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Pentagon nominee regrets Turkey's 'drift' from West

Jul. 16, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday he is troubled by Turkey's decision to defy the United States by acquiring Russian-made air defenses. "It is very disheartening to see how they have...

The Latest: UAE official says tanker sent no distress call

Jul. 16, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 7:05 p.m. An Emirati official says a small oil tanker that's based in the United Arab Emirates offered no distress call before switching off its tracker over two...

Portugal suspends visas to Iranians 'for security reasons'

Jul. 16, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's foreign minister says his country has temporarily stopped granting visas to Iranians "for security reasons." Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva told a Portuguese parliament committee about the decision on Tuesday but declined to elaborate on the rationale for it. He...

US fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul. 16, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in the region, an American defense official...

US defense official tells AP that America 'has suspicions' that Iran seized UAE-based oil tanker that turned off tracker

Jul. 16, 2019 10:14 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US defense official tells AP that America 'has suspicions' that Iran seized UAE-based oil tanker that turned off tracker.

Iran state TV: 18 people die, 14 injured in road accidents

Jul. 16, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says 18 people were killed and 14 injured in two separate road accidents in the country. The report says both accidents happened on Tuesday. The TV says 11 died after a minibus plunged into a ravine in a valley in the central province of Isfahan. It says eight were...

The Latest: Israeli PM: EU-Iran deal same as bowing to Nazis

Jul. 15, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel's prime minister has responded to the European Union's efforts to salvage the Iran nuclear deal by comparing it to "European appeasement in the 1930s" of Nazi...

EU works to save unraveling nuclear agreement with Iran

Jul. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations threw their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal on Monday, trying to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S. pressure. The 28 EU foreign ministers insisted that recent Iranian actions surpassing uranium enrichment thresholds set by the 2015...

Some Iranian women take off hijabs as hard-liners push back

Jul. 15, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The simple act of walking has become a display of defiance for a young Iranian woman who often moves in Tehran's streets without a compulsory headscarf, or hijab. With every step, she risks harassment or even arrest by Iran's morality police whose job is to enforce the strict dress code...

Iran says ready to negotiate if US lifts sanctions

Jul. 14, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president says his country is ready to negotiate with the United States if Washington lifts its economic sanctions. Hassan Rouhani's official website on Sunday quoted him as saying, "The moment you stop sanctions and bullying, we are ready to negotiate." Regional tensions have...