US-Iran tension

January 6, 2020
January 6, 2020

Oil tops $70 as Iran, Trump trade threats

Oil prices rise over 1% on Monday, pushing Brent above $70 a barrel, as rhetoric from the United States, Iran and Iraq fanned tensions in the Middle East after a US air strike which killed a top...

January 5, 2020
January 5, 2020

Trump’s threats draw Iran’s cultural sites into tensions

Iran's ancient and rich cultural landscape becomes a potential US military target as Washington and Tehran lob threats and take high-stakes steps toward a possible open conflict.

January 5, 2020
January 5, 2020

Pope calls for dialogue and restraint amid growing US-Iran tensions

Pope Francis calls for dialogue and restraint two days after the killing of a top Iranian military commander by the United States.

September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019
USA

With Bolton's departure, an Iran hawk leaves the chessboard

John Bolton's departure from the White House removes an obstacle to the possibility of US-Iranian nuclear talks, but the odds of such a dialogue leading anywhere remain low, current and former...

August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019

US bid to seize Iranian tanker halts its release from Gibraltar

The United States applies to seize an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar, halting its expected release at the last minute and preventing a possible swap for British-flagged tanker held by Iran.

July 13, 2019
July 13, 2019

Crew members of detained Iranian tanker relesed

Gibraltar police have said that all four crew members of the Iranian Grace 1 tanker have been released on bail without charge after it was detained last week on suspicion of breaking European...

June 26, 2019
June 26, 2019

Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'

US President Donald Trump threatens to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh US sanctions on Tehran as "...

June 21, 2019
June 21, 2019

Trump pulls back from launch of military strikes on Iran

US President Donald Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned $130-million surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching the attacks, the New...

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

'Flying objects' damaged Japanese tanker in Gulf of Oman

Two "flying objects" damaged a Japanese tanker in a suspected attack in the Gulf of Oman, but there was no damage to the cargo of methanol, the president of the shipping company has said.

June 14, 2019
June 14, 2019

US blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion

The United States has 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 US-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran has...