Saudi Arabia says Iran has created “very grave” situation in the region

The kingdom is consulting with allies on next steps, says minister

Iran shoots down US military drone, oil prices surge

The “spy” drone was brought down over the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan

Trump creates doubt over use of US force to protect Gulf oil

Last week’s tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman had only a “very minor” impact so far, he said

Iran will not wage war against any nation – President Hassan Rouhani

Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the US have mounted since the attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday

Egypt’s former President Mursi dies after collapsing in court

The 67-year-old Mursi, a top figure in the now-banned Muslim Brotherhood, had been in jail since being toppled by the military in 2013

US says to send 1,000 more troops to the Middle East, cites Iran threats

The new U.S. deployment to the Middle East is in addition to a 1,500-troop increase announced last month

US says does not want war with Iran, pushes for international response

US-Iran tensions are high following accusations by the US that Tehran carried out the tanker attacks last Thursday

UAE foreign minister: De-escalation efforts in the region after tanker attacks

Sheikh Abdullah urged regional and international allies to confront the threats using peaceful means

Saudi Crown Prince calls for “decisive stand” on tanker attacks

“The kingdom does not want a war in the region but it will not hesitate to deal with any threats to its people” – Saudi Crown Prince

UAE, Germany call on Iran to refrain from escalating tension

The statement comes after the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s official visit to Germany

Anwar Gargash, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs

UAE communicating with Sudanese opposition and military council – minister

Anwar Gargash said that the UAE’s goal was to support Sudan’s stability

Germany calls for de-escalation of “explosive” Iran-US tension

“We cannot work miracles, but we will try to avert a failure” German foreign minister says of the nuclear deal

German minister lands in Iran in bid to save nuclear pact

Germany, France and Britain maintain that the nuclear pact remains the best way to limit Iran’s enrichment of uranium

Japan arranging for PM Shinzo Abe visit to Iran soon

Abe will be the first sitting Japanese prime minister to visit Iran in more than four decades

UAE, Saudi say following developments in Sudan with ‘great concern’

The countries urged for dialogue between all Sudanese parties to ensure stability

IMF expects global financial turnout at US-led Palestinian conference

The efficacy of the June 25-26 meeting in Bahrain has been in doubt

Trump prepared to talk to Iran but says always a chance of military action

Tensions between the US and Iran have been rising in the last few weeks

UAE, Saudi hit back at Qatar for its statement after Makkah summits

Qatar’s Prime Minister attended the summits at Makkah

US prepared to talk to Iran with ‘no preconditions’, Iran sees ‘word-play’

Tension between the two foes has increased sharply in the past month

Iran says any clash with the US in the Gulf would push oil prices above $100

Tensions between Iran and the United States have been rising in the past month

Saudi Arabia seeks Arab unity over Iran after attacks on oil assets

Riyadh accused Tehran of ordering the drone strikes

UAE, US activate defence co-operation pact

The agreement was implemented following US national security adviser John Boltons visit to Abu Dhabi

Head of Sudan’s military council meets Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed expressed the UAE’s backing for Sudan

Pompeo says $8bn-plus in weapons sales to Saudi, UAE needed to deter Iran

The US also announced that it was sending 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East

Oman’s National Gas Company terminates CEO

Oman trying to reduce US-Iran tensions – foreign ministry

Oman maintains friendly ties with both the United States and Iran

Indian PM Narendra Modi’s BJP party wins election, claims victory

The leader promised an “inclusive” future for his next five years in office

Saudi Arabia, UAE to attend US-led Palestine investment meeting in Bahrain

The event, to be held from June 25-26, has been rebuffed by Palestinian officials and business leaders

Oman’s foreign minister visits Tehran, talks on regional issues

His visit came amidst rising tensions between Iran and the United States and its Gulf allies

Palestinians won’t attend US-led conference in Bahrain – minister

The US said the June 25-26 event in Manama was the first part of Trump’s long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

Trump says war will be the ‘official end’ of Iran

GCC states launch ‘enhanced security patrols’ in the Arabian Gulf as tensions simmer