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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 8:06 p.m.

Iran diplomat warns of ‘all-out war’ if hit for Saudi attack

Iran’s top diplomat said Thursday that any attack on his country over a drone-and-missile strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry will result in “all-out war,” further pushing up tensions across …


Oil price drops for 2nd day as Saudi crude output recovers

The price of oil fell Wednesday after Saudi officials announced oil production halted by an attack on the heart of its oil industry would be fully restored within weeks.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

U.S. 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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 9:22 a.m.

Spokane gas prices rise slightly after attacks on Saudi oil facilities

Gas prices in Spokane rose about 3 cents a gallon in the days following attacks on two Saudi oil refineries, according to data from GasBuddy.com.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Trump strains to balance diplomacy, military threat to Iran

The Trump administration is trying to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action in response to the attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

U.S. blames Iran for Saudi strike; big hit for oil prices

The U.S. tried to build its case Monday that Iran was behind the fiery weekend attack on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities that raised new war worries and sent energy …


Iran urges U.S. to ‘put warmongers aside’ after Bolton firing

Iran’s president urged the U.S. on Wednesday to “put warmongers aside” as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington and Tehran in the wake of the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 8:40 p.m.

Iranian female soccer fan dies after setting herself on fire

An Iranian woman detained for dressing as a man to sneak into a soccer stadium to watch a match has died after setting herself on fire upon learning she could …


U.S. steps up anti-Iran campaign ahead of UN General Assembly

The Trump administration is stepping up its campaign to get other nations to boost pressure on Iran as world leaders prepare to meet at the United Nations this month. Even …


UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges

The United Nations’ atomic watchdog confirmed Monday that Iran is preparing to use more advanced centrifuges, another breach of limits set in the country’s slowly unraveling nuclear deal with major …


Satellite images show Iran oil tanker sought by U.S. off Syria

Satellite images appear to show the once-detained Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya-1 near the Syrian port of Tartus, despite U.S. efforts to seize the vessel


Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen rebel-run prison kill over 100

Yemeni medics said on Monday they pulled dozens of bodies from the rubble of a Houthi rebel-run detention center that was hit a day earlier by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, killing …


UN atomic watchdog: Iran still in violation of nuclear deal

The U.N. atomic watchdog reported Friday that Iran remains in violation of limitations set by the 2015 nuclear deal with major powers and that its stockpile of low-enriched uranium are …


Israel: Iran, Hezbollah intensifying missile efforts

Israel on Thursday accused Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah of stepping up attempts to build missile-production facilities in Lebanon, warning that these efforts are putting Lebanon and its civilian …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 12:37 p.m.

Satellite photos show burning Iran space center launch pad

A rocket at an Iranian space center that was to conduct a satellite launch criticized by the U.S. apparently exploded on its launch pad Thursday, satellite images show, suggesting the …


Iranian president: First lift sanctions, then let’s talk

Iran’s president back-pedaled Tuesday on possible talks with Donald Trump, saying the U.S. president must first lift sanctions imposed on Tehran, otherwise a meeting between the two would be a …


Israel’s shadow war with Iran bursts into the open

The long shadow war between Israel and Iran has burst into the open in recent days, with Israel allegedly striking Iran-linked targets as far away as Iraq and crash-landing two …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

Trump portrays G-7 as a lovefest, papering over differences

Never mind his differences with world leaders on China, trade, Russia, Iran and more. President Donald Trump’s takeaway message from the Group of Seven summit in France was “unity.” In …


Iran says oil on tanker pursued by US sold; buyer unnamed

Iran on Monday announced that the 2.1 million barrels of crude aboard an Iranian oil tanker pursued by the U.S. has been sold to an unnamed buyer as the ship, …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 11:26 a.m.

Trump claims G-7 ‘unity’ on Iran after unannounced invite

U.S. President Donald Trump said he gave his approval for Iran’s top diplomat to make an unannounced appearance on the margins of the G-7 summit, denying Monday that he was …


Doubts over China trade war and rifts over Iran dominate G-7 summit of world leaders

Mixed signals over the trade war with China and rifts over Iran dominated the opening of the annual G-7 summit.


Drone war takes flight, raising stakes in Iran, U.S. tensions

A drone war has taken flight across the wider Middle East, raising the stakes in the ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran.


High-stakes gamble: Iranian envoy gets surprise G-7 invite

A top Iranian official paid an unannounced visit Sunday to the G-7 summit and was headed to the building where leaders of the world’s major democracies have been debating for …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 1:21 p.m.

U.S. military drone shot down over northern Yemen

An American military drone was shot down in a rugged patch of northern Yemen, said U.S. officials and Yemeni rebels, immediately triggering accusations of Iranian involvement in a region where …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

New explosion rocks arms depot north of Iraqi capital

Iraqi security officials say a large explosion has hit an arms depot belonging to an Iranian-backed militia faction north of Baghdad


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 19, 2019, 11:27 a.m.

Iranian tanker sought by US heading toward Greece

An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization has left Gibraltar and was heading Monday east into …


Iranian tanker sought by U.S. heads to unknown destination

An Iranian supertanker hauling $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects to be tied to a sanctioned organization lifted its anchor and begun moving away from …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 2:22 p.m.

Gibraltar releases Iran supertanker that US sought to seize

Gibraltar on Thursday allowed a detained Iranian supertanker to leave the British overseas territory despite a last-minute U.S. attempt to seize the vessel, potentially defusing tensions between London and Tehran …


UAE’s ambitions backfire as it finds itself on front line of U.S.-Iran tensions

One of America’s staunchest allies in the Middle East and a driving force behind President Donald Trump’s hard-line approach to Iran is breaking ranks with Washington, calling into question how …


UK joins US Strait of Hormuz mission; Iran slams sanctions

Britain said Monday that it would join a U.S.-led naval security mission in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iran’s seizure of merchant vessels has raised tensions with the West. Earlier, …