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World - International
9/24/2022 2:20:45 PM
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Friday for calm over Taiwan as he met his Chinese counterpart, as soaring tensions showed signs of easing a notch.

World - International
9/20/2022 1:37:43 PM
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday in a bid to ease tensions and maintain a fragile ceasefire between the ex-Soviet countries and rivals following the largest outbreak of hostilities in more than two years.

World - Region
9/20/2022 11:33:11 AM
Israel's prime minister on Monday vowed to begin production at a contested Mediterranean natural gas field "as soon as it is possible,'' threatening to raise tensions with Lebanon's Hezbollah group.

World - International
9/15/2022 1:21:39 PM
A Senate committee took the first step Wednesday toward the United States directly providing billions of dollars in military aid to Taiwan and making ties more official, ramping up support following soaring tensions with Beijing.

World - International
9/11/2022 8:03:42 PM
Greece's prime minister says that he cannot imagine that tensions with neighboring NATO ally Turkey could ever escalate into armed conflict.

World - Region
9/11/2022 10:41:53 AM
Greek Coast Guard ships opened fire on a cargo vessel sailing in international waters in the Aegean Sea, the Turkish Coast Guard said, escalating tensions between the regional rivals that have mounted in recent weeks.

World - Region
9/5/2022 10:54:16 PM
The United States military said Monday it flew a pair of nuclear-capable B-52 long-distance bombers over the Middle East in a show of force, the latest such mission in the region as tensions remain high between Washington and Tehran.

War in Ukraine - Economy
9/5/2022 8:48:45 PM
French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for a sharp 10% reduction in the country’s energy use in coming weeks and months to avoid the risk of rationing and cuts this winter, amid tensions with supplier Russia over the war in Ukraine.

War in Ukraine - Military
9/4/2022 5:54:05 PM
US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge is taking part in international training in the Baltic Sea amid Russia's war in Ukraine and tensions in the region.

World - International
9/3/2022 10:47:24 AM
The Biden administration on Friday announced a more than $1 billion arms sale to Taiwan as U.S.-China tensions escalate over the status of the island.

World - Region
9/2/2022 4:08:03 PM
Iran said Friday its navy seized two American sea drones in the Red Sea before letting them go, the latest maritime incident involving the U.S. Navy's new drone fleet in the Mideast.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
9/1/2022 5:16:43 PM
President Vladimir Putin on Thursday was in Russia's exclave of Kaliningrad, wedged between NATO member countries, with tensions soaring between Moscow and the EU over fighting in Ukraine.

World - International
8/31/2022 11:53:07 AM
Taiwan's military fired warning shots at drones from China flying over its outposts just off the Chinese coastline, underscoring heightened tensions and the self-ruled island's resolve to respond to new provocations.

World - Region
8/30/2022 8:14:18 PM
Iraq's long-running power struggle between rival Shia camps devolved into bloody street violence this week, the culmination of months of simmering tensions and a political vacuum.

War in Ukraine - Military
8/29/2022 1:18:04 PM
Russia said Monday it will launch sweeping military drills in the country’s east that will involve forces from China — a show of increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West over the Kremlin’s action in Ukraine.

World - Region
8/28/2022 3:15:38 PM
The Kuwaiti government on Sunday called a legislative election for September 29, the state news agency said, two months after parliament was dissolved amid political tensions.

World - International
8/28/2022 9:33:43 AM
The US Navy sailed two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, in the first such transit publicized since U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan earlier in August, at a time when tensions have kept the waterway particularly busy.

World - Region
8/27/2022 5:47:25 PM
French President Emmanuel Macron and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune Saturday declared a "new, irreversible dynamic of progress" in their nations' ties, concluding a visit by Macron aimed at ending months of tensions.

World - International
8/25/2022 10:57:21 PM
US Sen. Marsha Blackburn arrived in Taiwan on Thursday, in the second visit by members of Congress since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip earlier this month sharply raised tensions with China.

World - Region
8/25/2022 5:33:40 PM
Two US air strikes in as many days this week on groups in Syria allegedly backed by Iran have raised questions about the actors involved and the tensions stoking the flare-up.

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