Iran contradicts Donald Trump's claim of 'destroying' drone, says it has 'no information' about incident
Tensions in the Gulf region mounted on Thursday as Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz
In UN, Iran foreign minister accuses US of ‘economic terrorism’ amid growing tensions, says sanctions threaten country’s growth
Iran's foreign minister has renewed accusations that the United States was waging "economic terrorism," on a visit to the United Nations during which Washington has sharply curtailed his movements.
Iran warns of enriching uranium to 20% after breaching key limit in nuclear deal; China blames US 'bullying' behind crisis
Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5 percent, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass US sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington
Iran-US tensions: Hassan Rouhani threatens to enrich uranium 'to any amount' in bid to shake 'intense' American sanctions
Iran president warned that Tehran will increase its enrichment of uranium to “any amount that we want” beginning on Sunday, putting further pressure on European nations to save its faltering nuclear deal and offer a way around intense US sanctions.
US deploys F-22 fighter jets in Qatar as tensions flare up with Iran, says move will defend America's forces and interests
The US has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time, its military said, adding to a buildup of US forces in the Gulf amid tensions with Iran.
France said it would ask US president Donald Trump to suspend some sanctions on Iran to allow negotiations to defuse the crisis.
Rupee settles 8 paise higher at 69.07 against US dollar on easing crude oil prices and weaker greenback
The rupee movement was confined to a narrow range as forex traders took a cautious approach ahead of the G20 Summit
Rupee slips 17 paise to 69.32 against dollar in early trade amid rising tensions between US and Iran
The rupee opened weak at 69.29 at the interbank forex market and then fell further to 69.32, down 17 paise over its last close
Amid escalating tensions, Donald Trump hopes US doesn't go to war with Iran, but if it did 'it won't last long'
US president Donald Trump said Wednesday he hopes the US does not go to war with Iran but if it did, America's use of force would be overwhelming
Rupee pares gains, closes flat at 69.36 as geopolitical tensions in Middle East dampen forex market sentiment
The Indian rupee pared initial gains and ended almost flat at 69.36 against the US dollar on Tuesday as simmering geopolitical tensions in the Middle East dampened forex market sentiment
Gold prices hit six-year high on softer dollar; US-Iran friction drives investors towards safe-haven bullion
Gold prices climbed more than 1 percent on Tuesday to their highest in six years as the dollar weakened on prospects of monetary easing by the Federal Reserve, while simmering U.S.-Iran tensions drove investors towards the safe-haven bullion
What does Donald Trump want from Iran? Washington claims 'maximum pressure' policy is working as economic troubles narrow Tehran's options
With tensions rising, the US has sent an additional 1,500 troops to the Middle East. President Trump plans to send 1,000 more. Iran's 60-day ultimatum to parties to the nuclear deal expires in early July.
Iran says talks with US impossible amid 'very dangerous' situation in Persian Gulf; Washington wants to negotiate
Iranian Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi called the new sanctions another indication of "US hostility" toward the Iranian people. He said the Trump administration should de-escalate tensions by stopping "its military adventurism" in the region, withdrawing its "naval armada" and moving away from "economic warfare against the Iranian people."
Iran shooting down US military drone highlights limitations of the unmanned aircraft, vulnerability to air defences
The loss of the US drone, coupled with attacks on tanker ships the US has blamed on Iran, has seen already-high tensions between the two countries spike further, raising fears of an unintended slide toward conflict that both sides have said they want to avoid.
India's Iran policy needs an intricate balancing act; New Delhi has Chabahar port, US ties at stake and China waiting on sidelines
Considering the downside in not acting proactively, one can hope India's foreign policy establishment is entrenched in discussions about Iran around the world.
US-Iran crisis: Donald Trump announces 'major' sanctions against Tehran from Monday, says military action still on table
Trump also claimed that military action against Iran was still an option. This came days after he said he had ordered a military strike on Iran but pulled back at the last minute as 150 people would die.
Rupee tumbles 14 paise to close at 69.58 against dollar as crude oil prices firm on US-Iran tensions
The rupee dived 14 paise to close at 69.58 against the US dollar on Friday, pressured by firming crude oil prices amid intensifying geopolitical tensions in the Gulf region
Rupee surges by 24 paise to 1-week high of 69.44 on US rate cut hopes; oil price rise checks domestic currency's gains
At the interbank foreign exchange (forex) market, the rupee closed up by 24 paise or 0.34% at 69.44, a level not seen since 12 June.
US-Iran tensions present opportunity for Putin to fill leadership vacuum on world stage, prevent arch-rivals from going to war
Considering the good relations between US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin, it is time for the Russian leader to emerge as a hero who could avert a direct confrontation between the US and Iran
Amid US-Iran tensions, Donald Trump says nuclear deal with Iran ‘is possible’, credits sanctions for curbing violence in West Asia
US President Donald Trump said on Monday a deal with Iran on its nuclear program was possible, crediting economic sanctions for curbing activities Washington has said are behind a spate of attacks in the Middle East.