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The Saudi-led international coalition has carried out airstrikes against Houthi rebels near the Yemeni capital Sana'a

Yemen has been given the all clear to inspect and repair an abandoned fuel tanker.

Mine explodes, damages oil <em>tanker</em> off Saudi coast

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Mine explodes, damages oil tanker off Saudi coast

A mine has exploded and damaged a Greek-managed oil tanker off Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea coast near Yemen, where the kingdom is battling Houthi rebels.

Houthis give UN green light for <em>tanker</em> repair mission

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Houthis give UN green light for tanker repair mission

The operation could begin by late January or early February, the UN spokesman said.

US solidifies sanctions against Iran oil before election

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US solidifies sanctions against Iran oil before election

Trump's administration slapped fresh sanctions on Iran's oil sector including over sales to Syria and Venezuela, reducing Joe Biden's room for ...

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Two traffic accidents claim 16 lives in western Afghanistan

The first incident involving two buses along a highway killed 11 people, before five died when a passenger vehicle hit an oil tanker.

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Saudi warns of 'oil spot' near decaying Yemen tanker

The UN has previously warned that a rupture or explosion would have catastrophic environmental and humanitarian consequences.

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Iran begins war games near tense Strait of Hormuz

Iran is conducting an annual military drill in the strategic Strait of Hormuz aimed at 'improving readiness in confronting any possible ...

Owners of Iranian tankers deny Venezuela destination

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Owners of Iranian tankers deny Venezuela destination

The owners of the Iranian tankers seized by the US last month have mounted a court battle for their return.

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UN funding crisis cuts aid to Yemen

The United Nations funding cuts will detrimentally impact war-torn Yemen.

Iranian fuel headed for US after seizure warrant issued

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Iranian fuel headed for US after seizure warrant issued

The confiscated fuel amounts to 1.2 million barrels of Iranian petrol, valued at around $40 million.

US says Iran forces board ship in international waters

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US says Iran forces board ship in international waters

The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a US military official ...

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

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Yemen in Focus: Oil tanker spill spells 'global disaster'

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.

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UN agency: Tanker 'hijacked' off UAE now in Iran

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

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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'.

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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 ...

UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as <em>tanker</em> 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.

UN 'hopeful' team can visit oil <em>tanker</em> 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 ...

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

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

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

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

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