Britain plans additional warship presence in Gulf

ritain will send a third warship to the Persian Gulf, though the move is not related to the current Iran crisis, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday. The MoD said HMS Duncan, a type 45 frigate, is transiting to the region to ensure Britain maintains a continuous maritime …

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Iran makes new nuclear threats that would reverse steps in pact

ran threatened on Monday to restart deactivated centrifuges and ramp up enrichment of uranium to 20% purity in a move away from the 2015 nuclear deal, but the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards insisted the world knows Tehran is not pursuing nuclear arms. The threats to ramp up enrichment, made …

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U.N. Security Council condemns attacks on oil tankers in Middle East

he U.N. Security Council on Monday condemned the attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East as serious threat to international peace and security. “The council members urge concerned parties and all countries in the region to exercise maximum restraint and take measures and actions to reduce escalation and end …

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Trump puts sanctions on Iranian supreme leader, other top officials

S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, taking a dramatic, unprecedented step to increase pressure on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone. With tensions running high between the two countries, Trump signed an executive …

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Triple suicide attack kills at least 30 in northeast Nigeria

least 30 people have been killed in a triple suicide attack in northeast Nigerian state of Borno, state emergency officials said on Monday, in the biggest mass killing this year by suicide bombers. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. The Boko Haram group and its Islamic State …

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