Persian Gulf

Oil pumps work in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Iran nuke deal could push oil prices lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices could be headed lower after the preliminary nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, even though it does not allow Iran to export more oil. In the short […]

11/25/2013

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Quake kills at least 46 along Iran-Pakistan border

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices Tuesday on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region.

04/16/2013

The town of Kaki is pinpointed in Southern Iran. (Photo: Google Maps)

Iran says 30 killed in earthquake in south

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least 30 and injured 650 people in a sparsely populated area in southern Iran, state TV reported on Tuesday. Authorities said it did not damage a nuclear plant in the region.

04/09/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama has tight Iran timeline

In this series, Associated Press writers who cover subjects key to Obama’s agenda and that of the GOP examine his main campaign promises, their chances of being kept and their likely impact on people.

04/01/2013

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How budget cuts could affect you

(AP) – Automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday are expected to touch a vast range of government services. Click here to read some examples of what could happen.

03/01/2013

Leon Panetta

Panetta warns of ‘crisis’ in military readiness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looming across-the-board budget cuts present the U.S. military with the most significant readiness crisis in more than a decade and quick action is needed to avoid the spending reductions, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned.

02/07/2013

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