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2 oil tankers in Gulf of Oman on fire: Iran local media

2 oil tankers in Gulf of Oman on fire: Iran local media

Waar Media - 2019-06-13 18:21
WAAR_DUHOK Two oil tankers attacked earlier on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman were still ablaze, Iranian local media reported. Iranian Press TV and Fars News Agency had reported that two oil tankers had been attacked in the Gulf of Oman. After the explosio ...
2 oil tankers in Gulf of Oman on fire: Iran local media - Waar Media

Iran’s Guards kill two Kurdish PJAK fighters in Iranian Kurdistan: Fars

E-Kurd - 2019-07-03 11:51
TEHRAN,— Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards killed two members of an “anti-revolutionary terrorist” group in a security operation in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) in the northwest of the country, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday. Fars ...

Gorran to Submit Nominees for Next KRG Cabinet on Thursday

BAS News - 2019-06-26 11:56
ERBIL — The Change Movement (Gorran) is expected to submit the list of nominees for ministerial posts at the next cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government on Thursday, a senior member said. Prime Minister-designate Masrour Barzani previously met with ...

ETHA News Agency journalists freed but cannot travel abroad

ANF - 2019-06-20 11:02
Active News Agency (ETHA) employees were released after remaining in custody for 4 days. They were banned from going abroad. ...

Iran ‘without any question’ behind Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US envoy

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 21:19
Two tankers caught fire in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday ...

Pope Calls for Restraint after Tanker Attacks in the Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-16 16:39
ERBIL — Pope Francis has called for de-escalation of the situation in the Middle East after the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman raised tensions between Iran and the US. “I invite everyone to use the instruments of diplomacy to resolve the ...

Offices of ETHA News Agency raided

ANF - 2019-06-16 08:47
Seven people taken into custody after Istanbul Police Department raided the office of Etkin News Agency (ETHA) on Saturday. ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: Saudi Arabia urges 'decisive' response

BBC - 2019-06-16 00:01
The call follows Thursday's attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which the US blames on Iran. ...

Iran Summons UK Envoy over London Backing US’ Stance on Oil Tankers Incident

BAS News - 2019-06-15 22:21
ERBIL - Iran summoned the UK ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, to its Foreign Ministry on Saturday, over London's claims that Tehran was behind an attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week. "During the meeting with Iran's foreign ministry offici ...

UK Holds Iran Responsible for Tankers Attack in Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — Alike the United States, the UK on Friday laid the blame for the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on the Islamic Republic of Iran. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt condemned the attack and said that London believes no other state o ...

US Seeking International Consensus after Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman

BAS News - 2019-06-15 12:00
ERBIL — The United States is now working to build an international consensus over the attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, for which Washington blames Iran, according to US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. The secretary said on Friday that Whit ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US video shows 'Iran removing mine'

BBC - 2019-06-15 02:39
The BBC's Frank Gardner looks at the evidence the US says proves Iran's involvement in Thursday's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. ...

Gulf of Oman tanker attacks: US blames Iran for explosions

BBC - 2019-06-14 00:01
The US secretary of state blames Iran for "unprovoked attacks" on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. ...

Iran responsible for 'blatant assault' on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman, Mike Pompeo says

Gulan Media - 2019-06-13 23:55

US Blames Iran for Attacks on Oil Tankers in Oman Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-13 21:37
ERBIL - The United States has blamed Iran for attacks on the oil tankers in the Oman Gulf, which is a significant route for the world's oil trade. The comments were made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday where he also pointed out that the int ...

10 Amazingly Cute Albino Animals

Waar Media - 2019-06-08 14:14
WAAR_DUHOK Panda The big news this month is that an albino panda has been spotted! This is the first albino panda to ever have been spotted in the wild, and it made the news on nearly every TV channel and website around the web. Known for their black and ...

Ciwan News Agency closed for the 22nd times in Turkey and Bakur

ANF - 2019-06-02 08:49
The Ciwan News Agency is subjected to censorship by the occupying Turkish state. ...

Latest Updates on Thursday Bombings in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2019-05-31 13:09
ERBIL — Iraqi Health Ministry said on Friday that at least two people were killed and 38 others were injured in a series of terrorist attacks in Kirkuk. Overnight on Thursday, seven blasts hit central Kirkuk while the security forces said two other bombi ...

Kurdish Yezidi Journalist Liberated from IS

BAS News - 2019-05-21 10:51
ERBIL — After five years in Islamic State (IS) captivity, Kurdish Yezidi journalist Navin Rasho was freed on Monday. Suraya Press confirmed Rasho’s liberation. She had been kidnapped on 3rd August 2014 when IS jihadists attacked Sinjar. Before the IS att ...

Senate Confirms Matt Tueller as New US Ambassador to Iraq

BAS News - 2019-05-17 15:38
ERBIL — The US Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of Matt Tueller to the post of US Ambassador to Iraq. Tueller previously served as an ambassador to Yemen and Kuwait, and he worked with US diplomatic missions in Iraq and other countries across ...

Oil prices on rise with ongoing Middle East tension

Waar Media - 2019-05-16 13:30
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices opened with gains on Thursday, as the attack on two Saudi oil-pumping stations and tankers continues to raise concerns of possible supply disruptions in the region. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $72.43 per ...