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The Grace 1 supertanker in the British territory of Gibraltar

Greece blocks Iranian oil ship freed in Gibraltar

Greece has vowed to refuse help to an Iranian ship that was recently detained in Gibraltar on suspicion of carrying oil bound for Syria days after the U.S. threatened sanctions on any country that offered aid to the tanker believed to be linked to an Iranian terrorist organisation.

ISIS back from the dead in Syria, Iraq

US leader President Donald Trump declared total victory against ISIS too early in March as reports by US and Iraqi intelligence indicate that the group is far from being buried.g
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

US warns UN over Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed the UN Security Council and warned of provisions in the Iranian nuclear deal that are set to expire a year from now, in October 2020.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: Release of Iranian tanker unfortunate

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a television interview on Monday that it was unfortunate an Iranian oil tanker detained off Gibraltar had been allowed to leave.
The US State Department, in announcing the ban Wednesday, said it has credible information that Salah Abdalla Mohamed Mohamed Salih, also known as Salah Gosh, was involved in torture during his tenure as head of NISS.

US imposes travel ban on Sudan’s former security chief

The United States has imposed a visa ban on the former director general of Sudan's national intelligence and security services for his alleged involvement in gross human rights violations.
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US defense secretary wants INF-range missiles in Asia

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper says he wants to see American ground-based intermediate-range conventional missiles deployed to Asia.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

US to test new weapon, terminates arms control treaty with Russia

The United States plans to test a new missile in coming weeks that would have been prohibited under a landmark, 32-year-old arms control treaty that the US and Russia ripped up on Friday.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

US withdraws from arms control agreement with Russia

The United States on Friday will formally withdraw from a landmark arms control treaty with Russia, claiming it undermines its national security interests.

Iran’s foreign minister sanctioned by US

“This is obviously a highly unusual action,” a senior administration official acknowledged when discussing the U.S. move against Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif.

North Korea tests more missiles despite efforts at diplomatic solutions

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two similar missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United States to stop upcoming military drills.
Iran has test-fired a medium-range missile, a U.S. military official said, further escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf region.

US: Iran test-fires medium range missile

Iran has test-fired a medium-range missile, a U.S. military official said, further escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf region.
This April 10, 2019 picture released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attending the 4th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. (Photo by KCNA VIA KNS / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / South Korea OUT /

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un says new missile launch was warning to South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the demonstration of a “new-type tactical guided weapon” on Thursday as a warning to South Korea to stop importing high-tech weapons and conducting joint military exercises with the United States, state media KCNA said on Friday.
Britain Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Photo by Adrian DENNIS - AFP)

Britain calls for European naval mission to stop Iran ‘piracy’

Britain called for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of “state piracy” in the strategic waterway, Reuters reports.

Russia supports Donald Trump’s call to include China in new arms control deal –...

Moscow supports the call of U.S. President Donald Trump to include China in a new arms control deal, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Monday.
North Korean and American officials are holding behind-the-scenes talks to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, South Korea's president said on Wednesday.

US, North Korea in talks to set up third Trump-Kim summit

North Korean and American officials are holding "behind-the-scenes talks" to arrange a third summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, South Korea's president said on Wednesday.
[FILE] US President Donald Trump chairs a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 2, 2019. – President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the US federal government may not reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.Addressing a cabinet meeting on the 12th day of the shutdown, Trump warned it “could be a long time” before the impasse is resolved.”It’s too important a subject to walk away from,” said the president, who was to meet later with Democratic and Republican lawmakers. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP)

US expected to impose fresh sanctions on Iran

The U.S. is expected to impose fresh sanctions on Iran on Monday, days after U.S. President Donald Trump stopped short of launching airstrikes on Iranian targets.

Oil prices gain amid tension between Iran, US

Oil prices rose on Monday to extend gains from last week, bolstered as tensions remain high between Iran and the United States after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “significant” sanctions would be announced on Tehran.
Donald Trump has refused to apologise to five men wrongly convicted of raping a female jogger in New York City's Central Park 30 years ago, saying they admitted their guilt.

Donald Trump warns Iran of ‘obliteration’ in event of war

President Trump has said he does not want war but warned Iran it would face “obliteration” if conflict broke out.

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