International Incidents

The Latest: Iran says it helped a tanker with tow to harbor

Jul 17, 2019

An Iranian news agency quotes a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying Iran helped an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S. concern that Tehran seized one there

Turkey: EU sanctions over gas drilling 'worthless'

Jul 16, 2019

Turkey says the European Union's approval of an initial set of sanctions against Ankara won't deter it from pressing ahead with efforts to drill for hydrocarbons off the island of Cyprus

China asks for 'friendly consultation' in Malaysia dispute

Jul 16, 2019

China appeals for 'friendly consultation' in Malaysia's dispute with a state-owned Chinese company over a multimillion-dollar pipeline project

The Latest: UN chief calls for 'maximum restraint' in Gulf

Jul 11, 2019

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is again calling for "maximum restraint" in the Persian Gulf region and warning all parties that a new confrontation "would be a catastrophe."

The Latest: Rights chief urges Europe to rescue migrants

Jul 5, 2019

The Council of Europe is urging European governments to rescue migrants at sea instead of leaving the job to aid groups and Libyan authorities

Trump heads to Asia for global talks on trade, Iran and more

Jun 27, 2019

Trump heads to Asia for talks on trade, Iran and more

The Latest: Trump says Iran still takes threats seriously

Jun 25, 2019

Trump says Iran still takes his threats seriously even after he decided against approving strikes in retaliation for Tehran's downing of a more than $100 million American surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz

Q&A: How can stocks cheer while bonds can't find a friend?

Jun 20, 2019

Just as the S&P 500 was setting its record high on Thursday, bond yields were tumbling to their lowest levels in years

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

Jun 20, 2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid heightened Tehran-Washington tensions over collapsing nuclear deal

Watchdog says Filipino gangs seized 10 fishermen off Borneo

Jun 18, 2019

Filipino kidnap-for-ransom gangs have abducted 10 fishermen from boats in waters off Borneo, renewing security worries in Malaysia's Sabah state

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