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People hold a photograph of former  Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi during prayers for him in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, while his funeral was taking place in Egypt. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi was buried in a restricted family ceremony in Cairo early on Tuesday, a day after he suffered a fatal heart at(...)

Audria and Ebi Ali Maki outside their soon-to-be-opened cafe in central Dayton, Ohio, US. Photograph: Stephen Starr

If Dayton’s downtown library represents a vision for its future, then this is a city with big plans. The gleaming, 9,300sq m building opened in 2017 (...)

 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested on espionage charges in 2016, at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport as she prepared to board a plane with her daughter back to the UK after visiting relatives. Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – the British-Iranian mother jailed in Iran on spying charges – has begun a new hunger strike, her husband has said. Richar(...)

Damage from an explosion, left, and a likely limpet mine can be seen on the hull of the civilian vessel M/V Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman, June 13th, 2019. Photograph: US Navy/Getty Images)

The US is hoping to “build international consensus” around what officials claim is Iran’s responsibility for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of O(...)

US president Donald Trump at the White House on Friday. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Tensions between the United States and Iran have escalated after Washington blamed Tehran for Thursday’s attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman(...)

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday as  the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. Photograph: ISNA/AP

The Strait of Hormuz, sometimes described as the world’s most important oil choke point, is a gateway for almost a third of all crude oil and other pe(...)

Still image taken from a US military handout video purports to show Iran’s Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from the side of the Kokuka Courageous Tanker, June 13th, 2019. Photograph: US Military/Reuters

Iran said on Friday it was alarming and wrong of the United States to blame Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf, after a(...)

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz have been reportedly attacked. Photograph: IRIB News Agency via AP

Opec said that international trade tensions are hurting demand for oil, slashing its estimates for consumption earlier in the year and predicting furt(...)

A handout photo made available by Iran’s official state TV (IRIB) allegedly shows the crude oil tanker Front Altair on fire in the Gulf of Oman, June 13th 2019. Photograph: IRIB/EPA

Two oil tankers were severely damaged by attacks in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that sparked a 4 per cent surge in crude prices and put the energy in(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani shakes hands with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe during a welcome ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe began a two-day visit to Iran on Wednesday as part of international efforts to reduce tensions between Tehran and W(...)

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