Middle East

Gulf tensions: Iraq worried about impact on its economy

As tension between the US and Iran builds in the Gulf, Iraq is watching developments closely.

Middle East

US vows 'major' new sanctions against Iran

Donald Trump promises new sanctions over shooting down of US drone as Iran warns of 'crushing' response if attacked.

US vows 'major' new sanctions against Iran

Iran

Iran executes 'defence ministry contractor' over spying for CIA

ISNA news agency says Jalal Haji Zavar confessed to spying for the US spy agency in return for money.

Iran executes 'defence ministry contractor' over spying for CIA

Iran

View from Tehran's streets: US, Iran playing 'childish dare game'

For many Iranians, the threat of war just became real as they heard the reports of Trump's cancelled attack on Iran.

View from Tehran's streets: US, Iran playing 'childish dare game'

Iran

Iran to 'confront any threat', as Trump warns of 'obliteration'

Tehran says it will respond firmly to any US threat after Trump warns Iran of 'obliteration' if larger conflict ensues.

Middle East

Iran-US standoff: A timeline of key events

Tensions between Tehran and Washington have spiked, fears of a war have increased, but, how did we get here?

Yemen

Yemen escalation: Why Houthis ramp up attacks on Saudi Arabia

Houthi attacks on Saudi territory have markedly escalated, coinciding with increasing US pressure on Iran.

Yemen escalation: Why Houthis ramp up attacks on Saudi Arabia

Iran

How close are Iran and the US to war?

Analysts weigh in on fast-moving developments after Iran downs US drone and Trump pulls back from launching attack.

How close are Iran and the US to war?

Inside Story

Will the United States attack Iran?

Washington came close to a military response against Tehran following following the downing of a US unmanned aircraft.

Donald Trump

Trump and MBS discuss Iran, oil in phone call

White House says leaders discussed 'Saudi Arabia's critical role in ensuring stability' in the region and oil market.

Trump and MBS discuss Iran, oil in phone call

AJ Impact

To avoid danger, many airlines skirting Iran-controlled airspace

US regulator bans American carriers from parts of the increasingly tense area following the downing of a military drone.

To avoid danger, many airlines skirting Iran-controlled airspace

Iran

'Brink of war': World leaders push for Iran-US restraint

As Iran-US showdown intensifies, nations around the globe press Tehran and Washington to step back from war.

'Brink of war': World leaders push for Iran-US restraint

Iran

Trump approved strikes on Iran but pulled back: Reports

US military made preparations to strike Iranian targets in retaliation for downing of drone, media reports say.

Middle East

US drone shot down: Iran protests over 'provocative act'

Iran says it does not want war but reserves the right to take all appropriate measures against any hostile act.

Middle East

Iran accuses US of 'provocation' as Trump downplays drone downing

Iranian forces downed US drone, raising fears of major military confrontation between Tehran and Washington in the Gulf.