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Iraqi forces launch anti-IS operation north of Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's military said Saturday its troops in partnership with security agencies and paramilitary forces launched the second phase of an operation...

Iran says it seized tanker after collision, UK calls move a...

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, an explanation Britain...

UPDATE 3-Iran says UK-flagged tanker "ignored distress call, "taken to Bander...

* Stena Impero was involved in accident, official tells Fars* British-flagged tanker was taken to Bander Abbas* Operator has said vessel was in full...

British oil tanker seized by Iranian forces in Persian Gulf as...

TEHRAN — A British oil tanker was seized and guided toward Iran in the Strait of Hormuz by Iranian forces while another was temporarily...

U.S. military has begun reoccupying Prince Sultan air base in Saudi...

WASHINGTON — In June the U.S. military began moving equipment and hundreds of troops back to a military base in Saudi Arabia that the...

Drone drops explosives on base in north Iraq, wounding 2

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security officials say an unmanned drone has dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq,...

Iran denies US destroyed an Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's statement that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf...

US sanctions four Iraqis for rights abuses, corruption

Washington (AFP) - The United States on Thursday sanctioned two Iraqi militia leaders and two former governors for human rights abuses and corruption.The sanctions...

American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald...

War fears surge as US sends hundreds of troops to Saudi...

CNN reports citing two defence officials that 500 troops will be sent to the Prince Sultan Air Base in Al Kharj, a closed-city. The...

US removes Turkey from F-35 fighter jet programme

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Turkish diplomat, one other shot dead in Kurdish capital

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least two people including a Turkish diplomat were shot dead on Wednesday in a rare attack in the Iraqi...

Concern grows over UAE-based oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has suggested for the first time that the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program could be...

Workers recover hundreds of bodies from Syrian mass grave

BEIRUT (AP) — In an open field on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa, workers in black uniforms, surgical masks and red...

20 million children miss out on life-saving vaccines, U.N. warns

LONDON (Reuters) - More than one in 10 children - or 20 million worldwide - missed out last year on vaccines against life-threatening...

The rift in the relationship between the U.S. and Turkey may...

WASHINGTON — Turkey's decision to ignore U.S. warnings and take delivery of a Russian-made air defense missile system could signal a permanent rupture in...

US diplomat warns EU 'time to reflect' on Iran 'is over'...

The US Ambassador rejected calls from European Union countries for talks on how to handle Iran as he insisted "the time to reflect is...