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Trump meets with Swiss leader amid Iran tensions

President Donald Trump welcomed Swiss president Ueli Maurer to the White House Thursday, amid rising tensions with Iran. Asked by reporters if the U.S. is going to war with Tehran,...

Trump meets with Swiss leader amid Iran tensions

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Pompeo meets Indian leader amid trade tensions, Iran crisis Pompeo arrived in New Delhi late Tuesday after visiting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan on a trip aimed at building a global coalition to counter Iran....
10:34, 06/26/2019

Pompeo meets Indian leader amid trade tensions NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has begun official meetings in India’s capital amid growing tensions over trade and tariffs that has strained the partners’ ties. Pompe...
07:51, 06/26/2019

Iran supreme leader criticizes president amid US tensions As tensions with the U.S. mount, Iran’s supreme leader says the country’s president and foreign minister didn’t act as he wished in implementing the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers...
21:34, 05/22/2019

Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner meets with Israeli leader amid political chaos Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and adviser, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday even as Israel faced an unprecedented political stalemate.     ...
22:00, 05/30/2019

Trump Says Will Impose Fresh Sanctions On Iran Amid Heightened Tensions U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following......
19:17, 06/23/2019

Trump's Iran stance is the right one amid increasing tensions: Rick Scott President Trump is correct to stand up to Iran, as the Rouhani government is contributing to tensions in both the Middle East and in its support for the Maduro regime in Venezuela....
00:17, 05/17/2019

Arctic Council meets amid tensions over resources The eight-member Arctic Council is looking at ways to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth. The thawing of ice has some countries scrambling over the earth's untapped resources....
11:51, 05/06/2019

Pompeo, Swiss FM in talks likely dominated by Iran tensions BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is holding talks with his Swiss counterpart that are expected to focus on Iran. Amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran th...
12:34, 06/02/2019

Trump approves massive arms deals to Saudi Arabia and UAE amid Iran tensions The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran....
23:00, 05/24/2019

Trump confirms plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions – live Trump administration notifies Congress of proposalACLU and Planned Parenthood file lawsuit in AlabamaSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.42pm BST I’m not sure it you’ve become mixe...
19:51, 05/24/2019

Libya’s Hifter meets French leader Macron amid fighting PARIS (AP) — Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter is in Paris for meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron amid growing international concern about his month-long offensive to take Libya’s capi...
13:17, 05/22/2019

Reserve Bank Governor Meets Arun Jaitley Amid Rumours Of BJP Leader's Ill Health Mr Jaitley, 66, suffers from kidney problems and underwent a transplant in 2018. He was then operated on in January, reportedly for soft tissue cancer in his left leg, which prevented him from......
21:17, 05/26/2019

The Latest: Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions The Latest: The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an “accidental conflict” could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S....
05:17, 06/13/2019

Oil tankers targeted amid Iran-US tensions Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the US Navy rushed t...
16:00, 06/13/2019

Saudi oil tankers among those attacked off UAE amid Iran tensions Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies a...
01:17, 05/14/2019

US national security adviser in UAE amid tensions with Iran President Donald Trump's national security adviser, a longtime hawk on Iran, is visiting the United Arab Emirates amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf....
04:51, 05/29/2019

Dow futures higher amid growing tensions between Iran and the US U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Monday morning, as traders monitor geopolitical tensions, in particular between the United States and Iran....
10:51, 06/24/2019

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...
11:34, 05/16/2019

Amid Iran tensions, a look at Mideast’s powers and proxies As long-simmering tensions heat up between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, a look at the various countries or players involved, and what could happen: UNITED STATES The U.S. has tens o...
07:17, 05/21/2019

Iran’s foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is in Pakistan on a critically timed visit amid a crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week’s emergency Arab League meeting calle...
09:17, 05/24/2019

The Latest: Qatar trying to defuse tensions amid Iran crisis DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — 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): 9:40 a.m. Th...
08:34, 05/16/2019

Asian stocks tick up, oil rises amid U.S.-Iran tensions Asian shares edged up on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations, while oil prices firmed on heightened tensions between the United States and Ira...
08:34, 06/24/2019

Iran Downs U.S. Military Drone Amid Rising Tensions Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, U.S. and Iranian officials said, the latest in an escalating series of incidents across the Middle East that has stoked fears of a wider military conflict....
15:34, 06/20/2019

Iran President Rejects Talks With US Amid Heightening Tensions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations "if and when they are ever ready"....
17:17, 05/21/2019

US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters To Qatar Amid Iran Tensions The US has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time, its military said Friday, adding to a buildup of US forces in the Gulf amid tensions with Iran....
19:17, 06/29/2019

U.K.-Iranian Academic Is Arrested in Iran Amid Tanker Tensions An acclaimed British-Iranian academic was detained just as the two countries appeared to be settling their standoff over an Iranian tanker seized in Gibraltar....
22:34, 08/14/2019

Pompeo Visits Germany Amid Rising Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran (BERLIN) — Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran. Pompeo was set to meet F...
10:34, 05/31/2019

Iran quadruples uranium-enrichment production amid US tensions Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the US over Tehran’s nuke program, officials said Monday, just after President Trump and Iran’s foreign minist...
04:00, 05/21/2019

Pakistan PM Warns Against Risk Of War In Region Amid Iran Tensions Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran....
15:34, 05/25/2019

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with U.S., Saudi Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran ...
14:51, 05/25/2019

U.S. to send troops to Saudi Arabia amid tensions with Iran Senior American defense officials said some U.S. troops and Patriot air defense missile systems have already arrived at Prince Sultan Air Base, south of Riyadh....
11:51, 07/20/2019

Iran Renews Nuclear Pact Ultimatum Amid Tensions With US Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States.....
17:17, 06/15/2019

US, India 'working together' amid Iran crisis, despite trade tensions Despite growing disagreements over trade and tariffs, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss international cooperation amid the Iran crisis....
00:00, 06/27/2019

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 an...
11:51, 06/20/2019

Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with U.S. Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States e...
17:51, 06/15/2019

Iraq offers to mediate between US, Iran amid ongoing tensions Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels....
11:00, 05/27/2019

US to deploy 1,500 troops to Middle East amid tensions with Iran White House downplays prospect of conflictTrump administration approves $7bn arms sale to Saudi ArabiaThe US will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the ...
06:34, 05/25/2019

Pompeo skips visit to Greenland amid new tensions with Iran LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran. Pompeo had been due to wrap up a trip to Europe o...
08:00, 05/09/2019

German mediator heads to Iran amid escalating tensions with U.S. A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington...
16:17, 05/23/2019

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, Am...
11:00, 06/20/2019

US Could Send More Troops To Mideast Amid Iran Tensions: Pentagon Chief The United States said Thursday it was considering deploying more troops to the Middle East as it looks for ways to enhance the protection of its forces in the turbulent region amid simmering tensions...
04:34, 05/24/2019

What to Know about the British-Flagged Oil Tanker Seized by Iran Amid Escalating Tensions Iranian forces on Friday seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, a geopolitically vital sea route connecting the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. The move has escalat...
18:34, 07/22/2019

US Imposes Sanctions On Iran's Foreign Minister Amid Escalating Tensions The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday in a dramatic step bound to further escalate tensions with Tehran....
08:17, 08/01/2019

U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions, Official Says (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran. Trump said t...
09:00, 05/25/2019

Mike Pompeo cancels trip to Moscow amid tensions with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday canceled his trip to Moscow -- but not to Sochi -- opting instead to stop in Brussels amid rising tensions with Iran....
23:51, 05/13/2019

Mike Pompeo visits Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran Secretary of state abruptly pulls out of Berlin meeting with the German chancellor, Angela MerkelThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, cancelled a long-established plan to hold talks with the German...
02:51, 05/08/2019

Amid tensions with US, Iran’s foreign minister warns: ‘Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it’ TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Amid tensions with US, Iran’s foreign minister warns: ‘Whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it’...
11:17, 06/10/2019

U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran (BAGHDAD) — The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the...
20:51, 05/15/2019

Oil prices drop amid demand worries, but U.S.-Iran tensions support Oil fell on Tuesday amid concerns over the outlook for crude demand, but prices were supported after Washington announced new sanctions on Iran amid mounting tensions in the Middle East....
07:51, 06/25/2019

High-Level Cyber Intrusions Hit Bahrain Amid Tensions with Iran Suspected Iranian hackers infiltrated critical infrastructure and government computers in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain within the last month, raising fears among leaders in the region that Tehra...
06:17, 08/08/2019

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. diplomats are warning that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions be...
10:34, 05/18/2019

US to deploy 500 troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions: report The Trump administration is preparing to send 500 US troops to Saudi Arabia, bolstering the military relationship between the US and the kingdom amid rising tensions with neighboring Iran, a report sa...
05:17, 07/18/2019

US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran President Trump announced Friday that about 1,500 additional US troops will be deployed to the Middle East — mostly in a protective role — amid escalating tensions with Iran. “We’re going ...
21:17, 05/24/2019

China Appeals For "Calm, Restraint" Amid Growing US-Iran Tensions China on Tuesday urged "calm and restraint" as tensions between the US and Iran escalate following US President Donald Trump's new sanctions on Iran....
18:17, 06/25/2019

Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq amid tensions with Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced, dead-of-night jaunt to Iraq on Tuesday, showing support for the country’s government in the face as escalating tensions between the US and Ira...
12:00, 05/08/2019

The U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions, Official Says (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran. Trump said t...
19:51, 05/24/2019

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 wit...
23:17, 05/18/2019

Amid Iran Tensions, US Orders Partial Evacuation Of Embassy In Baghdad The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq's neighbor Iran....
19:34, 05/15/2019

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 h...
04:34, 07/11/2019

China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Iran have met in Beijing amid heightened Middle East tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its world markets open. Wang Yi, whose country has been a ...
14:17, 05/17/2019

John Bolton warns Iran of ‘unrelenting force’ amid tensions in Gaza John Bolton warned on Sunday that the Trump administration would send a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran as a carrier strike group was traveling to the region amid tensions in Gaza...
07:00, 05/06/2019

U.S. sending 1,000 troops to Middle East amid tensions with Iran over tanker attack The Pentagon on Monday announced it is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East after attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, which U.S. officials blamed on Iran....
05:51, 06/18/2019

FAA bars U.S. airlines from flying over Persian Gulf amid escalating tensions with Iran The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft operators from flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman due to increased tensions with ...
09:00, 06/21/2019

Former CIA official: 'Absolutely necessary to talk about' taking preventative action amid Iran tensions Former CIA Middle East Department Chief Daniel Hoffman reacted to a New York Times report that President Trump reviewed a military plan that would send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East in ...
02:51, 05/15/2019

Indian Airlines To Avoid Iran Airspace Amid Tensions: Aviation Watchdog Amid rising geopolitical tensions between the US and Iran, India's aviation regulator DGCA Saturday said Indian airlines have decided to avoid the "affected part of the Iranian airspace" and reroute.....
15:00, 06/22/2019

U.S. to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran: officials Officials said members of Congress were notified following a White House meeting Thursday to discuss Pentagon proposals to bolster the U.S. force presence in the Middle East....
18:17, 05/24/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks tick up, oil rises amid U.S.-Iran tensions Asian shares edged up on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations, while oil prices firmed on heightened tensions between the United States and Ira...
07:51, 06/24/2019

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....
10:34, 05/18/2019

ExxonMobil Employees Begin Evacuating an Iraqi Oil Field Amid U.S.-Iran Tensions (BAGHDAD) — Employees of energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Satu...
20:51, 05/18/2019

U.S. 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 h...
03:51, 07/11/2019

Pompeo makes surprise visit to Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran The secretary of state’s trip came on the eve of the first anniversary of President Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran. Washington and Tehran have been exchanging increasingly bel...
07:51, 05/08/2019

Ocasio-Cortez urges White House to ‘put down its saber’ amid Iran tensions Amid bellicose rhetoric mounting between the US and Iran, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urged Team Trump to “put down its saber.” “This administration needs to put down its saber and pick up a phone. ...
16:34, 06/21/2019

U.S. military wants to send thousands more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions The proposal comes as the military seeks to address what officials have described as a spike in threats against American forces, detected by U.S. intelligence streams, from Iran and its proxy groups....
03:00, 05/24/2019

US orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq amid Iran tensions Order comes as Iran’s supreme leader issues warning over country’s nuclear capabilitiesThe US embassy in Baghdad has ordered all non-essential and non-emergency staff to leave Iraq immediately as tens...
13:34, 05/15/2019

Pentagon to increase military deployments in Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said additional deployments might be required to protect U.S. interests in the Middle East, amid 'credible' threat from Iran.    ...
17:51, 05/24/2019

UK navy to escort British-flagged vessels through Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran Sources tell Sky News that the British Department of Transport is asking the shipping industry to alert the government of its travel plans in the gulf region....
20:00, 07/25/2019

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....
18:17, 05/18/2019

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....
19:51, 07/25/2019

Supreme leader criticizes Iran’s politicians amid US tension Iran’s supreme leader publicly chastised the country’s moderate president and foreign minister, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powe...
05:34, 05/23/2019

State Department orders non-essential staff to leave Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all non-essential staff to leave the country right away.        ...
17:51, 05/15/2019

State Department orders nonemergency staff to leave Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all nonemergency staff to leave the country right away.        ...
02:34, 05/16/2019

US secretary of state seeks global coalition in the Middle East against Iran amid rising tensions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull ...
06:34, 06/24/2019

Secretary of State Pompeo Makes Surprise Trip to Iraq Amid Increasing Tensions With Iran BAGHDAD — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unannounced trip to Iraq as Washington warns Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East. Pompeo was in Baghda...
01:00, 05/08/2019

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.  &#...
11:51, 06/21/2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a lightning visit to Baghdad on Tuesday to show U.S. support for the Iraqi government as Washington steps up warnings to Iran against any action against Americ...
01:34, 05/08/2019

US aircraft carrier called to Mideast over Iran remains outside Persian Gulf amid efforts to de-escalate tensions ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — US aircraft carrier called to Mideast over Iran remains outside Persian Gulf amid efforts to de-escalate tensions....
17:17, 06/03/2019

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 ves...
12:51, 08/05/2019

UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges ‘extreme caution’ amid US-Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges ‘extreme caution’ amid US-Iran tensions....
11:17, 06/13/2019

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....
06:34, 06/21/2019

Oil tanker crews abandon ship after 'reported attack' in Gulf of Oman amid tensions with Iran Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, which left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both.        ...
18:34, 06/13/2019

Trump open to talks on US-Swiss free trade deal -Swiss president U.S. President Donald Trump is keen to advance talks with Switzerland on a free trade deal, Swiss President Ueli Maurer told reporters in Washington after the first visit by a Swiss president to the O...
00:51, 05/17/2019

Trump says he hopes for no war as US-Iran tensions escalate President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
17:34, 05/17/2019

World track body meets Swiss court deadline in Semenya case LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Track and field’s governing body says it met a Swiss supreme court deadline to explain why rules limiting female runners’ testosterone levels should be re-impo...
23:34, 06/25/2019

‘Call me,’ Trump tells Iran as tensions flare WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a message for Iran’s leaders as tensions flare over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program: “Call me.” Trump’s nuclear talks ...
00:00, 05/10/2019

Trump, Senate leaders react to US-Iran tensions As President Donald Trump declares that "Iran made a very big mistake" in shooting down a U.S. drone, Republican and Democratic leaders publicly address the escalating tensions with Iran on the Senate...
00:17, 06/21/2019

President Trump Says U.S. Warship Destroyed Iranian Drone Amid Heightened Tensions (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Trump says it’s the latest ...
21:51, 07/18/2019

Trump calls Iran a ‘very mixed-up’ country as tensions grow Calling Iran a “very mixed-up country,” President Trump said Monday he isn’t sure where the US stands with the Islamic Republic — closer to nuclear negotiations or war. ​“I think Ira...
02:51, 07/23/2019

Sanders rips Trump over escalating tensions with Iran, says war would be 'disaster' Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday took aim at President Trump over the rising tensions between the United States and Iran, warning on Memorial Day that a military confrontation between the two cou...
23:00, 05/27/2019

Trump hosts US airline executives — and their Qatari rival — amid tensions over Gulf state subsidies Executives from United Airlines and American Airlines were "shocked" that state-owned airline Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker was also invited to the meeting, according to a White House official....
21:51, 07/19/2019

President Trump arrives in the United Kingdom for state visit, D-Day ceremony amid Brexit tensions LONDON (AP) — President Trump arrives in the United Kingdom for state visit, D-Day ceremony amid Brexit tensions....
11:17, 06/03/2019

Petraeus warns Iran to 'be very careful' as tensions rise with Trump administration Former CIA Director David Petraeus warned Iran that it going to have to be “very careful” as tensions between the Middle Eastern nation and the United States continue to ratchet up....
19:51, 05/19/2019

Donald Trump says he would send ‘120,000 troops to fight Iran’ as tensions grow DONALD Trump has said he would send soldiers to the Middle East amid reports the US is preparing to deploy 120,000 troops and fears of conflict with Iran....
10:34, 05/15/2019

Emmanuel Macron To Discuss Iran Tensions With Donald Trump At G20 Summit French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he would discuss the current flare-up of tensions between Iran and the United States with President Donald Trump at this week's G20 summit in Japan,......
20:51, 06/24/2019

Trump says he stopped airstrike on Iran in latest escalation of tensions – video report Donald Trump has said the US air force was 'cocked and loaded' to attack three Iranian targets, but he withdrew the order with 10 minutes to spare after being told the airstrikes might kill as many as...
02:51, 06/22/2019

Trump administration sanctions Iran's foreign minister in escalation of tensions Zarif is a relatively moderate Iranian politician, and he was the chief negotiator for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.        ...
05:51, 08/01/2019

Pompeo: Trump admin willing to talk to Iran 'with no preconditions' as tensions hit boiling point Just weeks after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a renewed "pressure campaign" targeting Iran's energy sector, America's top diplomat said Sunday the Trump administration is willing to talk w...
00:00, 06/03/2019

Trump to meet Xi at G20 amid raging trade war, calls Chinese leader 'terrific guy' US President Donald Trump has announced plans for an "extended" meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Group of 20 summit in Japan next week, a significant development aimed at resolving the on...
10:17, 06/19/2019

Trump threatens Iran with ‘obliteration’ after leader’s barb Apparently stung by the Iranian president’s barb that his White House was “mentally retarded,” an angry President Trump on Tuesday again threatened the country with “obliteration.” “Iran’s very ignora...
19:51, 06/25/2019

Trump imposes new sanctions on Iran targeting supreme leader US President Donald Trump signed off on a new round of "hard hitting" sanctions against Iran amid heightened tensions between the two countries. The sanctions will target Iran's supreme leader and oth...
19:17, 06/24/2019

Trump says fresh U.S. sanctions on Iran will target supreme leader U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States was imposing fresh sanctions on Iran, amid an escalation in tensions between the two countries....
18:17, 06/24/2019

Trump Targets Iran’s Supreme Leader With Financial Sanctions (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the U.S. has taken ...
20:51, 06/24/2019

Trump signs off sanctions targeting Iran's supreme leader US President Donald Trump has signed off "hard-hitting" sanctions against Iran which he says will target the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei....
19:34, 06/24/2019

Trump and Japanese leader talk energy ahead of Iran oil deadline President Trump is set to discuss energy cooperation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe when they meet on Friday, just days before the United States' May 1 deadline for ending purchases of oil fr...
13:34, 05/02/2019

Trump "Not Worthy Of Exchanging Messages": Iran Leader Tells Japan PM Iran's supreme leader told visiting Japanese prime minister on Thursday he does not consider US President Donald Trump "worthy" of exchanging messages with. "We have no doubt in your good will and......
19:17, 06/13/2019

Trump to meet with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in amid stalled North Korea nuclear talks President Donald Trump will meet with Moon Jae-in, the president of South Korea, as part of the president's travel to Asia for the G20 summit of world leaders in Japan in late June, the White Hou...
22:51, 05/15/2019

Amid tough talk, Trump says he could be Iran’s ‘best friend’ President Donald Trump says military action against Iran is still an option for its downing of an unmanned U.S. military aircraft, but dangled the prospect of eventually becoming a “best friend” of Am...
00:51, 06/23/2019

The European Central Bank meets as inflation cools and trade tensions heat up The European Central Bank (ECB) announced its easy-money exit strategy one year ago. But twelve months on, the world couldn't look more different....
10:34, 06/06/2019

Amid Iran and trade, Trump shifts talk to Air Force One WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump and Canada’s prime minister sat down for talks at the White House, a model airplane sat on the coffee table in front of them. Before Trump answered ...
08:00, 06/21/2019

Trump's latest Iran sanctions target $200B economic empire of supreme leader The Trump administration's latest sanctions against Iran reinstate an embargo on some of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's front companies that President Barack Obama lifted as part of the nuclear deal an...
02:00, 06/28/2019

U.S., Iran tensions unyielding, Europeans reject Iran 'ultimatums' over nuclear deal European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran relaxed restrictions on its nuclear program and threatened moves that ...
02:34, 05/10/2019

Donald Trump’s reckless Iran policy casts doubt on the US as global leader | David Wearing Washington’s European allies need to ask themselves whether the US government has become a dangerous liabilityIrrespective of whether Iran is responsible for the recent attacks on Gulf shipping, the c...
18:51, 06/19/2019

Pompeo meets with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Martin Lee on Thursday, the State Department said, as Hong Kong activists seek to derail a proposed extradition law pushed b...
06:00, 05/17/2019

London stock exchange could delist Swiss companies like UBS amid EU standoff The London stock exchange (LSE) has warned investors they could be forced to delist Swiss stocks from Monday due to a political standoff between Switzerland and the European Union (EU)....
10:34, 06/26/2019

Strife-torn Libya’s UN-backed leader meets Conte in Rome ROME (AP) — Strife-torn Libya’s UN-backed leader is visiting Rome in a bid to shore up support for his government in Tripoli that is under attack by rival militias. Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj m...
11:00, 05/07/2019

Strife-torn Libya's UN-backed leader meets Conte in Rome Strife-torn Libya's UN-backed leader is visiting Rome in a bid to shore up support for his government in Tripoli that is under attack by rival militias....
11:17, 05/07/2019

Kushner meets with Netanyahu amid Israel’s political crisis JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the Trump administration’s long-awaited plan for Mideast pe...
16:51, 05/30/2019

Prashant Kishor Meets Mamata Banerjee Again Amid Appointment Speculations Poll strategist Prashant Kishor met Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee for the second time in a month on Thursday, fuelling speculation that he might take a lead role in preparing the......
03:00, 06/28/2019

Iran protests to Swiss envoy over U.S. drone airspace 'violation': Fars Iran protested on Thursday to the Swiss envoy in Tehran as the representative of U.S. interests over what Iran said was a violation of its airspace by a U.S. drone which Iranian forces shot down, the ...
23:00, 06/20/2019

Amit Shah Meets Intelligence Chiefs Amid Tension Over J&K Troop Build-Up Union home minister Amit Shah is meeting National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the home secretary and other officials today amid a massive security build-up in Kashmir. There have been intelligence......
11:51, 08/04/2019

The Latest: Iran’s top diplomat meets with Pakistani premier ISLAMABAD (AP) — 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): 1:40 p.m. Iran’s Foreign...
10:51, 05/24/2019

Pompeo meets Abu Dhabi crown prince, discusses Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday discussed countering the threat from Iran in the region with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the U.S. Mis...
21:34, 06/24/2019

Britain warns of Iran-U.S. conflict, Pompeo meets Europeans Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region, Britain's foreign minister said on Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Brus...
16:51, 05/13/2019

| German FM meets Iran's Zarif to discuss nuclear deal German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has held talks with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif on the future of the 2015 nuclear deal which he described as "extraordinarily important" for Europe....
15:00, 06/10/2019

Mike Pompeo Meets Saudi King For Iran Crisis Talks US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with Saudi leaders ahead of new sanctions on Tehran in a standoff sparked by Washington's withdrawal from a nuclear deal....
16:34, 06/24/2019

Oil rises for a third day amid escalating Mideast tensions Oil prices rose on Thursday for a third straight session, as the risk of conflict in the Middle East stoked fears of supply disruptions, negating an unexpected rise in U.S. inventories....
08:34, 05/16/2019

Oil inches up amid Middle East tensions Oil prices edged higher on Tuesday amid lingering concerns about possible supply disruptions in the Middle East, but an overall weaker demand outlook kept a lid on gains....
07:17, 07/23/2019

'Miracle' needed for quick EU-Swiss treaty deal, Swiss minister says It would take a "miracle" for Switzerland and the European Union to clinch a quick deal over a stalled partnership treaty that has disrupted cross-border share trading and strained bilateral ties, Swi...
18:51, 08/04/2019

Oil rises amid escalating Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Thursday for a third straight session, as the risk of conflict in the Middle East stoked fears of supply disruptions, negating an unexpected rise in U.S. inventories....
09:51, 05/16/2019

Stocks Slip Amid Middle East Tensions U.S. stocks meandered around the flatline in quiet trading Friday as tepid economic data and rising tensions in the Middle East added to concerns over growth and trade....
22:34, 06/14/2019

New US commander in Europe amid NATO worries and tensions The United States is installing new military leadership in Europe at a moment of heightened worries about Russian aggression, doubts about the future of arms control and tensions among NATO allies....
22:00, 05/01/2019

Russia Rolls Out Red Carpet for Xi Amid Tensions With the West Russia’s alienation from the West has put China center stage at the country’s flagship annual investment forum this week, as Moscow and Beijing cement their political, economic and military ties....
16:51, 06/05/2019

Turkey launches new gas drillship amid tensions with Cyprus ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey is launching a second drillship that it says will drill for gas off neighboring Cyprus despite European Union warnings to refrain from such illegal actions that could incur sanc...
14:17, 06/20/2019

Far-right rally in Hungary amid renewed tensions with Roma TOROSZENTMIKLOS, Hungary (AP) — A small far-right party has held a rally in a rural Hungarian city, exploiting renewed tensions with some of the local Roma population. About 400 people attended Tuesda...
23:17, 05/21/2019

Oil prices up on U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices rose on Monday, extending vast gains last week prompted by tensions between Iran and the United States, as Washington was set to announce new sanctions on Tehran....
12:17, 06/24/2019

US-Iran tensions escalating, here's what you need to know Oil prices are on the rise after OPEC indicated it's likely to continue production cuts. CNBC's Hadley Gamble sits down with Kelly Evans to discuss on 'The Exchange'....
20:51, 05/20/2019

Oil Rises Again on U.S.-Iran Tensions Oil prices increased for a third straight day as rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran fueled worries of a disruption to Middle East oil supplies and shipments....
16:17, 05/16/2019

Airlines to avoid Iranian airspace amid rising tensions The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft operators from flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman due to increased tensions with ...
19:17, 06/21/2019

The Latest: Kuwait's emir in Baghdad amid regional tensions The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Kuwait's emir has arrived in Iraq for a rare official visit to the ne...
15:34, 06/19/2019

FAA bars US planes from flying over Mideast areas amid tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it has barred U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over parts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman over heightened te...
08:17, 06/21/2019

US-registered planes barred over Mideast areas amid tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it has barred U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over parts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman over heighten...
06:34, 06/21/2019

Serbia holds military parade amid tensions with Kosovo Serbia is holding a military parade to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions with Kosovo....
15:17, 05/10/2019

OPEC to Consider Easing Oil Cuts Amid Middle East Tensions OPEC and its allies are set to debate a potential increase in crude output at a meeting on Sunday, as they attempt to balance global oil supply amid regional tensions the Persian Gulf hasn’t seen in o...
19:51, 05/17/2019

China Raises Tariffs On US Goods Amid Escalating Tensions China on Saturday increased tariffs on billions worth of US goods as it prepares to unveil a blacklist of "unreliable" foreign companies that analysts say aims to punish US and foreign firms cutting.....
14:17, 06/01/2019

Global Stocks Fall Amid Political and Trade Tensions Stocks on Wall Street were set to slide and 10-year U.S. government bond yields reached a 52-week low as disappointing economic data and worries over a protracted U.S.-China trade dispute added to a g...
13:34, 05/23/2019

Kuwait moves to protect its ports amid Gulf tensions Kuwait's navy and ports authority will prepare security plans to protect the key OPEC exporter's ports, state news agency KUNA said on Saturday, amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West....
03:00, 07/14/2019

Canada says another citizen detained in China amid diplomatic tensions A Canadian citizen has been detained in the Chinese city of Yantai, a Canadian government spokesman said on Saturday, an incident that comes amid chilly diplomatic relations between the two countries....
03:00, 07/14/2019

Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with ...
01:17, 05/06/2019

Taiwan navy holds drill amid China tensions Taiwan’s navy has held a major annual live-firing exercise off the island’s east coast in an area increasingly threatened by Chinese ships and planes...
11:51, 05/22/2019

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions Taiwan says the U.S. Navy is free to sail through its strait after a warship did so shortly after China issued warnings against foreign interference in its relationship with the island...
11:17, 07/25/2019

| Sudanese military invites protesters to talks amid tensions Sudan's ruling military council has proposed a meeting with the organisers of the protests that toppled President Omar al-Bashir after they suspended talks with the generals over the weekend....
19:17, 04/28/2019

Guatemala votes for new president amid tensions over violence, migration Guatemalans on Sunday began voting for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United Stat...
20:51, 06/16/2019

Guatemala to elect president amid tensions over violence, migration Guatemalans on Sunday will vote for a new president, who will face the challenge of curbing drug gang violence that has convulsed the country and helped spur illegal immigration to the United States,...
12:17, 06/16/2019

Amid growing tensions with Russia, Poland says it's going to buy 32 F-35 fighter jets U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman R. Alex Durbin Poland's defense minister says his country will buy 32 F-35A fighters to replace Soviet-era jets. Warsaw is one of a number of European countries bul...
06:17, 05/29/2019

Broadcom Lowers Revenue Outlook Amid Trade Tensions Broadcom missed revenue targets for its second quarter, citing slowing sales in its wireless business and weaker demand as a result of trade tensions between the U.S. and China....
00:51, 06/14/2019

US secretary of state arrives in India amid trade tensions The U.S. secretary of state arrives in India’s capital after visiting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan on a trip aimed at building a global coalition to counter Iran...
20:51, 06/25/2019

US to sell tanks, missiles to Taiwan amid tensions with Beijing The US State Department approved a sale of $2.2 billions-worth of weapons to Taiwan, including over 100 tanks, despite protests in Beijing. The move still needs to be endorsed by the US Congress....
12:17, 07/09/2019

Futures slide amid geopolitical tensions, trade worries U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, tracking a global shift out of riskier assets, as investors grappled with simmering geopolitical tensions and fears of a recession due to a drawn-out U.S.-Chi...
14:34, 08/13/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, there are concerns Iraq could once again get caught in the power play, just as it is on the path to recovery...
10:17, 05/18/2019

China backs Iran during U.S. tensions China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran's foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supports Tehran's efforts to safeguard its interests....
18:51, 05/17/2019

Oil extends gains on U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices rose on Monday, extending large gains last week that were prompted by tensions between Iran and the United States, as Washington was set to announce new sanctions on Tehran....
14:00, 06/24/2019

Iran: We don't want war or escalation of tensions Iran's U.N. ambassador is calling the current situation "very dangerous" and says the United States should de-escalate tensions by stopping "its military adventurism" in the region. (June 24) &#...
00:51, 06/25/2019

Oil falls as Iran tensions seen easing Oil prices turned lower on Tuesday, falling by about $1 a barrel as U.S. President Donald Trump said progress has been made with Iran, signaling tensions could ease in the Mideast....
20:00, 07/16/2019

US STOCKS-Futures slide amid geopolitical tensions, trade worries U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, tracking a global shift out of riskier assets, as investors grappled with simmering geopolitical tensions and fears of a recession due to a drawn-out U.S.-Chi...
14:00, 08/13/2019

Internet Services Suspended In Aligarh's Tappal Amid Tensions Over Murder Authorities maintained a tight vigil in Aligarh's Tappal on Monday suspending internet services and deploying additional forces, a day after police thwarted attempts by right-wing groups to hold a......
21:34, 06/10/2019

Stocks end the week lower amid rising tensions in the Middle East AP Photo/Richard Drew US stocks finished the week lower amid rising tensions in the Middle East as Iran reportedly seized two British tankers. That took some of the luster away from Microsoft's stron...
00:51, 07/20/2019

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions Destroyer moved near Scarborough Reef to ‘challenge excessive maritime claims’, says commander of Seventh FleetA US warship has sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South...
07:00, 05/20/2019

Kuwait ruler to visit Iraq amid Gulf tensions: KUNA Kuwait's ruling emir will visit Iraq on Wednesday, state news agency KUNA reported, saying the trip comes amid escalating regional tensions after attacks on tankers near the Strait of Hormuz....
13:51, 06/18/2019

England fans escorted from stadium amid Cameroon World Cup tensions • ‘It’s not something we’ve ever experienced before’• Cameroon supporters infuriated by VAR decisionsEngland fans have told how they were escorted from the ground following the 3-0 defeat of Cameroon ...
17:34, 06/24/2019

U.S. warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between ...
09:34, 05/20/2019

Oil prices dip, still set for weekly gains amid Mideast tensions, rate cut hopes Oil prices reversed earlier gains on Friday but benchmark Brent crude was still set for its first weekly gain in five weeks amid rising tensions in the Middle East and on hopes for a drop in U.S. inte...
08:34, 06/21/2019

Iranian Hackers Wage Cyber Campaign Amid Ongoing Tensions With the U.S. WASHINGTON — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In rec...
06:00, 06/23/2019

U.S.-based equity funds post $22 bln outflows amid trade tensions Investors rattled by lingering trade tensions between the United States and China pulled roughly $22 billion from U.S.-based equity funds in the week ended May 29, according to data released by Refini...
23:17, 05/30/2019

Saboteurs attack Saudi oil vessels amid Middle East tensions The government of Saudi Arabia said Monday two of its oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in a move it says could seriously affect global oil supplies....
18:17, 05/13/2019

US labor force hits new high amid rising trade tensions The US labor force grew to a new high of 163.4 million last month — a record that was overshadowed Friday by rising trade tensions. The Labor Department Friday reported that 164,000 non-farm jobs were...
13:51, 08/03/2019

The Latest: Israel holds army drill amid regional tensions BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Israel is holding its largest military drill in years,...
13:00, 06/19/2019

Joe Biden pleads for party unity amid tensions over segregationist remarks Joe Biden is pleading for party unity after a week of harsh attacks from his presidential rivals. “Here’s the deal — whomever the Democratic nominee is, we have to stay together,” he said at a South C...
21:00, 06/22/2019

Navy to deploy hospital ship amid escalating tensions in Venezuela The U.S. Navy is slated to deploy a hospital ship to Latin America next month to provide humanitarian medical support to countries hosting Venezuelans who have fled their home country, the Pentagon an...
00:17, 05/08/2019

China gives green light for local 5G rollout amid tech tensions with US China has given licenses to major state-owned mobile carriers for the commercial rollout of 5G with analysts suggesting launches could come this year....
10:00, 06/06/2019

U.S. House passes pro-Taiwan bills, amid trade tensions with China The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday unanimously backed legislation supporting Taiwan which faces military and diplomatic pressure from China as members of the U.S. Congress push for a sharper...
04:00, 05/08/2019

At Least 1 Dead as Syria and Israel Exchange Fire Amid Regional Tensions (DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syria said an Israeli attack against a military post in the country’s south on Monday killed a soldier and injured another. Israel, in a rare statement acknowledging fi...
23:34, 05/27/2019

Teleprompter Trump meets Twitter Trump as the president responds to mass slayings A unifying message Monday stood in stark contrast to more than 21/2 years of name-calling, demonizing minorities and inflaming racial animus, much of it on Twitter....
05:17, 08/06/2019

Iran renews threats against US as tensions escalate Iran has renewed its threats against the United States on Saturday, saying that it will not permit its borders to be violated. “Iran will firmly confront any aggression or threat by America,R...
21:00, 06/22/2019

Pompeo on tensions with Iran: 'The threat is real' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview Thursday with “Fox & Friends,” addressed mounting tensions between the United States and Iran -- saying the threat from the regime is "real" and "credib...
16:00, 05/23/2019

Tensions soar after Iran seizes tanker Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said its navy has captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Follow here for the latest....
22:17, 07/27/2019

Iran hints at swap with UK in bid to reduce tensions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday said his country might be willing to release a U.K.-flagged ship if Britain releases an Iranian oil tanker that the British Royal Navy seized earlier this...
23:51, 07/24/2019

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 wo...
10:34, 06/24/2019

US aircraft carrier seen as barometer of tensions with Iran Ordered by the White House to the Persian Gulf, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has become a 100,000-ton barometer of the tensions between Iran and the U.S....
19:00, 05/20/2019

Oil rises on Iran tensions, U.S. inventory decline Oil prices rose about 1% on Thursday amid Middle East tensions and a big decline in U.S. crude stockpiles, but gains were capped due to lingering worries about slowing economic growth that could reduc...
18:00, 07/25/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in escalating US-Iran tensions When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand w...
03:00, 05/18/2019

Congress reacts to escalating tensions with Iran Some Congressional members say President Donald Trump was right not to attack Iran. After Iran downed a U.S. drone, Trump ordered a retaliatory strike that he said he shelved 10 minutes before Iran wa...
10:00, 06/22/2019

Saudi Arabia, Iran Appear to Ease Tensions Saudi Arabia and Iran toned down their threatening rhetoric in an attempt to avoid military conflict, after the Trump administration moved to de-escalate two weeks of crisis....
20:34, 05/19/2019

Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif j...
14:51, 05/24/2019

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 "u...
20:17, 06/20/2019

Oil prices steady as US-Iran tensions weigh Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, supported by worries over conflict between Iran and the United States but pressured by concerns about a potential decline in demand for crude....
04:51, 06/25/2019

Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has derided as the worst deal in history....
07:00, 06/18/2019

Iran-US tensions are reaching new heights – and neither is likely to blink Long-term standoff threatens to turn into crisis after alleged sabotage of two Saudi tankers A festering four-year war, crippling sanctions, threats to maritime oil trade and a US naval battlegroup st...
18:34, 05/13/2019

Bolton Signals Caution Over U.S. Tensions With Iran The White House isn’t planning a military offensive response to a U.S. assessment that Iran was behind recent attacks on tankers off the U.A.E., national security adviser John Bolton said, mirroring a...
13:00, 05/29/2019

Oil climbs on Iran tensions, U.S. inventory decline Oil prices edged higher on Thursday supported by rising tensions between the West and Iran and a big decline in U.S. crude stockpiles, but gains were capped due to lingering worries about slowing econ...
23:00, 07/25/2019

The Latest: French FM says US can ease tensions with Iran French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the U.S. can help encourage dialogue with Iran to ease growing tensions even though it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran...
20:00, 07/09/2019

US-Iran tensions put world 'on brink of serious catastrophe' The president of Iraq has warned that the world is “on the brink of serious catastrophe” as tensions between Iran and the US escalate in the Gulf....
22:34, 06/26/2019

Iran levels new threats against US as tensions escalate Iran’s foreign minister warned Washington on Monday that “whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it” — the latest salvo coming as the war of words between Team Trump and Tehran ...
19:51, 06/10/2019

Futures Now: Oil jumps on rising tensions with Iran "Futures Now" Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, discuss where they see crude oil prices headed amid geopolitical tensions with CNBC's Rahel Solomon....
23:17, 05/14/2019

Oil near six-week highs amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Friday, hovering near six-week highs, as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a tropical storm and as tensions continued to simmer...
06:34, 07/12/2019

| Egypt's Sisi hosts Abu Dhabi crown prince amid Gulf tensions Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the presidency says, amid rising tensions in the Gulf....
08:17, 05/16/2019

Asian stocks slip amid persisting trade angst, political tensions Asian stocks slipped on Friday, as U.S.-Iran tensions and anxieties over Sino-U.S. trade talks left markets in the region struggling to match the euphoria on Wall Street over a possible U.S. interest ...
08:34, 06/21/2019

North Korea holds mass celebration in Xi's honor amid talks on US tensions Xi Jinping and Kim Jong Un attended an elaborate celebration in Pyongyang Thursday celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations between China and North Korea, underscoring their alliance amid challeng...
07:00, 06/21/2019

Oil crawls up amid Mideast tensions; weak demand outlook caps gains Oil prices nudged higher on Thursday amid Middle East tensions and after weekly U.S. crude stocks dropped more than expected, but gains were stemmed by a fragile demand outlook on increasing signs of ...
09:00, 07/25/2019

Oil gains amid Middle East tensions, U.S.-China trade deal hopes Oil prices extended gains on Wednesday after rising in the previous session on rekindled hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and on the potential for conflict between the U.S. and Iran in the Middle Eas...
08:17, 06/19/2019

Oil prices dip, still set for weekly gains amid Middle East tensions, rate cut hopes Oil prices reversed earlier gains on Friday but benchmark Brent crude was still set for its first weekly gain in five weeks amid rising tensions in the Middle East and on hopes for a drop in U.S. inte...
08:51, 06/21/2019

Oil prices rise amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Friday as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a tropical storm and as tensions continued in the Middle East....
04:34, 07/12/2019

U.S. Ambassador Makes Rare Visit to Tibet Amid Trade War Tensions With China The U.S. Ambassador to China is scheduled to visit Tibet this week, making the first trip by an American envoy to the highly restricted area in four years, according to his embassy. Ambassador Terry B...
16:00, 05/20/2019

U.S.-based equity funds post $22 billion outflows amid trade tensions Investors rattled by lingering trade tensions between the United States and China pulled roughly $22 billion from U.S.-based equity funds in the week ended May 29, according to data released by......
22:51, 05/30/2019

Guatemalans head to the polls to elect president amid tensions over migration, violence Nineteen candidates will compete in the election, which is expected to yield no outright winner, forcing the top two vote getters to face off in a second round on Aug. 11....
16:00, 06/16/2019

Asian shares off five-week low, remain fragile amid U.S.-China trade tensions Asian shares staggered up from five-week lows on Tuesday but remained fragile after U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threat to raise tariffs on Chinese goods shocked financial markets and fueled w...
08:51, 05/07/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S.-based equity funds post $22 bln outflows amid trade tensions Investors rattled by U.S.-China trade tensions pulled roughly $22 billion from U.S.-based equity funds in the week ended May 29, according to data released by Refinitiv's Lipper research service on Th...
23:51, 05/30/2019

Canadian and Chinese ministers meet amid tensions, pledge to continue talks Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday that she met her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, to discuss tensions following Canada's arrest of a Huawei Technologies Co executive in Decembe...
15:17, 08/02/2019

Oil prices in balance between demand worries, U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices hung in the balance on Tuesday as concerns over declining crude demand were offset by risks to supply linked to new U.S. sanctions on Iran....
13:00, 06/25/2019

China's Xi says Iran tensions worrying, calls for restraint A rise in tensions in the Middle East owing to U.S. pressure on Iran is worrying and all parties need to exercise restraint, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media ahead of a visit to the cou...
03:34, 06/05/2019

Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Tehran to defuse US-Iran tensions Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese prime minister to visit Iran in over four decades. The trip comes amid escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf, as the US tries to cut off Iran from its main oil custo...
17:51, 06/12/2019

Asian stocks subdued, oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions Asian shares were off to a cautious start on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations while oil prices firmed on worries over heightened tensions b...
05:51, 06/24/2019

Futures lower on Iran tensions, trade worries U.S. stock futures were pulled lower by Iran tensions and trade worries on Tuesday, with investors focusing on Federal Reserve officials for more clarity on interest rates....
14:17, 06/25/2019

Iraq walks Iran-US tightrope as tensions escalate The United States claims militia with ties to Iran are planning attacks against its personnel in Iraq. Whether true or not, tensions between Iran and the US are putting Iraq in a tough position....
07:34, 05/16/2019

Iran-U.S. tensions take the edge off world stocks rally World stocks fell on Friday, as worries about a threatened U.S. military strike against Iran and a global trade conflict took the edge off a central bank-induced rally from earlier in the week....
13:00, 06/21/2019

Pompeo visits Germany as tensions rise between US, Iran Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran....
11:34, 05/31/2019

Oil Edges Higher on OPEC Cuts, Iran Tensions Oil prices rose slightly on continued U.S.-Iran tensions and as major crude producers including Saudi Arabia signaled they may maintain production cuts until the end of this year....
19:17, 05/20/2019

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 We...
14:34, 07/22/2019

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 wee...
22:17, 06/21/2019

US carrier and bombers deploy as tensions with Iran heat up The US is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region in response to "troubling" warnings from Iran, the White House announced Sunda...
00:34, 05/07/2019

What a failed Iran deal would mean for oil prices and military tensions Regional stability, oil prices and potential for war will all depend on what Iran does with its nuclear program in the event of the deal's termination....
14:00, 07/19/2019

Oil prices extend gains, U.S.-Iran tensions in focus 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 wo...
08:34, 06/24/2019

Oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions, but trade war concerns weigh Oil prices rose on Tuesday on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions and amid expectations that producer club OPEC will continue to withhold supply this year....
08:17, 05/21/2019

Oil gains as Iran tensions outweigh U.S. supply boom Oil prices rose on Tuesday as tensions in the Middle East outweighed the impact of a resumption of production in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Barry and a boom in U.S. supply from shale oil....
13:51, 07/16/2019

Oil up on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions, but trade war worries cap gains Oil prices rose on Tuesday on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions and amid expectations that producer club OPEC will continue to withhold supply this year....
11:00, 05/21/2019

Chances of US-Iran tensions escalating are 'very, very high,' says expert Tensions between the U.S. and Iran will likely escalate in the near future, says a former energy advisor to the prime minister of Iran in the late 1970s....
04:51, 06/25/2019

| Mecca to host three summits focused on Iran tensions The holy city of Mecca is preparing to welcome Arab and Muslim leaders for three summits, as Saudi Arabia seeks to rally support against arch-rival Iran over attacks on oil installations....
21:00, 05/30/2019

Intelligence Suggests U.S., Iran Misread Each Other, Stoking Tensions Intelligence collected by the U.S. government shows Iran’s leaders believe the U.S. planned to attack them, prompting preparation by Tehran for possible counterstrikes, according to one interpretation...
02:17, 05/17/2019

Oil prices steady, U.S.-Iran tensions remain in focus Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, supported by worries over conflict between Iran and the United States but pressured by concerns about a potential decline in demand for crude....
03:17, 06/25/2019

UK will not escort all its ships near Iran, does not want to escalate tensions -source Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels f...
20:34, 07/11/2019

UAE official says tensions with Iran can be addressed 'only' politically: Twitter Tensions in the Gulf can only be addressed politically and priority should be de-escalation and dialogue, a senior United Arab Emirates official said on Thursday....
11:34, 06/23/2019

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....
03:17, 06/25/2019

Diplomats Swap Messages to Help Defuse U.S.-Iran Tensions European and Arab officials are carrying messages between Washington and Tehran, Western diplomats say, in bid to head off outright conflict in the Persian Gulf....
04:00, 05/25/2019

Worried by Iran tensions, U.S. lawmakers seek end to law of 'endless war' Rising tensions between the United States and Iran prompted some Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to call for the repeal of a law that presidents have used for two decades to justify U...
19:17, 05/22/2019

Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions: oil minister Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published ...
18:34, 06/08/2019

US-Iran move closer to a flashpoint as tensions spike The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has derided as the worst deal in history....
04:00, 06/18/2019

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 th...
20:00, 06/15/2019

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 ...
10:51, 05/16/2019

Iran ratchets up nuclear tensions with enrichment plan Iran said on Sunday it will boost its uranium enrichment in a few hours above a cap set by a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, a move that could eventually culminate in the return of all international sanct...
14:00, 07/07/2019

European stocks hit by Iran tensions; M&A lifts tech European shares dipped early on Tuesday, as investors shied away from riskier assets in the face of a new round of U.S. sanctions against Iran and doubts over whether Washington and Beijing will make ...
11:00, 06/25/2019

U.S. Plans New Iran Sanctions as Europe Tries to Defuse Tensions President Trump and his aides have indicated they are prepared to wait for the economic vise on Tehran to tighten further, but didn’t elaborate on what additional sanctions would look like....
01:00, 06/24/2019

White House considers banning all 5G technology made in China amid trade tensions The move would require telecom giants like Nokia and Ericsson to move production out of China to keep serving the U.S.       ...
06:00, 06/24/2019

German recession fears weigh on stock markets amid U.S.-China trade tensions The markets have been in a spin cycle since President Donald Trump announced on Aug. 1 that he would impose 10% tariffs on about $300 billion in Chinese imports....
18:34, 08/14/2019

UPDATE 2-Canadian and Chinese ministers meet amid tensions, pledge to continue talks Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Friday she met her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, to discuss tensions following Canada's December arrest of a Huawei Technologies Co executive on a U...
18:17, 08/02/2019

U.S.-based equity funds post $12.27 billion outflows amid U.S.-China trade tensions Investors rattled by lingering trade tensions between the United States and China pulled $12.27 billion from U.S.-based equity funds in the week ended Wednesday, according to data released by......
01:51, 05/17/2019

Beijing bans solo travel to Taiwan amid rising cross-strait tensions The Chinese government announced Wednesday that it will suspend a program allowing solo tourists from 47 cities to visit Taiwan, amid rising cross-strait tensions....
11:17, 07/31/2019

India denies Pakistan's claims of illegal bombs amid renewed tensions over Kashmir Pakistan accused India on Saturday of using illegal cluster bombs, killing two civilians and wounding 11, in the contested Kashmir region that both countries claim....
05:17, 08/04/2019

Oil lingers near 6-week highs amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices hovered near six-week highs on Friday and was on track for a weekly gain as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output because of a tropical storm and as tensi...
13:51, 07/12/2019

US futures fall amid worries over Middle East tensions and weak China data U.S. stock futures were lower on the final trading day of the week, with investors monitoring attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and reacting to economic data out of China....
10:17, 06/14/2019

Amid Global Tensions, 24 Indian Crew Members Of Seized Iranian Ship Freed All 24 Indian crew members who were aboard the Grace 1 -- an Iranian tanker seized by Gibraltar authorities with the help of British marines over a month ago -- have been freed, Minister of State for....
21:34, 08/15/2019

Sales of Japanese cars in South Korea slump amid growing diplomatic tensions Industry data out of South Korea on Monday showed Toyota Motor sales in the country tumbled 32% from a year earlier and Honda's sales skidded 34%....
14:17, 08/05/2019

Oil extends gains amid Middle East tensions, U.S.-China trade deal hopes Oil prices climbed on Wednesday, extending sharp gains from the previous session on rekindled hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and on continued tensions in the Middle East after tanker attacks there ...
04:00, 06/19/2019

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens lower amid geopolitical tensions, trade worries U.S. stocks opened lower on Tuesday, tracking a global shift out of riskier assets, as investors grappled with simmering geopolitical tensions and fears of a recession due to a drawn-out U.S.-China tr...
16:34, 08/13/2019

Investors piled into U.S. Treasuries, money-market funds amid trade tensions: Lipper Investors' aversion to risk-taking intensified in the latest week, stemming from trade tensions between the United States and China as well as Mexico, with U.S.-based domestic equities funds posting.....
07:00, 06/07/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S.-based equity funds post $12.27 bln outflows amid U.S.-China trade tensions Investors rattled by lingering trade tensions between the United States and China pulled $12.27 billion from U.S.-based equity funds in the week ended Wednesday, according to data released by Refiniti...
00:51, 05/17/2019

China denies Hong Kong port visit for U.S. Navy ships amid tensions China has denied a request for two U.S. Navy ships to visit Hong Kong in the coming weeks, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, as the political crisis in the former British colony deepened....
22:34, 08/13/2019

Oil hovers near six-week highs amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions Oil prices hovered near six-week highs on Friday as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a tropical storm and as tensions continued to simmer in the ...
09:17, 07/12/2019

Fear and fervor propel Shanghai's tech board amid trade, Huawei tensions Chinese companies and investors are lining up in spades to take part in Shanghai's new Nasdaq-style tech board, with a groundswell of patriotic support surging further after the U.S. blacklisting of t...
09:34, 06/11/2019

Oil rises on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions; trade war concerns weigh Oil prices edged up on Tuesday on escalating tensions between the United States and Iran and on signs that producer club OPEC will continue withholding supply this year....
06:51, 05/21/2019

Iran says it won't wage war, Russia tells U.S. to stop stoking tensions President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, while Russia told the United States it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Mi...
16:00, 06/18/2019

Oil flat as U.S.-Iran tensions support prices, trade war weighs Oil futures held steady on Tuesday, supported by U.S.-Iran tensions and expectations of ongoing OPEC supply cuts but under pressure from concerns about a drawn-out trade war between Washington and Bei...
18:00, 05/21/2019

German envoy visits Iran to mediate as tensions rise A senior German diplomat was in Tehran on Thursday for meetings with Iranian officials to try to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and cool rising tensions in the region, a German diplomatic source ...
15:00, 05/23/2019

Wall St. dips after strong rally as U.S.-Iran tensions escalate U.S. stocks slipped on Friday as rising tensions between the United States and Iran slammed the brakes on this week's run that lifted the S&P 500 to a record high....
16:51, 06/21/2019

US-Iran tensions escalate after tanker attacks — Five experts on what to watch The U.S. blamed Iran for the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. However, Iran denied the responsibility. Five experts discuss what could happen to the oil market and the U.S.-Iran relation...
19:51, 06/14/2019

Allies fear US-Iran tensions could spark accidental conflict International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. a...
15:51, 05/15/2019

House Speaker Pelosi calls on U.S. to de-escalate tensions with Iran U.S. House of Representatives' Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for the United States to de-escalate tensions with Iran, after top lawmakers attended a White House briefing on the downing of an...
01:00, 06/21/2019

Iran Seizes Two Vessels, Escalating Tensions in Strait of Hormuz, U.K. Says (LONDON) — Britain’s foreign secretary said Iranian authorities seized two vessels Friday in the Strait of Hormuz, actions signaling an escalation in the strategic waterway that has become...
04:51, 07/20/2019

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....
20:17, 07/28/2019

Mark Esper Takes Over At Pentagon As Tensions With Iran Flare Trump's new pick for Pentagon chief Mark Esper takes over as acting defense secretary on Monday -- and will quickly find himself in the hot seat on everything from tensions with Iran to Washington's.....
12:51, 06/23/2019

Iran claims it has seized third oil tanker in Gulf as tensions with US rise State media says vessel was taken on Wednesday carrying a cargo of 700,000 litresIran claims it has seized a third foreign oil tanker in the Gulf in a further escalation of tensions between Tehran and...
07:51, 08/05/2019

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions Iran’s U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz...
03:17, 06/14/2019

Iran tensions could drive Brent crude above $80 this summer, strategist says Tensions in key international waterways could drive up oil prices this year, according to RBC Capital Markets head of global commodity strategy Helima Croft....
19:34, 05/09/2019

Oil prices rise on Iran tensions, OPEC output cuts Oil futures rose on Friday as tensions over Iran and an extension to output cuts by OPEC and its allies boosted prices, but mixed economic data limited the rally....
02:00, 07/06/2019

How U.S. Allies in the Middle East are Responding to Rising Tensions with Iran U.S. allies in the Middle East have held back from a full-throated endorsement of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim that it is “unmistakable” Iran perpetrated a June 13 attack o...
19:51, 06/18/2019

Brent oil inches up on Iran tensions and OPEC, while U.S. crude falls Brent oil ticked higher on Friday, supported by tensions over Iran and the decision by OPEC and its allies to extend a supply cut deal until next year, while U.S. benchmark crude prices fell on weak e...
17:00, 07/05/2019

Oil steadies as U.S. supply concerns ease but Iran tensions loom Oil prices steadied on Tuesday as a resumption of production in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Barry and a boom in U.S. supply from shale oil countered tensions in the Middle East....
16:51, 07/16/2019

McConnell would prefer confirmed defense secretary given Iran tensions U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in just an acting capacity given tensions between the...
07:17, 06/19/2019

METALS-London copper gives up gains as U.S.-Iran tensions weigh London copper prices pared early gains to trade lower on Friday as the base metals complex declined amid concerns over rising political tensions between the United States and Iran. U.S. President ...
11:17, 06/21/2019

British minister to visit Iran on Sunday for talks on tensions Britain's Middle East minister Andrew Murrison will visit Iran on Sunday for "frank and constructive" talks, the Foreign Office said, amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington after the do...
14:34, 06/22/2019

US orders American civilians out of Iraq as tensions with Iran escalate HOW MANY TROOPS?: One thing seems clear this morning. The Pentagon has drawn up contingency plans to deploy thousands more U.S. troops to the Persian Gulf region to deter Iran if it commits any hostil...
19:51, 05/15/2019

Tensions over Iran show cracks in a time-tested alliance Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up t...
20:34, 05/15/2019

Iran Says It Seized Foreign Tanker, Escalating Regional Tensions A video released by the Revolutionary Guards showed the ship’s name as the Riah — the same as a missing Emirati tanker — and said it was smuggling fuel....
19:34, 07/18/2019

Japan says Russia supports its plan to help ease U.S.-Iran tensions Russia expressed support for Japan's intention to play a role in helping ease tensions between Iran and the United States, an official in Tokyo said on Thursday after a meeting of Japan and Russia's f...
19:34, 05/30/2019

Iran ratchets up tensions with higher enrichment, draws warnings Iran announced on Sunday it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, a major breach likely to draw a tougher reaction from President Donald Trump, who...
17:34, 07/07/2019

U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is advising commercial airlines flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to use caution in the wake of elevated tensions between the United States and Ira...
02:00, 05/19/2019

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....
15:00, 07/21/2019

US sending more troops to Middle East as Iran tensions mount WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Monday ordered another 1,000 American troops to the Middle East, moving to bolster security in a region reeling from hostile attacks on commercial ships that the U.S....
02:00, 06/18/2019

UPDATE 2-UK will not escort all its ships near Iran, does not want to escalate tensions -source Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels f...
19:17, 07/11/2019

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 T...
15:34, 05/18/2019

European shares pause after 5% surge, Iran tensions weigh Rising tensions between the United States and Iran helped halt European stock market gains on Friday after a strong run driven by signals from major central banks that they are on the verge of more ac...
11:17, 06/21/2019

Brent oil rises on Iran tensions and OPEC, U.S. crude slips Brent oil prices edged up on Friday, supported by tensions over Iran and a decision by OPEC and its allies to extend an output supply cut deal until next year, while U.S. benchmark crude prices fell o...
19:17, 07/05/2019

France sends top diplomat to Iran for talks to reduce tensions French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic adviser traveled to Iran on Wednesday to hold talks with local officials as part of European efforts to reduce tensions in the Gulf region, a presiden...
21:34, 06/19/2019

US-Iran tensions rise ahead of anniversary of deal pullout DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — White House’s sudden announcement that a U.S. aircraft carrier would be deployed in the Persian Gulf to counter Iran comes just days ahead of the anniversary o...
08:51, 05/07/2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe In Tehran Mission To Ease Iran-US Tensions Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo's key ally Washington....
23:00, 06/12/2019

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as U.S.-Iran tensions mount Canada's main stock index edged lower at open on Friday, mirroring losses in global equities as tensions between the United States and Iran kept investors on the sidelines....
16:17, 06/21/2019

As Tensions Rise Over Nuclear Deal, Mike Pompeo Says "Not Done" With Iran US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Monday said that the Donald Trump administration is "not done" with Iran and will continue its pressure campaign against Tehran in a bid to force it to abandon....
06:17, 07/09/2019

Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced stop in Iraq amid increased tensions in region Pompeo met with Iraq's defense and intelligence chiefs, as well as the country's foreign minister and several other officials.        ...
01:00, 05/08/2019

How Congress can strengthen US-India relations amid rising trade tensions and curb China threat As the world's largest democracy and a solid partner in the Indo-Pacific region, India is ideologically congruent and strategically central to U.S. interests, writes Mukesh Aghi, president and CE...
21:34, 06/28/2019

North Korea fires short-range projectiles, raising tensions amid stalled U.S. talks North Korea fired several short-range projectiles from its east coast on Saturday, South Korea's military said, as analysts said the country is stepping up pressure against the United States after Feb...
07:34, 05/04/2019

METALS-London copper steadies amid Peru mine blockade; trade tensions linger London copper prices edged higher in early Asian trade on Wednesday, as a new blockade at MMG Ltd's Las Bambas mine in Peru lent support to prices, although gains were capped by ongoing U.S.-China tra...
07:17, 05/22/2019

Trade war and Iran tensions creating a 'very unstable' oil market, Russia minister says Current geopolitical tensions are making it harder and harder for oil-producing nations to make decisions that will help stabilize crude prices, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told CNBC Sunda...
23:34, 05/19/2019

Here's the heavy US and UK naval firepower ready near Iran if the tanker tensions boil over US Navy Lt. j.g. David Babka Iran on Friday says it seized a British-owned oil tanker and its crew, amid reports it diverted a second British tanker towards Iran, in a clear message to the UK and the...
00:51, 07/20/2019

Exclusive: U.S. commander says he could send carrier into Strait of Hormuz despite Iran tensions The commander overseeing U.S. naval forces in the Middle East told Reuters on Thursday that American intelligence showing a threat from Iran will not prevent him from sending an aircraft carrier thro...
02:34, 05/10/2019

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 bet...
15:17, 05/18/2019

Iran warns UK against escalating tensions, says crew of seized ship safe Iran on Sunday urged Britain to contain "domestic political forces" intent on escalating tensions between the two countries following Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker....
12:00, 07/21/2019

US resident imprisoned in Iran suggests release served to de-escalate tensions Nizar Zakka denied reports his release was part of a wider deal after arriving in his native Lebanon A Lebanese man who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said Tuesday that ...
00:34, 06/12/2019

Oil climbs on Iran tensions, stocks edge back from seven-week highs Oil prices added to recent gains on Friday on fears any U.S. military attack on Iran would disrupt flows of crude from the Middle East, while a gauge of global stock markets edged back from seven-week...
12:51, 06/22/2019

As tensions escalate with Iran, Pompeo briefs Iraq on the threat to US forces POMPEO’S SURPRISE SIDE TRIP: With tensions rising between the United States and Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly canceled a stop in Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and inste...
18:17, 05/08/2019

Stocks in Asia set to trade lower; US-Iran tensions continue to linger Stocks in Asia Pacific were set to trade lower on Monday morning, while tensions between the U.S. and Iran continued to linger after the latter shot down an American surveillance drone....
02:00, 06/24/2019

CNBC's full interview with Sec. Rick Perry on rising tensions with Iran Energy Secretary Rick Perry joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" team to talk about oil markets amid brewing turmoil in the Middle East after tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman....
23:17, 06/14/2019

Iran threatens to surpass uranium limits as tensions with the U.S. continue to grow The announcement was the first time Tehran explicitly said it was on track to violate the 2015 nuclear accord. The Pentagon said Monday it was sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East....
03:51, 06/18/2019

Iran stokes Gulf tensions by seizing two British-linked oil tankers Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt says actions of Iranian forces in strait of Hormuz are ‘unacceptable’ Iran seized two oil tankers – one registered in the UK, the other in Liberia – in the strait of Horm...
02:17, 07/20/2019

Iran Lawmakers Chant "Death To America" In Parliament As Tensions Rise Iranian lawmakers chanted "Death to America" during a parliament session on Sunday after a speaker accused the United States of being the "real world terrorist", amid escalating tension with......
12:51, 06/23/2019

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 reg...
16:17, 07/11/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks subdued, oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions Asian shares were off to a cautious start on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations while oil prices firmed on worries over heightened tensions b...
07:51, 06/24/2019

U.S. Embassy in Iraq Orders Staff to Leave as Iran Tensions Rise The U.S. ordered all nonemergency staff to leave Iraq immediately, amid heightened tensions with Iran over recent attacks against oil tankers and facilities in the Persian Gulf....
14:17, 05/15/2019

As tensions with U.S. rise, Iran threatens to curtail cooperation in the nuclear deal Those threats, Trump administration and defense officials said, led to the announcement by the White House late Sunday that a U.S. aircraft carrier and bombers were being deployed to the Persian Gulf ...
13:34, 05/07/2019

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 direc...
22:34, 07/21/2019

Iran Says It Seized British Oil Tanker, Escalating Tensions in Strait of Hormuz (WASHINGTON) — Iran said Friday it seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a fresh escalation in confrontations in the strategic waterway that has become a flashpoint in tensions be...
22:17, 07/19/2019

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street dips at open on U.S.-Iran tensions U.S. stocks opened modestly lower on Friday, as rising tensions between the United States and Iran kept investors on edge, taking the shine off a rally in the prior session that pushed the S&P 500 to ...
16:17, 06/21/2019

US briefing: Iran tensions, racist chants and Kyoto Animation fire Friday’s top story: Tehran denies that US shot down its drone in strait of Hormuz. Plus, the Cats movie trailer is trending for all the wrong reasonsGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential...
13:00, 07/19/2019

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...
00:00, 07/22/2019

PRECIOUS-Gold steadies as trade tensions, Iran worries in focus Gold steadied on Monday after four days of falls, as a Sino-U.S. trade dispute aggravated by a Huawei ban and U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threat to Tehran fuelled interest in the safe-haven m...
07:17, 05/20/2019

Iran to partially withdraw from nuclear deal as tensions with U.S. rise: reports Iran on Wednesday is expected to announce it is partially withdrawing from the nuclear deal it struck with world powers, a year to the day that President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. from the accord....
01:34, 05/08/2019

U.S. defense chief tries to rally NATO allies on Iran as tensions simmer Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper appealed to NATO allies on Thursday to publicly denounce Iran's hostile actions and consider participating in a still-evolving plan to better safeguard strateg...
17:17, 06/27/2019

"There Won't Be Any War" With US, Says Iran's Supreme Leader Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday there would no war with the United States despite mounting tensions between the two arch enemies over Iranian nuclear capabilities and its....
20:51, 05/14/2019

Papa New Guinea leader steps down amid political turmoil Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's resignation follows weeks of high profile defections from the ruling coalition to the opposition. The premier was also in hot water over a gas deal with French petroleum...
11:17, 05/26/2019

| Madagascar leader sees parliament win amid fraud complaints Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina says he believes his party and allies are on course for a majority in the country's new parliament, but the opposition alleges that "anomalies" have been detected ...
23:34, 05/29/2019

Imprisoned opposition leader reappears amid Venezuela uprising In 2014, Leopoldo López called people to the streets to protest the government and was arrested for inciting violence. In 2015, he was found guilty and sentenced to 13 years in prison....
10:00, 05/01/2019

Jeep lands seasoned leader amid global expansion Jeep is a titan in the U.S., but there's plenty of room for growth in other markets. Its new boss, Christian Meunier, will bring his vast global experience from Ford, Land Rover, Nissan and Infiniti a...
01:00, 05/08/2019

Papua New Guinea leader steps down amid political turmoil Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's resignation follows weeks of high profile defections from the ruling coalition to the opposition. The premier was also in hot water over a gas deal with French petroleum...
11:34, 05/26/2019

BJP Leader Plays Down PM Modi's Comments On Balakot Op Amid Criticism As Prime Minister Narendra Modi's account of the Balakot airstrike and his suggestion that "clouds would help escape Pakistani radars" drew criticism, a leader of the ruling BJP leader asserted that.....
10:34, 05/13/2019

Venezuela’s imprisoned opposition leader reappears amid uprising In 2014, Leopoldo López called people to the streets to protest the government, and was arrested for inciting violence. In 2015, he was found guilty and sentenced to 13 years in prison....
19:17, 04/30/2019

France, Germany to increase efforts to reduce Iran tensions, avert war: ministers France and Germany will increase their efforts to reduce tensions over Iran, but time was running out and the risk of war could not be ruled out, their foreign ministers said on Wednesday....
22:34, 06/19/2019

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....
05:51, 06/14/2019

Germany, Netherlands stop training Iraqi soldiers as tensions rise between US-Iran Germany and the Netherlands have halted all training missions in Iraq as tensions continue to rise between the US and Iran, which supports proxy militias there. The countries announced the move Wednes...
03:00, 05/16/2019

Trade stress, Iran tensions hits stocks, dollar frets on Fed doves European shares were spooked by Iran tensions and trade jitters on Tuesday, while the risk of more dovish talk from the Federal Reserve inflated gold to six-year highs and stoked demand for safe-harbo...
13:00, 06/25/2019

Two more B-52s, Marine expeditionary unit head to Middle East as tensions rise with Iran The Pentagon dispatched two more B-52s and a Marine expeditionary unit to the Middle East, on top of forces already there, in response to "credible threats" that Iran plans to attack American forces a...
22:51, 05/10/2019

Patriot system, transport ship sent to Middle East among rising tensions with Iran The Defense Department is moving the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock ship and a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery to the Middle East for additional military strength amid rising tensions...
19:51, 05/11/2019

No Negotiations With US, Says Iran's Supreme Leader Iran will not negotiate with the United States, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after President Hassan Rouhani signalled talks with Washington might be possible if sanctions.....
11:51, 05/30/2019

Supreme Leader Says Iran Won't Back Down From U.S. Iran’s supreme leader said his country wouldn’t back down in the face of U.S. sanctions, days after President Trump targeted him personally with a new round of measures to further isolate the country....
01:17, 06/27/2019

Ally of Kazakhstan’s Longtime Ex-Leader Wins Presidency Amid Protests (MOSCOW) — Preliminary results show an ally of Kazakhstan’s former president has won the presidential election. The Central Election Commission in this Central Asian country said Monday th...
19:51, 06/10/2019

Hong Kong Leader Apologizes Amid Mounting Pressure to Resign Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam issued a public apology Tuesday amid a spiraling political crisis, stopping far short of demands from demonstrators that she completely cancel a controversial extradition b...
19:51, 06/18/2019

Algeria's ruling party names relatively young new leader amid protests Algeria’s ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party has elected businessman Mohamed Djemai as its new leader, state television said on Tuesday, a month after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika quit in ...
00:00, 05/01/2019

Amid Festering Dispute, South Korean Leader Appeals to Japan In a major speech, President Moon Jae-in urged Japan to stop using trade to address historical disputes and expressed hope that the two economies could cooperate....
23:00, 08/15/2019

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....
16:17, 07/12/2019

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 S...
16:17, 06/25/2019

The Strait of Hormuz Is at the Center of Iran Tensions Again. Here’s How the Narrow Waterway Gained Wide Importance The Strait of Hormuz is only 21 miles wide at its narrowest point, but it’s once again the biggest waterway in the news headlines, after Iran seized a British oil tanker in what is widely regard...
04:34, 07/24/2019

Exclusive: Exxon's $53 billion Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions - sources Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq's oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company's ambitions to expand ...
08:34, 06/21/2019

Oil to trade in current range or higher this summer as US-Iran tensions simmer — CNBC survey Oil experts surveyed by CNBC don't expect talks between the U.S. and Iran for at least 6 months, and more than a third see no military confrontation....
17:34, 06/28/2019

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Middle East bid to ease US-Iran tensions The top German diplomat will travel to Iran seeking ways to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Heiko Maas's four-day Middle East trip comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran....
10:17, 06/08/2019

As Shanahan heads to Asia, Iran tensions threaten Pentagon's 'great power' focus As acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan heads to Asia on Tuesday to deliver a major policy speech on the region, increasing tensions with Iran threaten to upend the Pentagon's strategy to fo...
11:34, 05/28/2019

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 ...
00:34, 06/24/2019

Trump: More to Mexico deal than meets the eye Stung by criticism that his deal to avert threatened Mexican tariffs mostly ramps up existing border efforts, President Donald Trump is insisting there's more to it than meets the eye. (June 10) ...
01:51, 06/11/2019

Iran's supreme leader says Tehran will not be bullied by US Speaking on the 30th anniversary of the death of Grand Ayatollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said "resistance has a cost, but the cost of surrendering to the enemy is higher." He also critici...
23:51, 06/04/2019

Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill amid protest pressure Carrie Lam says legislation that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China ‘caused a lot of division’Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has suspended indefinitely efforts to pass a controversial ne...
11:51, 06/15/2019

Ehud Barak, Ex-Leader of Israel, Announces Comeback Amid Political Disarray The longtime critic of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he was forming a new political party as the country braced for a second election....
21:51, 06/26/2019

Wall Street hits record high, as Iran tensions send oil price up - business live Bank of England warns that Brexit risks are rising, but investors are cheered by prospect of US interest rate cuts.Wall Street surges as Fed flags rate cutBank of England blames Brexit and trade wars ...
21:34, 06/20/2019

Trump meets US troops soon after N. Korea meeting President Donald Trump recounted the moment when he stepped across the border at the demilitarized zone into North Korea Sunday. Trump shared the moment as he addressed the US military at an American ...
03:34, 07/01/2019

Trump meets with tech CEOs on Huawei U.S. President Donald Trump met on Monday with the chief executives of seven technology companies and he agreed with their request for timely licensing decisions from the Commerce Department on blackl...
02:17, 07/23/2019

Trump meets Kim at Korean Demilitarized Zone North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met US President Donald Trump at the Demilitarized Zone that divides South and North Korea for a "handshake for peace." It is the third time Kim and Trump have met ...
11:51, 06/30/2019

Trump meets with Hungary’s far-right prime minister WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is meeting with Hungary’s far-right prime minister — another example of the president not being shy about engaging with foreign leaders not warmly embrac...
21:34, 05/13/2019