to 25 killed in Baghdad bloodshed

Dec. 7, 2019 5:14 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters wielding a blood-drenched flag returned to Baghdad's central plaza on Saturday after a night of bloody attacks that left 25 people dead and more than 130 wounded. Storm clouds gathered over Khilani Square as the protesters surveyed the blackened facade of a...

Libyan officials say US drone shot down by mistake

Nov. 25, 2019 8:03 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan forces trying to seize Tripoli shot down a U.S. military drone over the capital by mistake last week, officials said Monday. The U.S. military said it lost the drone Thursday while it was assessing the security situation and monitoring extremist activity. U.S. Africa Command declined to...

Libyan force imposes ‘no-fly zone’ amid fight for capital

Nov. 24, 2019 5:45 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — One of the armed groups fighting for control of Libya’s capital says it is imposing a “no-fly zone” there. The self-styled Libyan National Army’s announcement comes after two unmanned drone aircraft — one American and one Italian — were lost near the...

French minister criticizes US over ‘unanswered’ Iran attacks

Nov. 23, 2019 5:11 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s defense minister criticized the U.S. on Saturday over what she described as “unanswered” attacks in recent months threatening the Persian Gulf, warning that the decades-long American deterrence in the oil-rich region appeared to be losing its...

US military loses drone over Libyan capital

Nov. 23, 2019 3:05 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military said Friday it lost an unmanned drone aircraft over the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where rival armed groups have been fighting for control of the city for months. The U.S. Africa Command said the drone was lost Thursday while assessing the security situation and monitoring...

US military drone strike kills senior al-Shabab official

Nov. 20, 2019 1:53 AM EST

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike has killed a senior officer with the al-Shabab extremist group. The official says the unidentified officer had maintained links with foreign extremist groups with the aim of coordinating future attacks. The official spoke on...

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...

Reports: Iran downs 'unknown' drone over Persian Gulf port

Nov. 8, 2019 10:55 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's air defense force has shot down an "unknown" drone in the country's southwest, the official IRNA news agency reported on Friday. The agency said that Iranian air defense forces hit the drone in the early morning at the port city of Mahshahr, which is in the oil-rich Khuzestan...

Aid group says hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

Nov. 7, 2019 12:47 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international medical relief agency said Thursday that a hospital it runs in western Yemen was damaged in a recent attack. Yemeni military officials blamed the Houthi rebels for the drone and missile attack that targeted buildings near the hospital, causing huge explosions that...