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Iran offers warning after mysterious tanker attack

Oct. 13, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president warned Sunday it would be "a big mistake" to think his country won't respond to threats after a mysterious attack on one of its oil tankers. Hassan Rouhani's remarks came as Pakistan's prime minister was visiting Iran in an effort to ease tensions between Tehran and...

Pakistan's PM leaves for Iran, Saudi Arabia to ease tensions

Oct. 13, 2019 1:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister is headed to the Iranian capital as part of his country's ongoing efforts to ease tensions between archrivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. A foreign ministry statement says Imran Khan's trip Sunday to Tehran will focus on "peace and security in the region." Khan will...

Iranian official says oil tanker attack won't go unpunished

Oct. 12, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian security official said Saturday that an attack on one of the country's oil tankers won't go unpunished, the official IRNA news agency reported. Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said a day after two missiles struck the Iranian tanker...

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Oct. 11, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea across the wider Mideast. There was no...

Pakistan's PM to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia to ease tensions

Oct. 11, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's foreign minister says Prime Minister Imran Khan will travel to Iran's capital Saturday before traveling on to Saudi Arabia to try and ease tensions between the two Islamic countries. Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the announcement Friday, while talking to reporters in the city...

Global stocks higher on US-China trade optimism

Oct. 11, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose sharply Friday on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war, while oil prices gained as much as 2% after a rocket attack on an Iranian tanker. Benchmarks in Frankfurt, Paris, London, Shanghai and Tokyo all advanced and Wall Street was set to open sharply...

The Latest: Iran: 2 missiles hit oil tanker off Saudi coast

Oct. 11, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Iranian officials say two missiles have struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia. This is the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between...

Iran women attend FIFA soccer game for first time in decades

Oct. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — They had to sit well apart from the men, and the stadium was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered Thursday at the first FIFA soccer match they were allowed to freely attend in decades. In what many considered a...

Iran frees Russian journalist held for nearly 2 weeks

Oct. 10, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says that Iran has released a Russian journalist who has been detained for nearly two weeks over a visa violation. The Russian Embassy in Tehran tweeted that Yulia Yuzik was freed and left Iran on Thursday morning on an Aeroflot flight and that she will arrive in Moscow. Yuzik arrived...

Turkey says it won't bow to US threat over its Syria plans

Oct. 8, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey said Tuesday it will go ahead with a military operation in northeastern Syria and won't bow to threats over its Syria plans, an apparent reply to U.S. President Donald Trump's warning to limit the scope of its expected assault. Trump said earlier this week the United States would step...