World Jul 17, 2019

U.S. fears Iran seized UAE-based tanker in Strait of Hormuz

A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in the region, an American defense ...

Despite tensions with West, Iranians embrace Americana

World Jul 12, 2019

Despite tensions with West, Iranians embrace Americana

by Jon Gambrell

At a trendy restaurant in the Iranian capital, customers sip Coca-Cola through bending straws as waiters bring caddies to their tables full of Heinz ketchup and two types of Tabasco sauce. Welcome to dining in the Islamic Republic, brought to you by America. Whether at upscale ...

U.S. plans Gulf naval escorts after Iranians menace U.K. oil tanker

World Jul 12, 2019

U.S. plans Gulf naval escorts after Iranians menace U.K. oil tanker

The Pentagon said Thursday it was discussing military escorts for vessels in the Gulf one day after armed Iranian boats threatened a British oil tanker. The White House's nominee to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said Washington was attempting ...