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U.S. blames Iran for attack on oil tankers, releases video purporting to show Iranians removing mine

The perilous contest between the United States and Iran for influence in the Middle East escalated dramatically on Thursday as two tankers were targeted in suspected attacks near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a vital waterway for global oil shipments.

By |2019-06-14T11:58:50-05:00June 14th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Tankers targeted near Strait of Hormuz amid Iran-US tensions

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran.

By |2019-06-13T05:50:00-05:00June 13th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water as protest escalates

Hong Kong police fired tear gas and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the semiautonomous territory.

By |2019-06-12T06:24:23-05:00June 12th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

China says will respond if U.S. escalates trade tension

China will respond firmly if the United States insists on escalating trade tensions, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said further tariffs were ready to kick in if no deal was reached at June's G20 summit.

By |2019-06-11T05:46:05-05:00June 11th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Iran gears up for high-stakes diplomacy amid tension with US

As its nuclear deal with world powers unravels amid heightened tensions with the United States, Iran will see a week of high-stakes diplomacy capped by the first visit of a Japanese prime minister to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

By |2019-06-10T05:47:58-05:00June 10th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

The Continuing Threat from Lone-Wolf Terrorists in America

Since the horror of the 9/11 attacks perpetrated by al-Qaeda and the emergence of the Islamic State, the U.S. has been fixated on preventing the next major terror attack. However, the focus is slowly shifting toward stopping lone-wolf attacks.

By |2019-06-09T19:33:02-05:00June 6th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Trump turns from pomp to business in UK visit

Moving from pageantry to policy during his state visit to Britain, President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged embattled Prime Minister Theresa May to "stick around" to complete a U.S.-U.K. trade deal, adding to this recent chapter of uncertainty in the allies' storied relationship.

By |2019-06-04T05:41:55-05:00June 4th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments