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An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the  USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea last Thursday. Iran claimed Trump is being ‘goaded’ by national security adviser John Bolton into starting a war. Handout photograph: Reuters

Tensions between Iran and the United States have intensified after Tehran warned the US not to threaten the country following inflammatory comments by(...)

US president Donald Trump with his national security adviser, John Bolton, in the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

US president Donald Trump warned Tehran to stop threatening America and suggested the US would destroy the Islamic Republic if there was a military c(...)

Donald Trump: ‘If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again’. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

US president Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Wa(...)

US navy  aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and support vessels transit the Suez Canal on May 9th en route to the Persian Gulf. Photograph: Darion Chanelle Triplett/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia has said it wants to avert war in the region but stood ready to respond with “all strength” following last week’s attacks on Saudi oil as(...)

An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the US Navy  aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea on Thursday. Handout photograph: Reuters

Escalation by the US and Iran could rapidly result in a catastrophic collision, due either to deliberate action or miscalculation, the International C(...)

John Bolton, the US national security adviser, looking on from the background as President Donald Trump meets with Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg at the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Only one person can save us from the dangerous belligerent in the White House. And that person is Donald Trump. How screwed up is that? Will the pre(...)

Guided missiles seen in the sky during what is reported to be an attack in Damascus, Syria in January. Photograph: Youmiyat Qadifat Hawun fi Damashq/Reuters

Syrian air defences targeted projectiles fired from the direction of Israel for the second night in a row, Syrian state media said on Saturday. The p(...)

US president Donald Trump with White House national security adviser John Bolton: Taking on Iran presents a different challenge than Iraq given Tehran’s formidable military capacity. Photograph: Carlos Barria

Is the United States moving closer to war? This week, uncomfortable memories of the run-up to the Iraq conflict were in the air in Washington as (...)

Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt says Iranian regime’s conduct has worsened. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Britain has advised all citizens holding dual British and Iranian nationality to avoid travelling to Iran, saying they faced an unacceptably higher ri(...)

Huawei said blocking it from doing business in the United States would hamper the introduction of next-generation communications technology. Photograph: Mauritz Antin/EPA

The Trump administration has issued an executive order apparently aimed at banning Huawei’s equipment from US networks and said it was subjecting the (...)

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