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Israel and the US met virtually for strategic talks, where differences have emerged over a possible new nuclear deal with Iran.

Tehran urged Seoul to release billions of dollars of Iranian funds frozen in South Korea under US sanctions over its nuclear programme, during a visit by the South Korean premier.

US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

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US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

Following talks in Vienna, the US has asked Iran to be more practical when it comes to renegotiating the nuclear deal.

Iran nuclear talks to reconvene next week following breakthrough

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Iran nuclear talks to reconvene next week following breakthrough

So far, the two sides have agreed to the establishment of working groups to monitor Iran's nuclear activities and US' lifting of sanctions.

Iran releases seized South Korean <em>tanker</em>: Seoul foreign ministry

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Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

Iran was a key oil supplier to resource-poor South Korea until Washington's rules blocked the purchases.

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Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded humanitarian supplies.

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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.

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A look at the crises that closed Suez

The Ever Given crisis is not the first one the Suez canal had to endure, with days and sometimes years of canal's closure.

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Tehran condemns 'sabotage' of Iranian ship in Mediterranean

An attack on an Iranian vessel in the Mediterranean Sea this week has been condemned by Tehran as "a flagrant violation of international law and ...

Israeli attacks on Iranian tankers 'behind Mediterranean <em>oil</em> spill'

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Israeli attacks on Iranian tankers 'behind Mediterranean oil spill'

A massive oil spill last month near the Israeli and Lebanese coasts may have been caused by Israel's targeting of an Iranian ...

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Satellite images show aftermath of strike in northern Syria

Past satellite images of the site, some 75 kilometres (45 miles) northeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo, showed hundreds of tanker ...

Israel expands probe into <em>oil</em> spill

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Israel expands probe into oil spill

Ten vessels are under investigation as possible culprits.

South Korea, Tehran agree 'proposals' on <em>oil</em> billions: Seoul

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South Korea, Tehran agree 'proposals' on oil billions: Seoul

South Korea's foreign ministry said Iran agreed to Seoul's "proposals" to use the fund, without giving details.

After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

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After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

On Monday, only small fires were smoldering at the Islam Qala border crossing, after three days of firefighting efforts from both Iran and ...

Red Sea reefs 'under threat' from Israel-UAE <em>oil</em> deal

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Red Sea reefs 'under threat' from Israel-UAE oil deal

Israeli environmentalists are warning that a UAE-Israeli oil pipeline deal threatens unique Red Sea coral reefs and could lead to "the ...

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Fire destroys 100 fuel tankers on Afghanistan-Iran border

The huge blaze, which broke out Saturday afternoon at Islam Qala port has largely been extinguished and an investigation has been launched to probe its cause.

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US trying to 'seize illegal Iranian oil' aboard tanker

The attempt to seize Iranian oil stands in stark contrast to the Biden administrations broader overtures to Tehran.

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Yemen rebels 'ready' for UN mission to repair tanker

Houthi rebels said they are 'ready' to allow a UN mission to inspect a fuel tanker that has been abandoned since 2015 and can cause a ...

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Indonesia detains Iranian, Chinese crews of seized tankers

A spokesman for Indonesia's maritime authorities said that 36 Iranian and 26 Chinese crewmembers were detained, with documents from both vessels ...

Iran asks Indonesia for clarification regarding <em>tanker</em> seizure

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Iran asks Indonesia for clarification regarding tanker seizure

Iran has asked Indonesia to clarify why it seized an Iranian-flagged oil tanker on Sunday, saying it had received ...

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Indonesia seizes Iranian and Panamanian oil tankers

Indonesia has seized an Iranian and a Panamanian oil tanker suspected of illegally transporting oil off the coast of ...

Iran ready for Saudi talks if policy changes

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Iran ready for Saudi talks if policy changes

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the ...

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest ...

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