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In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a meeting with a group of clerics, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Khamenei said Tuesday his country will retaliate over the seizure of an Iranian supertanker carrying 2.1 million barrels of light crude oil. The vessel was seized with the help of British Royal Marines earlier this month off Gibraltar. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
The Latest: Central Command says US intensifying air patrolsU.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz in response to the Iranian seizure of a British tanker
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 file image from video, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang speaks during a media briefing. China is calling on Washington to “correct” sanctions imposed on Chinese companies accused of helping Iran acquire materials for its nuclear program. The foreign ministry spokesman on Friday, July 19, said U.S. pressure on Iran and its “long-arm jurisdiction” against companies in third countries is the “root cause” of tension with Tehran.(AP Photo/File)
Iran's seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalationBritish Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says two vessels have been seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Lebanese losing faith as politicians fumble over economyAs Lebanese crisis deepens, so does public distrust in political class, widely seen as corrupt, steeped in rivalries
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Lebanon lawmakers ratify austerity budget to address a slumpLebanese lawmakers ratify a controversial austerity budget that aims to save an indebted economy following a raucous voting day that saw protesters attempting to breach the parliament security zone
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Operator of oil tanker says it's unable to contact ship approached by helicopters and vessels in Strait of Hormuz.Operator of oil tanker says it's unable to contact ship approached by helicopters and vessels in Strait of Hormuz.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Iran's Revolutionary Guard says it has seized British oil tanker in Strait of HormuzIran's Revolutionary Guard says it has seized British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz
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Drone targets base for Iran-backed militia in northern IraqIraqi security officials say an unmanned drone has dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard releases video it claims proves U.S. warship didn't destroy Iranian drone near Persian Gulf.Iran's Revolutionary Guard releases video it claims proves U.S. warship didn't destroy Iranian drone near Persian Gulf.
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Egypt: At least 20 killed in airstrikes in northern SinaiEgyptian security officials say airstrikes targeting Islamic militants are underway in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 20 insurgents
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Sudanese opposition seeks postponement in deal with militarySudanese pro-democracy movement seeks delay in signing of second part of power-sharing deal with military
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Tripoli parliament warns of airstrikes by Hifter's alliesLibya's parliament based in the west says it has gathered intelligence warning of the use of possible airstrikes on Tripoli by allies of commander Khalifa Hifter
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Turkish jets strike Kurdish rebels after diplomat's deathTurkey's defense minister says the military launched aerial strikes against Kurdish rebel targets in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, following the killing of a Turkish diplomat there
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Yemeni officials: Attack blamed on al-Qaida kills 5 policeYemeni officials: Gunmen attack police checkpoint in country's south, killing at least 5 policemen
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IS claims suicide bombing that killed 2 in Egypt's SinaiIslamic State group claims suicide bombing that killed 2 in Egypt's restive northern Sinai Peninsula
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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Iran FM not giving up hope tensions with US can be resolvedIran's foreign minister says he believes the Islamic Republic and the United States were only "a few minutes away from a war" after Iran shot down an American spy drone last month
The Associated Press1 day ago
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