• United Kingdom August 1, 2021 2:23 pm

    US, UK and Israel Blame Iran for Ship Attack; Tehran Denies

    The United States has joined the United Kingdom and Israel in accusing Iran of carrying out a deadly drone strike that killed two aboard a tanker off Oman

  • Oman July 30, 2021 4:09 pm

    Ship Tied to Israeli Billionaire Attacked Off Oman, 2 Killed

    The firm managing an oil tanker attacked off Oman’s coast says two of its crew were killed in the assault

  • Donald Trump July 19, 2019 9:07 pm

    Iran's Seizure of UK Tanker in Gulf Seen as Escalation

    Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker Friday and briefly detained a second vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, intensifying tensions in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint between Tehran and the West. The seizing of the British tanker marked perhaps the most significant escalation since tensions between Iran and the West began rising in May. At that time,...

  • San Diego July 19, 2019 8:27 am

    US Navy Launches Search for Missing Sailor in Arabian Sea After Reported ‘Overboard Incident'

    The United States Navy has launched a search for a missing active-duty sailor after a reported “overboard incident” onboard USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea.

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019 3:19 pm

    Reports: Iran Quadruples Production of Enriched Uranium

    Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran’s atomic program, nuclear officials said Monday, just after President Donald Trump and Iran’s foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian officials made a point to stress that the uranium would be enriched only to the 3.67% limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal with world...

  • Donald Trump May 17, 2019 7:09 pm

    U.S. Officials: ‘Highly Likely' Iran Carried Out Tanker Attacks

    A U.S. assessment determined it is “highly likely” that Iran was behind the attacks on four tankers last weekend, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the findings. The U.S. has evidence, including photos of the damage and forensics, tying Iran or its proxies to the Sunday attacks off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, one of the officials...

  • America May 16, 2019 9:18 am

    US Evacuates Personnel From Iraq as Fears of Conflict in Iran Rises

    International fears are increasing that the United States is inching toward war with Iran. The Trump administration says they have credible threats, and on Wednesday began evacuating some U.S. personnel from neighboring Iraq. Tensions are also rising on Capitol Hill as lawmakers say they are learning about all of this from the news.

  • Donald Trump January 5, 2019 10:02 am

    Fact Check: Trump's Afghan Comments Inaccurate

    President Donald Trump’s comments about Afghanistan this week devolved into a history lesson gone awry and an embrace of the former Soviet Union’s decision to invade the country in the 1970s. Trump argued that the Soviets’ foray into Afghanistan was the right thing to do, even though he said it “bankrupted” Moscow and led to the demise of the Soviet...

  • Chief December 2, 2018 12:38 am

    US Naval Commander in Middle East Found Dead in Bahrain Home

    The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the U.S. Fifth Fleet has been found dead in his residence in Bahrain. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson says Vice Adm. Scott Stearney was found dead Saturday. Richardson says the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior are investigating the death, but foul play is not...

  • China November 23, 2018 8:00 am

    Separatists Attack Chinese Consulate in Pakistan, Killing 4

    Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were killed, Pakistani officials said. The Pakistani civilians killed were a father and a son had come to the consulate to pick up their visas to China, police...

  • Iran August 31, 2018 3:09 am

    US Navy Seizes 1,000 Smuggled Rifles Off War-Torn Yemen

    The U.S. military said early Friday it seized over 1,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles being smuggled by small ships in the Gulf of Aden amid the ongoing war in nearby Yemen. The seizure by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham may mark the first such interdiction of weapons at sea bound for Yemen in years for American forces patrolling the region....

  • China November 16, 2017 10:20 am

    Understanding Farm Runoff and the Worsening Algae Plague

    Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places. Here’s a look at the algae menace and what’s being done:...
    Among the oldest life forms,...

  • India August 24, 2017 12:00 am

    Study: 50M at Risk of Arsenic Poisoning in Pakistan

    Study: 50M at Risk of Arsenic Poisoning in Pakistan

  • Facebook August 10, 2017 5:02 pm

    Smugglers Throw Nearly 300 Migrants Into the Sea Off Yemen: UN

    Smugglers have thrown some 280 migrants into the sea off the coast of Yemen in the last two days, causing more than 50 to drown and leaving over 30 missing, the U.N. migration agency said Thursday. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the migrants who were forced from boats in two separate “deeply troubling” incidents were hoping to reach countries in...

  • United States December 30, 2015 12:06 am

    Iranian Rockets Fired Near U.S. Aircraft Carrier

    The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman came about 1,500 yards from an Iranian rocket in the Strait of Hormuz last week, two U.S. military officials told NBC News on Tuesday....
    As the Truman was transiting the strait, which connects the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf, Iranian Revolutionary Guards conducted a live-fire exercise right near the U.S. carrier Saturday,...

  • Florida December 10, 2015 1:06 am

    International Space Station Gets First U.S. Shipment in Months, Contains Groceries, Gifts

    The International Space Station accepted its first U.S. shipment in more than half a year early Wednesday, receiving Christmas presents and much-needed groceries for the resident astronauts.

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