Middle East

Saudi oil strikes: Will Gulf 'powder-keg' detonate?

As questions swirl over the Saudi oil attacks, all eyes are on the Middle East to see if tensions finally boil over.

Saudi oil strikes: Will Gulf 'powder-keg' detonate?

Middle East

Iran charges three detained Australians with spying

Judiciary spokesman says the trio arrested in Iran was charged in two separate cases and awaiting trial.

Iran charges three detained Australians with spying

Turkey

Ankara summit on Syria: 'A win for Moscow and al-Assad'

Creation of committee to write Syria's constitution democratises and legitimises Syrian president, analysts say.

Ankara summit on Syria: 'A win for Moscow and al-Assad'

Middle East

Trump says he would 'certainly like to avoid' war with Iran

Trump says it 'certainly' looks like Iran was behind Saudi Arabia oil plants attacks, but US wants 'definitive' proof.

Trump says he would 'certainly like to avoid' war with Iran

AJ Impact

Price of oil jumps nearly 15 percent amid Middle East volatility

With the attacks on crude facilities in Saudi Arabia, fears of wider conflict and retaliation spooked energy markets.

Price of oil jumps nearly 15 percent amid Middle East volatility

Inside Story

Will the attacks on Saudi oil facilities cripple global supplies?

Saudi Arabia has tried to reassure the world that it will quickly recover from the drone attacks on its oil plants.

Iran

Iran says it seized a new vessel for diesel smuggling

Iran's fuel is among the world's cheapest because of heavy subsidies and the sharp depreciation of its currency.

Iran says it seized a new vessel for diesel smuggling

Opinion

Trump's strategy against Iran can still succeed

Despite Bolton's departure and Tehran's recent aggressions, Trump's bold Iran strategy still has a chance to succeed.

Ali Bakeer

by Ali Bakeer

Ali Bakeer

Donald Trump

Trump questions Iran's denial of blame over Saudi attacks

US president's comments come after he said the US was 'locked and loaded' to retaliate over the attacks.

Trump questions Iran's denial of blame over Saudi attacks

Iran

US 'locked and loaded' after Saudi oil attack: Trump

Iran's Revolutionary Guard warns it is ready to respond saying its missiles could hit US bases and ships within 2,000km.

Middle East

How drone attacks on Saudi Aramco might blow up US-Iran tensions

Israeli air raids on Iranian-backed forces in Lebanon, Iraq and Syria may have spawned oil strikes, analyst suggests.

How drone attacks on Saudi Aramco might blow up US-Iran tensions

Middle East

Syria's war: Turkey, Russia and Iran to discuss Idlib truce

Trilateral summit aims to negotiate peace in Syria’s last rebel-held stronghold.

Middle East

Trump-Rouhani UNGA meeting not on our agenda: Iran

Tehran calls reports suggesting 2 presidents might meet on sidelines of upcoming UN General Assembly 'speculation'.

Turkey

Erdogan hosts Putin and Rouhani for new round of Syria talks

Trilateral summit to focus on ensuring required conditions for voluntary return of refugees, Turkish presidency says.

Erdogan hosts Putin and Rouhani for new round of Syria talks

Middle East

Saudi Arabia: 6 million barrels of oil lost in drone attacks

The US secretary of state blames Iran for the attacks but Iran denies the accusations.