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Iran appoints new navy chief

Aug. 17, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader appointed a new chief for the country’s navy, state media reported Tuesday. The official IRNA news agency said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Adm. Shahram Irani as the new navy chief under the country's...

Israeli defense minister threatens Iran with military action

Aug. 05, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's defense minister warned Thursday that his country is prepared to strike Iran, issuing the threat against the Islamic Republic after a fatal drone strike on a oil tanker at sea that his nation blamed on Tehran. The comments by Benny...

British navy group: Hijackers have left vessel off UAE coast

Aug. 04, 2021 23:42 PM EDT

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The hijackers who captured a vessel off the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman left the ship Wednesday, the British navy reported, as radio traffic appeared to reveal a crew member onboard saying Iranian gunmen had stormed the asphalt tanker. ...

Group run by British navy: Hijackers have left targeted vessel off the United Arab Emirates' coast in Gulf of Oman

Aug. 04, 2021 01:21 AM EDT
FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Group run by British navy: Hijackers have left targeted vessel off the United Arab Emirates' coast in Gulf of Oman.

British navy group: 'Potential hijack' of ship off UAE coast

Aug. 04, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy warned of a “potential hijack” of a ship off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman on Tuesday, though the circumstances remained unclear. The incident comes amid heightened tensions between...

US, UK and Israel blame Iran for ship attack; Tehran denies

Aug. 01, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Sunday in alleging Iran carried out a fatal drone strike on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, putting further pressure on Tehran as it denied being involved in the assault. ...

US Navy says drone strike hit oil tanker off Oman, killing 2

Jul. 31, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Navy explosive experts believe a “drone strike” targeted an oil tanker that came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, killing two on board, the American military said Saturday. The strike Thursday night on...

Ship tied to Israeli billionaire attacked off Oman, 2 killed

Jul. 30, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack on an oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire killed two crew members off Oman in the Arabian Sea, authorities said Friday, marking the first fatalities after years of assaults targeting shipping in the region. No one...