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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(...)

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(...)

Fiona Geraghty who died in Dubai was ‘lively but calm, strong but gentle, innovative and creative’, her school said

The family of an Irish teacher killed in a Dubai bus crash have said it was “with broken hearts” that they announced her death. Fiona Geraghty was am(...)

Fiona Geraghty is among 17 people who died in a bus crash in Dubai. Photograph: FAcebook

The Irish teacher killed in a bus crash in Dubai has been recalled as “an enthusiastic, energetic teacher who always got the best from her students.” (...)

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is the ultimate arbiter in Iran’s system of governance. Photograph: Official Khamenei website/Handout via Reurters

Iran has said it will not submit to Trump administration demands to negotiate over its nuclear and missile programmes, its revolutionary ethos and arm(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh in  October 2018. Photograph: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia will host three summits of Gulf, Arab and Islamic leaders in Mecca on Thursday and Friday to discuss an attack on four oil tankers off th(...)

 Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Iran’s landmark nuclear deal was at risk of collapse after Tehran said it would cease to implement some of its commitments under the 2015 accord, its (...)

A van believed to be carrying former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrives at the Tokyo Detention Centre. Photograph: Kyodo/via REUTERS

Japanese prosecuters arrested ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn again on Thursday on suspicion of trying to enrich himself at the carmaker’s expense, in(...)

Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn  has been charged with two counts of misconduct, one for misreporting his pay at Nissan, and another of using his position for personal benefit. Photograph:  Reuters/Issei Kato/File Photo

The holding company at the heart of the Renault-Nissan alliance owned four private jets, rather than the one previously assumed, a joint investigation(...)

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