Britain's Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt says UK desires to de-escalate but adds Iran seized Stena Impero oil tanker in Omani waters "in clear contravention of international law."
Critics have bemoaned the slow progress made by an investigative team of the UN Security Council but the agency outlined solid gains made in recent months.
The UN Security Council also called on the warring parties in Libya's capital Tripoli to rapidly return to UN-mediated political talks.
Authorities in Gibraltar intercepted the Iranian supertanker which was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to Syria.
Media is increasingly becoming a target in Afghanistan as the Taliban's campaign for hearts and minds falls short.
At least 105 people, including 51 children, wounded in Taliban-claimed car bomb attack outside a Defense Ministry building.
The regional government in Kenya’s Amhara said that armed militia killed several dozens of people when they attacked the police headquarters, ruling party headquarters, and president's office during the coup attempt.
Gaza officials call on Palestinians to demonstrate against Israel's occupation and that "land is not for sale," an apparent reference to leaked details of US' controversial "deal of the century."
Pro-government forces in Afghanistan have killed more civilians than the Taliban in the first months of 2019 as all sides claim they are working actively to prevent civilian deaths.
Why did former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's death stir intense criticism of Sisi-led regime?
Egypt's first and only democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi died in a courtroom amid allegations that he was banned from receiving medicine or visits. However, the United States and European countries have remained mum on his death.
The United States ratcheted up pressure on Iran, announcing the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, as Tehran set a 10-day countdown for world powers to fulfil their commitments for a nuclear deal abandoned by Washington.
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