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Pakistan calls for Trump’s mediation on Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's comments come a day after Pakistan accused India of using illegal cluster bombs, in the disputed Kashmir region.

India, Pakistan trade attack claims as Kashmir tensions rise

Kashmir has surged back into the spotlight in recent days, just months after a deadly militant attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy.

Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian drone

It is the first US military engagement with Iran following a series of increasingly serious incidents.

Bolton warns Iran against disrupting Bahrain conference

The US on Tuesday launches a conference in Manama unveiling the economic aspects of a broader plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Investors rush to havens on escalating US-Iran tensions

Investment havens such as gold and the Japanese yen are gaining attention, with the latter reaching a near six-year high.

Moscow says downed US drone was in Iranian airspace

Iran insists the drone violated Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz, but the Pentagon denies it entered Iranian territory.

US, Britain, UAE, Saudis urge ‘diplomatic solutions’ on Iran

The four countries also raised concerns about an attack by Yemen's Huthi rebels on a civilian airport in Saudi Arabia and recent sabotage of ships.

Iran says new US sanctions will have ‘no impact’

Iran foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi says it is still unclear what the new sanctions are and what they want to target.

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.

Oil posts best week since 2016 as Trump calls off Iran...

Despite crude’s recent rally, a prolonged US-China trade war has dented the demand outlook.

Iran denies receiving Trump warning of US attack

The denial follows a foreign media report which said Oman relayed a message from US President Donald Trump warning of an imminent US attack.

Airlines avoid parts of Iran-controlled airspace after US regulator’s order

The emergency order comes after Iran shot down a high-altitude US drone with a surface-to-air missile.

Iran-US tensions take the edge off world stocks rally

Worries over possible military strikes persist, and the MSCI world equity index fell from a seven-week high, driven mostly by weakness in Asian stocks.

Iran rules out talks unless US changes behaviour

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to soften the US stance somewhat on Sunday following weeks of escalating tensions with Tehran.

US prepared to talk to Iran with no preconditions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments marks the first time the Trump administration has offered no-strings-attached talks.