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Stories with place: Persian Gulf
  • Iran's supreme leader: US after own interests in Gulf waters 
    Updated: May-16-15 7:44 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's supreme leader said Saturday the U.S. only is pursuing its own interests amid worries about safety in the waterways of the Persian Gulf, just after U.S. President Barack Obama hosted Arab leaders at Camp David to assuage their security concerns.

  • No one hurt onboard ship fired on by Iranians in Gulf 
    Updated: May-15-15 11:34 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - No one onboard a Singapore-flagged commercial tanker that was fired on by an Iranian naval patrol in the Persian Gulf was injured and the ship did not sustain serious damage, the companies responsible for it said Friday.

  • Obama vows to keep Arab allies secure amid Iran deal fears 
    Updated: May-15-15 3:44 am

    WASHINGTON - Charging toward an Iran nuclear agreement, President Barack Obama is assuring Arab allies that they are safe from the threat of an empowered Tehran as he seeks to shore up some of America's most critical security partnerships. However, Obama's claim of winning Arab support for his nuclear diplomacy appears far from certain.

  • US: Iran fired on Singaporean cargo ship in Gulf 
    Updated: May-14-15 5:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - An Iranian naval patrol boat fired on a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Persian Gulf on Thursday in an apparent attempt to disable it over a financial dispute over damage to an Iranian oil platform, a U.S. official said.

  • Navy fighter crashes in Persian Gulf; pilots safe 
    Updated: May-12-15 1:13 pm

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy says one of its fighter jets has crashed in the Persian Gulf, and the plane's two pilots ejected and were rescued without serious injury.

  • Operator of cargo ship seized by Iran says vessel released 
    Updated: May-07-15 9:10 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - A Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship seized by Iran has been released and the crew members are all in good condition, according to the ship's operator.

  • Nepal's earthquake highlights village exodus of the young story has photos
    Updated: May-06-15 3:20 am

    KHADKA TOLE, Nepal - Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month.

  • US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 2:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - U.S. defense officials say U.S. Navy ships will begin accompanying U.S.-flagged commercial ships when they transit the Strait of Hormuz.