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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...

US bomber mission over Persian Gulf aimed at cautioning Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targ...

US B-52H bombers fly to Middle East in mission to deter Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new show of military might, two American bomber aircraft took off from the United States and flew over a swath of the Middle East on Thursday, sending what U.S. officials said w...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2020. There are 66 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On October ...

Russian military says US flights near Crimea fuel tensions

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military on Friday accused the U.S. and its allies of provoking tensions in the Black Sea region with a sharp increase in the number of bomber patrols and intelligence flight...

US flies heavy B-1 Lancer bombers over East Siberian Sea

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Air Force flew three B-1 heavy bombers over the East Siberian Sea, north of Russia's far east, as part of a series of recent maneuvers that the military said Friday are meant to...

Case over 1966 US bomb accident in Spain goes before court

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs used flawed radiation data to deny disability benefits to veterans who responded to a 1966 plane accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs i...

Danes summon Russian envoy over airspace violation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish government summoned Russia’ s ambassador on Tuesday after a Russian fighter jet violated the airspace over Denmark's Baltic Sea island of Bornholm last week. ...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2020. There are 123 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August ...

U.S. flies B-52 bombers over Europe to show NATO solidarity

BERLIN (AP) — American B-52 Stratofortress bombers were flying over all 30 NATO countries on Friday in an exercise the U.S. military said was meant to demonstrate the alliance's solidarity, amid growi...