The Pentagon says that Iran has detained two U.S. Navy boats, along with 10 naval personnel, but has told the United States that the crew will be returned "promptly."
A Kuwaiti court has sentenced two men accused of spying for Iran and Lebanon's Shi'ite militant Hizballah group to death.
Germany is turning back more migrants at its border with Austria, particularly those from Afghanistan who Germany insists do not qualify for asylum, Austrian authorities said January 11.
Iran has dismissed a security official over the attack on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran, which led Riyadh and several of its allies to cut or downgrade ties with the Islamic republic.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has predicted Iran will undergo an "economic boom" with the lifting of international sanctions.
The European Union foreign-policy chief said she expects economic sanctions against Iran to be lifted soon.
Foreign ministers from countries in the Arab League have condemned Iran for what they say is meddling in Arab affairs and undermining regional stability.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Saudi Arabia of using its escalating diplomatic row with Tehran to derail peace talks on the Syrian conflict.
The Sunni Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf have expressed support for Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic row with Iran, condemning what they described as Iranian interference in Riyadh's internal affairs.
Executives from 25 news organizations urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to press for the release of a Washington Post reporter jailed in Tehran.
Iran accused Saudi Arabia of "sectarian hate-mongering" and said the kingdom must choose between promoting extremism and fostering good relations in the Middle East.