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 ...

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

World Jun 17, 2019

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront threats to its security and joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter rival, Iran, of being behind the attacks on two vessels traveling near the ...

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 ...

Mideast tanker attacks jolt oil-dependent Asia

Business / Economy | FOCUS Jun 15, 2019

Mideast tanker attacks jolt oil-dependent Asia

The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region's oil import-dependent economies. While the violence only directly jolted two countries in the region ...