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The joint naval exercise will bring together units from the Iranian army and paramilitary IRGC, as well as Russia's navy, according to an Iranian drill spokesman.

Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria by pirates describe death threats and forest captivity following their release.

Report: Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates have been freed

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Report: Turkish sailors kidnapped by pirates have been freed

Turkish sailors who were kidnapped by pirates have been freed and returned to Turkey, but it is not known if a ransom was paid.

Turkish ship suffers deadly pirate attack off Nigerian coast

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Turkish ship suffers deadly pirate attack off Nigerian coast

Pirates ambushed a Turkish ship off the Nigerian coast, killing an Azerbaijani national and kidnapping fifteen crew members.

Ronaldo rejects offer to become face of Saudi tourism

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Ronaldo rejects offer to become face of Saudi tourism

In another attempt to use elite sports to promote its image globally, Saudi Arabia offered footballing start Cristiano Ronaldo £5.3 million to ...

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Iran says South Korea holding its $7b funds 'hostage'

Iran's seizure of a South Korean tanker has caused a diplomatic crisis in the region.

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South Korea sends delegation to Iran over tanker seizure

South Korea is set to send a delegation to Iran in an effort to negotiate the release of an oil tanker.

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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 ...

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Seoul demands release of oil tanker seized by Iran

The call came as Seoul's defence ministry said an anti-piracy unit was dispatched to the Gulf after receiving reports the tanker had ...

Premier League denies Newcastle's claim Saudi-led takeover was rejected

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Premier League denies Newcastle's claim Saudi-led takeover was rejected

Newcastle United had said the English Premier League leadership had rejected a Saudi bid to take over the club, but the league says it could ...

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Turkey extends Mediterranean gas exploration mission

Amid heightened tensions with Greece, Turkey announced it will extend its contested natural gas exploration mission.

Somali pirates hijack first vessel since 2017

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Somali pirates hijack first vessel since 2017

Reports emerging on Wednesday have cast doubts on the erasure of maritime crime originating in the Horn of Africa country.

Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United withdrawn: reports

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Saudi-backed bid for Newcastle United withdrawn: reports

The controversial £300 million buy-out bid had been the subject of intense speculation since its announcement in 2019.

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

Turkey leads anti-<em>piracy</em> maritime mission in Gulf of Aden

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Turkey leads anti-piracy maritime mission in Gulf of Aden

Turkey will lead the Joint Task Force to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

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Iranian ships 'illegally fishing' off Yemen's Socotra coast: minister

A Socotra official accused Iran of illegally fishing off the coast of the Yemeni island, just days after vessel tracking organisations confirmed the presence of hundreds of ships off Somalia.

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UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United takeover bid

A decision on Saudi Arabia's bid to buy English football club Newcastle United could be decided soon.

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Premier League still mulling Saudi-led bid for Newcastle

The Premier League has not yet approved Saudi Arabia's takeover of Newcastle football team.

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192 Iranian vessels 'illegally fishing' in Somali waters

Evidence suggests the 192-strong Iranian fleet is six times larger than the 31-vessel China tuna fleet licensed to fish in Somali waters.

Saudi looks to German football after losing beIN battle

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Saudi looks to German football after losing beIN battle

The WTO has ruled that Saudi Arabia had promoted piracy channel beoutQ.

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Iran building naval base on Indian Ocean

Relations between Iran and its neighbours remain tense.

Qatar's beIN Sports blocks football broadcasts over Saudi dispute

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Qatar's beIN Sports blocks football broadcasts over Saudi dispute

Qatar-owned beIN Sports displayed blue screens rather than long-awaited Serie A matches due to a long-standing copyright dispute with Saudi ...

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

Stasa Salacanin

Inside Saudi Arabia's controversial Newcastle takeover bid

A poor human rights record, broadcast piracy and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi are casting a shadow over the Saudi-funded takeover.

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Yasser Abu Hilala

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Comment: To protect Twitter and its users, immediately relocate Twitter's regional office to Tunisia, the only democratic country in the Arab ...

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