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The seizure of the British-flagged Stena Impero shows the difficulty of defending international shipping from Iranian threats.

  • Jul 21, 2019

The seizure of the British ship suggests a new front in Tehran’s resistance to expanding sanctions by the Trump administration.

  • Jul 20, 2019

The latest incident comes as tensions rise again in the Persian Gulf, a month after Trump threatened to attack Iran for destroying an American drone.

  • Jul 19, 2019

The action against the drone is just the latest confrontation in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf.

  • Jul 18, 2019

The seizure of the tanker transporting Iranian oil to Syria heightened tensions surrounding the unraveling Iran nuclear deal and the safety of shipping in the Persian Gulf.

  • Jul 5, 2019

The detention of the ship near Gibraltar is the first such seizure under E.U. sanctions targeting supplies to Syria.

  • Jul 4, 2019

They are falling ill by the hundreds in the remote desert camp where they are confined.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Hundreds may still be living with the militants — and in some cases have grown to love them.

  • Jun 14, 2019

Even after the defeat of its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State still wreaks havoc.

  • Jun 7, 2019

The U.S., Russia, Iran, Syria and a host of proxy forces are in a high-stakes race to seize territory.

  • Sep 18, 2017
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