Middle East

Tankers, drones and tweets: Key events in Gulf tensions

As fears grow of an open conflict between US and Iran, here's a look at the incidents contributing to the crisis.

Tankers, drones and tweets: Key events in Gulf tensions

AJ Impact

Trump and Trudeau discuss USMCA finalisation at White House

North American leaders are seeking to expedite ratification of new trade agreement between US, Canada and Mexico.

Trump and Trudeau discuss USMCA finalisation at White House

AJ Impact

WTO chief hopes Trump and Xi meet at G20 to resolve trade issues

WTO director general says G20 economies are imposing trade barriers at a rate well above the historical average.

WTO chief hopes Trump and Xi meet at G20 to resolve trade issues

Human trafficking

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

Two countries downgraded to those that have failed to make significant anti-trafficking efforts.

US adds Saudi Arabia, Cuba to blacklist on human trafficking

AJ Impact

Calling Trump's bluff, Erdogan says US sanctions will not happen

Washington is set to punish Ankara if it accepts Russian missiles. Only Trump can stop the economic pain - if he wants.

Calling Trump's bluff, Erdogan says US sanctions will not happen

AJ Impact

Apple warns US against imposing additional China tariffs

Apple's CEO says new China tariffs will reduce the tech company's contribution to the US economy.

Apple warns US against imposing additional China tariffs

Reporter's Notebook

All to know about Global Hawk drone shot down by Iran

The Pentagon owns 35 prohibitively expensive drones that Iran shot down in recent showdown.

All you need to know about the Global Hawk spy drone shot down by Iran

Press Freedom

Al Jazeera rebuts renewed push for 'foreign agent' registration

Al Jazeera says it's not required to register under FARA after Republican congressmen called for DOJ evaluation.

Al Jazeera rebuts renewed push for 'foreign agent' registration

United States

In another rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to block Saudi arms sale

US Senate rejects Trump's plan to bypass Congress to complete $8bn in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries.

In another rebuke to Trump, Senate votes to block Saudi arms sale

AJ Impact

Can India kick its imported oil habit?

US sanctions against Iran mean India is losing out on a key source of cheap oil, likely hurting government finances.

Can India kick its imported oil habit?

Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

Elite force says US drone brought down in its airspace, but US officials say it was flying in international territory.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

United States

US Senate prepares new rebuke of Trump over Saudi arms sales

Anger rises over US president's bid to bypass congressional review amid doubts about handling of Iran and Yemen war.

US Senate prepares new rebuke of Trump over Saudi arms sales

AJ Impact

Oil prices surge after Iran shoots down US drone

Thursday's incident marks the first direct Iranian-claimed attack on US assets amid the escalating crisis.

Oil prices surge after Iran shoots down US drone

Iraq

Business as usual: Iraq attack no bearing on oil firms - analysts

No production disruption or pullout plan after oil company operations targeted by rocket fire in Basra, insiders say.

Business as usual: Iraq attack no bearing on oil firms - analysts

China

'Special relationship' in focus as China's Xi visits North Korea

Denuclearisation and economic issues to top agenda as Xi Jinping visits Pyongyang before his meeting with Donald Trump.

'Special relationship' in focus as China's Xi visits North Korea