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Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photograph: Manaure Quintero/Reuters

The US government has imposed financial sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as part of its escalating campaign of pressure again(...)

US president Donald Trump (right) meets with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC in March 2018. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty/File

US troops, war planes and missile defence batteries are being deployed at the Prince Sultan air base south of the Saudi capital Riyadh as regional ten(...)

US president Donald Trump: vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration from bypassing Congress and selling bill(...)

Germany’s new defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is congratulated by chancellor Angela Merkel  after she took her official oath of office during a special session of the Bundestag on Wednesday. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s new defence minister has demanded her country get serious about its military engagement in the world – and provide the financing to cover it(...)

Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif:  says the Royal Marine’s seizure of Grace 1 is “piracy”.  Photograph: Manaure Quintero/Reuters

Dramatic images of armed and masked Iranian Revolutionary Guard commandos rappelling from a helicopter on to the deck of a British-flagged oil tanker (...)

A SH-60 Sea Hawk flies over the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer during a vertical replenishment-at-sea, Arabian Sea off Oman, last week. Photograph: Keypher Strombeck/US Navy/Handout via Reuters

Iran and the west are sliding towards a full-scale military confrontation in the Persian Gulf, one captured oil tanker at a time. That would be a cala(...)

Stena Impero, a British-flagged vessel owned by Stena Bulk, at Bandar Abbas port on Sunday after its seizure by Iran. Photograph:  Mizan News Agency/via Reuters

US president Donald Trump dismissed as “totally false” reports that Iran had arrested 17 of its nationals who were allegedly employed by the CIA, in t(...)

British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt will unveil the diplomatic and economic measures on Monday in response to the apprehension and detention of the Stena Imperto. Photograph: Stena Bulk/PA Wire

Iran on Sunday urged Britain to contain “domestic political forces” intent on escalating tensions between the two countries following Iran’s seizure o(...)

US president Donald Trump said on Thursday the drone had flown to within 914 metres (1,000 yards) of the USS Boxer and had ignored “multiple calls to stand down” in the latest episode to stir tensions in the Gulf. Photograph: MCSN Craig Z Rodarte/EPA.Handout

Iranian deputy foreign minister Abbas Aragchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a(...)

A file image of the USS Boxer. File photograph: L/Cpl Israel Chincio/US Marine Corps via The New York Times

US president Donald Trump said on Thursday that a US navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened (...)

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