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  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:51

    European powers urge Iran to release British-flagged tanker

    Tehran (AFP) - European powers urged Iran on Saturday to release a British-flagged tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz in what Britain called a "dangerous" move, warning its ships to avoid the strategic waterway.

  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:51

    Turkey calls on US to reverse decision on F-35 exclusion

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. decision to exclude Turkey from an American-led fighter jet program goes against the "spirit of alliance," the Turkish government said Thursday, and called on its NATO ally to reverse the decision.

  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:51

    Saudi king approves hosting U.S. troops to enhance regional security: SPA

    RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, the state news agency (SPA) reported on Friday.

  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:51

    Pompeo rejects North Korean charges on military drills

    WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has rejected charges from North Korea's Foreign Ministry that U.S. plans for military exercises with South Korea are in breach of agreements between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.

  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:51

    Britain says seizure of two vessels by Iran is unacceptable

    LONDON, (Reuters) - Britain said Iran's seizure of a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel in the Strait of Hormuz was unacceptable and called for freedom of navigation in the Gulf.

  • Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:51

    Turkey's Erdogan faces new threat: former allies

    Ankara (AFP) - Following losses in key cities this year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan now risks losing more voters as former allies stick their head above the parapet and appear to be on the verge of creating new parties.

  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:01

    U.S. House Democrats to focus Mueller testimony on Trump's conduct

    WASHINGTON - When former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller appears in Congress on Wednesday, House Democrats will try to focus his testimony on clear examples of conduct by President Donald Trump that would lead to criminal charges against any other American.

  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:55

    Gibraltar extends detention of Iranian tanker for a month

    LONDON - Gibraltar was granted the power on Friday to detain Iran?s Grace 1 oil tanker for another month, keeping the vessel at the centre of a big-power quarrel between Iran and the United States and its allies.

  • Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:49

    Quake hits northwest of Greek capital Athens - witnesses

    ATHENS - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook the Greek capital Athens on Friday, sending people running from buildings in panic, witnesses said.