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Man arrested after flying drone near White House

...White House on lockdown for more than an hour. President Barack Obama was away at the time, hosting a meeting with Persian Gulf leaders in the Maryland presidential retreat of Camp David.From a photograph released by the Secret Service, the...
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Obama offers Gulf nations "ironclad" security cooperation

...pledged America's "ironclad commitment" to anxious Persian Gulf nations Thursday to help protect their security, pointedly...fired on a Singapore-flagged commercial ship in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. official said it was an apparent attempt...
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US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

...will begin accompanying U.S. commercial ships during their transit through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf to ensure they encounter no interference from Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.The new policy, which...
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Major piece of anti-IS strategy is stalled

...sectarian divide could cause Sunni Arab members of the coalition fighting the Islamic State - like Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf countries - to bolt.After meeting with Abadi, Dempsey told reporters Monday he was given firm assurances that the...
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Oil prices jump almost 5 percent as tensions mount in Yemen

...price of oil rose sharply on Thursday as mounting tensions in Yemen got traders worried that the flow of crude from the Persian Gulf region could be disrupted.Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states launched strikes on key military installations in Yemen...
Iran threatens swift retaliation on US bases if there is an attack

...U.S. warships in the Gulf. Gen. Hajizadeh told state TV that the shore-to-sea ballistic missile, called "Persian Gulf," has a range of 180 miles.The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet is based in Bahrain, an island in the Gulf about 120...
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US seen overtaking Saudis as biggest oil producer

...East oil to Asian markets. Tensions between Iran and Western powers have raised concerns that oil exports from the Persian Gulf could be blocked in a potential conflict over Tehran's alleged plan to develop nuclear weapons.The IEA added that...
This Day in History

...Israel. In 1987, 37 American sailors were killed when an Iraqi warplane attacked the U.S. Navy frigate Stark in the Persian Gulf. Iraq and the U.S. called the attack a mistake. In 1994, the U.N. Security Council approved a peacekeeping...
A tearful welcome home for a Marine

...said tearfully before embracing her husband again. Thomas had been away from Juneau since Thanksgiving, and in the Persian Gulf from Jan. 4 until May 18. Her unit, the 1st Force Service Support Group, crossed the border from Kuwait into Iraq...
One local soldier home, many more still in Gulf

...breathe easy now that his daughter, Spc. 1st Class Vanessa Williams, is back on American soil after seven months in the Persian Gulf. Other Juneau families pass the days less happily, as guerilla attacks claim soldiers' lives daily and it's still...


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