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More Russian weapons for Serbia despite US sanction threats

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC | February 23, 2020

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has received a sophisticated anti-aircraft system from Russia, despite possible U.S. sanctions against the Balkan state, which is formally seeking European Union membership.Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told the pro-government...

Devices found in missiles, Yemen drones link Iran to attacks

By JON GAMBRELL | February 19, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A small instrument inside the drones that targeted the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry and those in the arsenal of Yemen's Houthi rebels match components recovered in downed Iranian drones in Afghanistan and Iraq,...

Rockets strike near US Embassy in Baghdad; no injuries

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | February 16, 2020

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least four rockets hit near the sprawling U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and a Iraqi base hosting American troops inside the Green Zone early Sunday, but caused no casualties and only minor damage, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.The attack...

Iran: US killing of general was a miscalculation

By DAVID RISING | February 14, 2020

MUNICH (AP) — The U.S. killing of a top Iranian general was a miscalculation that has had the effect of bolstering support in Iraq for the removal of American troops, a longtime goal of Tehran, Iran's foreign minister said Friday.The U.S. killed Gen....

Senate moves to limit Trump on military force against Iran

By MATTHEW DALY | February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the...

Commissioner: Officials overzealous in Iranian border stops

February 11, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan said Tuesday that border officials in Washington state “got a little overzealous” when they detained Iranian and Iranian-American travelers at the U.S.-Canada border...

Iran remembers 1979 Islamic Revolution amid high US tension

By NASSER KARIMI | February 11, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across Iran marked the anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution on Tuesday amid some of the highest tensions ever between Tehran and the U.S. in the past four decades.While Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...

Iraq considers deepening military ties with Russia


BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq and Russia discussed prospects for deepening military coordination, Iraq's Defense Ministry said Thursday, amid a strain in Baghdad-Washington relations after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general inside Iraq.The ministry...

US general slips into Iraq for talks to salvage relations

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | February 5, 2020

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East slipped quietly into Iraq Tuesday, as the Trump administration works to salvage relations with Iraqi leaders and shut down the government's push for an American troop...

Uneasy quiet in Mideast, month after Iran strike against US

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | February 2, 2020

ABOARD THE USS HARRY S TRUMAN (AP) — Nearly a month after Iran launched a rare direct military attack against United States forces in Iraq, an uneasy quiet has settled across the Mideast.Watching fighter jets roar off the flight deck of the aircraft...

Congresswoman eyes document on border detention of Iranians

By GENE JOHNSON | January 30, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. congresswoman was working Thursday to verify a document showing that despite agency denials, Customs and Border Protection agents were ordered to detain Iranian and Iranian-American travelers at the U.S.-Canada border in Washington...

US expands troop, fighter jet presence at Saudi base

By LOLITA C. BALDOR | January 29, 2020

PRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Across the vast expanse of this desert air base, hundreds of tents have popped up and a newly arrived squadron of U.S. Air Force F-15E fighters is lined up on the tarmac, flying daily missions over Iraq and...