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Yemen’s Houthis, in tit-for-tat, launch fresh attacks against Saudi Abha airport

The Houthis have stepped up missile and drone attacks against Saudi cities as tensions have risen between Iran and Gulf Arab states allied with the United States.

China’s defence minister: War with US would be a disaster

China will ‘fight to the end’ if the United States wanted to fight on trade issues but willing to keep the door open for talks.

Saudi Arabia says firm stand needed to deter Iran

King Salman says the absence of a firm deterrent stance against Iranian behaviour is what led to the escalation we see today.

Iran: We will defend ourselves against any aggression

Iran is not afraid of any threats against them and will defend themselves according against any aggressors.

Iran: US troop move to Middle East dangerous for international peace

Javad Zarif says the increase of US military personnel in the Middle East threatens international peace and security and should be addressed.

US will respond with ‘great force’ if Iran attacks interests

President Trump warns Iran not to do anything to harm US interests in the Middle East or there will be consequences.

Iraq oil minister calls Exxon Mobil’s evacuation of foreign staff ‘unacceptable’

The evacuation came just days after the United States withdrew non-essential staff from its embassy in Baghdad.

Saudi Arabia says it seeks to avert war, ball in Iran’s...

Saudi Arabia will do what they can to avoid war, but is ready to respond if Iran decides on conflict.

Iran’s Guards commander: US presence an opportunity

The commander of the Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, said in a parliament session on Sunday the United States has started a psychological war in the region.

Pakistan shoots down 2 India fighter jets

Ties between the arch-rivals have been under intense strain after a suicide bombing in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir that killed 40 Indian troops.

Russia touts hypersonic missile speed

Vladimir Putin says the 'Avangard' will defeat all existing missile defence systems.

Trump threatens more sweeping duties

China imports far less from the United States, making a dollar-for-dollar match on any new US tariffs impossible.

Singapore PM says China, US should not increase trade tensions

Lee says the consequences for the world could be catastrophic if trade tensions between China and the United States increased.