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Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif addresses the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, at United Nations headquarters, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Iran FM not giving up hope tensions with US can be resolvedIran's foreign minister says he believes the Islamic Republic and the United States were only "a few minutes away from a war" after Iran shot down an American spy drone last month
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Scuffles near Lebanon parliament before vote on budgetDozens of protesters have scuffled with Lebanese security forces guarding the country's parliament just as lawmakers met to vote on a controversial austerity budget
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Lawyers gather inside a court room before the start of a final trial session for suspects charged in connection with killing of two Scandinavian tourists in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, in Sale, near Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, July 18, 2019. The three main defendants in the brutal slaying of two female Scandinavian hikers have asked for forgiveness from Allah ahead of a verdict. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Morocco: 3 sentenced to death in Scandinavian women slayingsThree men have been convicted of terrorism and sentenced to death by a Moroccan court for the brutal slaying of two Scandinavian women hiking in the Atlas Mountains
The Associated Press5 hours ago
This undated Ministry of Defence handout shows the HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer, which will relieve HMS Montrose in the region as Iran threatens to disrupt shipping. Iran on Friday, July 12, 2019 demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a “dangerous game” and threatening retribution. British media reported a second warship, the destroyer HMS Duncan, was being sent to the Persian Gulf to operate alongside the Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose frigate and American forces, and would be there in a few days. The British Ministry of Defense refused to comment. (Ben Sutton/Ministry of Defence via AP)
Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crewIran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil
The Associated Press6 hours ago
5th Fleet says US sailor went overboard in Arabian SeaThe U.S. Fifth Fleet says a search operation is underway in the Arabian Sea after a U.S. sailor went overboard from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln
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Hezbollah lawmaker offers resignation after alleged shootingA Hezbollah lawmaker has offered his resignation after a shooting at a police station in which he was allegedly involved
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Sudanese protesters rally to condemn June crackdownThousands of Sudanese have joined protests condemning a deadly crackdown last month, as tensions remain high despite recent progress toward a power-sharing deal with the ruling military council
The Associated Press7 hours ago
This undated Ministry of Defence handout shows the HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer, which will relieve HMS Montrose in the region as Iran threatens to disrupt shipping. Iran on Friday, July 12, 2019 demanded the British navy release an Iranian oil tanker seized last week off Gibraltar, accusing London of playing a “dangerous game” and threatening retribution. British media reported a second warship, the destroyer HMS Duncan, was being sent to the Persian Gulf to operate alongside the Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose frigate and American forces, and would be there in a few days. The British Ministry of Defense refused to comment. (Ben Sutton/Ministry of Defence via AP)
The Latest: Iran shows seized fuel tanker matches UAE shipIran's state TV English-language channel has released video of a ship seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces accused of smuggling fuel out of the country
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Iran's Press TV shows video of seized foreign oil ship, showing it matches missing UAE-based vesselIran's Press TV shows video of seized foreign oil ship, showing it matches missing UAE-based vessel
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Migrants in Libya detention center detail dire conditionsMigrants held in Libyan detention center describe dire conditions, say they face food shortages
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Libya's UN-backed government says female lawmaker abductedLibya's UN-backed government accused forces of rival commander of abducting female lawmaker
The Associated Press13 hours ago
CORRECTS: Iran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oilCORRECTS: Iran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Prosecutors say father intentionally drove boys off pierLos Angeles prosecutors have charged a father with murder after prosecutors say he drove his family off a pier in 2015, killing his two autistic sons
The Associated Press1 day ago
Ex-Israeli PM Barak says he has 'cut all ties' with EpsteinFormer Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak says he has cut all ties with Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier jailed on sex-trafficking charges
The Associated Press1 day ago
Security forces gather at the scene of a shooting outside a restaurant in Irbil, Iraq, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Turkey's state-run news agency says a Turkish diplomat working at Ankara's consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil was killed during a shooting attack inside the restaurant there. (AP Photo)
Gunmen in restaurant in northern Iraq kill Turkish diplomatTurkish and Kurdish officials say unknown gunmen opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil, killing at least one Turkish diplomat
The Associated Press1 day ago
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