From left to right, spokesman for Iran's atomic agency Behrouz Kamalvandi, Iran's government spokesman Ali Rabiei and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, attend a press briefing in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The deputy foreign minister says that his nation considers the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers to be a "valid document" and seeks its continuation. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran Says it Will Raise Uranium Enrichment Beyond Nuclear Deal Limits

Iran announced Sunday it will increase its uranium enrichment to an unspecified level beyond the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers,...
Ron Mikulaco, right, and his nephew, Brad Fernandez, examine a crack caused by an earthquake on Highway 178, Saturday, July 6, 2019, outside of Ridgecrest, Calif. Crews in Southern California assessed damage to cracked and burned buildings, broken roads, leaking water and gas lines and other infrastructure Saturday after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 years jolted an area from Sacramento to Las Vegas to Mexico. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Months of Aftershocks Anticipated Following Big California Earthquake

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California expressed relief Saturday that damage and injuries weren’t worse after the largest earthquake the region has...

Iran to Announce an Increase in Uranium Enrichment to 5%

Iran on Sunday will announce an increase in uranium enrichment to 5%, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal, an...

Unusual Number of Aftershocks Follow California Earthquake

The strongest earthquake to hit Southern California in nearly 20 years prompted one city to declare a state of emergency Thursday, and shook residents...
Cleanup continues at Eastridge Market in Ridgecrest, Calif., hours after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook the area. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

California’s 4th of July Earthquake Won’t Delay the “Big One”; May Have Increased Risk...

Does a good-size earthquake help relieve pent-up seismic stress? Does that postpone the day of reckoning when the Big One finally arrives? That was the question...
FILE - In this April 9, 2018, file photo, released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani listens to explanations on new nuclear achievements at a ceremony to mark "National Nuclear Day," in Tehran, Iran. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif acknowledged Monday, July 1, 2019, Iran had broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by the 2015 nuclear deal, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the accord. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iranian President Says Country Will Enrich Uranium to ‘Any Amount We Want’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s president warned European partners in its faltering nuclear deal on Wednesday that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium...
The moon passes in front of the setting sun during a total solar eclipse in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun and scores a bull's-eye by completely blocking out the sunlight. (AP Photo/Marcos Brindicci)

Day Turns to Night in South America as Total Lunar Eclipse Takes Over

LA SERENA, Chile (AP) — Tens of thousands of tourists and locals gaped skyward Tuesday as a total eclipse of the sun darkened the...

President Trump Says Iran is ‘Playing With Fire’ by Breaching Uranium Limit Set by...

President Donald Trump said Iran is "playing with fire" after the Islamic regime said it exceeded the 300kg low-enriched uranium stockpile limit set in...
Israel has a powerful air force — and it’s not afraid to strike neighbors it perceives as a national security threat. (Credit: AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Iran Says Israel Will Be Destroyed in Half an Hour if U.S. Attacks

Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if the United States attacks Iran, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday, according to the...
A view shows railway packages for containers with uranium hexafluoride salt, raw material for nuclear reactors, similar to the one be used for the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank. (Photo credit: SHAMIL ZHUMATOV / REUTERS)

Will Israel Strike Iran? Speculation Rises After Tehran Announces its Violation of Nuclear Agreement

It was no surprise that Iran passed 300-kilogram enriched uranium threshold limit on Monday. If anything, it was a surprise that Tehran did not pass...

15 Killed, 21 Injured in Israeli Air Strike Against Syria

At least 15 people were killed around the outskirts of Damascus after Israel carried out an air strike against Syrian forces over the weekend. According to CBN...
FILE - In this file photo taken on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader, second from left, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for talks in Moscow, Russia. The seventh and latest round of peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban is "critical," said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen on Sunday, June 30, 2019, the second day of talks with Washington's peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where the militant group maintains a political office. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

U.S. Officials, Afghan Taliban Working On Agreement for American Troops to Pull Out if...

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban said Sunday that the latest round of peace talks with the United States is “critical” as the two sides...
President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea, Sunday, June 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Trump Becomes First Sitting American Leader to Enter North Korea: Is it the...

It sure looked historic: President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strode toward each other Sunday from opposite sides of a...
President Donald Trump walks to the North Korean side of the border with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, Sunday, June 30, 2019, in North Korea. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Make History With Meeting at...

With wide grins and a historic handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone on Sunday and...

Elijah Ben Haim, Messianic Jew and Founder of Intercessors for Israel, Dies at 75

“For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet,” (Isaiah 62:1).  That’s the verse that most typified...
FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, speaks to the media in Moscow, Russia. Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Doha, told The Associated Press that the Taliban's negotiating team was set to open talks with U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. He has been in the region for several weeks meeting a legion of regional and Afghan officials, including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

U.S., Taliban Open Doha Talks in New Effort to End War

A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike...

U.S. Sends Additional Fighter Planes to Gulf Amid Iran Tensions

The U.S. military says nearly a dozen Air Force F-22 stealth fighters have deployed to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. They are part of...
Pilot Eroli Tamara took images of rising smoke as she flew past yesterday afternoon. (Facebook: Eroli Tamara)

Mount Ulawun Volcano Erupts in Papua New Guinea, Sending Thousands of Residents Fleeing

More than 5,000 people have been forced to flee their homes after a volcano erupted in a remote part of Papua New Guinea's West...
A picture taken on January 21, 2018 shows a view of Israel's Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv. (Credit: AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ)

Israel Blames Russia for Mysterious Interruption of GPS in its Airspace, but Says All...

Israel is experiencing unexplained GPS disruptions in its airspace but measures are in place to allow safe landings and takeoffs at its main international...
Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans escorting Russian warship Admiral Gorshkov as it passes close to UK territorial waters through the North Sea in an image handed out by Britain's Royal Navy.

Russian Warship in Havana to Bring Troops to Venezuela

Russia has dispatched several warships, including one of its newer missile frigates, to Cuba in a bid to bolster the floundering regime of Venezuelan...