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US, Iran Exchange Accusations in Wake of Attacks on Oil Tankers

The U.S. military released a video Friday it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, suggesting Tehran wanted to hide evidence of its alleged involvement.  Ir...

Iranian Lawmaker Says His Country Doesn’t Want War With US

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region. The repor...
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Saudi Arabia Says 2 Oil Tankers Damaged by Sabotage Attacks

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates — Two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian-flagged vessel were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a "sabotage" attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details of the incident remain unclear, it raised...
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Turkish Court Convicts US Pastor of Terror yet Frees Him

ALIAGA, Turkey — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor on terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave the country, a move that's likely to ease tensions between Turkey and the United States. The 50-year-old na...