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Top Commander Sees Increased Iran Threat in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — There has been an increase in Iranian activity in Afghanistan that poses a risk to American and coalition troops there, a senior U..S. commander said, as the threat from Tehran continues to churn across the Middle East. “Iran has always...
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Iran Says Missiles Strike Its Oil Tanker off Saudi Arabia

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea acr...
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Putin Hosts Turkey’s Leader to Discuss Syria, Weapons Deals

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday hosted Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks focusing on the situation in Syria, the sale of advanced Russian missiles to Turkey and other economic deals. Turkey has ignored U.S. demands to ab...