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US and all ‘enemy ships’ watched Iran warns, as UK seeks ‘safe shipping’ alliance

  • Iran says it observes all US ships in the Gulf region
  • Iran and the United States came to the brink of war last month
By Reuters ·

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UN says war in Yemen is ‘eminently resolvable’

  • Griffiths says war in Yemen is eminently resolvable, diplomatic consensus in region is in favour of UN-brokered peace deal
  • UAE minister Gargash said the Houthis should see the UAE move as a confidence-building measure
By Arab News ·

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Saudi Arabia urges international action over Iran piracy

  • The Saudi remarks came after Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping
  • Britain has called Iran's tanker seizure an act of “state piracy”
By Arab News ·

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Car boom brings gridlock misery to ‘green and happy’ Bhutan

  • Bhutan has seen a more than five-fold increase in cars, buses and trucks on its roads in the past two decades
  • Congestion and lack of parking now makes driving stressful in the tiny Himalayan kingdom where there are no traffic light
By Nidup Gyeltshen | AFP ·

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China central bank moves to support financial institutions

  • Many market watchers believe the PBOC will adjust its money market rates in early August if the US Federal Reserve cuts its key rate, as widely expected, on July 31
By Reuters ·

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Russian boxer Maxim Dadashev dies after fight against Subriel Matias

  • Doctors operated to relieve pressure from swelling on his brain
  • Dadashev, known as “Mad Max,” was unable to walk to the dressing room and was immediately hospitalized
By AFP ·