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

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 across the border into Iraq.

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

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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 ...

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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.

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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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IAEA says Iran will offer inspectors ‘less access’

IAEA has revealed that whilst Iran is allowing inspectors access, it will not be unlimited.

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Iran mulls EU-proposed 'informal meeting' with US

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Iran is studying a European Union proposal for an informal meeting between current members of ...

UN <em>nuclear</em> chief starts Tehran talks as deadline looms

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UN nuclear chief starts Tehran talks as deadline looms

The talks with IAEA chief Rafael Grossi come ahead of an end-of-Sunday deadline to limit inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog.

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UN nuclear watchdog chief in Iran ahead of deadline

Rafael Grossi arrived in the Iranian capital on Saturday, just hours ahead of Iran's deadline for the lifting of US sanctions.

Iran hosts UN <em>nuclear</em> watchdog ahead of sanctions deadline

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Iran hosts UN nuclear watchdog ahead of sanctions deadline

The UN nuclear watchdog head was to open talks Saturday in Iran on the eve of Tehran's deadline for US sanctions to be lifted.

Biden urges allies to curb Iran's 'destabilising' activities

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Biden urges allies to curb Iran's 'destabilising' activities

US President Joe Biden urged European powers Friday to work together to curb Iran's "destabilising" activities in the Middle East.

Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

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Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

President Joe Biden declared "America is back" on the international stage at the Munich Security Conference.

Biden to lay out foreign policy at G-7 summit

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Biden to lay out foreign policy at G-7 summit

In advance of Biden’s virtual appearances, the White House sought to underscore that the new administration will move quickly to reorient the ...

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US accepts talks with Iran, rescinds Trump sanctions claim

The US said it was ready for talks with Iran and backtracked on former president Donald Trump's claims of new UN sanctions.

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UN nuclear chief to visit Tehran to discuss inspections

The International Atomic Energy Agency will visit Tehran to discuss inspections of nuclear facilities amid efforts to restart the ...

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A new chapter in Greece's Middle East military strategy

Analysis: Concerns about Turkey's regional assertiveness have pushed Greece to adopt a more proactive foreign policy, with Athens building new ...

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In Iran standoff, Biden says US won't lift sanctions

As Biden settles in to his new title as US president, one of the first ports of call is to confront Iran and the nuclear deal left in ...

Iran may pursue <em>nuclear</em> weapon, intel minister warns West

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Iran may pursue nuclear weapon, intel minister warns West

The minister's comments mark a rare occasion that a government official says Iran could reverse course on the nuclear program ...

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Biden: US won't unilaterally lift sanctions on Iran

Biden has made clear he will not unilaterally lift sanctions against Iran, saying it must first adhere to its nuclear deal commitments ...

Biden schedules National Security Council meeting over Iran

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Biden schedules National Security Council meeting over Iran

The meeting comes as Biden seeks to de-escalate diplomatic tensions with Tehran.

Europe, US race to salvage Iran <em>nuclear</em> deal

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Europe, US race to salvage Iran nuclear deal

US President Joe Biden has raised European hopes that a deal to rein in Iran's nuclear drive can be rescued, but a narrow window of ...

Biden to visit State Department

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Biden to visit State Department

Joe Biden is to set out his foreign policy agenda at a meeting at the state department.

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