On Iran and much else, Trump has a credibility problem.

The two tankers were targeted early Thursday in what observers said marked a serious escalation in the strategic waterway used to ship oil from the Persian Gulf. 

The Japanese crew thinks the tanker was hit by flying objects, not a mine.


Like all of Iran’s armed forces, there are two sides: one run by regular military and the other by the elite Revolutionary Guard.

Hundreds of vessels were attacked in the same region during the 1980s.

The Japanese prime minister's bid to mend fences in the Middle East appeared unsuccessful.

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The Strait of Hormuz is one of the world’s most crucial transport routes for oil.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif did not directly deny that gay people have been executed in Iran and instead cited a need to respect “moral principles."

Zakka was arrested in 2015 and convicted of spying for the U.S. government — charges he denies.

Art market website Artnet claims to have located the missing painting on the private superyacht Serene, also reportedly bought by the Saudi crown prince.

The younger Netanyahu has previously been criticized for posting anti-Semitic memes to Facebook and seeking money to pay for strippers in a drunken late-night recording.

Saudi authorities arrested Murtaja Qureiris when he was 13 years old. 

Protesters are promising to continue after security forces launched a vicious crackdown.

The eight, including two women, were among around 13,000 foreigners being held by U.S.-allied Kurds in Syria. 

Israel’s political crisis casts a shadow over Trump’s highly anticipated Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

An ill-fated peace plan looks even more doomed.

Israel is heading to new elections after Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition.

Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday after Netanyahu failed to form a government ahead of a midnight deadline, despite his Likud party winning the largest number of seats in April 9 elections

Mohammed Ali Najafi said he accidentally shot her at their home in a wealthy Tehran neighborhood.

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