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Trump signs off sanctions targeting Iran’s supreme leader

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US President Donald Trump has signed off “hard-hitting” sanctions against Iran which he says will target the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The moves comes amid escalating tensions between the two countries after Tehran shot down an American drone last week. Speaking in the Oval Office at the White House, Mr Trump said he Read More

Trump signs off sanctions ‘targeting Iran’s supreme leader’

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US President Donald Trump has signed off fresh sanctions on Iran which he says will target the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The moves comes amid escalating tensions between the two countries after Tehran shot down an American drone last week. Speaking in the Oval Office at the White House, Mr Trump said he Read More

1 killed, several injured in Houthi’s drone attack on Saudi airport

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The Houthi rebels have targeted the Abha International Airport in the southern part of Saudi Arabia, killing one person and injuring 7 others. The attack took place as US Secretary of State is on his way to the country. The Saudi-led military coalition, which announced the casualties, didn’t specify how the attack was carried out, Read More

Donald Trump: I’m not looking for war with Iran

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Donald Trump has said he is not seeking war with Tehran and indicated he was ready to defuse tensions by reaching a deal to bolster Iran’s flagging economy. While the US president said he will impose further sanctions on Monday aimed at stopping the country from obtaining nuclear weapons, he Read More

Trump ‘orders cyber attack’ on Iranian military computers

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter The US launched a cyber strike against Iranian military computer systems earlier this week as Donald Trump pulled out of airstrikes, officials have reportedly confirmed. The attacks were conducted with approval from the president on Thursday in response to Iran’s downing of an American surveillance drone, two US officials told Read More

Palestine’s ‘opportunity’ or ‘entirely wrong’? Rocky reception for dawn of $50-bn Trump Mideast plan

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A $50 billion plan for Palestine’s economy that hinges on peace with Israel has been revealed by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. He calls it the “opportunity of the century” but a chorus of Palestinian groups disagrees. Speaking to Reuters on Saturday, Kushner dangled the multibillion proposal separately from the central –political– part of US Read More

UK sends envoy to Iran over ‘concerns about its conduct’

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Britain is sending a minister to Iran to “raise UK and international concerns about Iran’s regional conduct”. Dr Andrew Murrison, minister of state for the Middle East, will head to the country on Sunday and demand a de-escalation of tension in the Middle East. He will also discuss worries over Iran’s threat to stop complying Read More

UK sends envoy to Iran for ‘frank’ talks amid tensions

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Britain is sending a minister to Iran to “raise UK and international concerns about Iran’s regional conduct”. Dr Andrew Murrison, minister of state for the Middle East, will head to the country tomorrow and demand a de-escalisation of tension in the Middle East. He will also discuss worries over Iran’s threat to stop complying with Read More

Exxon Mobil seeks bids for Norwegian offshore assets

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FILE PHOTO – A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes OSLO (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil is considering selling all of the stakes it holds in oil and gas fields off the Norwegian coast, a Read More