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Relations between Iran and its neighbours remain tense.

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

Iran builds fake aircraft carrier to attack

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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 Strait of Hormuz.

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.

Israel behind cyberattack on Iranian port: report

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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.

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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 amid heightened tensions with US

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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.

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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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US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute

The US is reportedly removing two batteries of Patriot surface-to-air missiles as well as fighter equipment and 300 troops stationed in Saudi ...

Iran rulesout Cold War-style hotline with US

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Iran rulesout Cold War-style hotline with US

Iran has had tense encounters at sea for years with the US Navy in the Persian Gulf, through which 20 percent of its oil passes.

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards vow 'decisive response' to US threat

US President Donald Trump earlier this week said he had ordered the Navy to 'shoot down' any Iranian ships 'harassing' US vessels.

Trump tweets he's ordered Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats

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Trump tweets he's ordered Navy to destroy Iranian gunboats

US President Donald Trump said he gave orders to the navy to shoot and destroy Iranian gunboats.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards say Gulf patrols increased

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards say Gulf patrols increased

Tehran has accused the US of 'dangerous adventurism' in the Gulf waters, warning that such activity constitutes a 'red line'.

Armed men seize and release tanker off Iranian coast

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Armed men seize and release tanker off Iranian coast

Armed men seized a Hong-Kong flagged tanker near the coast of Iran before releasing it, amid a rise in tensions between the US and Iran

Twitter suspends Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei's official accounts

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Twitter suspends Iran's Supreme Leader Khamenei's official accounts

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni's official Arabic-language account has been suspended by Twitter without explanation.

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Senior Iranian commander dies from coronavirus

Nasser Shabani, a top commander in Iran's IRGC forces, is confirmed to have died from the coronavirus as cases surge past 11,000 in the Islamic Republic.

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Japan destroyer heads to Middle East amid lingering tension

Japan earlier decided to opt out of the US-led operation to protect shipping routes in the region but sent a destroyer to ensure the safety of ...

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Vessel catches fire in tense waters, off UAE coast

The blaze comes amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US, which last year saw a series of attacks on tankers and oil installations in ...

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Oman's Sultan Qaboos: Moderation and modernisation amid regional upheaval

Oman's long-reigning Sultan Qaboos has been remembered for mediation and non-intervention in a turbulent region, winning the hearts and minds of ...

Japan's Abe heading to Middle East to urge calm

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Japan's Abe heading to Middle East to urge calm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's trip to Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will go ahead despite soaring tensions in the ...

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Aramco shares plunge as US-Iran tensions spike

An escalation in tensions between Iran and the United States after the killing of Qassim Soleimani has caused a plunge in Aramco shares.

Iran seizes ship, arrests 16 Malaysian crew members

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Iran seizes ship, arrests 16 Malaysian crew members

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a ship suspected of fuel smuggling in the Gulf, arresting 16 Malaysian crew members, according to ...

Iran, Russia and China begin joint naval exercise

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Iran, Russia and China begin joint naval exercise

Iran, Russia and China's navies have begun a four-day military exercise in the Indian Ocean amid efforts by Tehran to combat US-imposed ...

Japan to send naval troops, planes to Middle East

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Japan to send naval troops, planes to Middle East

Japan will send naval troops and planes to help protect waterways in the Middle East but will not join a US-led coalition there, a top ...

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