World Jul 18, 2019

Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker and crew, state TV report says

Iran's state TV says Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil. The seizure comes as tensions mount between the United States and Iran over the unraveling nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. Thursday's report says the tanker ...

Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: minister

Business Jul 15, 2019

Turkey will drill for gas until Greek Cypriots accept plan: minister

Turkey will continue drilling for gas in waters off Cyprus if the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot government does not accept a cooperation proposal put forward by Turkish Cypriots, Ankara's foreign minister said on Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu said a proposal by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci ...

U.S. plans Gulf naval escorts after Iranians menace U.K. oil tanker

World Jul 12, 2019

U.S. plans Gulf naval escorts after Iranians menace U.K. oil tanker

The Pentagon said Thursday it was discussing military escorts for vessels in the Gulf one day after armed Iranian boats threatened a British oil tanker. The White House's nominee to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said Washington was attempting ...

EU and Cyprus condemn new Turkish drilling off island

Business Jul 9, 2019

EU and Cyprus condemn new Turkish drilling off island

The European Union said on Monday a second attempt by Turkey to drill for oil and gas in waters off Cyprus was an "unacceptable escalation," having warned Ankara to stop its "illegal" activities or face sanctions. "Turkey's declared intention to illegally conduct a new drilling ...