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Lufthansa resumes Cairo flights, British Airways stays awayLufthansa has resumed flying to Cairo following a one-day suspension due to safety concerns
The Associated Press2 hours ago
The Latest: Egypt aviation minister upset by paused flightsEgypt's aviation minister frustrated over British Airways' week-long flight suspension
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Ex-Israeli justice minister Shaked to head New Right partyFormer Israeli justice minister Ayelet Shaked has assumed the leadership of her right-wing nationalist party in September's unprecedented repeat elections
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Militants bomb, derail phosphate train in central SyriaSyria's transport ministry says freight train carrying phosphate derailed and set on fire by explosives planted on the tracks by militants in Homs province
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt leaves 10 Downing Street, following a meeting held over British oil tanker Stena Impero which was captured by Iran, Saturday July 20, 2019.  Hunt has said Britain's response to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged ship in the Strait of Hormuz "will be considered but robust."(Aaron Chown/( / PA via AP)
New audio shows UK could not prevent Iran takeover of tankerThe release of an audio recording has shed new light on the seizure of a British-flagged tanker at the hands of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as tensions flare in the strategic Strait of Hormuz
The Associated Press9 hours ago
The Latest: Germany urges diplomacy amid Gulf tensionsGermany's foreign minister is warning Iran that its seizure of commercial vessels in a key Persian Gulf shipping lane is contributing to an "escalation spiral" that could lead to war
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt leaves 10 Downing Street, following a meeting held over British oil tanker Stena Impero which was captured by Iran, Saturday July 20, 2019.  Hunt has said Britain's response to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged ship in the Strait of Hormuz "will be considered but robust."(Aaron Chown/( / PA via AP)
The Latest: UK rejects Iran's 'tit for tat' view of tankerThe U.K.'s foreign secretary says the seizing of a British-flagged tanker by Iran's Revolutionary Guard "raises very serious questions about the security of British shipping and indeed international shipping" in the Strait of Hormuz
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Gunmen kill 2 Guard members in southeastern IranIranian state TV says gunmen have killed two members of the Revolutionary Guard and wounded another two near the border with Pakistan
The Associated Press17 hours ago
A British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero which was seized by the Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday is photographed in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, Saturday, July 20, 2019. The chairman of Britain's House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee says military action to free the oil tanker seized by Iran would not be a good choice. Tom Tugendhat said Saturday it would be "extremely unwise" to seek a military solution to the escalating crisis, especially because the vessel has apparently been taken to a well-protected port. (Tasnim News Agency/via AP)
Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' moveIran's seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said Saturday
The Associated Press20 hours ago
Officials: BA suspending flights from London for 2 daysEgyptian officials say Cairo's international airport has been notified by British Airways that the airline is suspending flights to and from London for two days
The Associated Press1 day ago
Israel disperse anti-demolition protesters in West BankIsraeli forces have dispersed several dozen Palestinians protesting the planned demolitions of homes in an east Jerusalem village
The Associated Press1 day ago
Suspect in shooting of Turkish diplomat arrestedKurdish security officials say they have arrested the lead suspect in the shooting of a Turkish diplomat in Iraq's semi-autonomous region
The Associated Press1 day ago
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