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Limpet mines: classic maritime weapon

Dubai - Limpet mines, which appear to be the cause of damage to at least one tanker attacked in Gulf of Oman last week, are classic maritime weapons dating back to World War II.

US alleges tanker hit by mine resembling Iran's

Fujairah - A Japanese-owned tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week was damaged by a limpet mine resembling those used by Iran, the US military said Wednesday, as the Islamic republic slammed accusations against it.

Japan tanker hit by mine resembling Iran's: US army

Fujairah - A Japanese tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week was damaged by a limpet mine resembling Iranian mines, the US military in the Middle East said on Wednesday.

Damaged tankers reach safe waters after Gulf attacks

Dubai - 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.

Damaged Japanese tanker arrives at UAE anchorage

Dubai - A Japanese tanker, attacked in the Gulf in an incident that sparked a new standoff between Washington and Tehran, "arrived safely" Sunday at an anchorage off the UAE, its management said.

Gulf powers urge action to secure energy supplies as tankers port-bound

Dubai - Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Saturday called for decisive action to protect energy supplies amid a tense US-Iran standoff as two tankers attacked in a vital Gulf shipping channel headed to port.

Tanker hit in Gulf attacks heads to port

Dubai - A Japanese tanker, one of two vessels attacked in sensitive Gulf waters this week, was heading to port on Saturday, its owners said.

Iran not seeking war with US, sending warning: analysts

Dubai - Amid an intensifying war of words following dual tanker attacks in the Gulf, Iran is not seeking open conflict with the United States but is sending a warning to Washington, analysts say.

Iran denies tankers attack as tensions soar

Dubai - Iran dismissed as "baseless" Friday US accusations that it carried out twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, escalating tensions across the region and sending world oil prices soaring.

Suspected tanker attacks risk sparking conflict: analysts

Dubai - Suspected attacks on tankers at the mouth of the oil-rich Gulf threaten to block vital crude supplies to the world and trigger an all-out conflict involving Iran, analysts said Thursday.

Tensions surge as US accuses Iran of attacking tankers

Dubai - The United States accused Iran of carrying out attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, escalating tensions across the region and sending world oil prices soaring.

UAE expats get taste of Ramadan traditional sweets

Dubai - Nida Mohammed drove for more than an hour from Fujairah to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates just to buy special Iraqi sweets and juices for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Iran 'almost certainly' behind ship attacks off UAE: Bolton

Abu Dhabi - US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Wednesday that Iran was almost certainly behind oil tanker attacks that sent Gulf tensions soaring -- an accusation Tehran dismissed as "laughable".

Iran 'almost certainly' behind ship attacks off UAE: Bolton

Abu Dhabi - US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Wednesday Iran was "almost certainly" behind attacks on ships off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month.

Trump to sell arms to the Saudis without Congressional approval

Washington D.c. - In a move that some members of the US Congress had predicted earlier this week, President Trump has declared a national emergency in order to circumvent Congressional restrictions on arms sales and quickly ship arms to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Turkey, Qatar risk losing regional influence: analysts

Dubai - Turkey and Qatar risk losing geopolitical influence due to turmoil in Libya and Sudan, as regional rivals Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates extend their own reach, analysts say.

Oman says it is trying to reduce US-Iran tensions

Dubai - Oman said Friday it was trying to reduce spiralling tensions between the Unites States and Iran, as the Pentagon confirmed it was considering deploying more troops to the region.

Saudi calls for urgent Arab talks over Iran tensions

Dubai - Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is ready to defend itself.

Attacking Gulf oil routes exposes alternatives to Hormuz

Dubai - Attacks on Saudi and UAE oil assets built to bypass the Strait of Hormuz, a strategically important waterway in the Gulf, have raised fears that alternative routes could be vulnerable.

UAE seeks Gulf 'de-escalation' after ship attacks

Dubai - The UAE said Wednesday it was "committed to de-escalation" after a spike in tensions in the Gulf but warned it would retaliate hard against Yemen rebel attacks on civilian facilities in the region.
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