Middle East

Is Iran to blame for suspected attacks on Gulf tankers?

Analysts examine US claim that Iran was behind the reported attacks on commercial ships near the Strait of Hormuz.

Is Iran to blame for suspected attacks on Gulf tankers?

Middle East

Riyadh calls for 'decisive' action over tanker attacks

Saudi Arabia and UAE urge swift international response to secure energy supplies.

Saudi Arabia calls for 'decisive' action over tanker attacks

Iran

British-Iranian begins new hunger strike in Tehran jail

British-Iranian mother was arrested for allegedly plotting against the Iranian government, charges she denies.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe begins new hunger strike in Iran jail

The Listening Post

US-Iran debates: Fake writers and state-funded trolling

Tax-funded smears & a fake activist: worrying twists in the US-Iran propaganda war. Plus, Algeria's YouTube influencers.

Middle East

US focus on building consensus after oil tanker attacks: Pentagon

US working on contingency plans and broadening international support for standoff with Iran, US defence secretary says.

Middle East

'Ridiculous, dangerous': Iran denies US claims over Gulf tankers

Washington releases video it says shows Iranian soldiers removing unexploded mine from damaged tanker.

Opinion

Is Iran on the verge of another revolution?

And will it be a 'Kaveh' or an 'Alexander the Great' who leads it?

Saeid Golkar

by Saeid Golkar

Saeid Golkar

Middle East

US releases video it claims shows Iran removing mine from tanker

Iran denies US allegations of Revolutionary Guard involvement in suspected attacks on two ships in the Gulf of Oman.

AJ Impact

Oil tanker insurance costs to jump after Gulf attacks

Tensions in the region are at the highest they can be without an actual armed conflict, says a top shipping association.

Oil tanker insurance costs to jump after Gulf attacks

US & Canada

US holds Iran 'responsible' for reported Gulf attacks on tankers

Mike Pompeo says incidents in Gulf of Oman are part of campaign of 'escalating tension' by Iran, but offers no evidence.

US holds Iran 'responsible' for reported Gulf attacks on tankers

Inside Story

Can tension in the Gulf be contained?

Two ships were damaged in the Gulf of Oman, a day after Yemen's Houthi rebel group claims an attack on Saudi airport.

Middle East

'World cannot afford a major confrontation in the Gulf'

Warning from UN comes as global concern grows over reported attacks on tankers near the Strait of Hormuz.

UN warns against 'Gulf confrontation' after tankers damaged

AJ Impact

Short Answer

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so strategically important?

Explaining the economic and geopolitical significance of the key waterway out of the Gulf.

Why is the Strait of Hormuz so strategically important?

Opinion

Will Russia back US' maximum pressure on Iran?

US-Russian cooperation on Iran has its limits.

Leonid Issaev

by Leonid Issaev
- Nikolay Kozhanov

Leonid Issaev

Oman

Explosions reported on two tankers in Gulf of Oman

One ship ablaze after presumed attacks on vessels near the Iranian coastline push oil prices up and prompt global alarm.