tankers, iran, gulf, attacks

Christchurch attack: New Zealand launches gun buy-back scheme  

People have six months to hand in their semi-automatic weapons - banned in the wake of the Christchurch attacks.


Kenyan court convicts three for aiding deadly Islamist attack on university   15%

A Kenyan court on Wednesday convicted three people of terrorism-related offences for helping Somali Islamist militants carry out a 2015 attack on a university that killed 148 people, most of them students.


Oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman fuel security, oil supply fears   15%


Two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, leaving one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices as much as 4 percent higher over worries about Middle East


Shes on a Hunger Strike in an Iranian Jail. Hes Joining In, From London.  


The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been held in Iran since 2016, has camped out in front of the Iranian Embassy to demand her release.


EU may be slow to sanction Iran deal violations, sources say  


As the Trump administration continues its hardline approach on Iran, the European Union -- in a bid to preserve the Iran nuclear deal -- is reluctant to impose sanctions for potential violations of that deal, two diplomatic sources told CNN.


Mine fragments, magnet point to Iran in Gulf tanker attack: US Navy   25%

The United States Navy Wednesday displayed limpet mine fragments and a magnet removed from one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week, saying the mines bore a striking resemblance to Iranian ones.


A tanker war with Iran would be more complicated than the 1980s version   -31%


The president was named Reagan, and Iran and Iraq were locked in a horrific war with each other over control of land and the Persian Gulf.

The United States and other nations entered the fringes of the conflict when the warring neighbors launched attacks on international oil tankers transiting...


Pentagon releases new pictures of the Oman Gulf tanker attack, says they 'prove' Iran's guilt  


The US Navy has released new photos of the aftermath of the attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The images are said to show an Iranian speedboat, approaching one of the vessels to remove an unexploded limpet mine.
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China calls on US to stop extreme pressure on Iran   -4%


China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned on Tuesday that the world should not open a “Pandora’s Box” in the Middle East, as he denounced US pressure on Iran and called on


US planning tactical assault on Iran in response to 'tanker attack' report   40%


UN sources believe that the United States is planning to carry out a “tactical assault on Iran” in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which it blamed Tehran for without providing credible evidence.
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Oil prices surge after suspected tanker attack near Iran   10%


Oil prices jumped as much as 4 percent on Thursday after a suspected attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of global oil consumption


Is it diplomacy, Mr Pompeo? Iran recalls US history of false-flag ops, questions tanker attacks  


The incidents involving two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week may have been carried out at the direction of the US, a top Iranian official implied, citing its record of using “false-flag” operations to justify wars.
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IRGC chief says Irans ballistic missiles capable of hitting carriers in the sea   50%


The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Tuesday that Iran’s ballistic missiles were capable of hitting “carriers in the sea” with great precision.


'Risk of war' persists in Strait of Hormuz crisis, Germany's Maas says   12%

The German foreign minister said all parties "must do everything to make sure it does not come to this." Iran has dismissed claims it attacked two tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, triggering a crisis in the waterway.


U.S. publishers withdraw 'Islamophobic' book about imagined Iranian attack on Israel  

'The Siege of Tel Aviv' envisions five Muslim armies attacking Israel - and the Nazi-style genocide attempt that follows


Upping pressure, Iran says will breach uranium stockpile limit in 10 days  

Iran said Monday it will surpass from June 27 its uranium stockpile limit set under the nuclear deal with world powers, turning up the pressure after the US walked away from the landmark pact last year.


David Ortiz Is Flown to Boston After Shooting at Dominican Bar   12%

Ortiz was stable enough to be transported, but the attack on the former Red Sox star left many in baseball shaken and searching for a motive.


Iran claims it shot down a US Global Hawk drone   -3%


Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency says the country’s Revolutionary Guard has shot down a US drone. The US military declined to immediately comment.IRNA said Thursday the drone was hit when it entered Iranian airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in southern Iran’s Hormozgan province.IRNA, citing the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, identified the drone as an RQ-4 Global Hawk.Captain Bill Urban, a US Central Command spokesman, declined to comment when asked if an American drone was shot down…


U.S. Envoy Heads To Persian Gulf Region Amid Tensions With Iran   35%

Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, will travel to the Persian Gulf region to hold meetings with key allies after telling a House of Representatives panel that “our pressure campaign” against Tehran is working.


Mike Pompeo Said Congress Doesnt Need to Approve War With Iran. 2020 Democrats Arent Having It.   5%


“If the administration wants to go to war against Iran, then the Constitution requires them to come to Congress to ask for an authorization for the use of military force.”

The post Mike Pompeo Said Congress Doesn’t Need to Approve War With Iran. 2020 Democrats Aren’t Having It. appeared first on The Intercept.


Headlines for June 14, 2019   -9%

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Accuses Iran of Attacking Oil Tankers, Federal Elections Commissioner Warns Trump over Foreign Help for Re-election, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Step Down as White House Press Secretary, Federal Watchdog Recommends Kellyanne Conway Be Fired for Hatch Act Violations, Teen Mother and Premature Baby Found Neglected in Border Patrol Custody, Whole Villages Evacuated Amid Record Heat and Drought in India, Study Finds U.S. Pentagon Emits More Greenhouse Gas Than Portugal, Accused New Zealand Mosque Shooter Pleads Not Guilty to Terrorism and Murder, Palestinian Medic, Shot in the Head by Israeli Snipers, Dies, Julian Assange Says His Life Is at Stake as U.S. Seeks His Extradition, Michigan Prosecutors Drop Flint Lead Poisoning Charges, Pledging Expanded Case, As Measles Spreads, New York Ends Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Bill Would Cancel Student Loan Debt for Millions of Americans, Democratic National Committee Approves 20 Candidates for June Debates


Dozens killed in new attacks on central Mali villages   -7%

Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes attacked two villages in central Mali, killing at least 41 people in a part of the country where ethnic reprisal attacks have surged in recent months, a local mayor told FRANCE 24's correspondent in Bamako.


2 Rockets Strike Oil Fields in Southern Iraq  


Three Iraqi workers were wounded in the attacks, which come as tensions between the United States and Iran are escalating in the region.


Mike Pompeo vows US will guarantee passage through Strait of Hormuz after accusing Iran of attacks   14%


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed on Sunday that the US will guarantee free passage through the vital Strait of Hormuz, as he accused Iran of recent attacks on oil tankers and the downing of a US drone.Pompeo confirmed in an interview with CBS that a US MQ-9 “Reaper” drone was shot down on June 6 with a missile fired from Yemen “that we assess had Iranian assistance”.Pompeo would not be drawn on what options the US is considering to protect shipping – or to punish Iran – in the wake of…


Iran's IRGC shoots down U.S. 'spy' drone in Hormozgan province: report   -7%

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have shot down a U.S. "spy" drone in the southern province of Hormozgan, the Guards' news website, Sepah News, said on Thursday.


MLB notebook: Authorities say Ortiz wasn't targeted in shooting  

The orchestrated attack that resulted in David Ortiz getting shot at a nightclub earlier this month was not meant to target the former Boston Red Sox star, Dominican Republic authorities said Wednesday.


Is Washington's 'Maximum Pressure' Bringing An End To Iran's 'Strategic Patience?'  

Tehran appears to be shifting away from its so-called strategy of strategic patience in the escalating crisis with Washington. Analysts say Iran's aim is to apply pressure on the United States and its allies.


Israel has 80-90 nukes, SIPRI report says, as Tel Aviv continues to accuse Iran of nuclear obsession   50%


Israel, which routinely accuses Iran of trying to obtain nuclear weapons and pledges to use force to stop Tehran, maintains its own undeclared nuclear arsenal estimated at 80 to 90, according to the latest report by SIPRI.
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U.S. Navy Says Mine Fragments Point to Iran in Tanker Attack   -26%


The United States has blamed Iran for the attacks in the Gulf of Oman, and officials said that fingerprints and other evidence could be used to build a criminal case.


Iran state news agency says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone; US military declines to immediately comment   -12%

Iran state news agency says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone; US military declines to immediately comment


Dozens dead after triple suicide bombing targets football fans in Nigeria   -16%


Thirty people were killed late on Sunday in a triple suicide bombing in northeast Nigeria, emergency services reported, in an attack bearing the hallmarks of the Boko Haram extremist group.Three bombers detonated their explosives outside a hall in Konduga, 38km (24 miles) from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri, where soccer fans were watching a match on television.“The death toll from the attack has so far increased to 30. We have over 40 people injured,” Usman Kachalla, head of operations…


France sends top diplomat to Iran for talks to reduce tensions  


French President Emmanuel Macron’s top diplomatic advisor traveled to Iran on Wednesday to hold talks with local officials as part of European efforts to reduce tensions in the Gulf region, a


CNN reporter gets up-close look at attacked tanker   20%


The US says a mine used to attack a tanker in the Gulf of Oman bears a striking resemblance to mines displayed at Iranian military parades. CNN's Sam Kiley got a first-hand look at the attacked tanker.


Massacre in Mali Leaves at Least 95 Dead, Government Says   25%

An attack on a village of the Dogon ethnic group in central Mali is the latest in violence that has displaced tens of thousands of civilians.


US to send 1,000 additional troops to Middle East - Pentagon   10%


The acting Pentagon chief has green-lighted the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, citing “reliable, credible” intelligence on recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that Washington blames on Iran.
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Sri Lanka bombings: Suspected ringleader arrested in Middle East   -14%

One of the main suspects behind the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka has been extradited to the country. More than 250 people were killed in a string of attacks at churches and hotels across the island.


Kenya court convicts three over Garissa university massacre   -35%

Guilty verdict for three suspects over their role in 2015 attack at northeastern university that killed 148 people.


Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky   -12%

If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf last week and a further four last month, they represent a calibrated yet risky pushback against a U.S. sanctions squeeze, regional experts say.