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US threatens Iran with more ‘isolation, sanctions’ for nuclear expansion

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yesterday warned that Iran’s move to raise its uranium enrichment concentration would result in ‘further isolation and sanctions’. Earlier in the day, Iran announced that it is raising its uranium enrichment concentration beyond

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G-20 opens with high tensions

World leaders gathered in Japan today for one of the most high-stakes and fractious G20 meetings in years, with a bruising US-China trade war, geopolitical tensions, and climate change on the agenda. The two-day summit in the city of Osaka

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Trump is losing his marbles

PUCHONG: US President Donald Trump is now seen on a war-like rampage, picking up fights with powerful nations on the planet. The first and foremost on his list of enemies is the world’s second largest economy, China. In his bid

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Cyber-attacks on Iran after drone shoot down

WASHINGTON: The United States launched cyber-attacks against Iranian missile control systems and a spy network this week after Tehran downed an American surveillance drone, US media reported on Saturday. US President Donald Trump ordered a retaliatory military strike against Iran

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Trump: I aborted attack on Iran to save lives

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said yesterday he aborted a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of an unmanned US drone because it could have killed 150 people, signalling he was open to talks with Tehran. An Iranian surface-to-air

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Oil prices fall for second day

TOKYO: Oil prices were falling for a second day today, after more signs that global economic growth is being hit by US-China trade tensions, although losses were limited amid tensions in the Middle East after tanker attacks last week. Brent

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US to send more troops to the Middle East

WASHINGTON/DUBAI: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced yesterday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were for defensive purposes, citing concerns about a threat from Iran. Fears of a confrontation between

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Saudi crown prince lashes out at Iran over tanker attacks

RIYADH:  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused arch-rival Iran of attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, adding he ‘won’t hesitate’ to tackle any threats to the kingdom. Two tankers were struck by explosions on Thursday

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IAEA: Iran has accelerated enrichment of uranium

TEHRAN/VIENNA:  Iran has followed through on a threat to accelerate its production of enriched uranium, the head of the United Nations (UN) atomic watchdog said, departing from his usual guarded language to say he was worried about increasing tension. The

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Saudi demands firm Arab stand against Iran

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ratcheted up rhetoric against arch-nemesis Iran, calling on Arab states to confront its ‘criminal’ actions after attacks on oil installations sparked fears of a regional conflagration. The king’s remarks came at the start of two back-to-back

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