Tag Archives: Gulf


Israel says it expects Bahrain and Oman to follow UAE in formalising ties

08 August, 2020 6:30 pm 6:30 pm

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Bahrain and Oman could be the next Gulf countries to follow the United Arab Emirates in formalising ties with Israel, Israel’s intelligence minister said on Sunday. Israel and the UAE announced on Thursday that they will normalise diplomatic relations, reshaping Middle East politics from the Palestinian issue to the fight against Iran. … Read More


Russia says urging Gulf nations to consider a joint security mechanism

01 January, 2020 10:37 am 10:37 am

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region. “We have been suggesting to the Gulf countries to think about collective security mechanisms… starting with confidence building measures and inviting each other to military exercises,” Lavrov … Read More


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PM will visit Saudi Arabia today to defuse rising tensions in Gulf

10 October, 2019 8:15 am 8:15 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – After successful visit of Iran, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia on Wednesday (today) on a mission to act as a “facilitator” between Tehran and Riyadh and try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf. The prime minister will hold key meetings with Saudi leadership to devise solutions … Read More


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COAS visits PLA headquarters, discusses Kashmir issue

10 October, 2019 2:37 pm 2:37 pm

BEIJING (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday visited People’s Liberation Army (PLA) headquarters and discussed Indian Occupied Kashmir issue. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief met the top brass of the Chinese military during ongoing visit. General Bajwa met General Han Weiguo and … Read More


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Iran’s president to call for ‘coalition of hope’ in Gulf ...

09 September, 2019 8:20 am 8:20 am

NEW YORK  (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will give a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that will likely determine whether Tehran will re-engage with the United States to ease the heightened tension between the longtime enemies. The confrontation between Tehran and Washington has ratcheted up since last year, when US … Read More


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US aims to avoid war with Iran but measures in place to deter: Pompeo

09 September, 2019 6:05 am 6:05 am

WASHINGTON – (Reuters) – The United States aims to avoid war with Iran and the additional troops ordered to be deployed in the Gulf region are for “deterrence and defence,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Speaking to Fox News Sunday, Pompeo added that he was confident US President Donald Trump would … Read More


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Iran to present plan for Gulf security at UN this week

09 September, 2019 6:28 pm 6:28 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran President Hassan Rouhani will present a plan for creating security in the Gulf in cooperation with other countries in the region when he attends the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week. Saudi Arabia and the United States accuse Iran of attacking Saudi oil facilities on Sept. 14, the … Read More


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Merchant vessels: Britain joins US for maritime security mission in Gulf

08 August, 2019 2:53 am 2:53 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel. British officials stressed that there was no change to London’s policy on Iran but joining the United States is the most … Read More


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Iran seizes Iraqi oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf: State TV

08 August, 2019 2:06 am 2:06 am

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran’s state media reported on Sunday, in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West. The vessel was intercepted near Iran’s Farsi Island in the Gulf, Iran’s semi-official Fars … Read More


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Iran issues fresh alert against international naval coalition in the Gulf

07 July, 2019 9:49 am 9:49 am

TEHRAN (Web Desk) – Senior Iranian officials have warned against any attempt to form an international coalition to protect shipping in the Gulf, with its first vice president saying the move will only bring insecurity to the region. The alert response comes after Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands and France backed UK’s proposal for a European … Read More


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UK says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

07 July, 2019 10:41 am 10:41 am

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said they had captured the British-flagged Stena Impero, announcing the move two … Read More


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Iran forces say they seized British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf

07 July, 2019 12:10 am 12:10 am

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel earlier this month, further raising tensions along a vital international oil shipping route. Britain said it was urgently seeking information about the Stena Impero after the tanker, which had been … Read More


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US says Navy ship destroyed Iranian drone in Gulf

07 July, 2019 9:22 am 9:22 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Thursday that a US Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about losing a drone. In the latest episode to stir tensions in the Gulf, US President Donald Trump … Read More


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Iran says it has seized foreign tanker as Gulf tensions deepen

07 July, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the US military commander in the region said the United States would work “aggressively” to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway. The United States blames Iran for a series of attacks on shipping … Read More


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Iranian boats harass British tanker in the Gulf: US officials

07 July, 2019 8:48 am 8:48 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, US officials said. Britain’s Ministry of Defence had no immediate comment. The incident occurred almost … Read More