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The U.S. and U.K. impose new sanctions on Iran following an unprecedented attack on Israel, raising concerns of a wider conflict in the Middle East. The sanctions target individuals and entities involved in producing drones used in the attack, as well as firms in the steel and automotive industries supporting Iran’s military. President Joe Biden vows to continue imposing sanctions to degrade Iran’s military capabilities.

Several Gulf states are being hit by heavy rain, causing deadly flash floods and disrupting flights at the world’s second-busiest airport. Dubai International Airport warned of “very challenging conditions” and advised some passengers not to turn up due to flooding.

Several Gulf states have been hit by heavy rain, causing flash flooding across the region and flights being diverted from Dubai Airport – the world’s busiest airport. At least 18 people in Oman have been killed by floods, according to authorities. Several states have recorded nearly a year’s worth of rain in one single day.

Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of systematically erasing all traces of ethnic Armenians in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, claiming that Baku has completed the ethnic cleansing of the area. The ongoing conflict between the two countries over the territory has been brought to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), where Armenia has filed a case against Azerbaijan for alleged discrimination and ethnic cleansing.

Early in Asian trading, oil prices experienced a decline following Iran’s retaliatory strike on Israel during the weekend. Despite this, Brent crude, a crucial global oil price benchmark, remained lower but hovered around $90 per barrel on Monday morning.