India deploys two ships in Gulf of Oman after tanker attacks

World Jun 21, 2019

India deploys two ships in Gulf of Oman after tanker attacks

India's navy has deployed two ships in the Gulf of Oman to ensure safe passage for Indian-flagged vessels, the country's defense ministry said late on Thursday, a week after two oil tankers were attacked in the region. The United States has blamed Iran for the ...

U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East, sources say

World Jun 18, 2019

U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East, sources say

The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officials did ...

Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Persian Gulf attacks

World Jun 17, 2019

Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Persian Gulf attacks

Two damaged tankers arrived safely Sunday at locations off the Emirati coast after they were rocked by explosions in Gulf waters, in an incident Saudi Arabia blamed on its regional arch-rival Iran. The Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous was carrying highly flammable methanol through the Gulf of ...

Saudi Arabia seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off

World Jun 16, 2019

Saudi Arabia seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off

Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Persian Gulf energy supplies and joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region. Thursday's tanker attacks in ...

Strait of Hormuz: Key waterway is vulnerable and under pressure

World Jun 15, 2019

Strait of Hormuz: Key waterway is vulnerable and under pressure

The Strait of Hormuz, a strategically important waterway for the world's seaborne oil transits, has been at the center of decades of regional tensions. In the latest incident, on Thursday two tankers came under attack in the Gulf of Oman, to the southeast of the ...