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Oil shippers boost security after mysterious attacks in Gulf

Oil shippers boost security after mysterious attacks in Gulf

Rûdaw - 2019-06-20 10:10
Recent targeting of tankers is alarming ship owners operating in the Persian Gulf ...
Oil shippers boost security after mysterious attacks in Gulf - Rûdaw

Iranian FM Says Trump is Right about US Forces in the Gulf

BAS News - 2019-06-25 01:29
ERBIL - Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has said that US President Donald Trump is "100% right" in saying that the US forces are not needed in the Persian Gulf. ".@realDonaldTrump is 100% right that the US military has no business in the Persian Gul ...

Could the United States Leave the Middle East by 2031? - A Reply to Anand Toprani on U.S. Strategy in the Persian Gulf | Small Wars Journal

Smallwarsjournal - 2019-06-20 11:15

Kuwaiti emir to visit Iraq on Wednesday

Rûdaw - 2019-06-19 02:10
The two countries hope to strengthen relations after recent attacks in Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman ...

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 ...

Oil tanker attacks ‘leverage’ for sanctioned Iran

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK Recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf could be “leverage” for Iran against sanctions imposed by the U.S. administration on the country’s oil exports, a political expert said. Iran’s oil exports have been drastically affected by the sanctions t ...

UK Will Send 100 Royal Marines To Gulf

Waar Media - 2019-06-16 12:41
WAAR_DUHOK UK is to send 100 Royal Marines to the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf to protect British ships, as the fallout from the attack on two tankers last week escalates. As the pressure increases after Norwegian and Japanese oil tankers were at ...

Kurds in Paris protested Turkish attacks in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-06-16 11:39
Kurds and their friends in Paris protested Turkish occupation attacks in South Kurdistan. ...

Turkish state invasion attacks protested in Aleppo

ANF - 2019-06-15 13:53
Hundreds of citizens took to the streets in the neighbourhood of Shexmeqsud in Aleppo and protested the Turkish state’s invasion attacks in a mass march. ...

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 ...

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman stoke security and oil fears

Kurdiu - 2019-06-14 03:09

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 ...

Update: US assesses Iran responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman

Rûdaw - 2019-06-13 21:17
IRNA reported Iran has rescued 44 sailors of two foreign oil tankers ...

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 ...

Swedish Parliament discussed Turkish attacks in Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-06-13 15:21
The Turkish state’s invasion attacks in Kurdistan were discussed in the Swedish Parliament. ...

Military trainings in the Academy of martyr Ammar Sheikh

SDF Press - 2019-05-28 02:22
Tabqa- The Syrian democratic forces are organizing themselves in the form of regiments and brigades and keep the forces in maximum readiness to counter and deter all attacks that could threaten the security and stability of the region through intensified ...

Oil giants’ total net income, revenue decline in 1Q19

Waar Media - 2019-05-22 16:19
WAAR_DUHOK The world’s top 12 publicly-traded oil producing companies saw their total net income and revenue decline in the first quarter of 2019, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency on these firms’ financial results. American ExxonMobil, Chevro ...

Oil prices down as Saudis vow peace in Middle East

Waar Media - 2019-05-22 16:19
WAAR_DUHOK Crude oil prices were down to begin Wednesday as Saudi Arabia promised it would promote peace in the Middle East to prevent further escalation of conflicts, and to support and achieve balance in the global oil market. International benchmark B ...

Turkey says it will not withdraw posts in Syria after government attacks

Reuters - 2019-05-22 12:48
Turkey will not evacuate its military observation post in northern Syria's Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in the region, after a suspected Syrian government attack this month, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said. ...