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The UN has previously warned that a rupture or explosion would have catastrophic environmental and humanitarian consequences.

Iran is conducting an annual military drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz aimed at 'improving readiness in confronting any possible invasion'.

Owners of Iranian tankers deny Venezuela destination

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Owners of Iranian tankers deny Venezuela destination

The owners of the Iranian tankers seized by the US last month have mounted a court battle for their return.

UN funding crisis cuts aid to Yemen

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UN funding crisis cuts aid to Yemen

The United Nations funding cuts will detrimentally impact war-torn Yemen.

Iranian fuel headed for US after seizure warrant issued

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Iranian fuel headed for US after seizure warrant issued

The confiscated fuel amounts to 1.2 million barrels of Iranian petrol, valued at around $40 million.

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US says Iran forces board ship in international waters

The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a US military official said Thursday.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

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Yemen in Focus: Oil tanker spill spells 'global disaster'

This week we focus on the Safer tanker 'ticking time bomb', which environmentalist groups warn would be disastrous not only for Yemen, ...

UN agency: <em>Tanker</em> 'hijacked' off UAE now in Iran

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UN agency: Tanker 'hijacked' off UAE now in Iran

The International Labor Organization said that the MT Gulf Sky was hijacked July 5, citing its captain.

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Tanker off UAE sought by US was 'hijacked'

An oil tanker that reportedly launched into sea despite US sanctions on Iran has reportedly been 'hijacked'.

Libya's NOC accuses UAE of imposing oil blockade

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Libya's NOC accuses UAE of imposing oil blockade

The UAE instructed forces loyal to rogue general Khalifa Haftar to impose a blockade on oil exports in Libya, despite the NOC announcing a ...

Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' <em>tanker</em>

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Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker

A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people who depend on fishing ...

Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya oil blockade

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Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya oil blockade

"The closure of ports and oil fields will be maintained until the demands of the Libyan people are satisfied," a statement published by the ...

UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as <em>tanker</em> decays

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UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

The UN is holding talks on Yemen as a tanker on a Yemeni coast could rupture, causing disastrous consequences for Red Sea marine life.

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UN 'hopeful' team can visit oil tanker off Yemen

Houthi rebels control the western Red Sea ports, including Ras Issa, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from where the FSO Safer tanker has been moored since the 1980s.

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

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Turkey holds nearly 300 migrants bound for Europe

Turkey's coast guard intercepted a tanker carrying 276 migrants on their way to Greece.

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UN warns oil tanker abandoned in Yemen could explode

The UN has warned that an abandoned tanker carrying a million barrels of oil off Yemen’s coast could explode as Houthi rebels refuse to ...

Tunisians protesting over jobs clash with police after arrest

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Tunisians protesting over jobs clash with police after arrest

Protester who have demonstrated peacefully for weeks in the southern Tataouine region clashed with police on Sunday, following the arrest of ...

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Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

Turkey has launched two operations against Kurdish militants this week, raising fears of northern Iraq becoming a proxy battleground between ...

Iran navy test-fires new cruise missiles

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Iran navy test-fires new cruise missiles

Iran navy is testing new cruise missiles in the Gulf of Oman.

Security Council extends Libya arms embargo for one year

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Security Council extends Libya arms embargo for one year

The United Nations Security Council has extended an arms embargo on Libya, as fighting between the GNA and General Haftar's forces continues.

US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

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US investigating Haftar's relationship with Venezuela

A number of countries, including the US, are launching an investigation into Haftar's alleged recent actions in Venezuela.

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