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Trump, Saudi leader discuss Houthi 'threat' in Yemen - White House


WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the situation in war-torn Yemen during a meeting on Tuesday, including Houthi rebel and Iranian activity and the humanitarian crisis, the White House said.


Critics round on Malta after banker charged in U.S. with evading sanctions 21 Mar 2018

FRANKFURT Lawmakers and campaigners have criticised Malta's authorities for lax controls of a bank whose Iranian chairman was arrested on U.S. charges of evading sanctions and money laundering.


U.S. makes contingency plans in case Iran nuclear talks fail 21 Mar 2018

WASHINGTON The United States has had constructive talks about the Iran nuclear deal with Britain, France and Germany but is making contingency plans should they fail, the lead U.S. negotiator said on Wednesday.


Israel admits bombing suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, warns Iran 21 Mar 2018

JERUSALEM Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. | Video


Iran played significant role in defeating Islamic State in region - Supreme Leader 21 Mar 2018

BEIRUT/LONDON Iran played a significant role in defeating Islamic State in the Middle East and has brought stability to most of the region, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.


U.S. arrests Iranian over alleged $115 million sanctions evasion scheme 21 Mar 2018

An Iranian who chairs a Maltese bank has been arrested on U.S. charges that he participated in a scheme to evade U.S. sanctions and funnel more than $115 million paid under a Venezuelan construction contract through the U.S. financial system, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.


Iranian leader says Tehran has defused regional threats 20 Mar 2018

LONDON Iran has defused all regional threats against the country, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, as tension rises between Tehran and Washington over the influence of the Islamic Republic in the Middle East.

Iran denies Saudi allegations of harbouring bin Laden's son 20 Mar 2018

LONDON Tehran denied on Tuesday allegations made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Iran was harbouring Osama bin Laden's son and supporting him as the new leader of al Qaeda.


In New Year's greeting to Iranians, Trump slams Tehran government 20 Mar 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump sent greetings on Monday to Iranians celebrating the New Year's holiday known as Nowruz, but used the message to attack Iran's government, particularly its powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.


On eve of Trump-Saudi meeting, Riyadh calls Iran nuclear deal flawed 19 Mar 2018

WASHINGTON Saudi Arabia called the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers a "flawed agreement" on Monday, on the eve of a meeting between the Saudi crown prince and U.S. President Donald Trump who have both been highly critical of Iran.


Russian agent may have limited mental capacity after nerve attack

LONDON/BRUSSELS A military-grade nerve toxin attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter may have left them with compromised mental capacity and it is unclear whether they will recover, a British judge said on Thursday. | Video