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During a two-day visit to Israel, the US defence secretary was quick to reinforce Washington's close relationship with Israel amid tensions with Iran.

Natanz nuclear site in Iran, largely built underground to withstand enemy airstrikes, had an "incident" concerning its electrical distribution grid on Sunday.

Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

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Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

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Iran state TV acknowledges ship attacked in Red Sea

A cargo ship in the Red Sea, thought to be used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, has been attacked, with Israel being the main suspect.

Iran tests new advanced centrifuge amid indirect US talks

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Iran tests new advanced centrifuge amid indirect US talks

It is claimed the IR-9 centrifuge can enrich uranium 50 times faster than the first-generation centrifuges Iran is allowed under Tehran 2015 ...

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Iran spy TV show ignites controversy for second season

Uncut scenes of the second season of an Iranian TV show posted online pushed viewers to suspect censorship from the government.

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France urges Iran to be 'constructive' at nuclear talks

France's top diplomat has spoken with his Iranian counterpart ahead of talks with world powers on Tehran's nuclear program, ...

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US sees common interest with China on Iran

The US expressed a shared interest with China in curbing Iran's nuclear program.

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What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

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Is there a space race in the Middle East?

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

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US, Belgium, France and Japan hold Mideast naval exercise

The US, FRance, Belgium and Japan hold a naval exercise in the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman despite tensions with Iran over the ...

In France, Israel looks for ally on Iran, ICC

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In France, Israel looks for ally on Iran, ICC

France is aiming to bring the US and Iran to the negotiating table to revive a landmark nuclear deal that Israel fiercely opposes.

Yemen's 24 hours of violence: how Biden should respond

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

Yemen's 24 hours of violence: how Biden should respond

Comment: Given Yemen's complex conflict, Biden's administration should not try to take control, but instead focus on bringing the parties to the ...

Iran inaugurates new underground missile facility amid US tensions

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Iran inaugurates new underground missile facility amid US tensions

A report on Iran's state TV showed the inauguration of a new underground facility made for missile storage

Iran reports attack on cargo vessel in Mediterranean Sea

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Iran reports attack on cargo vessel in Mediterranean Sea

It was claimed that an explosive device damaged the hull of the Shahr-e Kord, a commercial Europe-bound vessel, in what state TV reported as a ...

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US-Israel 'strategic group' discusses Iran amid strained relations

The White House played down disagreements between Israel and the US over a return to the Iran nuclear deal following the first meeting of a bilateral strategic group.

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US, Israel to hold first strategy consultations under Biden

The US and Israel will hold their first consultations on strategic issues in the Middle East.

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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.

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

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Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons ...

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US strikes 'Iranian-backed militant' site in Syria: Pentagon

The US military launched an airstrike on facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Pentagon said.

Secretive Israeli <em>nuclear</em> facility undergoes major project

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Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

The construction comes as Israel — under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — maintains its scathing criticism of Iran’s nuclear ...

China says Iran <em>nuclear</em> issue at 'critical point’

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China says Iran nuclear issue at 'critical point’

China has said that issues relating to Iran’s nuclear programme are reaching a critical point and sanctions must be lifted.

Iran imposes curbs on UN <em>nuclear</em> inspections: report

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Iran imposes curbs on UN nuclear inspections: report

Iran has made good on its threat to reduce cooperation with IAEA inspectors, according to a state TV report.

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