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Macron gambles with bold Zarif invite to G7 talks

Biarritz - French President Emmanuel Macron gambled by inviting Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the G7 summit on Sunday in a high-stakes diplomatic flourish that he hopes will help de-escalate rising tensions in the Gulf.

Hezbollah chief threatens Israel after Beirut 'drone attack'

Beirut - The head of Hezbollah on Sunday threatened Israel after a "drone attack" on the Lebanese Shiite movement's Beirut stronghold, vowing to "do everything" to thwart future attacks.

Israeli jets hit targets in Syria to prevent Iranian drone attack: army

Jerusalem - The Israeli air force struck in Syria to prevent an Iranian force from launching an attack on the Jewish state with drones armed with explosives, the army said Sunday.

Britain sends another warship to Gulf

London - A third British warship is heading to the Gulf, the Royal Navy announced Saturday, amid heightened tensions in the region.

Iran's Zarif heading to Asia in push against US sanctions

Tehran - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will head to East Asia on Sunday, his office said, as part of a diplomatic push to win relief from biting US sanctions.

Op-Ed: Israel said to be planning attacks on Houthis in Yemen

As reported in the Jerusalem Post, the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida quotes sources familiar with the matter as saying that Israel is planning to start attacking targets in the Shi-ite Houthi-controlled area of northern Yemen.

Macron spearheads pressure on Bolsonaro over Amazon fires

Paris - France's Emmanuel Macron led a growing wave of international pressure on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest Friday, telling him Paris would block efforts to seal a major trade deal.

Iraq paramilitary chief walks back accusations against US

Baghdad - The head of Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force has walked back his deputy's accusation that the United States was behind a string of recent explosions at the group's bases.

Iraq paramilitary units blame US for base attacks

Baghdad - Iraqi paramilitary units said Wednesday they held the US responsible for a string of mysterious blasts in recent weeks at their bases, renewing fears of a possible proxy war.

Iran tanker too big to dock at Greek port: minister

Athens - An Iranian tanker that has sparked a diplomatic row pitting Tehran against Washington and London is too big to dock in Greece, the country's junior foreign minister said Wednesday."This is a very large crude carrier, it is over 130,000 tonnes...

Australia to join US in Gulf maritime security mission

Sydney - Australia will join the US-led mission to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions with Iran, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday.

US urges UN to extend Iran arms embargo, travel ban

New York - The US urged the United Nations Tuesday to extend an arms embargo on Tehran that is due to expire next year as part of the embattled Iran nuclear deal.

'No request' from Iran tanker to dock in Greece: minister

Athens - Athens has received no request from the Iranian tanker Adrian Darya to dock in Greece, Merchant Marine Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis said Tuesday after a maritime tracker gave the ship's "reported destination" as the Greek port of Kalamata.

Bahrain to join US-led efforts to protect Gulf navigation

Dubai - Bahrain said Monday it would join US-led efforts to protect shipping in the Gulf amid tensions between Washington and Tehran after a series of attacks on tankers.

Iran warns US against seizing tanker

Tehran - Tehran said it had warned its arch-foe Washington against attempting to seize an Iranian tanker, which sailed into international waters Monday after being released from Gibraltar.

Iran tanker departs after Gibraltar rejects US demand

Gibraltar - The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel.

US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

Washington - The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel.

US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

Washington - The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel.

Iran must free women held over veil protests: UN experts

Geneva - A group of UN human rights experts on Friday called for the immediate release of three Iranian women given long jail terms for protesting laws compelling women to wear veils.

Iran says tanker freed by Gibraltar poised to set sail

Tehran - A tanker carrying Iranian oil, released by Gibraltar authorities after being held since July 4, is preparing to set sail into the Mediterranean, a senior Iranian shipping official said Friday.

Iran says tanker freed by Gibraltar poised to set sail

Tehran - A tanker carrying Iranian oil, released by Gibraltar authorities after being held since July 4, is preparing to set sail into the Mediterranean, a senior Iranian shipping official said Friday.

Gibraltar orders Iranian tanker release despite US detention bid

Gibraltar - Gibraltar's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favour of releasing an Iranian supertanker seized on suspicion of shipping oil to war-torn Syria in breach of international sanctions, in a blow to the United States which had tried to block the vessel's d...

US 'piracy' attempt failed, Iran says after court orders tanker release

Tehran - Iran's top diplomat said a US attempt at "piracy" had failed after a Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of a tanker carrying Iranian oil despite a US detention request.

Family spares ex-Tehran mayor facing death over wife's murder

Tehran - A former mayor of Tehran sentenced to death over the murder of his wife has been spared by her family in a post shared on Instagram on Wednesday.

Iran's Khamenei meets Yemen rebels after blow for Saudi coalition

Tehran - Iran's supreme leader has held talks with a senior Yemeni rebel official just days after the long-running intervention against the rebels by its regional foes Saudi Arabia and the UAE suffered a major setback.

Paris urges Putin to reply to Ukraine 'offers' ahead of Macron talks

Paris - France hopes President Vladimir Putin will respond positively to moves by his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky to end the five-year-old conflict in the country's east, a French presidency official said Tuesday.

Iran says in touch with Britain over seized tanker

Tehran - Iran's port authority said Tuesday it has been in contact with British authorities as part of efforts to secure the release of a tanker seized off Gibraltar.

Bolton says US to 'move very quickly' on post-Brexit trade deal

London - US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Monday that Washington wanted "to move very quickly" on a trade deal with Britain after it leaves the EU, and that the White House would wait until after Brexit to address various security concerns.

Iran's Zarif blasts US arms sales to Gulf

Doha - Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States on Monday of transforming the Gulf into a "tinderbox" with its arms sales to regional allies."The US (sold) $50 billion worth of weapons to the region last year.

Turkmen leader attends first diplomatic event since death rumours

Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov opened an economic forum on the Caspian Sea Monday, marking his first diplomatic outing and verifiable public appearance since rumours of his death swirled last month.
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