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WW3 fears mount as Iran 'launches missile at US drone' in Gulf of Oman

THE crisis in the Gulf of Oman continues to escalate after US officials accused Iran of firing a surface-to-air at one of their drones in the region....

WW3 fears mount as Iran 'launches missile at US drone' in Gulf of Oman

Source: co.uk

Iran targeted and missed US drone flying over Gulf of Oman: officials Iran targeted and missed a US drone flying over the Gulf of Oman shortly after the Thursday attack on two tankers there, US officials said. The unmanned aircraft was responding to a distress signal from one of the crippled ships, the officials said t...
11:51, 06/16/2019

Gulf of Oman oil tanker attack: US accuses Iran of trying to shoot down surveillance drone during suspected attacks The US military has accused Iran of trying to shoot down a US drone to disrupt surveillance during suspected attacks oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
13:51, 06/16/2019

Australia’s Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US military drone DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Australia’s Qantas reroutes flights away from Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after Iran shot down US military drone....
10:00, 06/21/2019

US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions....
07:17, 06/21/2019

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman stoke security and oil fears Two oil tankers were attacked and left adrift on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States....
19:17, 06/13/2019

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman fuel security, oil supply fears Attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman left one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices up 4% over worries about Middle East supplies....
16:17, 06/13/2019

In Gulf of Oman, Tankers Are Struck Again, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict Suspected attacks forced the crews of two tankers to abandon ship, near where four tankers were damaged last month. It was not clear who was involved....
18:51, 06/13/2019

Oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman fuel security, oil supply fears Two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, leaving one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices as much as 4% higher over worries about Middle East supplies....
14:34, 06/13/2019

Tankers Attacked Again in Gulf of Oman, Raising Fears of Wider Conflict At least two tankers have been hit near where four tankers were damaged last month, according the Iranian news media and a shipping industry official....
10:17, 06/13/2019

German airline Lufthansa says planes won’t fly over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after shooting down of US drone BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa says planes won’t fly over Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman after shooting down of US drone....
12:34, 06/21/2019

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly denied the allegation....
04:34, 06/14/2019

US Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman, Iran Rejects Claims Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran......
06:34, 06/14/2019

Iran will get the blame, but the Gulf of Oman truth is likely a lot murkier As the plumes rise from a brazen attack in the Gulf of Oman, oil brokers and diplomats are panicking about another lurch toward confrontation In the Middle East....
18:51, 06/13/2019

US blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US believes Iran was behind Thursday's attack on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions had already been high since attacks on four vessels last month....
21:34, 06/13/2019

US blames Iran for the twin tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman Two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran on Wednesday. The Trump Administration has announced they hold Iran responsible for the attack. CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports....
16:17, 06/14/2019

Iran-US dispute grows over attacks on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman Tensions remain high as Arab League calls for restraint – and Labour warns of UK being drawn into conflictDivisions over responsibility for last week’s attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman deepened this weekend amid warnings over the danger ...
00:00, 06/16/2019

Iran denies responsibility for the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman The Trump administration is accusing Iran for the attacks on the shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The attacks are the latest in a series in the region that the U.S. blames on Iran, despite the Iranian government's denials. CNBC's Kayla...
16:17, 06/14/2019

Pompeo: Iran responsible for attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were attacked Thursday, which left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both.        ...
07:51, 06/14/2019

Iran rejects US blame for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US believes Iran was behind Thursday's attack on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions had already been high since attacks on four vessels last month....
07:00, 06/14/2019

Report: US shipping tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman near Iran The "Squawk Box" team reports on the breaking news that the U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were reportedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran....
16:00, 06/13/2019

Britain blames Iran for attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman Britain blamed Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Friday for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying no other state or non-state actor could have been responsible....
21:34, 06/14/2019

Oman denies conveying U.S. message to Iran over downed drone Oman on Monday denied reports that it had conveyed a message from the United States to the Iranian government over the downing last week of an American unmanned drone....
17:51, 06/24/2019

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman The secretary of state offered no evidence, but said the actions fit into a pattern. The assertion is certain to fuel tensions between the Trump administration and Iranian leaders....
22:51, 06/13/2019

Mike Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman US secretary of state accuses Tehran of ‘lashing out’Iran denies responsibility for early morning attackThe US has blamed Iran for an early-morning assault on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which ended a Japanese mediation effort and raised fears o...
03:51, 06/14/2019

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for Gulf of Oman tanker attacks Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is blaming Iran for last week's attack on two ships in the Gulf of Oman, calling on the international community to take a "firm stand towards an exponential regime that supports terrorism and spreads killing and...
15:17, 06/16/2019

'Highly likely Iran is responsible' for oil tanker attack in Gulf of Oman, US defense official says The suspected attack on two oil tankers off the Gulf of Oman early Thursday came amid U.S. officials’ warnings that Iran is posing an “imminent” risk in the region, reiterating fears of a possible military confrontation with Iran....
20:17, 06/13/2019

Iran's U.N. mission rejects 'unfounded' U.S. claim over Gulf of Oman tanker attacks Iran categorically rejects the "unfounded" U.S. claim over Thursday's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Iran's mission to the United Nations said after Washington blamed Tehran for the attacks....
04:34, 06/14/2019

Crew members of oil tanker Front Altair that was attacked in Gulf of Oman land in Dubai after 2 days in Iran. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Crew members of oil tanker Front Altair that was attacked in Gulf of Oman land in Dubai after 2 days in Iran. ....
19:51, 06/15/2019

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region Iran has shot down a U.S. drone which the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday was flying over southern Iran, raising fears that a major military confrontation could erupt between Tehran and Washington....
10:17, 06/20/2019

Iran denies claim that it was behind Saudi drone attacks, threatens missile strikes Iran on Sunday denied US claims that it was behind the drone attacks on oil facilities that knocked out half of Saudi Arabia’s output even as a top commander in the Revolutionary Guard threatened to strike American bases in the Middle East with...
21:18, 09/15/2019

Pentagon responds to Iran by sending additional ship, Patriot missile battery to Gulf The USS Arlington and a Patriot missile defense battery will join the carrier strike group and bomber task force deployed to the Persian Gulf earlier this week, the Pentagon announced Friday....
04:34, 05/11/2019

Oman, Iran cooperating on navigation in Hormuz: Oman minister Oman and Iran were cooperating on navigation through the Strait of Hormuz, Oman's minister in charge of foreign affairs said on Sunday after meeting Iranian officials in Tehran....
17:17, 07/28/2019

CORRECTS: Revolutionary Guard general tells state TV Iran warned US military drone several times before firing missile TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — CORRECTS: Revolutionary Guard general tells state TV Iran warned US military drone several times before firing missile. (Corrects APNewsAlert that referred to drones instead of one drone.)...
12:34, 06/21/2019

Two tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman Ships owned by companies in Norway and Singapore were reportedly attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions are high in the region following attacks on four vessels last month....
16:34, 06/13/2019

The oil tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were attacked Thursday, which left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both.        ...
16:51, 06/14/2019

Two tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman — reports Ships owned by companies in Norway and Singapore were reportedly attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions are high in the region following attacks on four vessels last month....
11:51, 06/13/2019

Here's the possible fallout from the Gulf of Oman tanker explosions The U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were reportedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran. John Kilduff, Again Capital founding partner and a CNBC contributor, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss....
23:17, 06/13/2019

Nobody Wants War After Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman: China Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to......
19:51, 06/14/2019

Germany: attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman very worrying German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said reports of attacks on two oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman were very worrying and threatened to lead to an escalation of tensions in the region....
16:17, 06/13/2019

Latest on suspected attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman Here is the latest from Reuters on suspected attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of the Middle East's oil is shipped:...
12:51, 06/13/2019

Oil tanker filmed ablaze in the Gulf of Oman – video Two oil tankers have been hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman and the crews evacuated, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the region were struck. In this video, one of the tankers can be seen on fire but still afloatTw...
03:51, 06/14/2019

Why Tanker Blasts in the Gulf of Oman Have Put the World on Edge Unexplained explosions that crippled two tankers have raised alarms about potential military conflagration in the Middle East. How has that happened?...
06:17, 06/15/2019

Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman Sailors evacuated from two tankers in distress near the strategic Strait of HormuzTwo oil tankers have been hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman and the crews have been evacuated, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the ...
11:34, 06/13/2019

U.S. assessing situation following Gulf of Oman attack: White House The United States will continue assessing the situation in the Gulf of Oman following an attack on two oil tankers, the White House said in a statement on Thursday....
16:17, 06/13/2019

India deploys destroyer, patrol vessel to Gulf of Oman The Indian Navy said Friday it has deployed two warships to the Gulf of Oman to protect the country's shipping vessels amid heightened tensions in the Middle East....
14:17, 06/21/2019

| US navy says received distress calls from two ships in Gulf of Oman The US Fifth Fleet has said that its vessels in the Middle East have received distress calls from two tankers reportedly under attack in the Gulf of Oman....
14:51, 06/13/2019

Footage captures aftermath of Gulf of Oman tanker attack The U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla and Jim Cramer discuss what the possible fallout....
23:17, 06/13/2019

Jim Cramer: The Gulf of Oman tanker attack is a story about US oil independence The U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran. CNBC's Jim Cramer and Carl Quintanilla discuss what this might mean for business and the markets....
23:17, 06/13/2019

Factbox: Latest on suspected attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman Here is the latest from Reuters on suspected attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which almost a fifth of the world's oil is shipped:...
14:34, 06/13/2019

UK maritime safety body investigating 'incident' in Gulf of Oman An oil tanker managed by Bermuda based shipping company Frontline suffered a fire on Thursday morning while sailing through the Gulf of Oman, a spokesman for the company told CNN on Thursday....
12:00, 06/13/2019

Gulf of Oman oil tanker attacks fuel maritime security demand Maritime security firms have seen demand soar following the attacks on oil tankers on June 13. But defending ships from allegedly involved state-backed forces such as Iran's Revolutionary Guard may not be easy....
12:34, 06/24/2019

Saudi Airlines shift flights away from Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz Saudi Arabian Airlines has altered the path of its international flights away from the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent....
05:00, 06/23/2019

UPDATE 1-Two tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman - sources Two tankers were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman and the crew have been evacuated, shipping sources said on Thursday, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the region were struck....
10:00, 06/13/2019

Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman: shipping firms Two oil tankers were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, shipping firms and industry sources said on Thursday, sending oil prices as much as 4% higher a month after four other tankers were damaged by limpet mines in the region....
12:51, 06/13/2019

Gulf of Oman Attacks Force Shipping Firms to Tighten Security Governments and tanker companies are stepping up efforts to protect shipping lanes after tankers were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, through which more than a third of the world’s seaborne oil is shipped....
21:17, 06/14/2019

Oil price jumps after Gulf of Oman tanker 'attacks' - business live Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as tanker fires send crude prices soaringOil up 4.5% on fears of US-Iran tensionsTanker incident in Gulf of OmanTwo tankers hit - Front Altair and Kokuka CourageousTanker manager: Crew safe ...
17:17, 06/13/2019

Iranian vessel removed unexploded mine from stricken oil tanker in Gulf of Oman, US officials say An Iranian vessel removed an unexploded mine that had been attached to a Japanese-owned oil tanker which suffered serious damage after an explosion in the Gulf of Oman early Thursday, U.S. officials told Fox News....
04:00, 06/14/2019

Gulf of Oman oil tanker fire: Dozens of sailors evacuated amid explosion after two ships hit in suspected attack Forty-four sailors have been evacuated from two ships in the Gulf of Oman this morning after the vessels were hit in a suspected attack, according to reports....
18:34, 06/13/2019

US leveraged loan market pauses as recession fears mount NEW YORK, Aug 22 (LPC) - Mounting indicators of a recession and rising global geopolitical tensions are spooking investors, as new launches of leveraged loans grind to a halt amid a summer lull....
02:00, 08/23/2019

Oman may mediate between Iran and UK over tanker crisis Oman wants to mediate between Iran and the UK to end their row over the seizure of each other’s tankers, Iranian state media said. India has been dragged into the fray with over 50 of its nationals detained on board....
23:17, 07/26/2019

Airlines Avoid Persian Gulf After Downed Drone Several airlines rerouted flights to avoid airspace over the Persian Gulf after Iran shot down an American military drone, disrupting air travel around one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs....
13:51, 06/22/2019

U.S. says Navy ship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone....
06:34, 07/19/2019

| Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian drone Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz....
14:17, 07/20/2019

Rouhani says U.S. drone's 'intrusion' stokes tensions in Gulf President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday accused the United States of stoking tensions in the Gulf through what Iran has called the violation of its airspace by a U.S. military drone, which Tehran shot down, the semi-official Fars news agency reported....
14:51, 06/23/2019

The Latest: Oman says it's working to ease US-Iran tensions The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Oman's Foreign Ministry says it's working to "ease the tensions" between Iran and the ...
10:17, 05/24/2019

Shares slide and pound dives as trade war and Brexit fears mount - business live Financial markets are gripped by a nervy selloff as tensions between Beijing and Washington escalate, and fears of a no-deal Brexit riseWTO chief: We must end trade warThe rout continues!Pound hit by no-deal Brexit worriesBeijing: Trade talks can’t c...
15:34, 05/23/2019

U.S. drone shot down by Iranian missile in international airspace - U.S. source A U.S. military drone has been shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, a U.S. official said on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity....
10:51, 06/20/2019

U.S. drone shot down by Iranian missile in international airspace: U.S. source A U.S. military drone has been shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, a U.S. official said on Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity....
10:17, 06/20/2019

Yemen Rebel Group Claims It Shot Down U.S. Drone With a Missile (CAIRO) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S. drone over the country’s north, as a leading rights group said Wednesday the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis killed at least 47 Yemeni fishermen in bombing attac...
01:34, 08/22/2019

Crude Oil Surges Most Since 1991 Gulf War: Was the Drone Attack Really to Blame? On Friday, September 13 -- before the attack on Saudi oil processing -- Commodity Junctures editor Jeffrey Kennedy forecast the move higher in crude prices. See the chart and forecast for yourself....
01:00, 09/20/2019

Iran observes all U.S. ships in Gulf region: Iran navy chief Iran observes all U.S. ships in the Gulf region and has an archive of images of their daily movements, the head of Iran's navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, said on Tuesday, according to the Young Journalists Club news site....
15:51, 07/23/2019

Trump Suggests Iran Mistakenly Shot Down a U.S. Drone. Iran Says It was Very Much on Purpose President Donald Trump downplayed the likelihood of U.S. military action against Iran after a military drone was shot down Thursday during a reconnaissance mission in the Middle East, the latest test of an escalating conflict that the President is se...
01:34, 06/21/2019

Iran drone strike: Escalating Iran crisis looks a lot like the path US took to Iraq war The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran?        ...
18:17, 06/20/2019

U.S. guided-missile destroyers McFaul, Gonzalez enter Persian Gulf Two guided-missile destroyers, the USS McFaul and Gonzalez, have entered the Persian Gulf as the United States beefs up its military presence in the region amid increased tensions with Iran....
19:51, 05/17/2019

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route....
01:00, 07/20/2019

US confirms $130M high-flying drone brought down by Iranian missile The U.S. military says the drone shot down by Iran overnight was the Navy version of the RQ-4A Global Hawk High-Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft, built by Northrop Grumman Corp. at a cost of $130 million a plane....
17:51, 06/20/2019

Oman not mediating in escalating regional tensions: Oman minister Oman is not undertaking any mediation efforts around rising tensions in the Gulf region but is in contact with "all parties" in order to maintain stability in the Strait of Hormuz, Oman's minister in charge of foreign affairs said on Sunday....
17:17, 07/28/2019

SEE IT: Iranian drone purportedly monitored US carrier Eisenhower in Persian Gulf Iran’s Revolutionary Guard successfully surveilled the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and another warship in the Persian Gulf, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday....
08:51, 04/29/2019

Kim Jong-un inspects new submarine, raising ballistic missile fears North Korean leader pictured with submarine that may signal development of the country’s missile programmeNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected a large newly built submarine, state news agency KCNA reported on Tuesday, potentially signalling cont...
15:51, 07/23/2019

Iran shoots down US drone: What Iran and the United States are saying The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
12:34, 06/21/2019

North Korea launches more missiles; U.S. seizes coal ship as tensions mount North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Thursday in its second such test in less than a week, and the United States announced it had seized a North Korean cargo ship as tensions again mounted between the two countries....
20:00, 05/09/2019

Ballistic missile fears as Kim Jong Un inspects newly built submarine Kim Jong Un has been pictured inspecting a newly built submarine - sparking fears that North Korea is continuing to develop its ballistic missile programme....
10:00, 07/23/2019

US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over Strait of Hormuz DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US official tells AP that US drone was shot down by an Iranian missile in international airspace over Strait of Hormuz....
12:17, 06/20/2019

Iran shoots down US drone: What we know about the tensions between the US and Iran The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
18:17, 06/20/2019

North Korea fires 'unidentified projectiles' amid missile test fears NORTH Korea is feared to have carried out a fresh missile test after at least two "unidentified projectiles" were detected being launched from the rogue state....
01:00, 07/25/2019

Trump, Abe at odds on North Korea missile launches U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe showed their differences over the seriousness of North Korea's series of short-range missile launches on Sunday, while maintaining that they would remain in synch on the issue....
17:17, 08/25/2019

Kim Jong Un: Missile launches were warning to US, South Korea SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military exerc...
13:17, 08/07/2019

US Navy drone shot down by Iranian missile over Strait of Hormuz in 'unprovoked attack,' central command says U.S. military officials returned fire -- verbally -- hours after Iran blasted a Navy high-altitude drone out of the sky over the Strait of Hormuz, with U.S. Central Command leaders on Thursday slamming the "unprovoked" strike and Tehran's subsequent ...
01:17, 06/21/2019

WRAPUP 3--Trump warned Iran via Oman that US attack imminent, called for talks - Iranian officials Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack on Iran was imminent....
12:00, 06/21/2019

3 European nations condemn North Korea’s missile launches Three important U.S. allies are condemning the “repeated provocative launches” of ballistic missiles by North Korea that violate U.N. Security Council resolutions banning such activity...
22:17, 08/27/2019

In Japan, Trump says he's unfazed by North Korea missile launches Ahead of a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, President Donald Trump has dismissed recent missile tests in nearby North Korea. He later joined Abe for a round of golf outside Tokyo....
08:00, 05/26/2019

Kim Jong Un says North Korean missile launches were warning to US, South Experts say Trump’s downplaying of the North’s weapons displays allowed the country more room to advance its capabilities and build leverage ahead of negotiations.        ...
13:51, 08/07/2019

Kim Says North Korea’s Missile Launches Were Intended to Send a Warning (SEOUL, South Korea) — North Korea said Wednesday leader Kim Jong Un supervised a live-fire demonstration of newly developed, short-range ballistic missiles intended to send a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint milita...
05:17, 08/07/2019

North Korea Threatens More Launches After Latest Missile Test North Korea threatened Tuesday to carry out more weapons tests after it fired its fourth pair of projectiles in less than two weeks following the start of joint exercises between the US and the South....
20:17, 08/06/2019

North Korea's Kim visits factories linked to missile launches The factories have innocuous names, but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons....
04:17, 06/01/2019

North Korea increases pressure with latest missile launches North Korea fired missiles for the third time in eight days on Friday, a series of launches that analysts say are designed to improve military capabilities and pressure the United States and South Korea as they seek to restart denuclearization talks....
06:51, 08/02/2019

North Korea missile launches test Trump’s resolve North Korea appears to have tested a new short-range missile - and President Donald Trump's resolve to keep it from doing more of the same in the future....
18:17, 05/06/2019

Russia launches sub that will carry doomsday nuke drone torpedo SEVERODVINSK, RUSSIA - APRIL 23, 2019: The Belgorod nuclear-powered submarine (Special Project 09852), during the launching ceremony, that carries Poseidon strategic underwater drones. (Photo by Oleg Kuleshov/TASS via Getty Images) ...
14:17, 05/02/2019

UPS launches drone business, seeks to certify multiple pilots United Parcel Service Inc , the world's largest package delivery firm, on Tuesday unveiled its drone delivery subsidiary and said it has applied for the Federal Aviation Administration certifications needed to expand the business....
23:00, 07/23/2019

North Korea missile launches a 'solemn warning': state media Kim Jong Un supervised the launch of "a new type of tactical guided weapon," North Korean media have reported, in a warning to Seoul. The US and South Korea have urged Pyongyang to avoid provocations and resume talks....
05:51, 07/26/2019

Trio of European nations condemns North Korea's missile launches Germany, France and the UK are urging North Korea to negotiate with the US. The move comes after North Korea's most recent string of ballistic missile launches....
07:51, 08/28/2019

North Korea trumpets missile launches as 'solemn warning' to South State media says Kim Jong-un personally organised and guided test as part of quest for ‘nonstop super powerful weapon systems’North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, supervised the launch of “a new type of tactical guided weapon” as a “solemn warning to S...
10:51, 07/26/2019

Flaws seen in Trump's calm response to North Korean missile launches U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday played down North Korea's latest launch of short-range ballistic missiles, calling them "very standard," a response some analysts said exposed flaws in his approach to Pyongyang and ignored the threat posed to al...
07:17, 07/27/2019

Kim Jong Un says missile launches a warning to U.S., South Korea over military drill The missile launch, the North's fourth such action in less than two weeks, came amid stalled nuclear talks with Washington and U.S.-South Korea military exercises, though the allies played down the tests....
09:51, 08/07/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt extends gains on inflation data, Gulf dips on recession fears Egyptian blue-chip stocks rose to their highest in nearly three and a half months, extending the previous session's gains, after Egypt reported better-than-expected inflation data for the month of July. Most Gulf markets traded on Wednesday afte...
16:17, 08/14/2019

Acting defense secretary breaks with Trump on North Korea missile launches Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches violate a United Nations Security Council resolution, breaking with President Trump. “The short-range missile, is that a violation? Yes,”...
05:51, 05/30/2019

Storm Barry cuts half U.S. Gulf Coast oil output, flooding fears close coastal refinery An intensifying tropical storm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Thursday cut more than half the region's oil output, with energy companies evacuating staff from nearly 200 offshore facilities and a coastal refinery....
02:51, 07/12/2019

Oil prices climb as U.S.-Iran tensions mount Oil prices rose on Monday to extend gains from last week, bolstered as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said "significant" sanctions would be announced on Tehran....
11:00, 06/24/2019

UPDATE 4-Storm Barry cuts half U.S. Gulf Coast oil output, flooding fears close coastal refinery An intensifying tropical storm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Thursday cut more than half the region's oil output, with energy companies evacuating staff from nearly 200 offshore facilities and a coastal refinery....
00:51, 07/12/2019

Iran Slams U.S. Sanctions as ‘Unacceptable’ as Tensions Mount (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday slammed mounting U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump administration as “unacceptable,” even as he insisted that his country is committed to an inter...
22:51, 05/16/2019

2020 hopeful Tulsi Gabbard urges US to pursue denuclearization after North Korea launches second missile Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-HI and 2020 democratic presidential candidate is urging the U.S. “to continue to pursue diplomatic negotiations to ultimately denuclearize the Korean peninsula” after North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Thursday....
17:51, 05/09/2019

U.S. Embassy Staff to Leave Iraq as Iran Tensions Mount The U.S. ordered all its nonemergency staff to leave Iraq immediately, amid heightened tensions with Iran over recent attacks against oil tankers and facilities in the Persian Gulf region....
12:17, 05/15/2019

Iran's Zarif calls for 'prudence and foresight' as tensions mount Iran's top diplomat said on Sunday that only "prudence and foresight" could alleviate tensions between his country and Britain after Tehran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
14:34, 07/21/2019

Trump administration launches probe into French tech tax, prompting fears of new trade war The White House announced Wednesday it was opening an investigation into whether an imminent French tax on technology giants "unfairly targets American companies."...
02:17, 07/11/2019

US video ‘shows Iran removing unexploded mine from tanker’ as WW3 tensions mount A US official has claimed it has a video showing Iran’s military removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese tanker, as tensions reach breaking point between Washington and Tehran....
05:34, 06/14/2019

Iran Complains To UN Over US Spy Drone Iran said Friday it had formally lodged a complaint to the UN Security Council over a US drone it says violated its airspace, Tasnim news agency reported....
05:00, 06/29/2019

Iran says it has shot down a US drone Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said. (June 20)     ...
20:17, 06/20/2019

Iran shoots down US drone Iran says US ‘spy’ drone was flying in its airspace amid strained relations over last week’s oil tanker attacks Iran has shot down an US drone in the strait of Hormuz, accusing Washington of breaching Iran’s national sovereignty and trying to deepen ...
12:51, 06/20/2019

Iran says its missile program is not negotiable Iran on Tuesday said its ballistic missile program was not up for negotiation after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a White House cabinet meeting that Iran had signaled it was prepared to negotiate about it....
21:00, 07/16/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Gold soars to 6-year high as trade, Iran tensions mount Trade anxiety and escalating tensions between the United States and Iran sent gold soaring to a six-year high on Tuesday, and saw traders dive back into safe-harbour government bonds and the yen and Swiss franc at the expense of the dollar....
15:51, 06/25/2019

Iran, U.S. in war of words after U.S. drone shot down Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone it said was on a spy mission over its territory but Washington said the aircraft was targeted in international air space in "an unprovoked attack"....
16:51, 06/20/2019

Iran claims to have shot down US spy drone Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards claimed Thursday to have shot down a "intruding American spy drone" after it entered Iranian airspace, according to state media, amid increased hostility between Washington and Tehran....
07:51, 06/20/2019

How a drone's flight took the US and Iran to the brink of war The incident came close to sparking a war, with a planned retaliatory attack – but with Trump’s top advisers reportedly split, doubts seemed to set inThe incident that came close to sparking a new war in the Middle East began late on Wednesday night ...
22:00, 06/21/2019

Iran 'shoots down US drone over its territory' Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down a US drone, the elite force's news website claimed Thursday. However, the US military denied flying over Iranian airspace....
08:00, 06/20/2019

Iran says U.S. may have shot down its own drone by mistake Iran denied it lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said it had 'destroyed' an Iranian drone that was threatening a U.S. ship.        ...
19:17, 07/19/2019

Iran Says European Fleet In Gulf Would Be "Provocative" Iran on Sunday slammed as "provocative" a British proposal for a European-led naval mission to escort tankers in the Gulf, amid soaring tensions over the seizure of ships....
00:51, 07/29/2019

U.S. Bolsters Its Gulf Defenses to Counter Iran The U.S. military plans to deploy a Patriot antimissile system to the Persian Gulf area and will beef up its naval presence in response to growing threats from Iran, the Pentagon said....
05:00, 05/11/2019

Iran says it has seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf Report on state TV says ship was smuggling oil but does not say which country crew are fromIranian state TV says Revolutionary Guards forces have seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil.Thursday’s report says the tanker was taki...
13:17, 07/18/2019

Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official news agency ISNA....
00:00, 07/17/2019

We're here to deter Iran, not go to war: US military commanders in the Gulf The U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet is tasked with patrolling an expanse of about 2.5 million square miles of water, and has seen an increase in U.S. forces deployed to the area amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran....
15:04, 08/12/2019

Iran Says It Has Seized Another Oil Tanker in Persian Gulf State news media reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps had seized a ship smuggling fuel to Arab countries and had detained the foreign crew....
23:17, 08/04/2019

| Iran says European fleet in Gulf would be 'provocative' Iran has slammed as "provocative" a British proposal for a European-led naval mission to escort tankers in the Gulf, amid soaring tensions over the seizure of ships....
12:17, 07/29/2019

Have Not Lost Drone, US Downed Its "Own By Mistake": Iran Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi denied on Friday having lost any drone recently and hinted that the US could have downed their own "by mistake."...
08:34, 07/19/2019

Everything We Know About the U.S. Spy Drone Shot Down By Iran's Revolutionary Guard Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone, according to multiple reports by Iranian state media channels. U.S. officials confirmed that the drone, an MQ-4C Triton, was brought down by a surface-to-air missile but there are major differenc...
14:17, 06/20/2019

Trump: Iran’s shoot-down of US drone was a ‘very big mistake!’ President Trump issued a response Thursday to Iran’s downing of a US drone in international airspace. “Iran made a very big mistake!” Trump tweeted. White House officials are set to meet Thursday to discuss how to handle the drone a...
18:17, 06/20/2019

Trump Says Shooting Of US Drone By Iran is "Very Big Mistake" President Donald Trump said Thursday that Tehran had made a "very big" error, after Iranian forces shot down a US spy drone near the strategic Strait of Hormuz....
19:34, 06/20/2019

Tensions run high after Iran shoots down US drone The US has confirmed that Iran's Revolutionary Guards shot down a maritime surveillance drone, but denied that it had been flying over Iranian airspace. US military officials called the incident an "unprovoked attack."...
20:00, 06/20/2019

Thursday's attack not the first time Iran took down US drone Iran's shootdown of a U.S. drone over international airspace early Thursday morning drastically increased tensions between the two countries, but it wasn't the Islamic Republic's first attack on American drones in recent years....
11:00, 06/21/2019

US drone shot out of sky by Iran cost $123 million Drones commonly refer to the small, unmanned aerial vehicles seen crisscrossing local skies — but the US military’s RQ-4A Global Hawk shot down by Iran bears little resemblance to its buzzing brethren. The aircraft costs a whopping $123 million apiec...
23:17, 06/20/2019

Iran's Guards Shoot Down US 'Spy' Drone: Report Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have shot down a U.S. "spy" drone in the southern province of Hormozgan, the Guards' news website, Sepah News, said on Thursday....
08:51, 06/20/2019

Iran displays debris, says US spy plane near drone The head of the Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division has said that a manned US spy plane was near a surveillance drone it shot down but Iran chose not to target it.        ...
21:51, 06/21/2019

Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency says the country’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a U.S. drone. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment. IRNA said Thursday the drone was hit when it entered Iranian airsp...
07:17, 06/20/2019

Iran releases first photos of downed US drone Iranian state TV on Friday released images of what the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards Corps says are pieces of the US drone it shot down 10 minutes after issuing a final warning. The pictures purport to show fragments from the RQ-4A Global H...
14:34, 06/21/2019

Iran says U.S. drone shot down by Revolutionary Guard Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment....
07:00, 06/20/2019

What shooting down a $110M US drone tells us about Iran While America's military is by no means threatened in the long term by Iran, instances like the downing of the drone show that Tehran can sometimes have an outsized effect with narrowly-focused efforts, and is an adversary certainly capable of keepin...
07:17, 06/25/2019

US Says Shooting Down Of Its Drone By Iran Was An "Unprovoked Attack" The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that Iranian forces shot down a US naval surveillance drone but insisted the aircraft was in international air space, not that of Iran....
19:34, 06/20/2019

North Korea's Kim says missile launches are warning to U.S., South Korea over drill: KCNA North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country's latest launch of tactical guided missiles was a warning to the United States and South Korea over their joint military drills that began this week, state media KCNA reported on Wednesday....
05:17, 08/07/2019

North Korea says missile launches were ‘solemn warning’ to South Korea North Korea said it is infuriated over U.S.-South Korean plans to hold military drills that the North says are invasion rehearsals and proof of the allies’ hostility to Pyongyang....
04:51, 07/26/2019

North Korea Says Missile Launches A "Solemn Warning" To South Korea North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the launch of "a new type of tactical guided weapon" as a "solemn warning" to the South, state media said Friday, a day after the North fired two missiles......
09:51, 07/26/2019

U.S. Officials Say Iran Has Removed Missile Threat From Some Boats Missiles have been unloaded from at least two small boats in Iranian waters, a move that American officials said could help defuse a brewing confrontation....
03:34, 05/18/2019

Pompeo offers to travel to Iran after 'missile launch' The US secretary of state has said he is willing to travel to Iran for talks as reports emerged on Friday that the Iranian regime had test-fired a medium range missile....
12:17, 07/26/2019

U.S. Spent Two Weeks on Edge Over Iran's Missile Boats For two weeks in May, the U.S. military shadowed two Iranian commercial boats sailing around the Persian Gulf as policy makers in Washington and Tehran traded threats and taunts. Here is how it played out day by day....
13:34, 06/06/2019

Exclusive: Iran says it will not negotiate missile work, wants to export more oil Iran wants to export a minimum of 700,000 barrels per day of its oil and ideally up to 1.5 million bpd if the West wants to negotiate with Tehran to save a 2015 nuclear deal, two Iranian officials and one diplomat told Reuters on Sunday....
18:51, 08/25/2019

South Korea says North Korea's short-range missile launches a show of force, more could come North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range missiles on Saturday, South Korea said, in a "show of force" against U.S.-South Korea joint military exercises....
18:34, 08/10/2019

Iran Seizes Two Tankers in Persian Gulf, Britain Says Britain’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that the Iranian authorities had seized “a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel” in the Strait of Hormuz....
22:51, 07/19/2019

Did Iran Attack Ships in the Gulf? What the Evidence Shows. A Times analysis of video released by the U.S. Defense Department indicates that an Iranian patrol boat removed an object from the hull of a stricken tanker in the Gulf of Oman on June 13. The object may have been a limpet mine....
06:17, 06/15/2019

Iran says it arrests CIA spies, Gulf tensions simmer Iran announced on Monday it had captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and sentenced some of them to death, deepening a crisis between the Islamic Republic and the West....
15:34, 07/22/2019

Iran-US tensions flare in the Persian Gulf: What's at stake The US has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf — a claim Iran denies. The dispute has raised concerns of a new conflict in the region. DW examines the key actors involved and their interests....
09:17, 06/16/2019

The Latest: Iran’s Guard denies any confrontation in Gulf Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied British allegations of a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have executed them immediately...
08:34, 07/11/2019

US aircraft carrier deployed over Iran remains outside Gulf ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier the White House ordered to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf amid efforts to de-escalate tensions between Tehran and Washington. The USS Abr...
18:51, 06/03/2019

Oil steadies, shrugging off Iran's seizure of tanker in Gulf Oil initially rose more than 1% on Thursday after Iran said it had seized a foreign tanker in the Gulf, but prices gradually lost their gains as it emerged that the vessel had only a small cargo and was detained on Sunday for fuel smuggling....
16:00, 07/18/2019

Opinion: Iran's calculated escalation in the Persian Gulf Iranian speedboats recently went after a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Despite this provocation, the Iranian regime is not out for war, says Rainer Hermann of German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung....
14:34, 07/14/2019

Oil rises after Iran says it seized foreign tanker in Gulf Oil prices rose on Thursday after Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf amid rising tensions between Tehran and the West over the safety of shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway for energy exports....
15:17, 07/18/2019

U.S. Lobbies Oil Buyers, Producers to Secure Gulf Against Iran The U.S. is lobbying nations that buy and sell Middle East oil to help protect the region’s waterways as concerns grow that Iran is stepping up efforts to disrupt crude exports, according to U.S. and European officials....
01:17, 07/17/2019

Iran's Zarif says U.S. failed to build coalition in the Gulf Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the United States was isolated in the world and was unable to create a coalition with its allies in the Gulf....
10:17, 08/05/2019

Iran seizes 'foreign' vessel in Persian Gulf Iran says it has captured an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf and claims it was smuggling fuel to some Arab states. The seizure puts Tehran on a fresh collision course with the West over security in the key shipping route....
14:17, 08/04/2019

Iran warns war would spread across Gulf, threaten U.S. troops Any conflict in the Gulf region may spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops, a senior Iranian military commander said on Sunday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would impose further sanctions on the Islamic Republic....
14:51, 06/23/2019

Iran backed down in Gulf due to US 'deterrence', says American general Head of central command says he remains concerned about ‘very real’ threat and Tehran’s potential for aggressionIran has chosen to “step back and recalculate” after making preparations for an apparent attack against US forces in the Gulf region, but ...
13:00, 06/07/2019

U.S. turning Gulf region into 'tinderbox': Iran's Zarif Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States on Monday of turning the Gulf region into a "matchbox ready to ignite", according to Al Jazeera television....
04:51, 08/13/2019

Donald Trump Right To Say US Military "Has No Business" In Gulf: Iran US President Donald Trump was right to say US forces have "no business" in the Gulf, Iran's foreign minister said Monday after Trump told other countries to protect their own oil shipments....
06:17, 06/25/2019

On Watch in the Arabian Gulf: What the U.S. Navy Faces Against Iran When oil tankers were bombed in the Persian Gulf two weeks ago, my thoughts turned to the summer of 1987 when I sailed through the narrow Strait of Hormuz for the first time as the Operations Officer in a brand-new Navy Cruiser, the U.S.S. Valley For...
14:17, 06/25/2019

Iran says US sanctions ‘unacceptable’ amid Gulf tensions Iran’s foreign minister says sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are “unacceptable” but that his country is committed to an international nuclear deal that has steadily unraveled amid rising tensions...
11:34, 05/16/2019

Oil prices surge after Iran allegedly shoots down US drone Oil prices rose Thursday by more than 3 percent to above $63 a barrel after Iran said it destroyed a US drone near the Strait of Hormuz. Expectations that the US Federal Reserve could soon cut interest rates, stimulating growth in the world’s l...
15:17, 06/20/2019

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone; airspace in dispute Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said Thursday it shot down a U.S. military drone along the country's southern coast after it violated Iranian airspace, a claim rejected by the Pentagon....
22:51, 06/20/2019

Bolton Blames Iran for Houthi Drone Attacks Iran bears responsibility for recent drone attacks carried out by Houthi rebels on targets in Saudi Arabia, John Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, said Thursday....
02:34, 05/31/2019

| Iran says downed US drone recovered in its territorial waters Iran said it had recovered parts of a US spy drone in its territorial waters, after downing the aircraft in a missile strike slammed by US President Donald Trump as a "big mistake"....
23:00, 06/21/2019

After Iran’s Drone Attack, Trump Says This Country ‘Will Not Stand for It’ Iran’s destruction of the high-altitude American drone surprised some American Defense Department officials, who say it was in international airspace, an assertion Iran disputes....
21:51, 06/20/2019

Lindsey Graham after Iran shoots down US drone: ‘All bets are off’ Sen. Lindsey Graham issued a strong warning to Iran after they shot down a U.S. drone that was flying over international waters late Wednesday. Iran claims the drone was flying over their airspace....
20:51, 06/20/2019

Trump: Iran's shootdown of drone maybe accidental Donald Trump is playing down Iran's downing of an American drone, saying that it might have been a mistake executed by someone just being "loose and stupid." He said it was a "new wrinkle" in escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (June ...
20:17, 06/20/2019

Iran claims Revolutionary Guard shot down US drone Iran’s state news agency said Thursday that the country’s military unit shot down a US drone flying over its airspace. The Persian Gulf nation said the drone was struck down by the Revolutionary Guard when it entered Iranian airspace in s...
07:17, 06/20/2019

The Latest: Trump Plays Down Iran’s Downing Of US Drone WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran (all times local): 12:38 p.m. President Donald Trump is playing down Iran’s downing of an American drone, saying that it might have been a mistake executed by someone just being “...
20:00, 06/20/2019

U.S. military says Iran shoot down of its drone was 'unprovoked attack' The U.S. military confirmed on Thursday that one of its drones was shot down but said the incident took place in international airspace, challenging Iran's account that the U.S. aircraft had been flying over Iranian territory....
14:17, 06/20/2019

Trump says Iran made ‘big mistake’ in downing US drone WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” in shooting down a U.S. drone. Iran made a very big mistake! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2019 White House press secre...
18:00, 06/20/2019

No Airspace Violation, Says US After Iran Claims To Have Shot Down Drone The US military did not fly over Iranian airspace on Wednesday, the US military said, after a news website run by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said a US drone was shot down over the southern......
08:51, 06/20/2019

Trump says 'Iran made a very big mistake' after drone strike U.S. President Donald Trump condemned Iran's shootdown on Thursday of a U.S. military surveillance drone in what Washington said was international air space....
16:51, 06/20/2019

U.S. drone debris in international waters, not in Iran-U.S. source The debris field from a U.S. military drone that was shot down by Iran is in international waters in the Strait of Hormuz, and U.S. naval assets have been dispatched to the area, a U.S. official told Reuters, contradicting Iran's account of the shoot...
16:51, 06/20/2019

Putin warned US before drone was shot down not to attack Iran Vladimir Putin on Thursday warned President Trump not to use military force against Iran despite the Islamic Republic’s recent provocations — in comments apparently made before the US charged that Iran had shot down a military drone with a surface-to...
23:17, 06/20/2019

Trump hints US will respond soon to Iran shooting down drone President Trump said at the White House Thursday that he would soon decide how the US would respond to the downing of a US drone by Iran. “You will soon find out,” Trump said as he welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for a bilateral meeti...
23:17, 06/20/2019

Iran unveils latest military drone in ceremony Iran publicly unveiled its latest military drone this week -- the "Kian," which has two versions and is capable of a variety of missions -- at an event in English to make Western audiences aware of it, analysts say....
20:00, 09/04/2019

The Latest: Iran general says US drone warned before downing WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on The United States and Iran’s tensions over the shootdown of a massive U.S. drone (all times local): 6:15 a.m. The head of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division says Iran had warned a U.S. military su...
12:34, 06/21/2019

US Restricts Flight Operations After Iran Shoots Down Drone Washington on Thursday barred American civilian flights from Tehran-controlled airspace over the Gulf and Gulf of Oman "until further notice" after Iran shot down a US military drone....
13:34, 06/21/2019

Iran Counters US Claim Of "Destroying" Drone, Says "No Information" Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz....
05:51, 07/19/2019

Iran denies that US shot down its drone in the Strait of Hormuz Iran on Friday denied that the United States took down one of their drones in the Strait of Hormuz, as President Trump had said hours earlier. “We have not lost any drone in the Strait of Hormuz nor anywhere else,” Deputy Foreign Minister...
11:00, 07/19/2019

Factbox: The Global Hawk drone shot down by Iran Iran on Thursday shot down a U.S. military drone it said was on a spy mission over its territory. Washington said the aircraft was targeted in international air space in "an unprovoked attack."...
05:00, 06/21/2019

Iran Denies the U.S. Destroyed a Drone in the Strait of Hormuz (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran is denying a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the strategic Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi tweeted on Friday: “We have not lost any drone in the Strait...
15:17, 07/19/2019

Iran to release images 'proving US did not destroy its drone' Iran has said it will release drone images that disprove President Donald Trump's claims that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it ignored warnings to back off....
20:00, 07/19/2019

Video of Iran shooting down US drone released by Pentagon The smoke trail of a U.S. drone that was shot out of the sky over Strait of Hormuz can be seen in a video released by the Pentagon on Thursday as tensions escalated over what military officials described as an "unprovoked attack."...
01:17, 06/21/2019

Iran TV says footage disproves U.S. report of downed drone Iran's state television on Friday aired footage it said disproved U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed an Iranian drone in the Gulf....
18:17, 07/19/2019

The Latest: Iran report says parts of US drone found at sea DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that a local fisherman has found parts of the U.S. spy d...
17:17, 06/24/2019

Iran Shot Down a $176 Million U.S. Drone. Here’s What to Know About the RQ-4 Global Hawk Iran shooting down a U.S. surveillance drone in the politically sensitive Strait of Hormuz has created a dangerous new level of tension between the two countries President Donald Trump said Iran made a “big mistake,” and later added that ...
01:34, 06/21/2019

Iran summons Emirates’ top envoy over US drone incident TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has summoned the United Arab Emirates’ top envoy to Tehran to protest the neighboring Arab nation’s allowing the U.S. to use a base there to launch a drone that Iran says entered its airspace. The Saturday report ...
15:34, 06/22/2019

Oil rises towards $65 on fears of U.S. attack on Iran Oil prices rallied towards $65 per barrel on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than 20% of the world's oil output....
11:34, 06/21/2019

Why Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran Fuel Fears of War Though the U.S. and Iran have lived in a state of hostility for decades, rarely have relations been as tense as in recent months. The U.S. is trying to deprive Iran of oil revenue, the lifeblood of its economy. Iran’s been accused of responding by at...
23:17, 09/18/2019

US cyberattack reportedly knocked out Iran missile control systems The US may have withheld a physical military response to Iran shooting down a drone, but it might not have shown similar restraint with a digital campaign. Washington Post sources say the President greenlit a long-in-the-making cyberattack that took...
07:00, 06/23/2019

Iran says minister’s missile remarks meant to challenge US The Foreign Ministry’s spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, tweeted late on Tuesday that Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments “threw the ball into the U.S. court while challenging America’s arm sales” to its Mideast allies.   ...
09:34, 07/17/2019

Iran Displays Domestically Built Missile Defence System Iran displayed what it described as a domestically built long-range, surface-to-air missile air defence system on Thursday, at a time of rising tension with the United States....
14:34, 08/22/2019

Iran Rejects Pompeo’s Suggestion It Is Willing to Negotiate Over Missile Program The misunderstanding seemed to underscore the White House’s eagerness to turn weeks of confrontation with Iran into a negotiating opportunity — and a reminder of how hard that will be to accomplish....
05:00, 07/17/2019

In Escalation, Iran Tests Medium-Range Missile, U.S. Official Says A military official said on Thursday that Iran had fired a Shahab-3 medium-range missile on Wednesday, but added that the test did not pose a threat to Western interests in the region....
11:00, 07/26/2019

In U.S.-Iran Standoff, Gulf States Steer Clear of Confrontation Saudi Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies haven’t called for a confrontation with Iran over recent attacks in the region that the U.S. has blamed on Tehran, a tact that reflects their limited appetite for another conflict in the war-racked region....
22:34, 05/15/2019

Iran shows growing fury in the Gulf. It really is desperate to talk The British Heritage super tanker is owned by BP, under a British flag, and on charter to an Anglo-Dutch company, so it's unsurprising that the ship appeared to abandon suddenly its plans over the weekend as it sailed within sight of Iran....
01:34, 07/12/2019

Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea....
02:51, 06/15/2019

Any external presence in Gulf 'source of insecurity' for Iran: Zarif Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Friday any maritime presence in the Gulf from outside the region would be a "source of insecurity" for Iran, and Tehran would act to safeguard its security....
17:34, 08/09/2019

Iran reports seizure of British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf The British Foreign Office has confirmed a second naval vessel has been seized in the Strait of Hormuz by Iranian authorities. The news came after Iran's Revolutionary Guard announced the seizure of a British oil tanker....
23:17, 07/19/2019

John Bolton to present his evidence that Iran was behind Gulf attacks Trump national security adviser says he can show evidence as early as next weekThe US national security adviser, John Bolton, has said he is to present evidence to the UN security council as early as next week that he claims will show Iran was behind...
22:51, 05/30/2019

Saudi Arabia says Iran has created 'very grave' situation in Gulf Iran has created a grave situation and jeopardized global oil supplies with its aggressive behavior, Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs said on Thursday, adding that the kingdom was consulting with allies on next steps....
16:51, 06/20/2019

Iran: Foreign tanker in Gulf seized, sailors detained Iran seized a foreign tanker carrying about 185,000 gallons of fuel in the Persian Gulf and detained seven sailors from different nationalities according to the country's Revolutionary Guards....
03:17, 08/05/2019

Iran to hold annual Gulf drills with 200 frigates, speedboats Iran will hold its annual military parade on Sept. 22 in the Gulf with 200 frigates and speedboats, the semi-official Iran Front Page website reported on Wednesday, at a time of soaring tension between Tehran and Washington....
01:51, 09/19/2019

Iran seizes Iraqi oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf: TV Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran's state media reported on Sunday, in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West....
02:17, 08/05/2019

External Presence In Gulf Is "Source Of Insecurity" For Iran: Minister Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Friday that any military presence in the Gulf from outside the region would be a "source of insecurity" for Iran, and Tehran would act......
20:34, 08/09/2019

Iran says any external military presence in Gulf 'source of insecurity' Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on Friday that any military presence in the Gulf from outside the region would be a "source of insecurity" for Iran, and Tehran would act to safeguard its security....
20:00, 08/09/2019

U.S. issues warning on airspace near Gulf as Iran tensions simmer The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to U.S. commercial airliners flying over the waters of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to exercise caution as tensions between Washington and Tehran continue to simmer....
12:51, 05/18/2019

In Gulf Tanker Crisis, Iran Tries to Avoid Alienating Allies Iran’s disruptions of Persian Gulf oil shipments are putting the country’s leaders in a difficult position as they retaliate against foes while trying not to irritate their few remaining allies....
18:51, 08/08/2019

Iran's Rouhani says Gulf countries can protect region’s security President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday Iran and other Gulf states could protect the region’s security and foreign forces were not needed, state TV reported, repeating a longstanding rejection of a U.S. maritime security mission in the region....
11:51, 08/14/2019

Iran says it seized 'fuel smuggling' tanker in Persian Gulf Iran state-run media said Thursday that its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a foreign vessel in the Persian Gulf, accusing it of "smuggling fuel."...
19:00, 07/18/2019

Iran says it is responsible for Gulf security, calls on US forces to leave "We call on U.S. forces to finish their presence in the region as they are the main source of crisis and instability," a senior Iranian security official was quoted as saying by state TV....
17:17, 06/17/2019

Oil at six-week high on Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions Oil prices hit a six-week high on Thursday as oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico were evacuated ahead of a storm, while an incident with a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted tensions in the region....
11:51, 07/11/2019

Iran Rebuffs European Efforts to Defuse Gulf Tensions Iran rebuffed European efforts to defuse tensions in the Persian Gulf, calling military escorts to secure shipping a provocation and rejecting U.K. terms for resolving a crisis over seized tankers....
23:17, 07/28/2019

Britain sends second warship to gulf amid tensions with Iran: Sky Britain is sending a second warship to the Gulf amid growing tensions with Iran after Royal Marines seized an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar last week, Sky News reported....
13:51, 07/12/2019

Persian Gulf Skirmishes Force Tankers to Take Precautions Against Iran Oil tankers carrying crude from the Middle East are increasingly receiving protection from warships as they pass through one of the world’s most critical waterways after Iran threatened retaliation for economic sanctions....
20:34, 07/12/2019

US Failed To Build Coalition In Gulf, Allies 'Ashamed': Iran The US is acting alone against Tehran and its allies are too "ashamed" to join its forces in the Gulf, Iran's top diplomat said Monday, dismissing its calls for talks as a sham. Foreign Minister......
22:51, 08/05/2019

Iran files complaint to United Nations about U.S. drone: Tasnim Iran said on Friday it had formally filed a complaint to the United Nations against the United States over the violation of its airspace with an unmanned drone shot down by Tehran earlier this month, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported....
17:00, 06/28/2019

On the ship that downed a military drone, one small mistake could cause a war with Iran With short incendiary shrieks Harrier jump jets race across the USS Boxer's deck and are soon gray dots in the sky. Seahawk and Super Stallion helicopters leap and land like gigantic insects, feeding on the mother ship. The tilt-rotor Ospreys, part-p...
00:34, 07/20/2019

Fishermen find pieces of US drone shot down over Iran, ambassador says Iranian fishermen have found pieces of the US drone shot down by the Islamic Republic, according to Iran’s ambassador to the UK. Hamid Baeidinejad posted his message on Twitter, where he also included a photograph of what appeared to be a piece of me...
18:00, 06/25/2019

Pompeo: Iran’s Zarif either ignorant or lying about drone loss Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had some pointed words about Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Friday, as Tehran denies that the United States downed an Iranian drone....
00:00, 07/20/2019

President Trump Suggests Iran’s Shooting of Drone Was a ‘Mistake’ (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump declared Thursday that “Iran made a very big mistake” in shooting down a U.S. drone but suggested it was an accident rather than a strategic error. Asked about a U.S. response, he said repeatedl...
20:34, 06/20/2019

Iran denies drone was downed, offers inspections to end sanctions IRAN’S DENIAL: Iran is denying the U.S. account of an encounter between a U.S. warship and an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz, insisting all of its surveillance drones have returned safely to base. Yesterday President Trump announced that the...
13:51, 07/19/2019

Stakes raised in US, Iran tensions: Drone war takes flight The aircraft is seen as appealing to some nations because they don't risk the lives of pilots and can be small enough to evade defense systems.        ...
20:17, 08/25/2019

| Trump warns Iran made 'big mistake' shooting down US drone President Donald Trump told Iran on Thursday it made a "big mistake" by shooting down a US spy drone, an incident bringing the two countries ever closer to open conflict in the world's busiest oil shipping lane....
15:17, 06/21/2019

US military launched cyberattacks against Iran after drone shot down: officials The U.S. military carried out a cyberattack against Iran last Thursday even as President Trump nixed plans for airstrikes in response to the downing of an American drone, officials confirmed to Fox News.  ...
18:51, 06/24/2019

U.S. and Iran Clash Over Claim U.S. Warship Downed Iranian Drone (WASHINGTON) — Iran and the United States emphatically disagreed Friday over Washington’s claim that a U.S. warship downed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf. American officials said they used electronic jamming to bring down the unma...
20:51, 07/19/2019

Pentagon calls Iran’s shoot-down of drone an ‘unprovoked attack’ The US military on Thursday said Iran carried out an “unprovoked attack” on a surveillance drone that was flying in international airspace. “This was an unprovoked attack on a US surveillance asset that had not violated Iranian airs...
23:17, 06/20/2019

Iran summons UAE envoy to complain about U.S. drone launch: Fars Iran's foreign ministry summoned a United Arab Emirates envoy to complain about the UAE allowing a U.S. drone shot down on Thursday to be launched from a U.S. military base on its territory, the Fars news agency reported....
19:51, 06/22/2019

Iran denies claim that US warship destroyed Iranian drone Iran on Friday denied President Trump's claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship — an incident that further escalated tensions between the countries....
22:51, 07/19/2019

Republicans to Trump: Don't get carried away with retaliation for Iran drone attack Congressional allies warned President Trump Thursday evening the U.S. shouldn’t retaliate against Iran’s downing of a drone in a way that could trigger a broader conflict....
11:00, 06/21/2019

Trump: Iran 'made a very big mistake' by shooting down U.S. military drone Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said Thursday it shot down a U.S. military drone along the country's southern coast after it violated Iranian airspace, a claim rejected by the Pentagon....
23:51, 06/20/2019

Iran Downs U.S. Military Drone Amid Rising Tensions Iran said it shot down a U.S. military drone, the latest in a series of skirmishes across the Middle East that have stoked fears of a wider military conflict....
13:00, 06/20/2019

Iran shoots down US drone as Graham warns situation ‘getting more dangerous by the day’ DRONE DOWN, TENSIONS UP: The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says the country shot down a U.S. drone to send “a clear message” to America. In a speech carried live on Iranian state television, Gen. Hossein Salami said Iran does ...
13:34, 06/20/2019

Iran foreign minister tweets map with detailed coordinates of drone Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a map on Saturday with detailed coordinates which he said show a U.S. drone shot down by Iran on Thursday was within the Islamic Republic's territorial waters....
19:51, 06/22/2019

Iran's IRGC says downing of U.S. drone carried a message to Washington: TV Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards warned on Thursday against any aggression against Tehran, state TV reported, saying that the downing of a U.S. drone carried a "clear message" to Iran's arch enemy, the United States....
10:17, 06/20/2019

Iran Revolutionary Guard Shoots Down US Drone Amid Tensions TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, while disputing the circ...
12:17, 06/20/2019

US official: Iran shot down American drone over international airspace An American official acknowledged early Thursday that Iran shot down a US drone, saying it was hit by a surface-to-air missile while flying in international airspace near the Strait of Hormuz. The US official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity,...
11:51, 06/20/2019

Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region grew again....
01:00, 07/20/2019

Iran Says US Military Drone It Downed "Found In Our Territorial Waters" Iran said Thursday it had recovered parts of a US spy drone in its territorial waters, after downing the aircraft in a missile strike slammed by President Donald Trump as a "big mistake."...
05:34, 06/21/2019

Brent oil up 6% in one week on fears of U.S. attack on Iran Brent oil rallied above $65 per barrel and was set to notch up a 6% gain this week on fears of a U.S. military attack on Iran that would disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output....
13:34, 06/21/2019

U.S. oil soars 10% in week on fears of U.S.-Iran conflict Oil futures rose 1% on Friday, with U.S. crude up 10% in the week and global benchmark Brent gaining 5%, on fears the United States could attack Iran and disrupt flows from the Middle East, which provides more than a fifth of the world's oil output....
20:17, 06/21/2019

Israel says Iran boosting bid to set up Hezbollah precision-missile plants in Lebanon Israel accused Iran on Thursday of stepping up efforts to provide the Hezbollah militia with precision-guided missile production facilities, a warning to Beirut that Israeli counter-strikes could escalate....
19:51, 08/29/2019

Iran test-fires medium-range ballistic missile, US official says Iran successfully test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile Wednesday which flew more than 600 miles from the southern part of the country to an area outside Tehran....
08:51, 07/26/2019

Iran's recent clashes with the West over Gulf shipping, nuclear plans Tensions between Iran and the West have escalated since U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports took full effect in May and British naval forces seized an Iranian supertanker....
17:51, 07/21/2019

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf as Iran tensions escalate DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed by U.S...
10:00, 05/18/2019

Iran, U.A.E. Discuss Maritime Security Amid Heightened Tensions in Gulf United Arab Emirates officials arrived in Iran on Tuesday to discuss maritime security in the Persian Gulf, amid efforts to address threats to commercial ships passing through the important oil supply route that have heightened regional tensions....
00:17, 07/31/2019

Oil hits six-week high on Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions Oil prices hit a six-week high on Thursday as oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico were evacuated ahead of a storm, while an incident with a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted tensions in the region....
16:00, 07/11/2019

UK Plans To Send European-Led Gulf Force After Iran Seizes Its Tanker Britain on Monday said it was planning a European-led protection force for shipping in the Gulf after Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged tanker in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the......
08:00, 07/23/2019

Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago....
19:00, 07/21/2019

Iran's Guards commander says U.S. military presence in Gulf is 'an opportunity': ISNA The United States' military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now it is an opportunity, a senior commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday, according to the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA)....
13:51, 05/12/2019

Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden to protect commercial vessels Iran dispatched a destroyer and helicopter carrier to the Gulf of Aden to protect its trade ships, a senior Iranian military official announced on Monday....
06:17, 08/27/2019

Iran slams proposed European naval mission in Persian Gulf The UK government has suggested setting up a European naval mission to defend ships in the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran. Tehran says the proposal is "hostile" and "provocative."...
15:51, 07/28/2019

Trump reportedly agrees to send more troops to Gulf to deter Iran, just not 10K MORE TROOPS AFTER ALL: President Trump seemed disinclined to send any more troops to the Persian Gulf region to counter Iran just before he got a briefing on the security situation from his acting defense secretary at the White House yesterday aftern...
06:51, 05/25/2019

Iran Pairs Diplomacy with Military Pushback as Gulf Tensions Soar Ships plying the Strait of Hormuz are getting caught in the middle as Iran pushes back against U.S. sanctions and maneuvers around a more muscular American regional presence, raising the risk of direct military confrontation....
20:51, 07/21/2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guards impound foreign ship in the Gulf: state TV Iran's Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran's elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday....
15:34, 07/18/2019

Iran commander calls U.S. military in Gulf a target not a threat: ISNA A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Sunday the U.S. military presence in the Gulf used to be a serious threat but now represented a target, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported....
19:51, 05/12/2019

US carrier in Persian Gulf region sends clear signal to Iran ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — The USS Abraham Lincoln, with its contingent of Navy destroyers and cruisers and a fighting force of about 70 aircraft, is the centerpiece of the Pentagon’s response to what it calls Iranian threats to atta...
20:17, 06/08/2019

U.K. Seeks to Ease Tensions in Persian Gulf After Iran Seizes Oil Tanker (Bloomberg) — The U.K. sought to lower tensions after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, an incident that increased friction in one of the world’s critical energy chokepoints. The U.K. demanded the immedia...
19:34, 07/21/2019

Iran dismisses reports about seizure of a British oil tanker in Gulf: IRIB Iran has dismissed as "fabricated" reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf, Iran's IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying....
12:00, 07/06/2019

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions U.S. diplomats are warning that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being "misidentified" amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran....
11:51, 05/18/2019

Iran Seizes Vessel in Persian Gulf Accused of Smuggling Fuel The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has seized a vessel accused of smuggling fuel and detained its crew, Iranian state television said, the latest incident of Tehran interdicting ships in the volatile Persian Gulf....
17:51, 08/04/2019

Timeline: Tension between Iran and the West over nuclear plans, Gulf shipping Tensions between Iran and the West have escalated since U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports took full effect and British naval forces seized an Iranian supertanker....
16:00, 07/10/2019

Will "Protect" Gulf Waters, Iran Warns New British PM Boris Johnson Iran warned Britain's next prime minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday that it will "protect" waters of the oil-rich Gulf, amid a standoff between the two countries over the seizure of tankers....
07:34, 07/24/2019

Iran seizes another foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, state TV reports Iran has seized another foreign oil tanker in the Gulf, the country’s state TV reported on Sunday, accusing it of smuggling fuel to Arab states and adding that seven sailors on board the tanker had been detained. “The IRGC’s naval f...
08:51, 08/05/2019

3 Oil Tankers ‘Sabotaged,’ Gulf Officials Say, Amid Heightened Tensions With Iran (FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates) — Two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian-flagged vessel were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a “sabotage” attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details of the inci...
19:00, 05/13/2019

U.S. Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks Near Persian Gulf, Secretary of State Says (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf, casting it as the latest in a series of “provocative actions” that have ...
21:51, 06/13/2019

US Navy Says Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Gulf Tanker Attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and......
01:00, 06/20/2019

Report: Iran seizes tanker carrying ‘smuggled fuel’ in Gulf Iranian media say Revolutionary Guard has seized an oil tanker carrying 700,000 liters of ‘smuggled fuel’ in the Persian Gulf, 3rd ship seized by Iran in recent weeks...
20:51, 08/04/2019

Pompeo discusses Iran with Gulf allies amid escalating crisis U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with rich Gulf Arab allies during a trip to the region on Monday after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Tehran's downing of a U.S. drone....
17:51, 06/24/2019

Iran seizes oil tanker in Gulf 'smuggling fuel to Arab states' State TV says seven sailors of different nationalities detained during incident in Persian GulfIran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel to Arab states, Iran’s state TV reported, adding that seve...
13:17, 08/04/2019

US warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions The US aviation regulator has warned that "military activities" and "political tensions" could put flights at risk. Washington has increased its military presence in the Gulf amid a worsening spat with Iran....
18:34, 05/18/2019

U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin....
00:00, 06/20/2019

Spain pulls frigate from U.S. Gulf mission amid Iran differences Spain said on Tuesday it had temporarily withdrawn a frigate from a U.S.-led combat group in the Gulf in a possible sign of diplomatic differences between Europe and Washington over Iran....
14:17, 05/14/2019

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering drone attack on oil pipeline Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister on Thursday accused Iran of ordering an attack on Saudi oil pumping stations that Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi militia has claimed responsibility for....
21:51, 05/16/2019

| US conducted cyber attack on Iran in response to drone downing - report The US has launched cyber attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone, according to US media reports....
13:00, 06/23/2019

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Has Shot Down a U.S. Drone Amid Rising Tensions (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, while disputing...
12:00, 06/20/2019

Saudis blame Iran for drone attack amid calls for US strikes Saudi Arabia blames Tehran for drone attack by Yemen’s rebels that knocked out key oil pipeline, as newspaper close to palace calls for “surgical” U.S. strikes on Iran...
04:51, 05/17/2019

Iran Dismisses Trump Report That US Navy Downed "Provocative" Drone Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the US Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were accounted for, amid growing international concern that......
00:51, 07/20/2019

Top Khamenei aide hails Iran's downing of U.S. drone, tanker seizure A top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday praised Iran's recent downing of a U.S. drone and seizure of a British-flagged tanker as turning points in "Muslims' struggle", the semi-official news agency Fars said....
15:51, 07/23/2019

US briefing: Iran shoots down US drone, sea wall costs and Biden under fire Thursday’s top story: US-Iranian tensions escalate amid dispute over an American drone. Plus, Joe Biden criticised for working with segregationist senatorsSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Mattha Busby with toda...
16:34, 06/20/2019

‘Locked and Loaded,’ the U.S. Blames Iran for a Drone Attack Against Saudi Arabia. Here’s What to Know President Donald Trump says the United States is “locked and loaded” after an attack against oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, an American ally and a major producer of the world’s energy supply. A rebel group in Yemen claimed responsi...
02:51, 09/17/2019

Iran Summons United Arab Emirates’ Top Envoy Over U.S. Drone Incident TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has summoned the United Arab Emirates’ top envoy to Tehran to protest the neighboring Arab nation’s allowing the U.S. to use a base there to launch a drone that Iran says entered its airspace. The Saturday report...
19:51, 06/22/2019

Iran Calls Shooting Of Military Drone "Message To America", US Responds Iran shot down a U.S. naval surveillance drone near the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian and U.S. officials said Thursday, adding to weeks of tensions in the Persian Gulf region amid growing concerns of a......
19:34, 06/20/2019

Iran Defiant Over US Drone As Donald Trump Reportedly Calls Off Strikes Iran vowed Friday to defend its borders after downing a US drone it insisted had violated the country's airspace, as reports emerged that President Donald Trump had approved then called off......
21:17, 06/21/2019

Drone targets base of Iran-backed militia in northern Iraq Iraqi security officials announced Friday that an unmanned drone dropped explosives on a base belonging to Iran-backed paramilitary forces in northern Iraq, wounding two people....
03:34, 07/20/2019

Iran Drone Video Of American Carrier Appears "Years Old": US Navy Footage of an American aircraft carrier in the Gulf which Iran claimed it shot with a drone in the Gulf appears to be "several years old", the US Navy has said....
20:51, 04/29/2019

U.S. blames Iran for helping Houthi rebels shoot down drone in Yemen Houthi rebels in Yemen recently shot down a U.S. government-operated drone with assistance from Iran, the U.S. military said in a statement on Sunday....
19:17, 06/16/2019

Iran Denies Claim That U.S. Military Destroyed Drone in the Strait of Hormuz The government of Iran has denied reports that the U.S. shot down an Iranian drone this week in the Strait of Hormuz, contradicting claims by the U.S. military and President Donald Trump that an enemy drone had been destroyed.Read more......
13:51, 07/19/2019

White House officials huddle to address Iran’s shooting of US drone ​White House officials ​will huddle Thursday morning to discuss​ a response to​ Iran’s downing of a US drone, amid escalating tensions between the two countries, according to a report. President Trump​ is so far not expected to attend the meeti...
18:17, 06/20/2019

Iran denies ties to Houthi drone attack on Saudi oil installations Iran's foreign ministry on Friday rejected accusations by Saudi Arabia that Tehran had ordered an attack on Saudi oil installations claimed by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi militia....
18:17, 05/17/2019

Emirates says it is ‘rerouting all flights away from areas of possible conflict’ after Iran downed US drone DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirates says it is ‘rerouting all flights away from areas of possible conflict’ after Iran downed US drone....
15:51, 06/21/2019

Pompeo accuses Iran of spreading ‘blatant disinformation’ on downing of drone The remarks came as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to the Middle East to build a “global coalition” against Iran after it shot down a U.S. drone it said entered its airspace....
00:34, 06/24/2019

Iran dismisses Trump report that U.S. Navy downed 'provocative' drone Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were accounted for, amid growing international concern that both sides could blunder into a war in the Gulf...
18:17, 07/19/2019

US downplays rocket attack amid Iran war fears Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s team is not hurrying to blame Iran for an explosion near the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, despite alarm that the regime will attack American forces in Iraq....
04:34, 05/21/2019

In Iran, economic struggles trump fears of US confrontation TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Battered by U.S. sanctions and its depreciating rial currency, Iran’s 80 million people struggle to buy meat, medicine and other staples of daily life. Now they wonder aloud about America’s intentions as it sends an ai...
08:17, 05/19/2019

Oil mixed on crude demand fears and U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices were mixed on Monday as market concerns about the possibility of a conflict between the United States and Iran eased, while worries about declining crude demand resurfaced....
22:34, 06/24/2019

Iran Tensions Could Prompt Cyber Attacks, U.S. Fears Iran may attempt to retaliate against the U.S. with disruptive cyberattacks, according to current and former U.S. officials, as multiple security firms have seen signs hacking attempts in the past week....
01:34, 06/22/2019

Trump Tweets Iran Missile Site Photo, Risking US Surveillance Secrets In a tweet Friday, President Donald Trump revealed a detailed aerial image of an Iranian missile launch pad, an unusual disclosure that may have confirmed the United States is violating Iran's......
04:51, 08/31/2019

Iran-Allied Houthis Expose Holes in Saudi Arabia's Missile Defense Yemen’s Houthi rebels have accelerated missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia in recent weeks, highlighting the kingdom’s vulnerabilities in defending itself against an Iranian ally....
14:00, 06/25/2019

U.S. demands Iran free seized ship, vows to protect Gulf oil lifeline The United States on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway....
21:34, 07/18/2019

Iran seizes foreign tanker, U.S. vows to protect vital Gulf waterway Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway....
18:00, 07/18/2019

Iran warns western powers to 'leave region' amid Gulf crisis Foreign ministry demands release of Iranian oil tanker UK seized last weekIran has called on Britain to release its seized oil tanker and warned foreign powers to “leave the region because Iran and other regional countries are capable of securing the...
11:17, 07/12/2019

US oil hits highest in over a month amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions U.S. oil futures hit their highest in over a month on Thursday as a potential hurricane threatened crude output in the Gulf of Mexico and as an incident involving a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted ongoing tensions there....
03:51, 07/11/2019

U.S. Navy says mine fragments, magnet point to Iran in Gulf tanker attack The United States Navy on Wednesday displayed limpet mine fragments and a magnet it said it had removed from one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week, saying the mines bore a striking resemblance to Iranian ones....
15:17, 06/19/2019

Iran sends team to tanker in Gulf to see if rescued crew can return: Tasnim Iran said on Friday it had dispatched experts to one oil tanker from which it rescued crew members from a fire caused by an attack to see whether they could now return to the vessel....
15:00, 06/14/2019

Exclusive: U.S. Gulf maritime proposal not military coalition against Iran - Pentagon official The United States is not aiming to set up a military coalition against Iran with its new security initiative in the Gulf, but simply "shining a flashlight" in the region to deter attacks on commercial ships, a top Pentagon official told Reuters....
21:34, 07/18/2019

Iran seizes ship with Filipino crew for alleged fuel smuggling in Gulf Iran's coast guard has seized a foreign tugboat suspected of smuggling fuel in the Gulf and detained its 12 Filipino crew members, state television reported on Saturday....
14:00, 09/07/2019

Iran's Fast Boats and Mines Bring Guerrilla Tactics to Persian Gulf The U.S. conclusion that Iran was behind recent strikes on oil tankers has reignited concern about Iran’s ability to wage guerrilla warfare in one of the world’s most vital waterways....
14:51, 05/30/2019

U.S. and UK presence in Gulf brings insecurity: Iran Revolutionary Guards navy chief The presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy, Alireza Tangsiri, was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency....
12:00, 08/18/2019

TIMELINE-Iran's recent clashes with the West over Gulf shipping, nuclear plans Tensions between Iran and the West have escalated since U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil exports took full effect in May and British naval forces seized an Iranian supertanker....
17:34, 07/21/2019

Air Force fighter planes sent to Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran The military deployed nearly a dozen Air Force fighter jets to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar amid escalating tensions with Iran and threats against American forces in the region. ...
05:34, 06/29/2019

Jeremy Hunt under pressure to back plan for Gulf force as Iran digs in Tehran signals it will not release British-flagged tanker until UK frees one of its vesselsThe foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, is under intense pressure to join US-led plans for an international maritime protection force in the Gulf as signs grow tha...
22:17, 07/21/2019

US warns commercial flights near Persian Gulf could be 'misidentified,' amid tensions with Iran Commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf could be “misidentified” and targeted amid the increasing escalation between the U.S. and Iran, American diplomats said in a warning Saturday....
11:51, 05/18/2019

Iran tried to shoot down US Reaper drone that arrived on scene of oil tanker attacks: officials Iran fired a missile – but missed – at an American drone on Thursday after the supposed Iranian attack on oil tankers, while another U.S. drone was shot down by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen in recent day....
20:34, 06/15/2019

Iran airs video of drone shooting; Donald Trump warns Tehran The Iranian government on Friday disputed a claim that the U.S. Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz -- a position that again brought a steely warning from U.S. President Donald Trump....
07:34, 07/20/2019

Trump says US Navy destroyed Iranian drone in 'defensive action'; Iran denies it Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were safe....
13:34, 07/19/2019

U.S. sent message to Iran after drone downing, warning of limited strike: Iranian official The United States conveyed a message to Iran warning of a limited strike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the Gulf, Iran's civil defense agency chief was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency on Sunday....
10:00, 07/07/2019

Leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard: Downed drone sends a ‘clear message’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says the shooting down of a U.S. drone has sent “a clear message” to America. Gen. Hossein Salami said also says that Iran does “not have any intention for war with any country...
11:51, 06/20/2019

Trump gave 'initial approval' for Iran strikes in response to drone attack Military operation was called off, New York Times reports, as US flight regulator orders aircraft to avoid airspace near drone missile hitDonald Trump reportedly gave initial approval for the military to launch strikes on Iran in retaliation for Tehr...
07:34, 06/21/2019

Ex-Bolton chief of staff says Trump 'responded with restraint' after Iran downed US drone President Trump acted responsibly after Iran shot down a U.S. Navy drone over a key Middle East strait, according to a former National Security Council official....
07:34, 06/21/2019

Saudi Arabia is Blaming Iran for a Drone Attack Amid Calls for U.S. Strikes (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to the palace called for Washington to launch “surgical” strikes on I...
04:51, 05/17/2019

Britain, France and Germany air fears over Iran nuclear deal Britain France and Germany say they fear the Iran nuclear deal is at risk of collapsing after the US pulled out of the agreement and reimposed sanctions which has seen escalating tensions in the Gulf....
23:00, 07/14/2019

Saudi Arabia blames Iran and vows ‘stern action’ after missile strike on airport SAUDI Arabia and its allies have blamed Iran and vowed “stern action” after a missile struck the arrival hall of an international airport injured 26....
13:17, 06/13/2019

Iran unveils new long-range missile system in latest show of military force Iran unveiled a new long-range surface-to-air missile system Thursday in its latest demonstration of military power, just two months after its forces shot a U.S. Navy drone out of the sky over the Strait of Hormuz....
22:00, 08/22/2019

U.S. warns commercial airliners flying in the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran....
14:51, 05/18/2019

UK raises threat level and sends second warship to Persian Gulf as Iran tensions simmer The UK has raised the security level for British ships in the Persian Gulf to the highest state of alert and is sending a second warship to the region as tensions with Iran continue to grow....
13:17, 07/27/2019

Iran deputy foreign minister says ready for dialogue with Gulf Arab countries: statement Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that his country was ready to engage in dialogue with Gulf Arab countries in order to address escalating tensions in the region....
22:00, 05/28/2019

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, 12 on vessel, state media reports Twelve crews members were on the Panamanian-flagged vessel when it was captured near the Strait of Hormuz.        ...
14:34, 07/18/2019

British ships to get Royal Navy escort in Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran British-flagged ships will be accompanied by a Royal Navy escort in the Strait of Hormuz amid growing tensions with Iran, the Government has announced....
18:51, 07/25/2019

U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions; Tehran dismisses sanctions threat U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops....
21:34, 06/23/2019

Peace in the Gulf ‘at a critical juncture’ says DiCarlo, urging continuation of Iran nuclear deal The Iran nuclear deal must “continue to work for all”, despite moves by both the United States and Iran which have destabilized the “hard-won” 2015 agreement, the UN Political Affairs chief told Security Council members on Wednesday. ...
21:51, 06/26/2019

Iran seizes boat with Filipino crew suspected of smuggling fuel in Persian Gulf Iran seized a tugboat and detained its 12 Filipino crew members on suspicion of smuggling diesel fuel in the Persian Gulf, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported Saturday....
21:51, 09/07/2019

Revolutionary Guard general says manned US spy plane was near drone it shot down but Iran chose not to target it TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Revolutionary Guard general says manned US spy plane was near drone it shot down but Iran chose not to target it....
15:51, 06/21/2019

Netanyahu hails Israel strikes against Syria to foil Iran 'killer drone attack' Israeli prime minister says Iran has ‘no immunity anywhere’ after military says Tehran drone plot thwartedThe Israeli air force struck in Syria to prevent an Iranian force from launching an attack on the Jewish state with drones armed with explosives...
03:51, 08/25/2019

Damage from Iran-linked drone attack on Saudi oil facility captured in satellite images Saudi oil sites attacked on Saturday -- in a drone assault linked to Iran -- were seen to have sustained damage after satellite images released Sunday captured char marks and smoke billowing from the world’s largest oil processing facility....
12:18, 09/16/2019

Australian social media influencers detained in Iran for taking illegal photos with a drone Two Australian social media influencers have been detained in Iran for taking illegal photos with a drone, according to a source with knowledge of the situation....
09:34, 09/12/2019

Saudi Arabia cuts oil output after Houthi drone attack; Pompeo blames Iran Saudi Arabia cut its oil output in half Saturday after Yemen's Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a drone attack on two oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia....
15:35, 09/16/2019

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard commander says the shooting down of US drone sends ‘a clear message’ to America TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard commander says the shooting down of US drone sends ‘a clear message’ to America....
12:17, 06/20/2019

Pentagon releases map disputing claim US drone violated Iranian airspace; Iran’s version is very different The Pentagon released a map Thursday pointing out that the U.S. drone shot down by Iran was over International waters and not over Iran, contrary to what Iranian officials claim....
06:00, 06/21/2019

Iran released 2017 image of falling drone claiming it to be latest attack: report An image posted by Iran’s official news agency purporting to show the US drone falling out of the sky after being hit by a missile actually shows another US drone being shot down over Yemen in 2017, according to a report. The Islamic Republic News Ag...
22:00, 06/21/2019

US military’s Central Command: Iran’s shooting down of US drone was ‘unprovoked attack’ in international airspace DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US military’s Central Command: Iran’s shooting down of US drone was ‘unprovoked attack’ in international airspace....
16:00, 06/20/2019

| Iran drone shot down | Australia, NZ PMs meet: WATCH the top world news videos for today US warship destroyed Iranian drone, says Trump | Morrison says meeting with Ardern was positive - lists things they didn't speak about; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
06:51, 07/19/2019

Pompeo to meet Putin in Russia amid fears over US-Iran clash Secretary of state’s visit will be first high-level meeting since redacted Mueller report releaseMike Pompeo is to meet Vladimir Putin in Russia at a time of heightened fears of a clash between the US and Iran, a Moscow ally.A Kremlin spokesman, befo...
16:34, 05/14/2019

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route....
17:51, 06/14/2019

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, fears of confrontation rise U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, raising fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route....
21:34, 06/14/2019

Fears rise over conflict with Iran — and Washington 'has no effective de-escalation strategy' The oil price spiked Monday, with Brent crude jumping more than 1.5% in a sign of market concern over provocative behavior from both Washington and Tehran....
19:17, 05/13/2019

FAA Bans Flights Near Persian Gulf as President Trump Orders Military Strike Against Iran Then Calls It Off The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order overnight barring U.S.-based airlines from flying over some airspace controlled by Iran. The FAA order came just as news broke that President Donald Trump had ordered a military strike aga...
20:17, 06/21/2019

'Britons will soon feel the slap': Iran threatens UK after British navy sends second warship to Persian Gulf The British Navy sent another warship to the Persian Gulf region after one of its destroyers fended off three Iranian ships attempting to harass a British tanker....
22:00, 07/12/2019

Iran seizes oil tanker carrying 'smuggled fuel' in Persian Gulf, state media reports Iran's Revolutionary Guard last week seized an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was supposedly carrying "smuggled fuel" from Iran, state media reported Sunday....
00:51, 08/05/2019

Iran seizes British tanker in Strait of Hormuz; denies Trump’s claim that drone was brought down  The latest incident comes as tensions rise again in the Persian Gulf, a month after Trump threatened to attack Iran for destroying an American drone....
11:17, 07/20/2019

The Pentagon says it will move a Patriot missile battery along with ships, bombers to Middle East to counter Iran threat WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it will move a Patriot missile battery along with ships, bombers to Middle East to counter Iran threat....
00:17, 05/11/2019

Pence says 'all options remain on the table' for US response to Iran, signaling uncertainty on circumstances leading to downed drone AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Vice President Mike Pence doubled down on President Donald Trump's response to Iran military forces that shot down a US Navy drone, saying Sunday there was still confusion surrounding the attack. Though he said on CNN's "S...
04:00, 06/24/2019

Iranian state TV’s website publishes images it says show debris from US military surveillance drone that Iran shot down TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV’s website publishes images it says show debris from US military surveillance drone that Iran shot down....
12:34, 06/21/2019

Iran crisis: US-registered planes barred over parts of the Middle East amid tensions after drone strike The Persian Gulf is home to some of the world’s top long-haul carriers, who already have been battered by Trump’s travel bans targeting a group of predominantly Muslim countries.       ...
10:00, 06/21/2019

Iran state news agency says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone; US military declines to immediately comment TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran state news agency says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone; US military declines to immediately comment....
07:17, 06/20/2019

Iran crisis: US planes barred over parts of the Mideast; global airlines reroute flights after drone downed The Persian Gulf is home to some of the world’s top long-haul carriers, who already have been battered by Trump’s travel bans targeting a group of predominantly Muslim countries.        ...
12:34, 06/21/2019

As fears of war loom, Trump’s Iran policy, arms deals face challenges in Congress Lawmakers are planning several moves to restrain the president’s options when it comes to challenging Iran militarily and arming Tehran’s regional enemies....
09:51, 06/15/2019

Iran Seizes Oil Tanker of ‘Smuggled Fuel’ in Persian Gulf Amid Rising Tensions, State Media Reports (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard’s third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strengt...
22:51, 08/04/2019

Security Council urges ‘maximum restraint’ around Gulf region as Iran and United States trade diplomatic blows in New York There is a need for “genuine regional dialogue” to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, calling on Secretary-General António Guterres “to play a role” in bringing countries to the table....
01:17, 06/25/2019

US launches countdown clock to warn of Russia and China arming Iran Western allies have 15 months to unify against Iran before the regime is free to buy and sell weapons under the 2015 nuclear deal, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo....
11:00, 08/21/2019

U.S. Conducts Missile Test Just 10 Minutes After North Korea's Latest Missile Launch North Korea conducted a new weapons test overnight, firing two missiles into the sea between North Korea and Japan, according to reports from the South Korean military. The U.S. military conducted its own missile test just ten minutes later.Read more...
18:00, 05/09/2019

US Exits Soviet-Era Nuclear Missile Accord, To Accelerate Missile Program The United States vowed to upgrade its cruise and ballistic missile capability as the collapse Friday of a Cold War nuclear pact with Russia triggered fears of a new arms race....
06:51, 08/03/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks end losing streak, Iran sanctions weigh on most of Gulf Saudi Arabia's stock market snapped a four-day losing streak in late wave of buying on Tuesday, while other major Middle East bourses dropped after the United States imposed sanctions on Iran's leadership. Saudi Arabia's share index was up 0.6% w...
15:51, 06/25/2019

Iran shoots down US drone in 'unprovoked attack,' heightening tensions U.S.-Iranian tensions heightened Thursday when a U.S. Global Hawk spy drone was shot down by Iran's Revolutionary Guard.        ...
15:34, 06/20/2019

'Very big mistake': Trump responds to Iran shooting down U.S. drone President Trump tweeted that "Iran made a very big mistake" after the country's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone.        ...
12:34, 06/21/2019

Saudi drone attack: Donald Trump says US is 'locked and loaded' if Iran is behind oil attacks Donald Trump has said the US is "locked and loaded" and ready to respond to drone attacks on an oil facility in Saudi Arabia, saying officials already knew who was behind them....
15:34, 09/16/2019

Alphabet's Drone Unit Partners with FedEx and Walgreens for Drone Deliveries After being the first drone operator to be granted its Air Carrier Certification earlier this year in April, Wing (a subsidiary of Alphabet) has partnered with FedEx, Walgreens, and local craft goods retailer Sugar Magnolia to conduct a “first-of-its...
11:52, 09/20/2019

Iran seizes vessel in Gulf 'for smuggling diesel fuel' amid heightened Saudi tensions Iran's Revolutionary Guards have reportedly seized a vessel in the Gulf for allegedly smuggling 250,000 litres of diesel fuel to the United Arab Emirates....
15:34, 09/16/2019

Australian and British bloggers arrested 'for flying drone' in Iran named as Jolie King and Mark Firkin A British-Australian woman and her Australian partner who are being held in Iran were reportedly arrested for flying a drone without a licence near the capital Tehran....
11:34, 09/12/2019

US 'launched cyber-attack on Iran weapons system' as Donald Trump backs away from conventional military strike in response to downing of drone US military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned US surveillance drone....
16:34, 06/23/2019

Look no further, this DJI-powered drone is a great starter drone for under $100 Top-end models for deep pocketed pilots can rival the price of a used car. But if you’re like the rest of us, just looking to get into drone flying with a quality, easy to use craft at a reasonable price, the Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter Powered by DJI...
15:51, 07/29/2019

Jolie King and Mark Firkin latest: Bloggers' drone arrest in Iran 'not political' Australia's foreign affairs minister today said she does not believe the detentions in Iran of two British-Australian women and an Australian man are politically motivated....
07:51, 09/14/2019

'You'll soon find out' if US retaliates after Iran shoots down drone, Trump warns U.S.-Iranian tensions heightened Thursday when a U.S. Global Hawk spy drone was shot down by Iran's Revolutionary Guard.        ...
12:34, 06/21/2019

'Iran made a very big mistake': Trump tweets warning after US drone shot down in 'unprovoked attack' U.S.-Iranian tensions heightened Thursday when a U.S. Global Hawk spy drone was shot down by Iran's Revolutionary Guard.        ...
18:17, 06/20/2019

US 'destroys' Iran drone after it comes within 'threatening distance' of warship in the Strait of Hormuz A US warship has destroyed an Iranian drone that came with "threatening distance" in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries....
10:00, 07/19/2019

How the Oman tanker attack played out The attack on two tankers in a vital Gulf of Oman waterway Thursday comes at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and Iran in the oil-rich region and raises concerns of a potential conflict in the Middle East....
13:17, 06/14/2019

Oman says it will reopen its embassy in Iraq DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman says it will reopen its embassy in Iraq, decades after it closed its diplomatic post. Oman’s Foreign Ministry made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday night. The sultanate, on the eastern edge of the Ar...
06:34, 05/13/2019

Police say Oman-Dubai bus crashes, killing 17 in UAE DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Dubai say 17 people were killed when bus from Oman crashed in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai police announced the death toll in tweets published early Friday. Police say the bus crashed into a sign on She...
05:51, 06/07/2019

Trump: Strait near Oman will not be closed, or at least not for long U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the Strait of Hormuz, a key commercial shipping route, would not be closed following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, or at least not for long....
15:00, 06/14/2019

Oman suspends dividend tax for three years as of May 6 -market authority Oman's capital market authority (CMA) said on Wednesday it had suspended a 10% tax on dividends for three years as of May 6 to boost foreign investments....
17:02, 05/15/2019

The Latest: Oman says it will open embassy in West Bank MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The Latest on developments surrounding a U.S.-hosted conference in Bahrain about Washington’s economic plan for the Palestinians (all times local): 9:55 a.m. The sultanate of Oman has announced it will open an embassy in ...
09:34, 06/26/2019

Oman, Qatar Favourites But India "Ready For The Challenge": Stimac Indian football coach Igor Stimac said his team is capable of upsetting Oman in their World Cup qualifying opener but conceded that the visitors will start outright favourites....
19:34, 09/03/2019

Hyderabad Woman Rescued From Oman After 5 Months, Thanks Sushma Swaraj A woman from Hyderabad who was trafficked to Oman on the pretext of a job was rescued after five months. Kulsum Banu thanked External Affairs Ministers Sushma Swaraj for her help in the matter....
03:34, 05/16/2019

Oman Air plans Airbus talks unless Boeing provides 737 Max support plan Oman Air CEO Abdulaziz Al Raisi plans to hold talks with Airbus if Boeing does not provide a support and recovery plan for its grounded 737 MAX planes before June 17, a statement by the Omani company said on Friday....
16:17, 06/14/2019

6 Of Maharashtra Family, On Visit To Oman, Swept Away In Flash Floods Six members of a family from Maharashtra's Beed district have been swept away in flash floods in the Gulf nation of Oman where they had gone on a visit, Mumbai Police said Monday....
20:00, 05/20/2019

Oman says 3 arrested for allegedly setting deadly house fire DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Police in Oman say three people have been arrested over allegedly setting a deadly house fire in the sultanate that killed a mother and her two children. The Royal Oman Police said Sunday on Twitter that the three i...
13:00, 06/02/2019

Cyclone Vayu Changed Course, Has Moved To Oman: Gujarat Chief Minister Cyclone Vayu lay centred over the northeast and adjoining east central Arabian Sea at 3:30 am on Friday, stated India Meteorological Department (IMD)....
10:00, 06/14/2019

Oman author Jokha Alharthi wins Booker International Prize An author from Oman has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for “Celestial Bodies,” the story of three sisters in a desert country moving from slave-owning traditional society and complex modern nation...
06:51, 05/22/2019

Oman author Joka Alharthi wins Booker International Prize LONDON (AP) — An author from Oman has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for “Celestial Bodies,” the story of three sisters and of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world. Jokha Alhart...
23:17, 05/21/2019

Saudi Arabia says evacuated crew member of Iranian ship sent to Oman: SPA Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship who was previously evacuated for medical reasons from a vessel off the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, to Oman....
21:34, 07/20/2019

Oman author Jokha Alharthi wins prestigious Booker International Prize Jokha Alharthi has become the first Arabic-language writer to scoop the Man Booker International Prize with her novel "Celestial Bodies." The book focuses on three Omani sisters and the country's history of slavery....
17:00, 05/22/2019

The best lenses for Nikon Z mount While Canon went big in both price and performance with its low-light specialist $2,300 RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens, Nikon elected to release the cheaper, slower $600 Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S. Don't be fooled by the price, though. While it's a sto...
19:51, 05/17/2019

The best bike phone mount By Amy Roberts This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to bike phone mounts. Us...
20:00, 05/19/2019

How to Mount a TV Without Making a Mess Don’t underestimate the time and energy it takes to mount your TV on the wall yourself. Here’s how to do it and keep your wall — and your peace of mind — in one piece....
23:34, 04/28/2019

The best lenses for Canon RF mount Many photographers keep a cheap compact 50mm lens in their bags, but that is not what Canon has made here. The Canon RF 50mm F/1.2 is over 2 pounds and costs more than $2,000, but what you're getting for that is an incredible sharp lens with an ...
21:17, 05/22/2019

Three more people die on Mount Everest Three people died descending from Mount Everest on Thursday, increasing the death toll for the week to seven. Climbers hoping to make it to the top of the mountain are forced to wait for hours at 26,200 feet in freezing temperatures in what’s known a...
09:17, 05/25/2019

The best lenses for Fujifilm X mount If you have an interest in portrait photography, and if you can afford it, the Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R is a no-brainer. Images are sharp edge-to-edge, even when wide open, and out-of-focus areas are buttery smooth. It's not quite as fast to focu...
16:51, 05/13/2019

The best lenses for Sony FE mount More often than not, there's no wow factor to standard zoom lenses. But that's not necessarily the case with the Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8GM lens, which is designed to be ideal for portrait and travel photography. The best feature of this G Mas...
02:17, 05/09/2019

Four further deaths on overcrowded Mount Everest A narrow window of good weather has created a deadly overcrowding of climbers on Mount Everest. Most of the seven deaths this month happened after climbers spent too much time in the "death zone."...
02:00, 05/25/2019

Why so many people are dying on top of Mount Everest Mount Everest. It's big. It's dangerous — and, more and more, it's crowded. In fact, the world's tallest mountain is getting so crowded with climbers, spring 2019 is shaping up to be one of the mountain's deadliest climbing s...
01:51, 06/08/2019

Triumph and tragedy on Mount Everest Eleven people have died while attempting to summit Mount Everest and world records have been set this climbing season on the world's tallest peak.        ...
19:00, 05/28/2019

Lampard sweating on Mount fitness "Chelsea manager Frank Lampard faces a nervous wait over the next 24 hours to see whether Mason Mount will be fit for Sunday\u0027s Premier League clash against Liverpool, after the midfielder was forced off with an ankle injury against Valencia."...
10:17, 09/18/2019

China says war with US would be a disaster as tensions mount Defence minister Wei Fenghe said China would ‘fight to the end’ on trade issues but was open to talksChinese defence minister Wei Fenghe criticised the United States on Sunday for its support for self-ruled Taiwan and for naval operations in the disp...
05:34, 06/02/2019

Here's how much it could cost to climb Mount Everest The business of climbing Mount Everest generates more than $300 million a year, but experts say it could be in jeopardy. Garrett Madison, Madison Mountaineering and mountain guide/climber, and CNBC's Robert Frank join "The Exchange" to discuss t...
02:00, 06/13/2019

Utah man dies during Mount Everest climb A 55-year-old Utah man died after reaching the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the fourth person to die on the world's tallest peak this climbing season, Nepali officials said....
05:00, 05/24/2019

Two Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal Two Indian climbers died near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga during an expedition on the world’s third highest mountain in Nepal, their hiking company said on Thursday....
08:00, 05/16/2019

77 Indian Hikers On Their Way To Mount Everest Peak As spring's climbing season kicks in, 41 teams of Nepali and foreign climbers, including 77 Indian hikers, have embarked on a three-month expedition on Tuesday to reach the world's highest peak -......
06:00, 05/15/2019

2 Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An expedition organizer says two Indian climbers on Mount Kanchenjunga (KAN’-chen-joonga) have died while attempts were being made to rescue them. Pasang Sherpa of Peak Promotion in Kathmandu says one of them had scaled ...
08:51, 05/16/2019

Fire reportedly burning on Mount Lemmon TUCSON – Coronado National Forest Service crews are reporting a blaze on Mount Lemmon after smoke was spotted by members of the community Monday afternoon. According to Pima County Sheriff’s Department, the blaze, dubbed as the Red Ridge ...
02:51, 07/23/2019

Klopp: Abraham and Mount £60 million players "Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Chelsea youngsters Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount are £60m players, ahead of Liverpool\u0027s visit to Stamford Bridge this Sunday."...
16:00, 09/20/2019

Authorities ban single-use plastics from Mount Everest There’s no great future in plastics — at least atop Mount Everest, Nepalese authorities said Thursday. Soft drink bottles and other single-use plastics less than 0.03 millimeters thick won’t be allowed to accompany thrill-seekers on the w...
21:34, 08/22/2019

Dreaming of climbing Mount Everest? This is what it takes Physical training and tens of thousands of dollars are just a few of the things adventure-seekers need to conquer Mount Everest. Experts say it takes much more than that to check it off your bucket list....
03:51, 05/29/2019

Deaths rise on crowded Mount Everest Nepal's reluctance to limit the number of permits it issues to scale Mount Everest has contributed to dangerous overcrowding, with inexperienced climbers impeding others and causing deadly delays, seasoned mountaineers said. (May 28)  ...
21:17, 05/28/2019

Yankees Sweep Red Sox Even as Injuries Continue to Mount Edwin Encarnacion and Aaron Hicks are out, and Gleyber Torres has been sent for tests, but the resilient Yankees pulled off a four-game sweep at home....
10:51, 08/05/2019

Mangled van removed from Mount Lemmon, 19 years later MOUNT LEMMON, Ariz. – After 19 years sitting in a canyon off Catalina Highway, the mangled wreckage of a rusted van has finally been removed. Manuel Montijo drove the van off a cliff in 2000. His wife, Jenny said the remnants of the vehicle are...
14:00, 05/02/2019

S&P 500 opens at two-month low as trade tensions mount The S&P 500 opened at a more than two-month low on Wednesday as China's readiness to escalate its trade war with the United States fueled fears that the dispute could be long drawn and weigh on global growth....
16:34, 05/29/2019