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A look at foreign military bases across the Persian Gulf

Sep. 3, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

As new U.S.-led naval patrols in the Persian Gulf raise the stakes with Iran and Tehran's nuclear deal collapses, the ongoing have drawn renewed attention to foreign military bases in the region. Here's a look at the presence of the U.S. and others in the Gulf region: AFGHANISTAN: The U.S. has stationed some...

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen rebel-run prison kill over 100

Sep. 2, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni medics said on Monday they pulled dozens of bodies from the rubble of a Houthi rebel-run detention center that was hit a day earlier by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, killing over 100 people and wounding dozens. The attack was one of the deadliest in more than four years of war...

US sanctions Lebanese bank for helping Iran-backed Hezbollah

Aug. 29, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Thursday targeted a Lebanese bank the Trump administration calls the "bank of choice" of Hezbollah, Iran's proxy in Lebanon, as part of a maximum pressure campaign against Tehran. The U.S., in partnership with Oman, also announced sanctions against four...