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Britain calls ship seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture
Britain on Saturday denounced Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a 'hostile act' and rejected Tehran’s explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.
Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia pressuring US to delay rollout of peace plan
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Jordan are pressuring the US to hold off on announcing US President Donald Trump's 'deal of the century' peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, according to a report in the London-based pan-Arabic Asharq Al-Awsat that quoted a spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rudeineh.
Iran seizes British, Liberian tankers in Strait of Hormuz
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards seized two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, officials in London said, in a move that appeared to infuriate American and British leaders.
Iran says it dismantled CIA spy ring, arrests 17, sentences some to death
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry on Monday said it uncovered a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency spy ring, arrested 17 suspects and sentenced some to death, according to a report from the country’s semi-official news agency said.
Pentagon sees high risk of ‘unintended conflict’ with Iran
U.S. military officials see a high risk of 'unintended conflict' with Iran due to rising tensions in the Persian Gulf, according to top Pentagon official.
Pentagon to deploy 500 troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran escalate
The United States is sending troops and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia as tensions flare with Iran, the Pentagon announced late Friday.
Senior US team to visit Middle East for talks on Washington’s peace plan
Senior US officials are set arrive in the region next week to further discuss the Trump administration’s forthcoming Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, a senior US official told The Times of Israel Sunday.
Hezbollah deploys forces along Lebanon-Israel border
Hezbollah has reportedly deployed its forces on the Lebanon-Israel border, The Daily Beast reported over the weekend, linking the move by the Iranian-backed Shiite terrorist group to the rising tensions in the Persian Gulf.
Ancient Galilee church unearthed, said to be home to apostles Peter and Andrew
Excavations in Israel’s Galilee have uncovered remains of an ancient church said to mark the home of the apostles Peter and Andrew, the dig’s archaeological director said Friday.
Netanyahu officially makes Israeli history as longest-serving prime minister
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially surpassed founding father David Ben-Gurion as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister on Saturday, having notched up a list of diplomatic and economic successes but with right-wing leadership many see as deeply divisive.
Inside the United States
Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office
The Trump administration has not installed a single mile of new wall in a previously fenceless part of the U.S.-Mexico border in the 30 months since President Trump assumed office, despite his campaign promise to construct a 'big beautiful wall.'
Puerto Rico governor announces he will not seek re-election but refuses to resign
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Sunday he will not seek re-election but refused to resign, as corruption allegations have sparked widespread protests in San Juan.