Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf

Iran announced Sunday it will raise its enrichment of uranium, breaking another limit of its faltering 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and further heightening tensions between Tehran and the U.S. ...

British Royal Marines intercept Iranian oil tanker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- British Royal Marines boarded an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday (July 4), seizing it on suspicion of being in violation of European Union (EU) sanctions against Sy...

Protesters in Hong Kong take over legislative chamber, spray paint slogans on wall and over the territory's emblem

HONG KONG (AP) — A group of protesters in Hong Kong took over the legislature's main building Monday night, tearing down portraits of legislative leaders and spray-painting pro-democracy slo...

Protests escalate as Hong Kong marks handover to China

HONG KONG (AP) — Frustration among protesters in Hong Kong boiled over Monday, with one group attacking the legislative building and tens of thousands of others marching through the city to dema...

'Let's do it:' 3 hours at the DMZ and a made-for-TV moment

PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — "Ok, let's do it." With those words, a deliberate step and a pat on the arm of Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump became the first sitting American leader to...

Iran calls new US sanctions ‘outrageous and idiotic’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “perm...

The Latest: Bolton: US is open to talks with Iran over nukes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:45 a.m. U.S. National Security Adv...

Pompeo arrives in Saudi Arabia as Iran threatens US drones

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Monday in Saudi Arabia in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran's navy ch...

Pompeo sets out to build global coalition against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United S...

In Mideast, Pompeo seeks a global coalition against Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the U...

US National Security Adviser John Bolton says Iran should not "mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness."

JERUSALEM (AP) — US National Security Adviser John Bolton says Iran should not "mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness."

MOFA denies Taiwan president planning to visit Caribbean allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) declined to fully comment on whether President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is planning to visit three Latin American ...

Iran exiles tied to top Trump advisers demand regime change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of an Iranian exile group with ties to some of President Donald Trump's top advisers are rallying for regime change in Iran. The demonstration comes amid he...

US prepped for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran on Thursday night in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abru...

US prepped for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with jus...