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Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said the foundations of Sunday's Natanz uranium enrichment facility attack in Iran would have probably been set a long time ago.

The announcement has been confirmed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and comes after an explosion knocked out power at Iran's main nuclear facility.

Israeli-owned ship attacked off UAE coast: media

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli-owned ship attacked off UAE coast: media

An Israeli TV channel has quoted security sources as saying the vessel was attacked near the Emirati port of Fujairah, with Iran suspected of carrying out the attack.

Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

An Israeli-owned ship sailing out of the Middle East was struck with an explosion, amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

'Abused' Emirati prisoner pleads for help amid coronavirus threat

The New Arab

'Abused' Emirati prisoner pleads for help amid coronavirus threat

A hunger-striking Emirati prisoner held for five years in the notorious Al-Wathba Prison has secretly made a recording calling on human rights ...

The New Arab

UAE sends large delegation to Syria trade fair

The UAE has sent a large delegation to the Assad regime-sponsored Damascus International Fair several months after reopening its embassy in Syria, despite US warnings of sanctions

The New Arab

US suspects Iran seized 'missing' UAE oil tanker

Tracking data shows the UAE-based oil tanker was traveling through the Strait of Hormuz and drifted off into Iranian waters before stopping ...

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Qatari Emir's timely visit to Washington

Comment: The opportunity for political progress in Afghanistan and the possibility of diplomatic mediation with Iran make Sheikh Tamim's visit a ...

The New Arab

Theresa May to meet MbS to discuss Gulf tensions

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the Gulf crisis.

UAE says 'can't blame anyone yet' for tanker attacks

The New Arab

UAE says 'can't blame anyone yet' for tanker attacks

The UAE has distanced itself from US' accusations that Iran is behind a series of attacks on shipping in the Gulf region.

The New Arab & agencies

US Navy: Mine in tanker attack bears Iran hallmarks

The US Navy said the mines used to attack a Japanese-owned oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz last week bore 'a striking resemblance' to ...

Damaged oil tankers arrive off UAE coast

The New Arab & agencies

Damaged oil tankers arrive off UAE coast

Both of the oil tankers attacked last week in the Gulf of Oman have arrived off the coast of the United Arab Emirates.

Saudi's MbS lashes out at Iran over tanker attacks

The New Arab

Saudi's MbS lashes out at Iran over tanker attacks

Mohammed bin Salman warned he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, in the first public comments by the Saudi crown prince ...

Gulf powers urge action to secure oil after attacks

The New Arab

Gulf powers urge action to secure oil after attacks

Gulf powers, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia, called for the protection of energy supplies on Saturday, amid a tense US-Iran standoff.

UN chief calls for independent inquiry over tanker incidents

The New Arab & agencies

UN chief calls for independent inquiry over tanker incidents

The UN wants to find out the truth over this week's Gulf of Oman tanker incidents.

Ali Bakeer

Tanker attacks steer the Gulf into murky waters

Comment: Allowing partisan convictions to jeopardise our understanding of the facts only risks leading to a dangerous escalation with Iran, writes Dr Ali Bakeer.

The New Arab

EU calls for 'maximum restraint' after Gulf tankers incident

Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, said the bloc was still gathering information on the incident, which ...

The New Arab

Iran state TV shows video of oil tanker blaze

Another apparent attack on shipping in Gulf of Oman has taken place, with at least one oil tanker in flames.

Paul Iddon

Are there informative historical precedents for a US-Iran war?

In-depth: It's worth pondering over precedents from the last few decades to ascertain just how unprecedented such a conflict would be.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran 'too scared of America to pursue further attacks'

But the US general says he is still concerned by Iran's potential to attack after receiving 'advanced, imminent and very specific' threats in ...

UAE says state actor was responsible for tanker attacks

The New Arab & agencies

UAE says state actor was responsible for tanker attacks

The UAE told the UN security council that a state actor was responsible for attacks on four oil tankers in Fujairah on May 12 but ...

Bolton says Iran 'almost certainly' behind UAE tanker attacks

The New Arab & agencies

Bolton says Iran 'almost certainly' behind UAE tanker attacks

The US has accused Iran of being behind a string of incidents, including the alleged sabotage of oil tankers near the UAE coast, as tensions ...

US blames Iran for attacks on Gulf shipping

The New Arab & agencies

US blames Iran for attacks on Gulf shipping

Vice Admiral Michael Gilday has accused Iran of attacks on four vessels in the Gulf earlier this month.

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