Weapons administration

An on ramp to Interstate 215 is closed off on Friday, May 17, 2019, in California. A wide area including the 215 freeway remained off-limits around an F-16 fighter jet crash site in Southern California on Friday as military and civilian authorities investigated. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
May 17, 2019 - 7:39 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet that crashed through the roof of a Southern California warehouse was armed with live ammunition and authorities planned to dispose of its ordnance Friday, authorities said. The Air National Guard jet was carrying a "standard armament" package, Col...
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, speak at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Thursday, May 16, 2019. Iran’s foreign minister has said his country is committed to an international nuclear deal and criticized escalating U.S. sanctions “unacceptable” as he met with Japanese officials in Tokyo amid rising tensions in the Middle East.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)
May 17, 2019 - 1:31 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister traveled Friday to China on his Asian tour aimed at keeping world markets open to Tehran amid an intense sanctions campaign from the U.S. as tensions across the Persian Gulf remain high. Concerns about a possible conflict have flared since the White House...
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People inspect the site of an airstrike by Saudi-led coalition in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, May, 16, 2019. Yemen's human rights minister says heavy fighting is underway in the country's south as rebel Houthis push to gain more territory from government forces and their allies. The clashes come as the Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on the capital, Sanaa, earlier on Thursday, targeting the Houthis and killing at least three civilians. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
May 16, 2019 - 9:29 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to the palace called for Washington to launch "surgical" strikes on Iran, raising the specter of escalating tensions as the U.S...
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In this Thursday, May 9, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transits the Suez Canal in Egypt. The aircraft carrier and its strike group are deploying to the Persian Gulf on orders from the White House to respond to an unspecified threat from Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dan Snow, U.S. Navy via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 11:40 pm
BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign of tensions sweeping the Persian Gulf region over still-unspecified threats that the...
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May 15, 2019 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to South Korea in June for talks on the North Korean nuclear program, three months after a failed summit with North Korea's leader in Vietnam. The White House says Trump will meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in conjunction with his...
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In this Nov. 22, 2018, photo, British army Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika, deputy commander for Strategy and Information, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), shakes hands with a Spanish soldier during a transfer of authority ceremony at the Besmaya Range Complex, Iraq. Ghika denied the U.S. assertion of an increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria. (Spc. Eric Cerami/U.S. Army via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 1:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up to a foreign foe. Dating back to World War II and including joint actions against...
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In this photo taken in March 2006 and made available by the Ministerio de Defensa de Espana, sailors stand on board the Mendez Nunez Spanish frigate, in Ferrol, Spain. Spain has temporarily pulled out the frigate that was part of a United States-led combat fleet from waters near the Persian Gulf, where tension is mounting between the US and Iran. (Ministerio de Defensa de Espana, via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 2:38 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf, elsewhere in Mideast, amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 10:30 p.m. An adviser to Iran President Hassan Rouhani says President Donald Trump is moving toward war with Iran instead of...
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A fishing boat sails in waters off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Monday, May 13, 2019. Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates near Fujairah in attacks that caused "significant damage" to the vessels, one of them as it was en route to pick up Saudi oil to take to the United States. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
May 13, 2019 - 10:21 pm
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As many as four ships anchored in the Persian Gulf were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a "sabotage" attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details of the incident remained unclear, it raised risks for shippers in a region...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for the talks in Sochi, Russia, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
May 13, 2019 - 10:34 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country isn't interested in negotiating a nuclear arms control treaty with the United States and Russia. Wang was in Russia's Sochi for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday, a day before U.S. Secretary of State Mike...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, poses with Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt at the European Council in Brussels, Monday, May 13, 2019. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has changed the schedule for his latest trip to Europe, substituting a stop in Brussels for one in Moscow to discuss Iran and other issues with European officials. State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus says Pompeo is still expected to meet Tuesday in Sochi with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. (Francois Lenoir/Pool Photo via AP)
May 13, 2019 - 9:20 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain warned Monday that conflict might break out "by accident" amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with European Union powers backing the nuclear deal with the Islamic republic. The warning came as Saudi...
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