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World - Region
9/18/2023 7:57:30 PM
Five prisoners sought by the US in a swap with Iran were freed Monday and headed home as part of a deal that saw nearly $6 billion in Iranian assets unfrozen.

World - Region
8/20/2023 8:35:45 PM
An American-owned oil tanker long suspected of carrying sanctioned Iranian crude oil offloaded its cargo near Texas on Sunday, tracking data showed, even as Tehran has threatened to target shipping in the Persian Gulf over it.

World - Region
8/12/2023 8:34:28 PM
Western-backed maritime forces in the Middle East on Saturday warned shippers traveling through the strategic Strait of Hormuz to stay as far away from Iranian territorial waters as possible to avoid being seized, a stark advisory amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S.

World - Region
8/2/2023 1:15:08 PM
Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched a surprise military drill Wednesday on disputed islands in the Persian Gulf, just as the U.S. military increase its presence in the region over recent ship seizures by Tehran.

World - Region
8/1/2023 12:35:06 PM
Thousands of Marines backed by advanced U.S. fighter jets and warships are slowly building up a presence in the Persian Gulf. It’s a sign that while America’s wars in the region may be finished, its conflict with Iran over its advancing nuclear program continues to worsen, with no solutions in sight.

World - Region
7/31/2023 9:35:28 PM
Iran's oil minister said Sunday Tehran would "pursue its rights" to a disputed gas field also claimed by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait if negotiations fail, the ministry's news agency reported.

World - Region
7/17/2023 3:15:55 PM
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travels to Saudi Arabia on Monday in a three-stop tour of Persian Gulf states to seek trade and investment opportunities for Turkey’s floundering economy.

World - Region
8/30/2022 6:11:29 PM
Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized an American sea drone Tuesday in the Persian Gulf and tried to tow it away, only releasing the unmanned vessel when a U.S. Navy warship and helicopter approached, officials said.

World - Region
7/4/2022 12:18:36 PM
The U.S. Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet is starting to offer rewards for information that could help sailors intercept weapons, drugs and other illicit shipments across the region amid tensions over Iran's nuclear program and Tehran's arming of Yemen's Houthi rebels.

World - Region
6/4/2022 12:49:31 PM
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei acknowledged Saturday that Iran took the oil from two Greek tankers last month in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf.

World - Region
5/18/2022 7:43:54 PM
Sweeping US sanctions imposed on Iran have badly impacted the country's economy and worsened the humanitarian situation in the Persian Gulf nation, a United Nations special envoy said Wednesday.

World - Region
2/21/2022 7:01:47 PM
The US Navy's Mideast-based 5th Fleet announced Monday the launch of a new joint fleet of unmanned drones with allied nations to patrol vast swaths of the region's volatile waters as tensions simmer with Iran.

World - Region
2/1/2022 9:47:57 AM
President Joe Biden on Monday designated Qatar a major non-NATO ally, a largely symbolic honor but one that was meant to convey his administration's gratitude for the tiny Persian Gulf nation's assistance with evacuations from Afghanistan and in ending last year's Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

World - Region
1/30/2022 10:15:07 AM
Lebanon's foreign minister headed to Kuwait Saturday to deliver answers to a list of policy suggestions made to the country by Persian Gulf nations in an attempt to end an impasse between both sides.

Sports - World
1/12/2022 3:38:37 PM
Paris Saint-Germain called off its upcoming trip to the Persian Gulf region on Wednesday because of coronavirus concerns.

World - Region
1/3/2022 10:40:53 PM
The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group verbally attacked the king of Saudi Arabia on Monday, saying Riyadh helped spread "extremist Islamic ideology" worldwide and is taking the thousands of Lebanese who work in the oil-rich Persian Gulf region "hostage.''

World - International
12/15/2021 10:52:48 AM
The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday suspended talks on a $23 billion deal to purchase American-made F-35 planes, armed drones and other equipment, in a rare dispute between Washington and a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf.

World - Region
12/1/2021 9:59:37 PM
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said Wednesday they detected their first cases of the new coronavirus variant, recording the first known instances of omicron infections in the Persian Gulf region.

World - Region
10/7/2021 5:02:18 PM
Iran's state TV reported Thursday that speedboats belonging to the country's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard have intercepted a U.S. vessel in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. Navy spokesman said he was not aware of any such encounter at sea over the past days.

World - Region
9/8/2021 7:11:42 PM
The 5th Fleet includes the crucial Strait of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which 20% of all oil passes

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