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  • Foreign tourists in veils seen on a passenger boat with the Iranian flag amass in the waters of the Strait of Hormuz on May 2, 2017 near Hormuz Island, Iran. An oil tanker is seen on the move in the background.

    Tensions between the U.S. and Iran will likely escalate in the near future, a former adviser to the Iranian government said on Monday.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a press conference as he attends the NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting in Brussels, Belgium on December 04, 2018.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran.

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at a conference in Bahrain on Tuesday and Wednesday, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan...

  • President Donald J. Trump participates in a working lunch with governors on workforce freedom and mobility in the Cabinet Room at the White House on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC.

    But the Trump administration made clear Iran would have to discuss its nuclear program.

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain on June 25-26, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan peace process.

  • RIYADH/ AMMAN/ CAIRO, June 23- Arab politicians and commentators greeted U.S. Set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain on June 25-26, the blueprint envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab economies and is part of broader efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestininan peace process.

  • *$50 billion plan to be discussed next week in Bahrain. In Israel, Tzachi Hanegbi, a cabinet member close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, called Palestinians' rejection of the $50 billion "peace to prosperity" plan tragic. But the lack of a political solution, which Washington has said would be unveiled later, prompted rejection not only from Palestinians but...

  • *$50 billion plan to be discussed next week in Bahrain. The $50 billion "peace to prosperity" plan, set to be presented by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner at a conference in Bahrain next week, envisions a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighbouring Arab state economies. But the lack of a political solution, which Washington has said would be...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- The Trump administration's $50 billion Middle East economic plan calls for creation of a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and construction of a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza, according to U.S. officials and documents reviewed by Reuters.

  • President Donald Trump spoke on Friday to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman about Middle East stability and the oil market, the White House said, after tensions with Iran prompted a rise in oil prices. They also discussed the threat posed by the Iranian regimes escalatory behavior, " White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

  • *FAA bans U.S. carriers from some Iran airspace. *Ban follows Iran downing of U.S. drone this week. June 21- Some global airlines are re-routing flights to avoid Iran- controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, they said on Friday, after the U.S. aviation regulator barred its carriers from the area until further notice.

  • *FAA bans U.S. carriers from some Iran airspace. *Ban follows Iran downing of U.S. drone this week. June 21- Some global airlines are re-routing flights to avoid Iran- controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, they said on Friday, after the U.S. aviation regulator barred its carriers from the area until further notice.

  • DUBAI/ DOHA, June 21- HSBC has been hired by Qatari state-controlled port operator QTerminals to coordinate a planned $500 million loan, sources said, the bank's first mandate as top adviser for a deal in Qatar since a row erupted between Doha and its neighbors. London- listed HSBC, along with other banks, was caught up in Qatar's dispute with Saudi Arabia, United Arab...

  • June 21- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order on Thursday prohibiting U.S. air carriers from flying in Iran- controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions. *British Airways says it will adhere to FAA guidance, avoiding Iranian airspace. *Australia's Qantas said on Friday that it was...

  • *FAA bans U.S. carriers from some Iran airspace until further notice. June 21- Some global airlines are re-routing flights to avoid Iran- controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, they said on Friday, after the U.S. aviation regulator barred its carriers from the area until further notice. Thursday's emergency order from the U.S. Federal...

  • *Iran says "spy" drone downed over Iranian province on Gulf. President Donald Trump approved military strikes against Iran on Friday in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but called off the attacks at the last minute, the New York Times reported. After weeks of rising tension amid a spate of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf, Iran said on...

  • *Iran says' spy' drone downed over Iranian province on Gulf. While the comments appeared to suggest Trump was not eager to escalate the latest in a series of incidents with Iran, he also warned: "This country will not stand for it." "I think probably Iran made a mistake.

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to block the sale of billions of dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries, rejecting President Donald Trump's decision to sidestep Congress' review of such deals by declaring an emergency over Iran. Backers of the resolutions, led by Democrat Bob Menendez and...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- The U.S. Senate on Thursday backed a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's plan to complete weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and other countries, in a rare rebuke of the White House by some of his fellow Republicans in Congress.

  • U.S. SENATE BACKS RESOLUTION THAT WOULD BLOCK SALE OF WEAPONS TO SAUDI ARABIA, IN REBUKE TO TRUMP, VOTING CONTINUES.