Government And Politics

Iran says US sanctions 'unacceptable' amid Gulf tensions

May 16, 2019

Iran's foreign minister says sanctions imposed by the Trump administration are "unacceptable" but that his country is committed to an international nuclear deal that has steadily unraveled amid rising tensions

The Latest: 3 nations formally notify UN of ships targeted

May 15, 2019

The governments of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Norway are formally notifying the United Nations that four commercial ships were targeted and at least three of them damaged in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday

A top Emirati diplomat says UAE 'very committed to de-escalation' after alleged sabotage of oil tankers

May 15, 2019

A top Emirati diplomat says UAE 'very committed to de-escalation' after alleged sabotage of oil tankers

Iran's supreme leader makes uranium enrichment threat

May 15, 2019

Iran's supreme leader issues veiled threat over uranium enrichment amid rising tensions with US

Cyprus president criticizes UK minister over Turkey drilling

May 14, 2019

Cyprus' president has criticized remarks by Britain's Foreign Office minister that cast doubt over the east Mediterranean island nation's offshore economic rights as 'unacceptable'

Trump's election has boosted Israeli settlement construction

May 14, 2019

Israel's government went on spending binge in West Bank settlements after Trump was elected, data shows

US denies visa to senior Palestinian official

May 13, 2019

A senior Palestinian official says the U.S. has denied her application for a visa to travel to the United States

Saudi forces kill 8 in shootout in mostly Shiite town

May 12, 2019

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says 8 alleged terrorists were killed in shootout with security forces in the predominantly Shiite eastern region of Qatif

US B-52 bombers land in Qatar over unspecified Iran threat

May 10, 2019

The B-52 bombers ordered by the White House to deploy to the Persian Gulf to counter unspecified threats from Iran are beginning to arrive at a major American air base in Qatar

Iranians criticize deputy FM over remarks on Afghan refugees

May 9, 2019

Iranians have harshly criticized the country's deputy foreign minister after he threatened to expel Afghan refugees from Iran in retaliation for U.S. sanctions

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