May 18, 2015

Singapore calls on Iran to investigate tanker shooting incident

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said Monday that it has requested the Iranian maritime authorities to investigate an incident last week when Iranian vessels fired shots at a Singapore-flagged tanker in the Persian Gulf. Alpine Eternity, the vessel that came under ...

Islamic State extremists seize key Iraqi city, kill dozens in Syria

May 16, 2015

Islamic State extremists seize key Iraqi city, kill dozens in Syria

Islamic State extremists made key gains Friday, seizing a government compound in the strategic Iraqi city of Ramadi hours after allegedly massacring dozens of civilians as they closed in on Syria’s ancient metropolis of Palmyra. Women and children were among 23 people executed in ...

Gulf nations get 'ironclad' security commitment from Obama

May 15, 2015

Gulf nations get 'ironclad' security commitment from Obama

President Barack Obama pledged America’s “ironclad commitment” to anxious Persian Gulf nations Thursday to help protect their security, pointedly mentioning the potential use of military force and offering assurances that a potential nuclear agreement with Iran would not leave them more vulnerable. At the ...

Saudis, Yemen rebels blame each other for violating truce

May 15, 2015

Saudis, Yemen rebels blame each other for violating truce

Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iranian-backed Shiite rebels on Thursday traded charges of violating a humanitarian cease-fire, as a helicopter gunship belonging to the Saudi-led coalition struck a truck in northern Yemen, killing nine people. The attack was the latest in a series of violent ...

May 1, 2015

Britain says Iran still trying to buy nuclear technology

Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel. The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted ...