Latest Port operation News

Indian workers in Libya released after monthlong abduction

Oct. 12, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An armed group has released seven Indian workers a month after their abduction in Libya, the Indian Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The Indian nationals, who are engineers and technicians working for an oil services company, were freed on Sunday after negotiations with the armed group, the...

Probe launched into death of director of Korean firm in Iraq

Oct. 10, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq launched Saturday an investigation into the death of a high-level director of a Korean company implementing a strategic port project in Iraq's south, after Iraqi lawmakers cast doubt over initial reports deeming the incident a suicide. Park Chul-Ho, director for the South Korean Daewoo...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost speaks at the Ohio Republican Party event, in Columbus, Ohio. Yost's attempt to block Ohio's nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills that were authorized by a law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe was denied by a county judge Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Judge: Energy company can continue donations to lawmakers

Oct. 2, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An effort by Ohio's attorney general to block an energy company and its affiliated entities from donating to lawmakers is an infringement of First Amendment rights, a judge ruled Friday. A Franklin County judge denied Attorney General Dave Yost's attempt to stop campaign contributions...

FILE - In this April 4, 2020 file photo, workers perform maintenance on the Carnival cruise line ship Carnival Magic while it is docked at Port Canaveral,  in Cape Canaveral, Fla.  Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year. It's the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could still be many months away. The company says it's canceling sailings from all ports except its home ports of Miami and Port Canaveral, Florida, but it stressed that it still might not sail from those ports in November and December. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Carnival cancels most 2020 US cruises as CDC extends ban

Oct. 1, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

Carnival Cruise Line is canceling most U.S. sailings through the end of this year, the latest sign that the cruise industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could still be many months away. The company said Thursday it is canceling sailings from all ports except its home ports of Miami and Port...

FILE- This Aug. 19, 2020 file photo shows the the scene of the Aug. 4 explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon. Facing an economic meltdown and other crises, Lebanon’s president on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, asked for the world's help to rebuild the capital's main port and neighborhoods that were blown away in last month’s catastrophic explosion. President Michel Aoun spoke in a prerecorded speech to the U.N. General Assembly, telling world leaders that Lebanon is facing multiple crises that pose an unprecedented threat to the small country’s existence. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Lebanese army: Shooting in north Lebanon kills 2 soldiers

Sep. 27, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen in a car opened fire on an army post in northwestern Lebanon on Sunday, triggering a shootout in which two soldiers and one gunman were killed, the Lebanese military said. Another gunman fled to an unknown location, according to an army statement. The attack struck an army post in...

Tel Aviv City Hall is lit up with the words for peace in Hebrew, Arabic and English in honor of the recognition agreements Israel will be signing with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

DP World, Israeli firm to bid for Haifa port privatization

Sep. 16, 2020 6:11 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based port operator DP World said Wednesday it would partner with an Israeli firm in a bid to take over the country's Haifa port, the largest shipping hub for the nation. DP World said in a statement it signed memorandums of understanding with DoverTower, a company...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades arrive for a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Pompeo's lightning visit to Cyprus aimed to de-escalate a confrontation between Greece and Turkey over energy reserves in east Mediterranean waters and to affirm Washington's continued engagement in the tumultuous region four days after Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pitched Moscow's offer to help ease tensions during his trip to the island nation. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, Pool)

Pompeo urges diplomacy in standoff over Mediterranean gas

Sep. 12, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday called for a diplomatic solution to the confrontation between Greece and Turkey over energy reserves in east Mediterranean waters, saying ongoing military tensions between two NATO allies only serve the alliance's foes....

Ex-Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder sits in the House of Representatives in the Ohio Statehouse after returning for the first time since being charged in a $60 million bribery scandal. The morning House session had just ended Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. [Fred Squillante/Dispatch]/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

State watchdog seeks probe of utility tied to bribery scheme

Sep. 9, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's consumer watchdog has asked a regulatory agency to conduct an independent investigation of the state's largest electric utility, FirstEnergy Corp., that federal authorities have tied to a $60 million bribery scheme involving one of Ohio's most powerful politicians. The Ohio...

Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, left, salutes from inside an F-16 jet fighter at a military air base in western city of Eskisehir, Turkey, Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2020, before a training flight over Turkish Monument in Gallipoli peninsula. Akar said Thursday that Washington's lifting the arms embargo against Greek Cypriot-administered Cyprus will lead to a deadlock.

NATO says Turkey, Greece agree to talks; Athens denies deal

Sep. 3, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — NATO's chief said Thursday that alliance members Greece and Turkey have agreed to start “technical talks” to reduce the risks of military “incidents and accidents” in the eastern Mediterranean, where the two are locked in a tense standoff over offshore...

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2009 file photo, cranes off load containers at the Jebel Ali Port, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. International port operator DP World reached a deal Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, with one of Canada's biggest pension-fund managers to pour an additional $4.5 billion into their joint venture of ports and terminals. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

DP World, Canada fund to invest $4.5 billion in global ports

Sep. 3, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — International port operator DP World reached a deal Thursday with one of Canada’s biggest pension-fund managers to pour an additional $4.5 billion into their joint venture of ports and terminals. The new capital signals a major push to expand and brings the total...