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US cyber attack on Iran shrouded in digital 'fog of war'

Dubai - A claim by US officials that a retaliatory cyber attack ordered by the White House crippled Iranian missile launching systems will remain almost impossible to substantiate, experts say.

Strait of Hormuz: key waterway under pressure

Paris - The Strait of Hormuz, located in the area where Iran shot down a US military drone, is a strategically important waterway for the world's oil transits, which lies at the heart of regional tensions.

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.

Iran 'categorically rejects' US tanker attack allegations

Tehran - Iran's defence minister "categorically rejected" Wednesday accusations that Tehran was behind two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, describing evidence presented by Washington as "unsubstantiated", official news agency IRNA reported.

Moscow warns against 'baseless accusations' over tanker attacks

Moscow - The Kremlin on Sunday warned against "baseless accusations" over last week's attacks in the Gulf of Oman on two oil tankers, blamed by Washington and Riyadh on Iran."Such incidents can undermine the foundations of the world economy.

Pompeo vows US will guarantee passage through Strait of Hormuz

Washington - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed 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.

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.

Saudi Arabia urges 'decisive' response to threats against energy supplies

Apo - Saudi Arabia's energy minister on Saturday called for a "swift and decisive" response to threats against energy supplies following twin attacks on tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel.

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.

UN chief pushes for probe of Gulf tanker attacks

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday pressed for an investigation to establish those responsible for a spate of suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf that has raised fears of war.

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.

Trump pins tanker attacks on Iran, dismisses shipping lane threat

Washington - President Donald Trump on Friday doubled down in accusing Iran of executing explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the incident had Iran "written all over it.

Trump blames Iran in tanker blasts, says sea lane not at risk

Washington - US President Donald Trump declared Friday that a mysterious attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman had Iran "written all over it," rejecting Tehran's denial that it had any involvement.

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.

Iran 'responsible' for Gulf of Oman attacks: Pompeo

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, and said it was taking the case to the UN Security Council.

What we know about the Gulf tanker attacks

Nicosia - Suspected attacks left two tankers in flames in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, bumping up oil prices and further raising regional tensions triggered by a bitter US-Iran standoff.

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.

US warns UN of 'clear threat' from Iran after tanker attacks

New York - The United States called Thursday for the UN Security Council to confront a "clear threat" posed by Tehran, after Washington said Iran was behind an attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Iran says no talks with US 'under any circumstances'

Tehran - Iran will not hold talks with the United States "under any circumstances" while the rights of the Islamic republic are not respected, said an official quoted Thursday by state media."We have said clearly...

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.

S. Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Apo - Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the region, the kingdom's official news agency said on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia calls urgent Gulf, Arab League meetings over tensions

Apo - Saudi Arabia has called for urgent meetings of the regional Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to discuss escalating tensions in the Gulf, the Saudi official news agency said on Saturday.

Israel leaked video of Gulf ministers at anti-Iran meet: reports

Warsaw - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office leaked video of Gulf Arab ministers slamming Iran during a closed-door session of a Middle East conference in Warsaw, Israeli media reported Friday.

Pompeo to cut short Middle East tour to attend funeral

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cut short his Middle East tour and head home early to attend a family funeral, an official said on Monday.

Pompeo on diplomatic tightrope in Saudi talks over Khashoggi murder

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo faced a tough balancing act Monday as he pressed Saudi Arabia's crown prince over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder while shoring up strategic ties with Riyadh.

Pompeo to press Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi's murder

Apo - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday arrived in Riyadh, where he is set to press Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to hold the killers of journalist Jamal Khashoggi accountable.

Gulf, Egypt jail activists amid social media crackdown

Nicosia - Courts in the Gulf and Egypt have upheld jail terms against leading activists in a crackdown on protesting through social media, marking a somber end to 2018 for rights campaigners.
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Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon April 21, 2010. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors.
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Work crews were quickly deployed as tar balls began washing ashore on Dauphin Island, AL. The beach remained open to the public, allowing them to observe the cleanup
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An estimated 42,000 gallons of oil per day were leaking from an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico in late April, following an explosion at an offshore drilling rig on April 20, 2010. The rig eventually capsized and sank. This image of the affected area was captured on April 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.
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Debris and oil from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform float in the Gulf of Mexico after the rig sank April 22, 2010
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Oil on the surface of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Oil on the surface of the Gulf from the Deepwater Horizon spill.
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The oil slick appears as a dull gray on the water's surface and stretches south from the Mississippi Delta with what looks like a tail
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Oil in the water along Orange Beach in Alabama
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Members of the Naval Air Station Pensacola Pollution Response unit set oil containment boom at Sherman Cove aboard the base to protect environmentally sensitive grass beds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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A view of the Gulf Coast.
A view of the Gulf Coast.
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NASA s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25  2010 using its Moderate...
NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010 using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. With the Mississippi Delta on the left, the silvery swirling oil slick from the April 20 explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform is highly visible. The rig was located roughly 50 miles southeast of the coast of Louisiana.
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DISASTER: Boats equipped with water cannons fight the devastating fire at the Deepwater Horizon dril...
DISASTER: Boats equipped with water cannons fight the devastating fire at the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
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A High Volume Open Sea Skimming System (HOSS) is used to skim oil in the Gulf of Mexico
A High Volume Open Sea Skimming System (HOSS) is used to skim oil in the Gulf of Mexico
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Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA s Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on...
Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010 using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument. With the Mississippi Delta on the left, the silvery swirling oil slick from the April 20 explosion and subsequent sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform is highly visible. The rig was located roughly 50 miles southeast of the coast of Louisiana.
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Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) workers contracted by BP clean up oil on the beach in Port Fourchon, La
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NASA s Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and th...
NASA's Aqua satellite swept over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from its vantage point in space and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument captured sunglints in a visible image of the spill
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Oil Slick Spreads off Gulf Coast. NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Gulf of Mexico on April 25, 2010.
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International Space Station Expedition 23 flight engineer Soichi Noguchi photographed on May 5, 2010 the Mississippi River Delta and nearby Louisiana coast, which appear dark in the sunglint. This phenomenon is caused by sunlight reflecting off the water surface, in a mirror-like manner, directly back towards the astronaut observer aboard the International Space Station. The sunglint improves the identification of the oil spill which is creating a different water texture (and therefore a contras
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A rig in the gulf where an explosion occurred on April 20, 2010.
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