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Oman Air apologises for maps using 'Persian Gulf' label

DUBAI State carrier Oman Air has apologised for inflight maps that labelled the Gulf - the waterway separating Iran from the Arabian Peninsula - as the "Persian Gulf," in a sign of the strains between Gulf Arab countries and regional rival Iran.


Yemen plans U.N. complaint over Iran weapons transfers -minister 3:29am BST

NEW YORK Yemen plans to complain to the U.N. Security Council over what it says are Iran's weapon transfers to Houthi allies fighting the internationally recognised Yemeni government, the foreign minister said on Saturday.

Coalition forces kill Houthi general on Saudi-Yemen border - sources 24 Sep 2016

DUBAI A senior military officer of Yemen's Houthi movement has been killed in clashes on the border with Saudi Arabia, a source in the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iranian-allied group said on Saturday.


Oil slumps 4 percent as no output deal expected for OPEC 23 Sep 2016

NEW YORK Oil prices tumbled 4 percent on Friday on signs Saudi Arabia and arch rival Iran were making little progress in achieving preliminary agreement ahead of talks by major crude exporters next week aimed at freezing production.


U.N. urges U.S., China, others to ratify nuclear test ban treaty 23 Sep 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council urged China, the United States, North Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel and Pakistan to ratify a treaty banning nuclear explosions, which would allow the deal negotiated 20 years ago to come into force.


Saudis offer oil cut for OPEC deal if Iran freezes output - sources 23 Sep 2016

DUBAI/LONDON Saudi Arabia has offered to reduce oil production if rival Iran caps its own output this year, four sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters, as Riyadh tries to strike an elusive OPEC deal to curtail supply and boost prices.


Yemen president vows at U.N. to 'extract Yemen from claws of Iran' 23 Sep 2016

UNITED NATIONS Yemen President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi vowed at the United Nations on Friday to "extract Yemen from the claws of Iran" as he accused Tehran of impeding peace by intervening in the country.


U.S. lawmakers have 'grave concern' over Boeing, Airbus Iran licenses 23 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON Senior Republican U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers made clear on Friday they will keep campaigning against Boeing and Airbus jetliner sales to Iran, despite the Treasury Department's announcement that it had begun issuing licenses for the exports.


Iran's Rouhani at U.N. calls on rival Saudi to cease 'divisive policies' 22 Sep 2016

UNITED NATIONS Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday called on regional rival Saudi Arabia to "cease and desist" from "divisive policies" if it was serious about regional peace and security.

Iran parades new weapons at time of Gulf tension with U.S. 21 Sep 2016

BEIRUT Iran marked the anniversary of its 1980 invasion by Iraq by showing off its latest ships and missiles and telling the United States not to meddle in the Gulf. | Video


U.S., Russia trade blows over Syria as warplanes pound Aleppo

UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible". | Video