Latest Navy News

The Latest: Saudi Arabia won't hesitate to defend itself

May. 20, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:30 a.m. The U.S. military command that oversees the Mideast has confirmed an explosion outside the U.S. Embassy...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

May. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

May. 19, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom's energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf. U.S. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, warned...

Morocco stops 3 migrant boats, arrests 40 on border fence

May. 13, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccan authorities said Monday they have stopped boats carrying 117 sub-Saharan migrants from crossing to Europe and arrested 40 people trying to scale a fence into Spain's North African enclave of Melilla. A Moroccan military official told The Associated Press that the navy...

US to send hospital ship to help with Venezuelan refugees

May. 7, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Navy hospital ship will embark on another humanitarian mission to help countries cope with an influx of Venezuelans fleeing a deep economic and political crisis, the Trump administration announced Tuesday. The USNS Comfort will leave in June on a 5-month mission to South America,...

Prosecutor: Proof of election fraud in US House race in Va.

May. 6, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A special prosecutor in Virginia said Monday that he's presented two indictments of election fraud against someone who worked on a failed re-election campaign for a Republican congressman last year. Special prosecutor Donald Caldwell said his investigation into Scott Taylor's 2018...

US still pondering military options in Venezuela

May. 4, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration ended a week of pointed but vague threats of a military response to the Venezuelan political crisis with a meeting at the Pentagon to consider its options, though there was still no sign any action was on the horizon. Shortly after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick...

Clarification: China-France-Ship story

Apr. 30, 2019 3:30 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — In a story April 25, The Associated Press reported that China had complained about a French ship entering Chinese territorial waters. China's claim that the location in the Taiwan Strait was in Chinese territorial waters is based on a more ambiguous boundary than defined by international...

Commander of Guantanamo Bay prison is fired

Apr. 29, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officials say the commander of the task force that runs the prison at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been fired for a "loss of confidence in his ability to command." A statement from U.S. Southern Command says Navy Rear Adm. John Ring was relieved of duty...

Kim Jong Un leaves Russia after summit with Putin

Apr. 26, 2019 5:31 AM EDT

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boarded his private train Friday and headed back to Pyongyang after directing some harsh criticism at Washington during his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying the U.S. negotiated in "bad faith" when he met with President...