AP Analysis: New questions rise as Iran says it downed plane

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's acknowledgement that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing 176 people, raised new questions Saturday about transparency in the Islamic Republic and what ...

Russia's Putin attends Black Sea drills by the Russian navy

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday watched a naval exercise involving multiple missile launches in the Black Sea. The Kremlin said that Putin watched the mane...

US will `curb malign Iranian behavior' if it doesn't stop

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States renewed its offer to engage in talks with Iran on Thursday but warned it will do everything in its power “to curb malign Iranian behavior” if Tehran continues t...

UN can't confirm weapons used in Saudi attacks were Iranian

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that the world body has not been able to independently corroborate that the cruise missiles and drones used in attacks this year on a...

2 US bombers fly near Taipei's airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two American B-52 bombers flew near Taipei's sky on Wednesday (Dec. 4) en route to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, marking the plane's first known flight over the...

Investors return to Saudi Arabia as lucrative oil IPO looms

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Lured by a long-looming stock offering of Saudi Arabia's massive state-run oil company, investors and business leaders have returned to the kingdom's capital for an investm...

Putin directs exercise of Russian nuclear forces

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has overseen sweeping war games carried out by his nation's strategic nuclear forces. The drills on Thursday featured practice launches...

Russia to conduct sweeping drills of its nuclear forces

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's military will this week undertake a sweeping drill of its strategic nuclear forces. The Defense Ministry said the three-day exercise will begin Tuesday and inv...

Japan sees N Korea missile, China space activity as threat

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has raised its caution level about North Korea's missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denucleariz...

The Latest: Iran calls for rival Gulf 'security' coalition

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Iran's president says his country will offer its own rival security coa...

UK says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi oil facilities

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain has concluded that Iran was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. He said the U.K. would consider taking par...

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Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack

Any attack on Iran by the U.S. or Saudi Arabia will spark an “all-out war,” Tehran’s top diplomat warned Thursday, raising the stakes as Washington and Riyadh weigh a response to a d...

US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian ‘act of war’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations an “act of war” against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile an...

Saudis couldn’t stop oil attack, even with top US defenses

Saudi Arabia spent billions to protect a kingdom built on oil but could not stop the suspected Iranian drone and missile attack, exposing gaps that even America’s most advanced weaponry failed t...