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 Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and US president Donald Trump  at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in June. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump’s shock abandonment of Syrian Kurdish fighters who partnered the US in the war against Islamic State could give impetus to r(...)

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani leaving Tehran to attend the UN General Assembly summit in New York on Monday. Handout photograph: EPA

Yemen’s Houthi rebels and Iran have seized the political initiative ahead of debates in the UN General Assembly on Tuesday in New York. The Houthis ha(...)

Injured Syrian army members receive honours during the opening of the Damascus International Fair. File photograph: Youssef Badawi/EPA

Damascus’s 61st International Fair opened this week with a spectacular sound and light show, singing and dancing, and a message of hope for a future w(...)

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(...)

Donnacha Hurley: ‘We are experiencing significant challenges in recruitment due to near full employment and our inability to attract foreign nationals due to housing costs.’

A long and varied career brought Corkman Donnacha Hurley into the investment world 18 years ago when he decided to establish a holding company with st(...)

Donald Trump: words appear to signal that there may not be an immediate US response to the incident. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

US president Donald Trump has said “Iran made a very big mistake” in shooting down a US drone, increasing tensions and talk of possible open conflict.(...)

US president Donald Trump: his decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal was always bound to have consequences.  Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The shooting down of a US surveillance drone by Iran this week and America’s equivocal response opens a new front in the increasingly tense standoff b(...)

Gen Amir Ali Hajizadeh,  Iran’s head of the Revolutionary Guards’ aerospace division, looks at debris from a downed US drone  in  capital Tehran on Friday. Photograph: Meghdad Madadi/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said he cancelled a planned military strike on Iran on Thursday night because it was “not proportionate to shooting down(...)

An RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, similar to the drone shot down over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile overnight on Wednesday. Photograph:AFP/Getty Images

Some global airlines are re-routing flights to avoid Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, they said on Friday, after t(...)

US president Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after a meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday. Photograph: Bloomberg

A US official said the military made preparations for limited strikes on Iran in retaliation for the downing of a US surveillance drone, but approval (...)

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