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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 for their livelihood.

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

UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker 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.

Iran will develop oil industry despite US sanctions: minister

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Iran will develop oil industry despite US sanctions: minister

Iran says it will 'not surrender' to US sanctions and will work on increasing its oil industry's capacity.

UN 'hopeful' team can visit oil tanker off Yemen

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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 ...

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Oil production resumes in Libya after months-long shutdown

Libya, which has the biggest proven reserves of crude in Africa, will resume oil production and exports.

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Italy to take in 180 refugees rescued in Mediterranean

Italy on Sunday authorised charity vessel Ocean Viking to transfer 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean to a ship in Sicily for ...

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US seeks to seize Venezuela-bound Iran oil cargoes

The US has issued a warrant to seize the cargoes of four tankers carrying Iranian oil to Venezuela.

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Turkey demands French apology over Mediterranean naval incident

The French government has announced it is halting its participation in Sea Guardian, a NATO mission to provide maritime security in the ...

Turkish powerships ride wave of energy crises

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Turkish powerships ride wave of energy crises

Coronavirus has forced many companies to shut down and bringing construction to a halt.

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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 allow ...

US sanctions Iranian <em>ship</em> captains over Venezuela oil delivery

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US sanctions Iranian ship captains over Venezuela oil delivery

Mike Pompeo said the captains of Iranian-flagged oil tankers which recently delivered 1.5 million barrels of fuel to Venezuela had been placed ...

Venezuela to open its first 'Iranian supermarket'

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Venezuela to open its first 'Iranian supermarket'

Venezuela is stocking its first Iranian supermarket, reports said, after a ship carrying food cargo entered Venezuelan waters.

First migrant charity <em>ship</em> reaches Italy since pandemic

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First migrant charity ship reaches Italy since pandemic

The arrival of the Mare Ionio ship in Pozzallo, Sicily, on World Refugee Day, was hailed by human rights organisations.

Johnson & Johnson discontinues Middle East skin lightening products

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Johnson & Johnson discontinues Middle East skin lightening products

Johnson & Johnson will no longer sell skin lightening products that are sold in the Middle East.

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Turkey slams EU mission to contain arms to Libya

Turkey has criticised an EU operation aimed at halting arms shipments to Libya, following NATO's announcement of an investigation into a naval incident with a French ship.

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France accuses Turkey of violating UN embargo on Libya

France has accused Turkey of repeatedly violating a UN arms embargo on warn-torn Libya.

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Iran navy test-fires new cruise missiles

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

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Germany's Sea Watch rescues 100 migrants off Libya

The dinghy was found 29 nautical miles off Zawyia, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Tripoli, Sea Watch said on Twitter.

Greek PM to visit Israel to talk energy, annexation

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Greek PM to visit Israel to talk energy, annexation

Israel hopes to avoid sanctions from the EU with the help of friendly countries like Greece.

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NATO talks on Irini 'not prompted by Turkey incident'

The EU assured that moves to cooperate with NATO over a naval mission were not prompted by Turkey.

US warns against dealing with top Iran shipping company

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US warns against dealing with top Iran shipping company

The United States warned that it would punish any country that deals with Iran's top shipping company, accusing it of contributing to Tehran's ...

WHO: coronavirus situation 'worsening' worldwide, urges safe protesting

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WHO: coronavirus situation 'worsening' worldwide, urges safe protesting

The World Health Organization said that the coronavirus pandemic situation was worsening around the globe, as it warned against complacency.

Riyadh continues buying up arms despite harsh austerity measures

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Riyadh continues buying up arms despite harsh austerity measures

Saudi Arabia shows no signs of halting arms purchases despite austerity measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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