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Iran oil tanker hit by two missiles off Saudi coast: Iranian state media

10 October, 2019 12:51 pm 12:51 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck by two missiles off the Saudi port of Jeddah on Friday, Iranian state television reported, quoting the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) which owns the vessel. The tanker was set ablaze and suffered heavy damage and was leaking crude about 60 miles (96 km) from Jeddah, … Read More


Quetta: Four die in van-oil tanker collusion in Hazarganji

09 September, 2019 4:22 am 4:22 am

HAZARGANJI, Quetta (92 News) – Four people died of burns and multiple injuries after a passenger van collided with an oil tanker in Hazarganji area of Quetta early on Friday. Police and rescue services said the head-on collision caused fire in the oil tanker. Among the dead were drivers of both vehicles. Chief Fire Officer … Read More

Iran says Britain might free oil tanker soon: IRNA

08 August, 2019 4:58 pm 4:58 pm

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Tuesday that Britain might free its oil tanker Grace 1 soon in a maritime saga that has exacerbated frictions between Tehran and the West. But a source for the government of British Mediterranean territory Gibraltar, where marines seized the tanker on July 4 on suspicion of violating European sanctions … Read More

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Iran’s detention of UK-flagged tanker unacceptable: owner

08 August, 2019 10:28 am 10:28 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The continued detention of UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero is “unacceptable and unjustifiable” and there are concerns for the welfare of the crew after 19 days in confinement, the vessel’s owner said. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on July 19 seized the Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz waterway for alleged marine violations. That … Read More


UK’s May to chair Cobra meeting to tackle oil tanker seizure crisis

07 July, 2019 9:57 am 9:57 am

LONDON (Web Desk) – Britain Prime minister Theresa May will chair the government’s emergency committee Cobra on Monday after a British-flagged tanker was seized by Iran in the Gulf. May is expected to receive updates from ministers and officials and discuss maintaining the security of shipping in the area. It comes amid reports ministers are … 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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Britain’s Hunt says Iranian tanker will be released if oil isn’...

07 July, 2019 8:59 am 8:59 am

LONDON (Web Desk) – Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the Iranian tanker detained by Royal Marines near Gibraltar could be released, if the UK is guaranteed the oil is not bound for Syria. The tanker, seized on 4 July, was suspected of breaking EU sanctions. Iran claimed the seizure was “piracy”. Iranian ships later … Read More

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Iran summons UK ambassador in oil tanker seizure row

07 July, 2019 10:55 am 10:55 am

TEHRAN (Web Desk) – Iran has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran to complain about what it says was the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker. British Royal Marines helped the authorities in Gibraltar seize the ship because of evidence it was heading to Syria in breach of EU sanctions. Spain’s acting foreign minister … Read More

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US blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion

06 June, 2019 9:45 am 9:45 am

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices LCOc1 and raised concerns about a new US-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly denied the allegation. It was not immediately clear what befell the Norwegian-owned Front Altair or the Japanese-owned … Read More

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Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering drone attack on oil pipeline

05 May, 2019 11:04 pm 11:04 pm

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s deputy defence minister on Thursday accused Iran of ordering an attack on Saudi oil pumping stations that Yemen’s Houthi militia has claimed responsibility for. The attack “proves that these militias are merely a tool that Iran’s regime uses to implement its expansionist agenda,” tweeted Prince Khalid bin Salman, a son … Read More

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Pakistan denounces drone attacks on oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia

05 May, 2019 9:41 pm 9:41 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan on Wednesday condemned the drone attacks on oil pumping stations in eastern province of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. In a statement, the Foreign Office (FO) said that Pakistan expressed its solidarity with Saudi Arabia and reiterated its full support against any threat to stability and security of the Kingdom of … Read More

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Saudi Arabia says its oil tankers among those hit off UAE coast

05 May, 2019 9:14 pm 9:14 pm

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions between the United States and Iran. The UAE said on Sunday that four commercial … Read More

Six killed, many injured after bus, truck collide in Rahim Yar Khan

07 July, 2018 11:14 am 11:14 am

RAHIM YAR KHAN (92 News) – At least six persons were killed and many injured after a passenger bus collided with truck at Fatehpur area in Rahim Yar Khan on Monday. As per details garnered, the rescue teams arrived at the scene and all of the injured were shifted to the Shaikh Zayed Medical Hospital … Read More

Tragic train, oil truck collision in Sheikhupura kills two

03 March, 2017 9:24 am 9:24 am

SHEIKHUPURA (92 News) – Two train drivers were killed and seven passengers injured when Karachi bound Shalimar Express Train collided with an oil tanker in Sheikhupura on Tuesday. As per details, the ill-fated incident occurred Nabipura Railway Crossing where oil tanker was stopped due to fault in excel, killing two train drivers namely Abdul Latif … Read More