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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...

Omani diplomat in Iran amid tanker crisis in Persian Gulf

Jul. 27, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Omani diplomat was in Iran on Saturday for bilateral talks after weeks of volatility over the Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for a fifth of all globally traded crude. Oman, seen as a neutral Gulf Arab country that has acted as a facilitator of talks between the U.S. and Iran in...

The Latest: UK rejects Iran's 'tit for tat' view of tanker

Jul. 21, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The U.K.'s foreign secretary says the seizing of a British-flagged tanker by Iran's Revolutionary Guard "raises very serious questions about the security of British shipping and indeed...