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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.
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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.
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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.
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Airlines reroute flights near Iranian strait but Dublin-Gulf flights remain unaffected
The changes come amid heightened tensions in the region.
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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.
# Iran
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.
# Energy
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.
# Pirates
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.
# Iran
War games: Iran planning further naval drill
Iranian media reports that naval exercises will be held in the Strait of Hormuz next month.
# Oil
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
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
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”…