Confrontation comes amid talks in Vienna between Iran and major powers on the mechanics of a US return to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by then-president Donald Trump.
Seeking to stay the course until he finds a way forward, Biden’s White House may not have long as Israel seeks to take matters into its own hands.
The deployment of a US supercarrier to the Arabian gulf sends a message of deterrence to Iran in spite of the risk it incurs.
The ICJ ruling allows Qatar to challenge airspace restrictions imposed by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt over three years ago, before UN body The International Civil Aviation Organization.
US Navy warns it will take "lawful defensive measures" against vessels in Mideast that come within 100 metres of its warships.
Using doctored and misleading videos, Saudi propagandists on Twitters have been creating a narrative of instability in the Gulf emirate, and Saudi media outlets are parroting the reports.
State television described the missile strike as an accident during a training exercise, saying the Konarak had remained too close to the target. The Konarak had been putting targets out in the water for other ships to fire upon, it said.
"We will respond decisively to any sabotage," Head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Major General Hossein Salami warns, while oil prices soar amid Iran-US saber-rattling.
Clusters of the illness continued to balloon outside mainland China, fueling apprehension across the globe that was reflected in sagging financial markets.
Historians in the future will judge the Gulf's lack of vision as damaging to the region at large and to the six oil-rich countries.
The late monarch’s shadow looms as Oman prepares to navigate the uncertainties of the post-Qaboos era.
The non-binding resolution was introduced by Democrats after Trump's order to kill an Iranian commander and retaliatory missile strikes by Iran dramatically escalated tensions between the two foes.
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