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Oil tankers ‘go dark’ off Venezuela to evade US sanctions

Nov. 14, 2019 12:02 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — In May, after pulling out of a Chinese shipyard for repairs, a giant oil tanker set out on a perilous journey. Dialing in “Caribbean” on a mandatory tracking system, the captain of the Liberia-flagged vessel headed west. Then, weeks later, as it neared Venezuelan waters, the VL...

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Oct. 11, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea across the wider Mideast. There was no...

The Latest: Iran: 2 missiles hit oil tanker off Saudi coast

Oct. 11, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Iranian officials say two missiles have struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia. This is the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between...

The Latest: Iran says US sanctions 'more unstable than ever'

Sep. 27, 2019 10:37 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The chief executive of the Swedish shipping firm that owns a British-flagged oil tanker held by Iran since July and released Friday says embassy representatives from India, Russia, Latvia and the Philippines visited...

Iran president warns of a region 'on the edge of collapse'

Sep. 25, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's president used the world's stage on Wednesday to warn that security in the Persian Gulf could unravel with a "single blunder" and its fragile peace be guaranteed only by the region's countries, not through U.S. intervention or Washington's "merciless economic terrorism."...

Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened

Sep. 22, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president called Sunday on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran, criticizing a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region's waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic's military arsenal. Hassan Rouhani...

US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

Sep. 19, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil installations an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was "unquestionably sponsored...