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US B-52 bomber again flies over Mideast amid Iran tensions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military said Wednesday it again flew a B-52 bomber over the Middle East “to deter potential aggression” amid tensions with Iran, the first such flight unde...

Israeli military chief warns of new plans to strike Iran

TEL AVIV (AP) — Israel's military chief Tuesday warned the Biden administration against rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, even if it toughens its terms, adding he's ordered his forces to step up p...

Iran: Biden won't have infinite time to rejoin nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran warned the Biden administration on Tuesday that it will not have an indefinite time period on its disposal to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. ...

Iran kicks off ground forces drill on coast of Gulf of Oman

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s military kicked off a ground forces drill on Tuesday along the coast of the Gulf of Oman, state TV reported, the latest in a series of snap exercises that the country is hol...

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported, a...

Iran test-fires ballistic missiles at 'hypothetical' enemy ships

Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched ballistic missiles against a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported on Saturday. The drill took place amid a pressure campaign by the ...

South Korea presses Iran over seized oil tanker as Gulf tensions rise

A South Korean delegation left for Iran on Thursday to negotiate the early release of an oil tanker and its crew seized in strategic Gulf waters this week. Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps troo...

EXPLAINER: Biden's Iran problem is getting worse by the day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden has an Iran problem. And, it’s getting more complicated by the day. Thanks to provocative moves by Iran and less-than-coherent actions by the outgoing Tru...

South Korean tanker was boarded by armed Iran Guard forces

SEOUL (AP) — Armed Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops stormed a South Korean tanker and forced the ship to change course and travel to Iran, the vessel's owner said Tuesday, the latest maritime seizur...

Baghdad procession marks anniversary of Iran general's death

BAGHDAD (AP) — A mock funeral procession in Iraq marked the one-year anniversary of the U.S. drone strike near Baghdad that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani and top Iraqi militia leader Abu...

Iraq says it has dismantled mine on tanker in Persian Gulf

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military on Saturday said explosives experts with its naval forces successfully dismantled a mine that was discovered stuck to an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf. ...

Iran general warns US: Military ready to respond to pressure

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The top commander of Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Friday that his country was fully prepared to respond to any U.S. military pressure, amid heightened tensions betw...

Iraq team working to 'neutralize' mine found on oil tanker

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi explosives-handling team is working to neutralize a “large” mine discovered on an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf and evacuate its crew, authorities said Friday. ...

US to move aircraft carrier out of Mideast amid Iran tension

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with...