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Japan won’t join U.S.-led maritime coalition in Persian Gulf

Japan will not join a U.S.-led security mission to protect merchant vessels passing through key Middle Eastern waterways, but will consider deploying its naval force independently, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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G7 Second Day Outcomes: Leaders Discuss Iran, China, Trump Makes Deal with Japan

The seven leaders of the member states discussed the US’ latest set of tariffs on Chinese goods as well as joint action on Iran to avoid escalation in the Middle East, with French president Macron surprising everyone with the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif.

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Oil price falls after ‘constructive’ talks on Iran’s nuclear deal

Oil prices fell on Monday after Iran described emergency talks on a multi-party nuclear agreement with a group of signatories as “constructive”, suggesting an easing of tensions in the Middle East.

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Oil tankers avoid Mideast refuelling hub after ship attacks

Oil tanker owners are avoiding sending their ships to the Middle East’s main refuelling hub after a spate of attacks on vessels in the past two months ratcheted up tensions and highlighted the growing risks of operating in the region.

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Israel preparing for possible military clash between US and Iran

Israel is bracing for a possible military confrontation in the Middle East amid tension between the U.S. and Iran.

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Pompeo on tour to find global coalition against Iran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is touring the Middle East and Asia looking to build a global coalition against Iran, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran.

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Iraq supports any stabilizing efforts in Middle East: PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi Saturday said Iraq supports any efforts aimed at stabilizing the Middle East amid rising tensions between Iran and the United States.

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Oil drops as trade war concerns outweigh supply disruptions

Oil prices fell on Wednesday on concerns the Sino-U.S. trade war could trigger a global economic downturn, but relatively tight supply amid OPEC output cuts and political tensions in the Middle East offered some support.

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Iran steps up diplomatic outreach to the region in a bid to prevent conflicts

Facing with growing pressures from the United States, Iran is looking to decreasing tensions with the neighbors as a way to prevent a devastating clash. While rejecting any direct or indirect talks with Washington, Tehran says it’s ready to take confidence-building measures in the Middle East and Persian Gulf.

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US deploys 1,500 troops to the Middle East, bypasses Congress on Saudi arms deal

The United States has announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country’s Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month’s tanker attacks.

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Trump inches towards unveiling Middle East peace plan

The long-awaited Trump plan for peace in the Middle East took a step closer to public release on Sunday with the announcement of a conference in Bahrain that will consider the economic benefits of any deal to regional players.

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US deploys B-52 heavy bombers to Middle East amid rising tensions

The US is deploying a B-52 bomber force alongside an aircraft carrier strike group to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran.

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In an Escalation, U.S. Sending Aircraft Carrier To Persian Gulf

The United States is deploying additional military resources to the Middle East in a “clear message” to Iran, the White House has said.

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Turkey’s AK Party: US move against Muslim Brotherhood would damage democracy in Middle East

The spokesman for Turkey’s ruling AK Party said on Tuesday that if the United States designated the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organisation, it would hamper democratisation efforts in the Middle East and serve militant groups like Daesh, Reuters reports.

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Pakistan, Turkey discuss defence co-op

Pakistan and Turkey have discussed matters of mutual interest including whole spectrum of bilateral defence cooperation, security, counter terrorism and prevailing regional environment particularly with reference to Afghanistan and the Middle East.

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U.S. designates Iran’s IRGC as foreign terrorist organization, Iran retaliates

The United States on Monday designated Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a “foreign terrorist organization” (FTO), an unprecedented move that will further heighten U.S.-Iran tensions, and complicate the Middle East situation.

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