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A cargo ship in the Red Sea, thought to be used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, has been attacked, with Israel being the main suspect.

The attack on a 17th-century Indian ship carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca sparked the 'first worldwide manhunt'.

Ships stuck in Suez 'at risk of <em>piracy</em>': reports

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Ships stuck in Suez 'at risk of piracy': reports

Many ships waiting in the currently blocked Suez Canal are worried about risks of piracy and security.

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

Stasa Salacanin

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

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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Iran reports attack on cargo vessel in Mediterranean Sea

It was claimed that an explosive device damaged the hull of the Shahr-e Kord, a commercial Europe-bound vessel, in what state TV reported as a "terrorist attack".

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US calls on Saudi to abandon 'developing' country status

Saudi Arabia has declared itself a "developing" country, despite being a G20 member and the World Bank identifying it as a high-income country.

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Iran, Russia start joint naval drill in Indian Ocean

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

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Turkish sailors kidnapped off Nigeria return to Turkey

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.

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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 ...

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

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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.

South Korea sends delegation to Iran over tanker seizure

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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.

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 ...

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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 been seized.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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 ...

UK parliament questions Saudi Arabia's Newcastle United takeover bid

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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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