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In this satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies, the Iranian naval support vessel Konarak, center, is tied up at the port in Konarak, Iran, on Monday, May 11, 2020. A missile fired during an Iranian military training exercise mistakenly struck the naval vessel instead of its intended target in waters near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, killing and wounding a number of sailors, Iranian authorities said Monday. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

US military offers condolences over Iran accident killing 19

May. 14, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military offered condolences Thursday to Iran over a friendly fire incident in the Islamic Republic that saw an Iranian missile kill 19 Iranian troops, identifying the weapon that detonated as an anti-ship cruise missile. Iranian authorities on Monday said that...

In this satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies, the Iranian naval support vessel Konarak, center, is tied up at the port in Konarak, Iran, on Monday, May 11, 2020. A missile fired during an Iranian military training exercise mistakenly struck the naval vessel instead of its intended target in waters near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, killing and wounding a number of sailors, Iranian authorities said Monday. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

Iran says missile kills 19 sailors in training accident

May. 11, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A missile fired during an Iranian military training exercise mistakenly struck a naval vessel instead of its intended target in waters near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, killing 19 sailors and wounding 15 others, Iranian authorities said Monday. The bungled training exercises took...

Authorities say armed men boarded a Hong Kong-flagged tanker ship off the coast of Iran near the crucial Strait of Hormuz. They held the ship Tuesday for a short time before releasing it .;

Armed men seize, release tanker off Iran by Strait of Hormuz

Apr. 14, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Armed men boarded a Hong Kong-flagged tanker ship Tuesday off the coast of Iran near the crucial Strait of Hormuz, holding the ship for a short time before releasing it amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., authorities said. No one immediately claimed...

FILE — In this March 30, 2020 file photo, people wearing protective clothing carry the body of a victim who died after being infected with the new coronavirus at a cemetery just outside Tehran, Iran. Even as both face the same invisible enemy in the coronavirus pandemic, Iran and the U.S. remain locked in retaliatory pressure campaigns that now view the outbreak as just the latest battleground. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

Virus becomes latest battle between Iran, US amid tensions

Apr. 14, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Even as both face the same invisible enemy in the coronavirus pandemic, Iran and the United States remain locked in retaliatory pressure campaigns that now view the outbreak as just the latest battleground. Initially overwhelmed, Tehran now seeks to sway international...

UK maritime organization says tanker seized by armed men off coast of Iran near Strait of Hormuz 'has now been released'

Apr. 14, 2020 2:01 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — UK maritime organization says tanker seized by armed men off coast of Iran near Strait of Hormuz 'has now been released.'

UK maritime organization says ship reportedly boarded by armed men off the crucial Strait of Hormuz

Apr. 14, 2020 1:14 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — UK maritime organization says ship reportedly boarded by armed men off the crucial Strait of Hormuz.