Iran

UK says tanker seizure shows Iran choosing 'dangerous path'

As Iranian officials begin probe into seized tanker, London tells UK ships to avoid Strait of Hormuz.

UK says tanker seizure shows Iran choosing 'dangerous path'

Iran

Iran seizes British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps says tanker was captured 'for failing to respect international maritime rules'.

Iran seizes British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Iran

Iran releases video it says proves US did not destroy drone

Iran's state TV broadcasts video shortly after Donald Trump says there was 'no doubt' the US Navy downed the drone.

Iran releases video it says proves US did not destroy drone

Middle East

US vows to down any Iran drones that fly 'too close' to its ships

Iran releases video it says proves US did not shoot down its drone as Washington claims it has evidence showing it did.

US vows to down any Iran drones that fly 'too close' to its ships

Middle East

Trump says US warship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf

Iran denies losing any drones after Donald Trump says US downed an unmanned Iranian aircraft in the Strait of Hormuz.

Trump says US warship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf

Iran

US demands Iran free seized ship; vows to protect Gulf

Tension rises after Iranian forces impounded a foreign vessel with a crew of 12 in its territorial waters on Sunday.

US demands Iran free seized ship; vows to protect Gulf

Middle East

Sanctions, threats and oil: How close is Iran deal to collapsing?

Tehran calls for lifting of punishing US sanctions in exchange for talks but also dangles threat of more enrichment.

Sanctions, threats and oil: How close is Iran deal to collapsing?

Middle East

Israel, Bahrain foreign ministers hold first public meeting in US

According to an Israeli foreign ministry statement the two leaders discussed 'Iran and regional threats'.

Israel, Bahrain foreign ministers hold first public meeting in US

AJ Impact

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.

Argentina freezes Hezbollah assets, 25 years after AMIA attack

AJ Impact

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.

Russia wants in on INSTEX

AJ Impact

'We don't want to' shut Strait of Hormuz, says Iran

The key Gulf oil shipping lane is the focus of global tensions.

Iran says it doesn't want to blockade the Strait of Hormuz

Iran

Iran accuses US of 'deliberately targeting civilians'

Severe sanctions reimposed after US nuclear deal pullout aimed at making life unbearable for ordinary Iranians, FM says.

Iran accuses US of 'deliberately targeting civilians'

Middle East

British-Iranian held by Tehran taken to mental ward: Family

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe jailed in Tehran since 2016 on sedition charges has been transferred to hospital, family says.

British-Iranian held by Tehran taken to mental ward: Family

Middle East

Iran says it towed foreign tanker with technical failure

Statement comes amid questions over whereabouts of Panamanian-flagged oil tanker travelling in the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran says it towed foreign tanker with technical failure

United States

Trump: US not seeking 'regime change' in Iran standoff

US president says determined to stop Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, as supreme leader vows to scale back commitments.

Trump: US not seeking 'regime change' in Iran standoff