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11:17 a.m. Today - Associated Press
Airbus gets $30 billion in plane orders at Dubai Airshow The largest deal came from Dubai-based airline Emirates, which announced it will buy 20 additional wide-body Airbus A350sThe largest deal came from Dubai-based airline Emirates, which announced it will buy 20 additional wide-body Airbus A350s.
10:13 a.m. Today - By Felicia Schwartz
Pompeo set to reverse decades-old U.S. position that Israeli settlements are illegalSecretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce Monday that the U.S. no longer will consider Israeli settlements to be illegal under international law, a move that formalizes the Trump administration’s treatment of the West Bank and shifts decades of U.S. policy, an administration official said.
10:38 a.m. Nov. 14, 2019 - Associated Press
Erdogan pulls out iPad to show Trump and Senate allies a video casting Kurds as terrorists during Oval Office meeting Trump backers take a harder stance in response than the president himself didIn a contentious Oval Office meeting, a band of GOP senators rebuffed the effort by Turkey’s president to depict anti-Islamic State Kurd forces as terrorists, with White House allies taking a harder line against Recep Tayyip Erdogan than did President Donald Trump
7:02 a.m. Nov. 4, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
U.S. slaps new sanctions on Iranian officials close to Khamenei The Trump administration on Monday announced new sanctions against Iran's Armed Forces General Staff and nine individuals who have acted on behalf of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Among those targeted are Khamenei's appointees in the Office of the Supreme Leader and the Judiciary. The U.S. blames Khamenei and his advisers for exporting terrorism and oppressing Iranian citizens. The sanctions freeze U.S.-based assets of the designated persons, and prohibit Americans from dealing with them. The action by the U.S. Treasury coincided with the 40th anniversary of Iranian militants seizing the U.S. embassy in Tehran.
6:16 a.m. Oct. 27, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump argues al-Baghdadi’s killing holds greater significance than U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 Obama announced al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden’s death at U.S. forces’ hand in May 2011President Donald Trump said the U.S. military raid that took out Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a bigger deal than the 2011 killing of al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden during the Obama administration.
5:34 a.m. Oct. 27, 2019 - Associated Press
Death of ISIS leader confirmed by DNA test after U.S. raid in Syria: TrumpPresident Donald Trump says an on-site DNA test confirmed that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a U.S. military raid in Syria as he shares extensive details of the operation.
4:03 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - Associated Press
Gantz to get chance to form coalition in Israel after Netanyahu’s latest failure Announcement marks second time in 2019 that Netanyahu and his party, Likud, have been unable to form a governmentNetanyahu’s announcement marked the second time this year that he has been unable to form a government.
12:13 a.m. Oct. 18, 2019 - Associated Press
Fighting in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite cease-fireFighting continued Friday morning in a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces, despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight.
4:01 a.m. Oct. 17, 2019 - Associated Press
Pence-led U.S. delegation embarks on tough task brokering cease-fire with Turkey and KurdsA senior U.S. delegation faces the herculean task of pressuring Turkey to accept a cease-fire in Northern Syria, hours after President Donald Trump declared the U.S. has no stake in defending Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America’s partners against Islamic State extremists.
8:02 a.m. Oct. 12, 2019 - By Vitaliy Katsenelson
Why it’s only a matter of time before oil runs out of gas and electric vehicles power ahead Alternative energy helps the planet and gives consumers choicesAlternative energy helps the planet and gives consumers choices, writes Vitaliy Katsenelson.
3:48 p.m. Oct. 9, 2019 - Associated Press
Turkish military offensive pounds Kurdish positions in Syria after U.S. troops pull out Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops has been condemned by many of his Republican alliesTurkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States.
10:25 a.m. Oct. 7, 2019 - By William Watts
How oil traders are using satellites to keep an eye on an increasingly unpredictable market Saudi attacks left traders looking for clues from on highOil traders had the benefit of a growing number of eyes in the sky following last month’s crippling attacks on Saudi Arabia’s crude processing facilities.
1:49 p.m. Sept. 27, 2019 - Associated Press
Joe Wilson, ambassador and Iraq war skeptic, dies of organ failure at 69 Wilson set off a firestorm by disputing U.S. intelligence used to justify the 2003 Iraq invasion, leading to the unmasking of his then-wife as a covert CIA operativeWilson set off a firestorm by disputing U.S. intelligence used to justify the 2003 Iraq invasion, leading to the unmasking of his then-wife, Valerie Plame, as a covert CIA operative. “Scooter” Libby, the George W. Bush aide convicted of leaking Plame’s identity, received a pardon last year from Donald Trump.
6:41 p.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
‘Saudi Arabia’s bitch’? Tulsi Gabbard has some strong words for President TrumpWhile President Trump is “locked and loaded” and “waiting to hear” from Saudi Arabia about who was behind last weekend’s drone attacks on two of the Kingdom’s oil plants, Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard fired off an attack of her own on Twitter.
9:12 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - Associated Press
Netanyahu legacy on line as he pleads for last-minute votes in ultratight race against retired Israeli military chief GantzPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s career was on the line Tuesday as Israel held its second national election this year, with voters deciding whether to give him another term in office despite a likely indictment on corruption charges.
6:04 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Reva Goujon
Iran’s brazenness is paying off, giving the U.S. few options Iran’s Rouhani, in exposing Trump’s reluctance toward war, is carefully rebuilding negotiating leverage with its nuclear programIran’s Rouhani, in exposing Trump’s reluctance toward war, is carefully rebuilding negotiating leverage with its nuclear program.
3:41 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By George Friedman
U.S. response to Saudi oil attack leads directly to Iran Striking back — or not — involves trade-offs and riskStriking back — or not — involves trade-offs and risk, writes George Friedman.
3:37 a.m. Sept. 16, 2019 - Associated Press
Israeli PM Netanyahu vows to annex ‘all the settlements’ in West BankIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex “all the settlements” in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election.
3:04 p.m. Sept. 15, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ as Iran blamed for Saudi attack U.S. says attack came from direction of Iran or Iraq, not Yemen; Iran denies involvementA weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom’s oil production threatened Sunday to fuel a regional crisis, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal.
8:31 a.m. Sept. 11, 2019 - By Paul Brandus
After jettisoning warmonger Bolton, Trump emerges as a left winger on foreign policy How Trump is further to the left than Obama, Clinton or CarterWhen it comes to foreign policy Donald Trump is a left-wing radical, writes Paul Brandus.
10:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Robert Schroeder
Trump ousts Bolton and meets with Republican leaders President could meet Iran’s leader, Pompeo says President Donald Trump ousted John Bolton on Tuesday, saying he disagreed with his national security adviser on many issues in a move that may foreshadow a shift on Iran policy.
6:57 p.m. Sept. 7, 2019 - Associated Press
Trump reveals via tweet that secret Camp David meeting on Sunday with Taliban is canceled Trump’s tweet was surprising because it would mean that the president was set to host members of the Taliban at the presidential retreat in Maryland just days before the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and PentagonTrump’s tweet was surprising because it would mean that the president was set to host members of the Taliban at the presidential retreat in Maryland just days before the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
11:35 a.m. Sept. 7, 2019 - By Isabel Coles
Iran threatens to take steps to stockpile of uranium for nuclear weapons Move comes after Europe failed to meet a deadline to offset the impact of U.S. sanctionsIran said Saturday it had accelerated its nuclear research work and threatened to take fresh steps within a month that could allow it to expand its stockpile of enriched uranium, a material that can be used to fuel a nuclear weapon.
6:40 p.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - Associated Press
Satellite photos suggest Iranian rocket exploded at launch pad Smoke, burn marks seen at space centerA 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 Islamic Republic suffered its third failed launch this year alone.
2:25 a.m. Aug. 22, 2019 - Associated Press
Iran’s president says ‘talks are useless’ as new missile system introducedIran’s president struck a muscular tone on dealings with the U.S., saying Thursday that “talks are useless” as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers crumbles further.
8:18 a.m. Aug. 15, 2019 - Associated Press
Netanyahu government bars Israel trip by U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Tlaib’s family immigrated to the U.S. from the West BankJust minutes after President Donald Trump tweeted that Israel should bar a planned visit by Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, Israel’s deputy foreign minister said the government has decided not to admit the congresswomen to the country for an upcoming conference.
4:08 a.m. July 31, 2019 - Associated Press
Bus hit by roadside bomb in Afghanistan, at least 32 killedA roadside bomb tore through a bus in western Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people, including children, a provincial official said.
2:55 p.m. July 29, 2019 - Associated Press
Senate fails to override Trump’s veto on Saudi arms sale Meanwhile, House report reveals Trump friend Tom Barrack sought job in administration as he lobbied for Saudi nuclear planThe Senate failed Monday in a bid to override a trio of vetoes issued by President Donald Trump, allowing the administration to move forward with plans to sell billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
6:10 a.m. July 22, 2019 - Associated Press
Iran says it has arrested 17 suspected CIA spies employed at ‘sensitive sites’ Trump says there is ‘zero truth’ to the Iranian claimIran said Monday it has arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on the country’s nuclear and military sites, and that some of them have already been sentenced to death.
5:33 a.m. July 22, 2019 - By Tim Rostan
Iran has arrested 17 Iranians on charges of spying for the CIA: APSeventeen Iranian nationals have been arrested after allegedly having been recruited by the U.S.'s Central Intelligence Agency to spy on nuclear and military sites in Iran, according to the Iranian government. Some of those arrested, the Associated Press reported citing an Iranian intelligence official, have been sentenced to death. The arrests have occurred over a several-month period, according to the official, identified only as the director of the counterespionage department of Iran's Intelligence Ministry, the AP reported. President Donald Trump that there was zero truth to the Iranian claim.
1:23 p.m. July 17, 2019 - Associated Press
Showdown with Trump looms as House votes to block arms sale to Saudi Arabia Senate already passed measure blocking $8.1 billion weapons dealCongress is heading for a showdown with President Donald Trump after the House voted to block his administration from selling weapons and aircraft maintenance support to Saudi Arabia.
1:48 a.m. July 11, 2019 - By Summer Said
Saudis plan to ease restrictions on women’s ability to travel without male permission Human-rights groups have long complained about how U.S.-ally Saudi Arabia’s laws repress womenSaudi Arabia is planning this year to loosen restrictions on women’s ability to travel without a male guardian’s permission, officials and people familiar with the matter said, a rare step against the system of male domination deeply rooted in Saudi society.
1:15 a.m. July 10, 2019 - Associated Press
Iran warns Britain of ‘repercussions’ over ship seizureIran’s president said Wednesday that Britain will face “repercussions” over the seizure of an Iranian supertanker last week that authorities in Gibraltar suspect was breaching European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria.
3:37 a.m. July 8, 2019 - By Tomi Kilgore
Boeing's stock falls to lead Dow's premarket decliners after losing order to rival AirbusShares of Boeing Co. slumped 1.5% to pace the Dow Jones Industrial Average's premarket decliners Monday, after the aerospace giant to Europe-based rival Airbus SE . The premarket price decline would have about 36 points off the Dow's price, or nearly half the Dow futures' decline of about 78 points. Saudi Arabia's Flyadeal, the discount arm of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corp., said it would buy up to 50 Airbus A320neo planes, after making a commitment to buy Boeing's 737 Max planes in December. The loss of the order comes as the following two crashes of the planes.
1:35 a.m. July 8, 2019 - Associated Press
Iran says open to diplomacy to save nuclear deal, but has ‘no hope’ The Islamic Republic broke the limit the agreement put on its enrichment of uraniumIran remains open to diplomacy to save its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers but has “no hope” in the international community, the country’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday, as the Islamic Republic broke the limit the agreement put on its enrichment of uranium.
9:04 a.m. July 3, 2019 - Associated Press
Navy SEAL acquitted of murder but found guilty of posing with militant’s corpse says he’s prepared to ‘bounce back’ Prosecutor says photos hold the potential to be used as propaganda by Islamic State and to be harmful to U.S. forces overseas Special Operator Edward Gallagher, who did not testify during his two-week court-martial, addressed the jurors a day after they acquitted him of murder, attempted murder and other counts stemming from an incident during a 2017 deployment to Iraq.
1:29 a.m. July 3, 2019 - Associated Press
Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to ‘any amount we want’ An increasing stockpile and higher enrichment closes the estimated one-year window Iran would need to produce enough material for a nuclear bomb, the U.S. saysIran’s president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting pressure on them to offer a way around intense U.S. sanctions targeting the country.
11:00 a.m. June 25, 2019 - By Victor Reklaitis
Trump Today: President warns Iran against attack ‘on anything American’ Trump also highlights stock market’s strong JunePresident Donald Trump on Tuesday talks tough about Iran, with his warnings coming just a few days after he called off U.S. airstrikes against Iranian targets that would have been in retaliation for the downing of an American drone.
1:05 a.m. June 25, 2019 - Associated Press
Iran calls new U.S. sanctions on officials ‘outrageous and idiotic’ President Hassan Rouhani described the White House as ‘afflicted by mental retardation’Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran’s president described the White House as “afflicted by mental retardation.”
3:31 a.m. June 24, 2019 - By Michael R. Gordon
U.S. plans new Iran sanctions as Europe tries to defuse tensions President Trump, aides have indicated they are prepared to wait for the economic vise on Tehran to tighten further, but face calls at summits this week to show restraintThe U.S. plans to impose major new sanctions on Iran, signaling it won’t ease pressure despite a diplomatic push by European leaders to persuade Washington and Tehran to show restraint.
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