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US aircraft carrier deployed over Iran remains outside Gulf

A U.S. aircraft carrier the White House ordered to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf amid efforts to de-escalate tensions between Tehran …

Trump says US to send 1,500 more troops to Middle East

The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran.

UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

Saudi Arabia says its oil pipeline was hit by drones

An oil pipeline that runs across Saudi Arabia was hit by drones, the Saudi energy minister said, as regional tensions flare just days after what the kingdom says was an …

UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019, 11:44 a.m.

US sending carrier to Mideast over unspecified Iran threats

The U.S. is sending an aircraft carrier group to the Middle East ahead of schedule and warning that Iran and its proxy forces are showing “troubling and escalatory” indications of …