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

Aug. 03, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

DUBAI, 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...

Group run by British navy now calls incident off the United Arab Emirates' coast a 'potential hijack'

Aug. 03, 2021 12:32 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Group run by British navy now calls incident off the United Arab Emirates' coast a 'potential hijack.'

Analysis: Iran strikes hard-line pose ahead of new president

Aug. 02, 2021 06:29 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Once a protégé of Iran's supreme leader is sworn in as president this week, hard-liners will control all parts of the Islamic Republic's civilian government. Given the brinkmanship over its accelerating nuclear program and the West...

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. ...

Outgoing Iran president says government not always truthful

Aug. 01, 2021 04:45 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's outgoing president on Sunday acknowledged his nation at times “did not tell part of the truth” to its people during his eight-year tenure, as he prepares to leave office with his signature nuclear deal with world powers in tatters and tensions...

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman denies that Tehran launched drone attack on oil tanker off Oman that killed 2

Aug. 01, 2021 04:06 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman denies that Tehran launched drone attack on oil tanker off Oman that killed 2.

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...

UAE sends 6 Gitmo detainees to Yemen amid concerns

Jul. 31, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has sent six Yemeni detainees who were first held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and then in the Gulf Arab federation, to their home nation of Yemen, the families of the men and a government official said Thursday. The...

Tunisia’s turmoil is being watched warily around the globe

Jul. 30, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Days of political turmoil in Tunisia over a crippled economy and surging coronavirus infections have unnerved allies in Europe and the United States, while garnering the support of key Mideast partners watching to see if Islamists and Tunisia's fragile democracy will...

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...