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When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pledged investment to avoid any repetition of the Suez Canal's closure.

US charges 10 Iranians with evading sanctions

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US charges 10 Iranians with evading sanctions

The individuals were charged for suspected sanctions evasion involving more than $300 million in hidden transactions over 20 years, conducted on behalf of the Iranian government.

Syrian missile strike injures civilians in Turkish-rebel controlled area

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Syrian missile strike injures civilians in Turkish-rebel controlled area

Turkey's defence ministry and a monitoring group said that a missile strike wounded several civilians in northern Syria

Tehran condemns 'sabotage' of Iranian ship in Mediterranean

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Tehran condemns 'sabotage' of Iranian ship in Mediterranean

An attack on an Iranian vessel in the Mediterranean Sea this week has been condemned by Tehran as "a flagrant violation of international law and ...

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Israeli attacks on Iranian tankers 'behind Mediterranean oil spill'

A massive oil spill last month near the Israeli and Lebanese coasts may have been caused by Israel's targeting of an Iranian tanker, following a series of similar suspected attacks.

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Satellite images show aftermath of strike in northern Syria

Past satellite images of the site, some 75 kilometres (45 miles) northeast of the Syrian city of Aleppo, showed hundreds of tanker trucks ...

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Missile strikes on Syria oil refineries kill 4: monitor

Missile strikes on makeshift oil refineries in northern Syria killed four people and injured more than 20 others, a war monitor said.

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Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship amid US-Iran tensions

An Israeli-owned ship sailing out of the Middle East was struck with an explosion, amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

Israel bans seafood sales after devastating Mediterranean <em>oil</em> spill

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Israel bans seafood sales after devastating Mediterranean oil spill

Fish and other marine life have been barred from sale for consumption until further notice.

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After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

On Monday, only small fires were smoldering at the Islam Qala border crossing, after three days of firefighting efforts from both Iran and ...

Red Sea reefs 'under threat' from Israel-UAE <em>oil</em> deal

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Red Sea reefs 'under threat' from Israel-UAE oil deal

Israeli environmentalists are warning that a UAE-Israeli oil pipeline deal threatens unique Red Sea coral reefs and could lead to "the ...

Fire destroys 100 fuel <em>tankers</em> on Afghanistan-Iran border

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Fire destroys 100 fuel tankers on Afghanistan-Iran border

The huge blaze, which broke out Saturday afternoon at Islam Qala port has largely been extinguished and an investigation has been launched to ...

Egyptian government concerned by economic threat from Israel-UAE pipeline

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Egyptian government concerned by economic threat from Israel-UAE pipeline

Amid continuing uncertainty, the director of Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority has backtracked on statements that a proposed UAE-Israel oil ...

GCC chief in Baghdad amid Saudi-Iran backchannel negotiations

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GCC chief in Baghdad amid Saudi-Iran backchannel negotiations

The GCC’s chief unannounced visit to Baghdad, where pro-Tehran factions dominate, came amid a report that Saudi Arabia and arch-rival Iran have ...

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Indonesia detains Iranian, Chinese crews of seized tankers

A spokesman for Indonesia's maritime authorities said that 36 Iranian and 26 Chinese crewmembers were detained, with documents from both vessels seized.

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Iran asks Indonesia for clarification regarding tanker seizure

Iran has asked Indonesia to clarify why it seized an Iranian-flagged oil tanker on Sunday, saying it had received ‘contradictory ...

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Indonesia seizes Iranian and Panamanian oil tankers

Indonesia has seized an Iranian and a Panamanian oil tanker suspected of illegally transporting oil off the coast of Borneo ...

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Iran ready for Saudi talks if policy changes

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has suggested that Saudi Arabia’s policy shifts in the context of a friendlier US administration could lay the ...

Iran holds naval parade in the Persian Gulf

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Iran holds naval parade in the Persian Gulf

The parade was held near where Iranian forces seized two US navy boats in 2016.

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Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

Authorities in the United States said a threat has been made by unknown perpetrators to avenge the killing of Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani.

Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

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Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

Iran said Monday its Revolutionary Guards had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters for breaking "environmental laws", at a time ...

Iran Revolutionary Guards seize South Korean-flagged tanker

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Iran Revolutionary Guards seize South Korean-flagged tanker

The apparent seizure of the South Korean-flagged Hankuk Chemi and the arrest of crew members comes as Tehran has reportedly started a process to ...

Iraq experts working to defuse mine on <em>oil</em> tanker

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Iraq experts working to defuse mine on oil tanker

Iraq's naval forces were making "a great effort to accomplish the mission" safely, said Iraq's Security Media Cell, which is affiliated with the ...

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