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

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

<em>Tanker</em> off UAE sought by US was 'hijacked'

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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 ...

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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 group said.

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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 ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

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

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

Turkey holds nearly 300 migrants bound for Europe

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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 ...

Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

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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.

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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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Europe tries to reassure Russia over Libya embargo mission

European Union representatives explained the EU's naval mission to enforce an arms embargo on Libya during a closed-door meeting which Russia ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy geopolitics.

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France intercepts tanker bound for Libya

The Libya-bound tanker was stopped on its way to complete the sale of refined products to a company registered in the United Arab ...

Fourth Iranian <em>tanker</em> docks at Venezuelan port

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Fourth Iranian tanker docks at Venezuelan port

A fourth Iranian tanker has arrived in Venezuela amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between the two countries.

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Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf.

Iran dismisses 'desperate' US move to end nuclear waivers

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Iran dismisses 'desperate' US move to end nuclear waivers

Tehran said the United States ended sanction waivers in a bid 'to distract public opinion from its continued defeats at the hands of Iran'.

Iranian oil <em>tanker</em> arrives at Venezuela's largest refinery

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Iranian oil tanker arrives at Venezuela's largest refinery

The first of five Iranian tankers has arrived at Venezuela's main oil refinery, bringing gasoline and oil derivatives to help boost the ...

First Iranian oil <em>tanker</em> docks in Venezuela

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First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives docked in Venezuela on Monday, Caracas announced amid ...

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