Middle East

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker for 'smuggling oil', crew arrested

State TV says Iranian forces impounded a foreign ship with a crew of 12 in its territorial waters on Sunday.

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UK police vow crackdown on Extinction Rebellion climate protests

UK police vow crackdown on Extinction Rebellion climate protests

Activist group plans major actions in October, as world marks hottest June - and likely July - on record.

Argentina freezes Hezbollah assets, 25 years after AMIA attack

Argentina freezes Hezbollah assets, 25 years after AMIA attack

Argentina puts financial sanctions on members of Lebanese Islamist group and brands it a 'terrorist' organisation.

Russia wants in on INSTEX

Moscow lends its support to EU-Iran trade efforts

Moscow will join European efforts to circumvent US sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times has reported.

Accelerating deforestation in Brazil endangers EU trade deal

Accelerating deforestation in Brazil endangers EU trade deal

Threats to Amazon rainforest jeopardise European economic accord with Mercosur, which includes ecological commitments.