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The question of whether the United States will sell the advanced F-35 fighters to the UAE cast a cloud over the UAE-Israel deal.

The move came just days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to enforce an arms embargo and other international sanctions against Iran.

Israel to propose Saudi-Israel oil pipeline

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Israel to propose Saudi-Israel oil pipeline

Israel is considering extending its Eilat-Ashkelon pipeline 700 kilometres southeast to the Yanbu oil refineries in Saudi Arabia.

Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump threat

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Iran warns US against 'strategic mistake' after Trump threat

"We hope that they do not make a new strategic mistake and certainly in the case of any strategic mistake, they will witness Iran's decisive ...

Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

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Trump vows '1,000 times greater' response to Iran attack

US President Donald Trump vowed that any planned attack by Iran in response to the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani will be met with ...

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UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

A British military base in Oman will soon be tripled in size after the UK announced a £23.8m investment to expand the strategic hub.

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UK to invest £23.8m in strategic Omani port

The expansion of the "logistics hub" at Duqm will "facilitate Royal Navy deployments to the Indian Ocean" and "further support British Army ...

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Iran begins war games near tense Strait of Hormuz

Iran is conducting an annual military drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz aimed at 'improving readiness in confronting any possible ...

UAE deal puts Israel's economic reach on Iran's doorstep

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UAE deal puts Israel's economic reach on Iran's doorstep

The controversial normalisation deal could pave the way for direct economic engagement between Israeli and UAE-based Iranian business people, ...

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Iranian fuel headed for US after seizure warrant issued

The confiscated fuel amounts to 1.2 million barrels of Iranian petrol, valued at around $40 million.

US says Iran forces board ship in international waters

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US says Iran forces board ship in international waters

The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a US military official ...

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

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Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

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Iran moves 'fake US aircraft carrier' to sea

Satellite images released on Monday showed a mock Iranian aircraft carrier was moved to the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

UN agency: Tanker 'hijacked' off UAE now in Iran

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UN agency: Tanker 'hijacked' off UAE now in Iran

The International Labor Organization said that the MT Gulf Sky was hijacked July 5, citing its captain.

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Tanker off UAE sought by US was 'hijacked'

An oil tanker that reportedly launched into sea despite US sanctions on Iran has reportedly been 'hijacked'.

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Iran building naval base on Indian Ocean

Relations between Iran and its neighbours remain tense.

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Iran navy test-fires new cruise missiles

Iran navy is testing new cruise missiles in the Gulf of Oman.

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Iran builds fake aircraft carrier to attack

The faux foe, seen in satellite photographs, resembles the Nimitz-class carriers that the US Navy routinely sails into the Persian Gulf from the ...

Iranian-American gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

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Iranian-American gunrunner to pay over $4.1M to UAE emirate

Iranian-American aviation magnate Farhad Azima has been ordered to make a multi-million dollar payout to the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah.

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Israel behind cyberattack on Iranian port: report

An alleged Israeli hack sent Iran's largest container port into 'disarray', according to US and foreign government officials.

Funeral held for 19 killed in Iran navy accident

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Funeral held for 19 killed in Iran navy accident

Fifteen Iranian sailors were also wounded in the incident, which raised new questions about the readiness of the Islamic Republic’s armed forces ...

Iran missile accidentally strikes own vessel, killing 19 sailors

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Iran missile accidentally strikes own vessel, killing 19 sailors

A missile accidentally struck a support vessel that was sailing too close to a target in a training exercise, the Iranian armed forces said.

Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

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Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

A phone call took place between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and US President Donald Trump on Friday, amid reports of increasing tensions between ...

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