Trump’s oil sanctions leave Russian exporters $1bn richer

2019-08-16 14:07

US President Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran and Venezuela have inadvertently increased demand for a Russian brand of crude oil, boosting revenues for the nation’s exporters.

Iran says European fleet in Gulf would be 'provocative'

2019-07-29 06:03

Iran has slammed as "provocative" a British proposal for a European-led naval mission to escort tankers in the Gulf, amid soaring tensions over the seizure of ships.

WATCH: Iran to execute alleged CIA spy ring members

2019-07-22 20:17

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is dismissing claims by Tehran that it has captured 17 spies working for the Central Intelligence Agency. Meanwhile, the first images emerge of the crew of the UK-flagged tanker seized by Iran.

'Killing Iranians for two years' in Syria: Israeli minister

2019-07-22 10:04

An Israeli minister has boasted his country is the only one that "has been killing Iranians" in comments that come in the backdrop of rising tensions between Western powers and Iran in the Gulf.

Iran says its tanker held in Saudi Arabia released

2019-07-21 14:00

An Iranian tanker seized by Saudi Arabia has been released and is being returned to the Islamic republic, an Iranian minister has said.

WATCH: Iran releases video showing capture of British oil tanker

2019-07-20 22:28

Video by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps shows how the British oil tanker was seized in Strait of Hormuz.

Oil pares steep weekly loss as US warship downs Iranian drone

2019-07-19 10:13

Oil snapped four days of losses after an American warship downed an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz, stoking concerns crude flows from the Middle East may be disrupted.

European powers warn Iran nuclear deal could collapse, urge talks

2019-07-15 12:18

The European signatories to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers have warned that the landmark pact could fall apart, as they called for the resumption of dialogue amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran.

Military build-up in the Gulf | Hunt, Johnson clash: WATCH the top world news videos

2019-07-10 06:20

US eyes military coalition in the Gulf | Hunt and Johnson clash over handling of UK ambassador's leaked emails; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.

Pelosi slams Trump | Bull gores California man: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-07-09 06:18

Pelosi says Trump wants to make US 'white again' | California man gored in neck during bull run in Spain; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH.


US 'piracy' attempt failed, Iran says after court orders tanker release

2019-08-16 05:21

Iran's top diplomat said a US attempt at "piracy" had failed after a Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of a tanker carrying Iranian oil despite a US detention request.

Iran links tanker row to ailing nuclear deal

2019-07-28 21:48

Iran on Sunday called Britain's seizure of an Iranian oil tanker a breach of an ailing 2015 nuclear deal, after remaining parties to the accord met in Vienna in a bid to keep it alive.

Britain holds crisis talks after Iran seizes tanker

2019-07-22 14:11

British Prime Minister Theresa May has chaired an emergency meeting of ministers and security officials to discuss how to respond after Iran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the Gulf.

Oil advances as Iran's seizure of tanker keeps tension high

2019-07-22 08:29

Oil extended gains as tensions in the Persian Gulf remained elevated after Iran seized a British tanker, and Libyan production fell after an unidentified group reportedly shut the country’s largest field.

Britain urges Iran to free seized tanker

2019-07-21 08:09

Britain has urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a UK-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utterly unacceptable" gambit.

Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian drone

2019-07-20 08:12

Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker for 'smuggling oil', crew arrested

2019-07-19 05:31

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps have seized a foreign tanker accused of smuggling oil with a crew of 12, according to Iranian state TV.

Seized Iranian tanker could be released after 'guarantees', says UK govt

2019-07-14 08:01

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has moved to ease tensions with Tehran, saying the Iranian oil tanker being held by authorities in Gibraltar will be released if there is a guarantee it is not heading to Syria.

World powers won't get a better nuclear deal - Iran

2019-07-09 13:55

Iran warned world powers they won't be able to negotiate a better deal than the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, as the United States vowed the Islamic Republic will never acquire an atomic weapon.

Trump hits back at UK ambassador | Iran set to break nuclear deal: WATCH the top world news videos for today

2019-07-08 05:59

Donald Trump: The ambassador has not served the UK well | Analysis: Iran to break limits on enrichment; here are the top world news videos for today.

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