Inside Story

Can the US guarantee Gulf security?

Washington has blamed Tehran for the attack on Saudi oil facilities and says it's now building a coalition against Iran.

Can the US guarantee Gulf security?

AJ Impact

US sanctions Iran's central bank in wake of Aramco attacks

Targeting Iran's central bank could inhibit Tehran's ability to import sanctions-exempt humanitarian goods.

US sanctions Iran's central bank in wake of Aramco attacks

Social media

Twitter suspends thousands of fake accounts from UAE

Over 4,000 accounts suspended as they were involved in 'multi-faceted information operation' primarily targeting Qatar.

Twitter suspends thousands of fake accounts from UAE

United Nations

US issues visas for Iran's Rouhani, Zarif to travel to UNGA

Zarif says Pompeo tried to 'dodge the US obligation to issue visas for UN delegates'.

US issues visas for Iran's Rouhani, Zarif to travel to UNGA

Women's Rights

FIFA boss pressures Iran to lift stadium ban on women

Gianni Infantino says he is expecting 'positive developments' at Iran's World Cup qualifying match in Tehran next month.

FIFA boss Infantino calls on Iran to lift stadium ban on women

Middle East

'All-out war': Iran warns Saudi and US not to attack

In an interview, Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran 'won't blink' to defend itself but doesn't want war after oil attacks.

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warns of 'all-out war'

Middle East

Oil attacks 'unquestionably sponsored by Iran': Saudi Arabia

Defence ministry says no way attacks were launched from Yemen but Houthi rebels boast drones can easily fly 700km.

Oil attacks 'unquestionably sponsored by Iran': Saudi Arabia

Hassan Rouhani

US, Iran bicker over visa as Rouhani hints at skipping UN meeting

Tehran says lack of visas preventing top Iranian officials from attending UN General Assembly that starts on Monday.

US, Iran bicker over visa as Rouhani hints at skipping UN meeting

AJ IMPACT

Trump orders more Iran sanctions as Saudis show attack evidence

Iran again denies involvement in Saudi oil attacks as Riyadh presents 'material evidence' from its inquiry.

Trump orders more Iran sanctions as Saudis show attack evidence

Middle East

Pompeo in Saudi to discuss response to attack as tensions rise

Top US diplomat to meet Saudi crown prince as Iran warns it would respond to any action against it.

Pompeo in Saudi to discuss response to attack as tensions rise

AJ Impact

Oil extends losses as Saudi looks to restore output by Sept-end

But financial markets are likely to be more cautious about geopolitical tensions in Middle East, analysts say.

Oil extends losses as Saudi looks to restore output by Sept-end

Middle East

Saudi oil attacks: Pence repeats Trump's 'locked and loaded' line

US vice president says Pompeo heading to Saudi Arabia, US 'evaluating evidence' following attacks on Saudi oil plants.

Saudi oil attacks: Pence repeats Trump's 'locked and loaded' line

Taliban

Taliban delegation visits Iran to 'discuss latest developments'

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said talks are part of Tehran's 'comprehensive consultations' with all Afghan parties.

Taliban delegation visits Iran to 'discuss latest developments'

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