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Israeli-owned ship docked in Dubai after mysterious blast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion in the Gulf of Oman came to Dubai's port for repairs Sunday, days after the blast that revived secur...

Things to Know: $1.9T package heads toward House approval

Here’s what’s happening Friday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY: — A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuil...

Explosion strikes ship in Gulf of Oman; crew safe

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities say an explosion has struck a ship in the Gulf of Oman. The United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations, which is run by the British navy...

2 US Navy warships in Mideast affected by coronavirus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two U.S. Navy warships operating in the Mideast have been affected by the coronavirus, authorities said Friday, with one already at port in Bahrain and another headi...

At divided time, Ohio unites behind statue of John Glenn

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Political divisions these days may be deep, but Ohioans never cease to agree on John Glenn. Both Republicans and Democrats on a state panel heaped praise on the...

US Navy ship sails through Taiwan Strait for 2nd time under Biden administration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense (MND) stated Thursday (Feb. 25) that a U.S. Navy ship had sailed through the Taiwan Strait the previous day. The MND issued a press rel...

President of US shipbuilder resigns following investigation

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The head of Austal USA, which constructs ships for the U.S. Navy on the Gulf Coast, has resigned following an investigation by federal and Australian authorities into practices dat...

Hawaii 1st to receive new warships that pull onto beaches

HONOLULU (AP) — A new class of U.S. Navy vessel is expected to be deployed for the first time in Hawaii as part of a sweeping force redesign. The Light Amphibious Warship can pull on...

US Navy seizes large cache of smuggled weapons off Somalia

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy seized a large cache of weapons being smuggled by two small ships off the coast of Somalia, it announced Tuesday, amid the grinding war in nearby Yemen...

Biden in call with China's Xi raises human rights, trade

Joe Biden had his first call as president with Xi Jinping, pressing the Chinese leader about trade and Beijing's crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong as well as other human rights concerns. ...

Navy commanders address two racist incidents on West Coast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. Navy commanders met with sailors on ships on the West Coast Monday and Tuesday, after two recent racist incidents triggered one of the first military stand-downs to addre...

Taiwan says ties with US strong amid threats from China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — As the U.S. Navy asserts its presence in the South China Sea, Taiwan’s leader says its ties with Washington remain solid over the transition from the Trump to the Biden administr...

US navy says two carrier groups conduct joint operations in South China Sea

Two U.S. carrier groups conducted joint operations in the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday (Feb. 9), the first such exercise since July 2020 amid heightened tensions in the contested wat...

US destroyer steams through Taiwan Strait for 1st time under Biden

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer plowed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday (Feb. 4), marking the first passage of an American naval vessel through the strait since ...

U.S. military slams Chinese flights over South China Sea but says they posed no threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Friday that Chinese military flights in the past week in the South China Sea "at no time" posed any threat to a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier st...