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Saudi crown prince says war with Iran would mean 'total collapse of the global economy'
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Saudi crown prince says war with Iran would mean 'total collapse of the global economy'

Sep 30th 2019, 8:32 AM 32,099 Views 34 Comments

Prince Mohammed bin Salman also denied ordering the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in an interview with 60 Minutes.

Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough
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Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough

Sep 24th 2019, 5:38 PM 7,442 Views 20 Comments

Trump was speaking at the UN General Assembly this afternoon.

UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks
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UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

Sep 23rd 2019, 10:25 PM 8,939 Views 22 Comments

In a joint statement, the countries called on Tehran to choose dialogue over further “provocation”.

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf
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Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf

Sep 22nd 2019, 12:15 PM 13,592 Views 67 Comments

It comes as the United States sends more troops to the region in a defensive capacity.

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf
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Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf

Sep 21st 2019, 8:08 AM 11,618 Views 57 Comments

The US President said the sanctions were the toughest ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike.

Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'
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Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'

Sep 20th 2019, 8:10 AM 14,772 Views 73 Comments

The US President will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets, among other possible responses.

Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf
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Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf

Sep 16th 2019, 2:38 PM 13,291 Views 12 Comments

A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel.

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities
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Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities

Sep 16th 2019, 6:52 AM 22,912 Views 32 Comments

Iran has denied allegations it is behind the attack.

Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches
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Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches

Sep 10th 2019, 5:50 PM 5,826 Views 6 Comments

Sahar Khodayari, dubbed ‘blue girl’, was due to stand trial for entering a stadium to watch her favourite team, Esteghlal FC.

Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser
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Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser

Sep 10th 2019, 5:12 PM 24,779 Views 57 Comments

Trump announced the news on Twitter.

Trump releases photo of Iran rocket site and says US 'not involved' in failed launch
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Trump releases photo of Iran rocket site and says US 'not involved' in failed launch

Aug 31st 2019, 8:08 AM 18,293 Views 30 Comments

The incident comes after months of tensions between Iran and Washington.

Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit
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Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit

Aug 25th 2019, 4:16 PM 25,480 Views 34 Comments

Flight-tracking websites showed a plane travelling from Tehran to Biarritz.

Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker
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Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker

Aug 18th 2019, 4:54 PM 19,560 Views 14 Comments

The vessel is due to set sail later today.

Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US
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Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US

Aug 15th 2019, 5:31 PM 19,453 Views 28 Comments

Washington DC can make another bid for the supertanker’s detention as long as the vessel has not left Gibraltar’s waters.

Iran seizes another foreign tanker it alleges was 'smuggling' fuel
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Iran seizes another foreign tanker it alleges was 'smuggling' fuel

Updated Aug 4th 2019, 12:04 PM 19,620 Views 41 Comments

Last month, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Stena Impero vessel.

Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker
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Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker

Jul 23rd 2019, 8:13 AM 9,195 Views 47 Comments

Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region.

Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?
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Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?

Jul 22nd 2019, 3:45 PM 12,246 Views 26 Comments

In video footage released by an Iranian news agency, masked soldiers are seen travelling down a rope and into the tanker.

Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death
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Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death

Jul 22nd 2019, 9:24 AM 28,011 Views 39 Comments

An Iranian official said that all of the suspects were Iranians who had acted independently of each other.

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure
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Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure

Jul 22nd 2019, 7:15 AM 10,010 Views 13 Comments

Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.

'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker
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'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker

Jul 21st 2019, 12:31 PM 27,792 Views 51 Comments

The Stena Impero was seized in international waters on Friday.

Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'
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Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'

Updated Jul 20th 2019, 3:30 PM 45,205 Views 29 Comments

The seizure has been labelled a “dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation”.

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf
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US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

Jul 18th 2019, 8:43 PM 21,667 Views 72 Comments

It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.

'The time has come to act': European powers urge dialogue in Iran nuclear crisis
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'The time has come to act': European powers urge dialogue in Iran nuclear crisis

Jul 15th 2019, 8:02 AM 7,046 Views 19 Comments

Tensions are continuing to intensify between Iran and the US.

Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says
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Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says

Jul 11th 2019, 7:26 AM 13,982 Views 55 Comments

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.

Macron in last-ditch attempt to save Iran nuclear deal
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Macron in last-ditch attempt to save Iran nuclear deal

Jul 7th 2019, 7:59 AM 8,933 Views 34 Comments

Tensions between Iran and members of the UN security council were heightened after the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018.

Iran threatens British ships as Gibraltar tanker dispute deepens
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Iran threatens British ships as Gibraltar tanker dispute deepens

Jul 6th 2019, 12:29 PM 25,775 Views 62 Comments

Iran has said it may detain a British ship if the Grace 1 super-tanker is not released.

'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran
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'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran

Jul 4th 2019, 2:45 PM 39,559 Views 50 Comments

Stone says Iran was the last country of her world tour.

British-Iranian woman ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail
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British-Iranian woman ends 15-day hunger strike in Tehran jail

Jun 29th 2019, 5:00 PM 20,434 Views 15 Comments

Nazanin was jailed for five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.

Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'
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Iran's foreign minister warns Trump that idea of short war is 'an illusion'

Jun 27th 2019, 10:44 PM 14,453 Views 40 Comments

Tensions have been rising between the two countries since the US pulled out of a nuclear deal.

Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed
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Iran 'permanently' closes diplomatic relations with US government after new sanctions are imposed

Jun 25th 2019, 8:26 AM 23,038 Views 73 Comments

Sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader were brought in yesterday.

Explainer: How have the US and Iran come to the brink of war?
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Explainer: How have the US and Iran come to the brink of war?

Jun 24th 2019, 7:15 PM 14,034 Views 79 Comments

Tensions in the region have seen a US drone shot down and air strikes cancelled at the 11th hour.

Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader
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Trump orders 'hard-hitting' financial sanctions on Iran's supreme leader

Jun 24th 2019, 5:23 PM 9,713 Views 32 Comments

Tensions between the two nations have been escalating in recent days.

US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing
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US launched 'cyber-attack' on Iran weapons systems in response to drone downing

Jun 23rd 2019, 12:59 PM 22,551 Views 63 Comments

The attack crippled computers used to control rocket and missile launches, according to the Washington Post.

Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran
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Trump says he's still considering military action over Iran

Jun 22nd 2019, 5:46 PM 9,437 Views 61 Comments

But the President added that he will be Iran’s “best friend” if nuclear weapons are abandoned.

Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected
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Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected

Jun 21st 2019, 2:16 PM 18,510 Views 38 Comments

The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.

Trump says US was primed to attack three locations in Iran before he called off mission
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Trump says US was primed to attack three locations in Iran before he called off mission

Updated Jun 21st 2019, 2:16 PM 31,784 Views 137 Comments

The US had reportedly been planning strikes on a number of Iranian targets.

US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone
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US Pentagon confirms Iranian forces shot down surveillance drone

Updated Jun 20th 2019, 4:45 PM 32,376 Views 122 Comments

The Pentagon insisted the aircraft was in international air space.

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations
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Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations

Jun 19th 2019, 2:21 PM 8,475 Views 56 Comments

Washington has blamed Iran for two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.

British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail
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British-Iranian woman begins fresh hunger strike in Tehran jail

Jun 15th 2019, 4:28 PM 18,486 Views 15 Comments

Nazanin was sentenced to five years for allegedly trying to topple the Iranian government.