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 Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Iran did not want war. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Any US or Saudi military strike against Iran would bring “all-out war”, Tehran said on Thursday, keeping up a drumbeat of warnings to its adversaries (...)

Smoke billows from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, about 60km  southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province last SAturday.  Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities, the interior ministry said. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A series of elaborate suspected drone attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia has brought Iran and the United States dangerously close to military c(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo leaving the US to travel to Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Getty Images

Oil prices retreated about 2 per cent on Wednesday, extending the previous day’s declines after Saudi Arabia said it would quickly restore full produc(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks with Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, left, during a meeting at the White House. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Polaris/Bloomberg

US president Donald Trump delivered mixed messages on Iran on Monday as the fallout from the weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities continued(...)

Shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq, about 60km southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, at the weekend. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Tehran has vehemently denied Washington’s accusation that Iran is to blame for drone and missile strikes on Saudi Aramco’s key oil facilities, cutting(...)

 A gas flame behind pipelines in the desert at Khurais oil field, about 160km from Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. According to Saudi state-owned oil company Aramco, two of its oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, Khurais and Abqaiq, were set on fire after allegedly having been targeted by drone attacks. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

US president Donald Trump said on Sunday the United States was “locked and loaded” for a potential response to the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facil(...)

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad (C) attends a meeting in Damascus on August 9th. Photograph: Syrian Arab News Agency/EPA

The leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran are to meet on Monday to try to secure a lasting truce in northwest Syria following attacks there by the govern(...)

A satellite image shows thick black smoke rising from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil-processing facility following drone attacks. Photograph: Planet Labs/AP

Iran has dismissed US accusations that it was responsible for a swarm of explosive drone attacks on the world’s largest petroleum processing facility (...)

Gavin Carroll, general manager of the Merchant Hotel, Belfast, and bartender Mario De Santis toast the return of the third annual Festival of Prosecco to Belfast’s Merchant Hotel

Belfast’s food and drink scene is buzzing. The city’s Restaurant Week returns on September 23rd-29th, and a month-long Festival of Prosecco is we(...)

This AFPTV screen grab from a video made on Saturday shows smoke billowing from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq. Photograph: Getty Images

Drones launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and another major oilfield, sparkin(...)

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