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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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US will respond with ‘great force’ if Iran attacks interests

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned Iran that it would be met with ‘great force’ if it attacked US interests in the Middle East. Washington strongly suspects Shiite militias with ties to Tehran were behind a rocket attack in Baghdad’s

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Trump warns Iran of war

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump issued a new threat to Tehran on Sunday, tweeting that a conflict would be the ‘official end’ of Iran, as Saudi Arabia warned it stood ready to respond with ‘all strength’ and said it was

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Iran: We can easily hit US ships in the Gulf

DUBAI:  In a sharp rebuke against the US, Iran said that it could “easily” hit U.S. warships in the Gulf, the latest in days of sabre-rattling between Washington and Tehran, while its top diplomat worked to counter US sanctions and

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