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U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions- Tehran dismisses…

U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions- Tehran dismisses…

Published 24/06/2019

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any [more…]

Kushner’s economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection

Kushner’s economic plan for Mideast peace faces broad Arab rejection

Published 24/06/2019

RIYADH/AMMAN/CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. President Donald Trump’s $50 billion Middle East economic vision with a mixture of derision and exasperation, [more…]

Don’t open ‘Pandora’s Box’ in Middle East, China warns

Don’t open ‘Pandora’s Box’ in Middle East, China warns

Published 18/06/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government’s top diplomat warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as [more…]

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

Saudi air defenses intercept two Houthi drones: Saudi press agency

Published 18/06/2019

(Reuters) - Saudi air defenses intercepted two Houthi drones, one of them targeting a residential area in the southern city of Abha, the Saudi press [more…]

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East – sources

Exclusive: U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East – sources

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington [more…]

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks

Published 18/06/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a [more…]

France’s Macron urges more dialogue with Iran, regrets…

France’s Macron urges more dialogue with Iran, regrets…

Published 17/06/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday he regretted Iran’s announcement that it would exceed the allowed enriched uranium limit, but that [more…]

Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle to Arab billionaire for $445 million:…

Mike Ashley to sell Newcastle to Arab billionaire for $445 million:…

Published 27/05/2019

(Reuters) - Mike Ashley has agreed to sell Newcastle United to Abu Dhabi’s billionaire Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan for 350 million pounds ($445.24 [more…]

Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to…

Defying Congress, Trump sets $8 billion-plus in weapons sales to…

Published 25/05/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, declaring a national emergency because of tensions with Iran, swept aside objections from Congress on Friday to complete [more…]

Saudi Arabia says two Saudi oil tankers attacked near UAE waters

Saudi Arabia says two Saudi oil tankers attacked near UAE waters

Published 13/05/2019

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two Saudi oil tankers were among vessels targeted by a “sabotage attack” off the coast of [more…]