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MBS prefers political solution to conflict with Iran

If the world does not take strong action to deter Iran, oil supplies will be disrupted and prices will jump, says Saudi crown prince.

Pompeo says US mission is to avoid war with Iran

Mike Pompeo says Washington is taking measures to deter Iran, but added Donald Trump would take necessary action if Tehran failed to change its behaviour.

Turkey is prepared for possible Syria border operation, says Erdogan

Ankara says Washington is moving too slowly to establish a sufficiently large safe zone to push Syrian Kurdish forces from the border.

Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards sounds a warning to anyone who is contemplating an attack on the Middle Eastern country.

Iran threatens US forces after Pompeo accusation

The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards says Iran has always been ready for a full-fledged war.

Australia lobbies for release of three citizens held by Iran

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne met Iranian counterpart to discuss detention of the 3 people.

Israel must have freedom to act against Iran, Netanyahu says in...

Russia and Israel agree to boost dialogue between their militaries in regard to Syria.

US Treasury is nothing more than a jail warden, says Iran’s...

Javad Zarif says the only way to free Iran from US sanctions is to ‘free yourself from the hangman’s noose’.

China to unveil tariffs on US soon, says Global Times’ editor

China has vowed any new tariffs from the US will lead to retaliation.

Ships deploy unarmed guards to avoid escalation in critical areas

Shipping associations are urging merchant shipping companies to avoid using private armed security personnel in critical areas.

Trump says ‘not talking boots on the ground’ if action taken...

Trump believes that if conflict breaks out between Iran and the US, it will end quickly.

Iran warns of risk of conflict, Trump sees scope for deal

Iran says a conflict will do no one any good and the US president is also looking to strike a deal to avoid war.

Iran says it will ‘respond firmly’ to any US threat

Worries about a confrontation between Iran and the US have mounted despite President Donald Trump saying he has no appetite to go to war with Iran.

US regulator bars airlines from flying over some Iran-controlled airspace

'Since MH17, all countries rely on advice from the US, the UK, France and Germany to highlight airspace risk,' says OPSGROUP.

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.
A US warship cruising the high seas. (AFP pic)

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.

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