BAGHDAD — Iraq will send delegations to Washington and Tehran to help “halt tension” amid fears of a confrontation between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials who briefed Congress about Iran on Tuesday sought to convince lawmakers that President Donald Trump’s administration wants to deter Tehran’s aggression, not attack the Islamic republic, members of Congress said.
LONDON — Iran urged the United States on Monday to address the Islamic Republic with respect, not threats of war, a day after President Donald Trump stoked concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict.
While allegations of Russian cyber warfare influencing the 2016 election have received no shortage of attention, one New York Times correspondent believes we should be placing more focus on the cyber threats that are to come.
BEIJING/WASHINGTON — China accused the United States on Monday of harboring “extravagant expectations” for a trade deal, underlining the gulf between the two sides as U.S. action against China’s technology giant Huawei began hitting the global tech sector.
SHANGHAI — China’s senior diplomat Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday that recent U.S. words and actions had harmed the interests of China and its enterprises, and that Washington should show restraint, China’s foreign ministry said.
DUBAI — Iran’s top diplomat dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region at a time of escalating confrontation with the United States, saying Tehran did not want conflict and no country had the “illusion it can confront Iran.”
The top Russian and American diplomats pledged to seek better relations and ease tensions, even as they diverged sharply on issues ranging from Iran and Venezuela to alleged Kremlin meddling in U.S. elections.
RIYADH/DUBAI — Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two of its oil pumping stations on Tuesday, two days after the sabotage of oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. military said it was braced for “possibly imminent threats to U.S. forces in Iraq” from Iran-backed forces.
STOCKHOLM — Sweden reopened an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday and will seek to extradite him from Britain, a potential setback to efforts by the United States to put him on trial over a huge release of secret documents.
DUBAI -- Four commercial vessels were targeted by "sabotage operations" near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates without causing casualties, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, without giving details of the nature of the sabotage.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Wednesday that his country was taking steps to halt its compliance with elements of a landmark nuclear accord, in a move that appeared certain to aggravate tensions with the United States.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military said Tuesday that it had canceled a planned port visit in Croatia for a Navy aircraft carrier as its deployment to the Middle East has been expedited in response to “recent and clear indications” that Iran was preparing to attack U.S. troops in the region.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military said on Tuesday that B-52 bombers will be part of additional forces being sent to the Middle East to counter what the Trump administration says are “clear indications” of threats from Iran to U.S. forces there.
WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Monday that he had approved sending a carrier strike group and bombers to the Middle East because of indications of a “credible threat by Iranian regime forces.”
WINDSOR, England — Fans celebrated the arrival of the latest British royal, a son born to Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, by taking to the streets on Monday outside the royal castle in Windsor and Buckingham Palace in London.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is taking his first major foreign policy stance since officially announcing his candidacy for President by calling for the United States to end its assistance to Saudi Arabia for its war in Yemen. This aligns him with Senate Democrats and against President Don…