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US steps up winter-warfare training as global threat shifts

Feb. 20, 2019 8:17 AM EST

MARINE MOUNTAIN WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Calif. (AP) — Hunkered down behind a wall of snow, two U.S. Marines melt slush to make drinking water after spending the night digging out a defensive position high in the Sierra Nevada. Their laminated targeting map is wedged into the ice just below the machine...

Iran slams 'hypocrisy' of US-Saudi nuclear plans

Feb. 20, 2019 6:39 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has seized on a congressional report that the U.S. sought to share nuclear technology with Saudi Arabia, accusing Washington of ignoring the kingdom's human rights violations. Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Wednesday: "First a dismembered journalist; now illicit...

Iran says suicide bomber was a Pakistani national

Feb. 19, 2019 8:30 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander says the suicide bomber who carried out last week's deadly attack on the elite military force was a Pakistani national. In remarks carried by state TV, Gen. Mohammad Pakpour on Tuesday identified the bomber as Hafiz Mohammad Ali and said a second...

Brother of Iran's president goes on trial for corruption

Feb. 19, 2019 8:28 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The trial has begun for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's brother and close confidante, who faces corruption allegations brought by hard-liners who dominate the country's judiciary. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported that Hossein Fereidoun, who was on the team that negotiated...

China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

Feb. 19, 2019 7:31 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Iranian foreign minister's passionate defense of his country's interests at the Munich Security Conference has made him "a famous person" in China, his Chinese counterpart told him Tuesday, as the sides met amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Foreign Minister...

Dutch company fined for exporting turbine parts to Iran

Feb. 18, 2019 11:48 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch company has been convicted of illegally exporting to Iran gas turbine parts that could be used in the manufacture of weapons. A court in the southern province of Limburg convicted Euroturbine BV on Monday of setting up shell construction companies aimed at avoiding...

Saudi official fires back after Iran blames attack on Riyadh

Feb. 18, 2019 8:37 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A senior Saudi diplomat on Monday fired back after Iran initially blamed the kingdom for an attack last week that killed 27 members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard. Adel al-Jubeir, the minister of state for foreign affairs, called Iran a "chief sponsor of terrorism," saying its...

Iranian president: US sanctions are 'economic war' on Iran

Feb. 18, 2019 6:28 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president on Monday described U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran as an economic war being waged on his country and stressed that "economic war is more difficult than military war." Hassan Rouhani spoke as he inaugurated the third and final phase of the sprawling Persian Gulf Star...

Militants kill 6 Pakistani troops in southwest near Iran

Feb. 17, 2019 11:32 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say militants in two attacks on security forces killed six paramilitary troops in the southwestern Baluchistan bordering Iran. Local police officer Hidayat Ullah said Monday that four troops were killed Sunday when gunmen opened fire on security forces in the town...

Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit

Feb. 17, 2019 1:51 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his four-day regional visit on Sunday, arriving in Pakistan where Saudi officials signed agreements worth $20 billion to help the Islamic nation overcome its financial crisis. Prime Minister Imran Khan and top government and...