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# strait of hormuz

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'Potential hijack' off UAE coast as tensions rise in Strait of Hormuz
The ship has been identified as the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess.
Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf
A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel.
British oil tanker with 23 crew seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards
The operator of oil tanker Stena Impero says it is unable to contact the ship.
Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected
The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.
US accuses Iran of being behind attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf
The suspected attacks come amid spiralling tensions between Tehran and Washington.
UN nuclear watchdog to visit Iran
The IAEA says it is heading to Iran next week to clear up “outstanding substantive issues” with Tehran over its nuclear programme.
Chinese premier stresses need to keep Hormuz open
Major customer of Iranian oil and gas China stressed the importance of keeping the Strait of Hormuz open – amid threats by Iran to shut the strategic waterway.
Iran welcomes US rescue of sailors from pirates
Iran’s government has called the US Navy’s rescue of 13 Iranian fishermen held by pirates “a positive humanitarian gesture” – but some of the country’s media outlets see things differently.
War games: Iran planning further naval drill
Iranian media reports that naval exercises will be held in the Strait of Hormuz next month.
EU gears up for Iranian oil ban over nuclear dispute
The move will build pressure on Iran, which is already facing a currency crisis and a tense naval standoff with the US.
Iran tests surface-to-air missile
The country says it performed the test today – amid reports it is a drill for closing waterway should the West block Iran’s oil sales.
Iran may have bluffed US navy – and the world press
Iran was apparently starting tests with long-range missiles… but propaganda sources are calling it a “media trick”…