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Maher Chmaytelli

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation

Jun 14 2019

DUBAI U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route. | Video

WRAPUP 1-U.S. blames Iran for attack on oil tankers, Tehran calls accusation alarming

Jun 14 2019

DUBAI, June 14 Iran said on Friday it was alarming and wrong of the United States to blame Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf, after an incident that has raised concerns about a new confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport, coalition vows to retaliate

Jun 12 2019

DUBAI The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that wounded 26 people.

Gulf Arabs, Iran reject U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli

Mar 26 2019

DUBAI U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights united Washington's Gulf Arab allies and regional foe Iran in condemnation on Tuesday.

Gulf Arabs, Europeans, Iran reject U.S. recognition of Golan Heights as Israeli

Mar 26 2019

DUBAI U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights united Washington's Arab allies and their regional foe Iran in condemnation on Tuesday.

Populist cleric Sadr all but wins Iraq election

May 15 2018

BAGHDAD Populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States, has all but won Iraq's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said, in a surprise turn of fortune for the Shi'ite leader. | Video

Prediger Sadr bei Parlamentswahl im Irak überraschend vorn

May 14 2018

Bagdad Bei der ersten Parlamentswahl im Irak nach dem Sieg über die Extremistenmiliz IS liegt laut Zwischenergebnissen überraschend der langjährige US-Gegenspieler Moktada al-Sadr in Führung.

Iraqis vote as Abadi seeks to fend off Iran-backed rivals

May 12 2018

BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq Iraqis voted on Saturday for the first time since the defeat of Islamic State, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a rare ally of both the United States and Iran, trying to fend off powerful Shi'ite groups that would pull the country closer to Tehran. | Video

Exclusive: Iraq used Baghdadi aide's phone to capture Islamic State commanders

May 10 2018

BAGHDAD Iraqi agents are holding a top aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and used an app on his mobile phone to lure four commanders from the group into a trap, a security advisor to the Iraqi government said on Thursday.

Trumps Iran-Entscheidung erhöht Brisanz von Irak-Wahl

May 10 2018

Bagdad/Berlin Mit dem Rückzug der USA aus dem Atomabkommen mit dem Iran rückt die Parlamentswahl im Irak verstärkt in den Fokus.

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Trump says Iran may have shot down U.S. drone by mistake

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely-controlled aircraft had been piloted.