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Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks

Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears ...

Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks

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UAE says it will show restraint after tanker attacks, Iran's behavior a concern The United Arab Emirates will show restraint after attacks on oil tankers off its coast and is committed to de-escalation during a "difficult situation" caused by Iranian behavior in the region, a senior official said on Wednesday....
21:34, 05/15/2019

Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf’s 1980s ‘Tanker War’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world’s crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted. The attacks are also echoes of...
16:00, 06/14/2019

Security Council urges ‘maximum restraint’ around Gulf region as Iran and United States trade diplomatic blows in New York There is a need for “genuine regional dialogue” to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, calling on Secretary-General António Guterres “to play a role” in bringing countries to the table....
01:17, 06/25/2019

Tanker attacks in the Gulf — evidence or warmongering? For the US government, it is clear that Iran is responsible for the explosions on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. As proof, a video and 13 photos have been published so far. What do they show? DW investigates....
18:34, 06/21/2019

Nobody Wants War After Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman: China Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging dialogue to......
19:51, 06/14/2019

US blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US believes Iran was behind Thursday's attack on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions had already been high since attacks on four vessels last month....
21:34, 06/13/2019

Wall St. climbs as oil jumps after Gulf tanker attacks U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after two days of declines, as energy shares rebounded with oil on concerns of a supply disruption following attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
23:51, 06/13/2019

Oil surges after Gulf tanker attacks, stocks claw higher Suspected attacks on two tankers off the coast of Iran saw oil markets erupt out of their recent slump on Thursday and kept traders gobbling up ultra-safe government bonds, gold and the Japanese yen....
13:34, 06/13/2019

US proposes tanker protection force in wake of Gulf attacks Trump official seeks to isolate Iran as Washington plans further sanctionsThe US is to propose an international maritime Gulf protection force, its special envoy on Iran has said, as the Trump administration prepared to announce fresh economic sancti...
15:17, 06/24/2019

Wall Street climbs as oil jumps after Gulf tanker attacks U.S. stocks continued to gain on Thursday after two days of declines, as energy shares turned attractive after oil prices rose sharply on concerns of supply disruption following suspected attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
20:00, 06/13/2019

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman stoke security and oil fears Two oil tankers were attacked and left adrift on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States....
19:17, 06/13/2019

Oil surges on Gulf tanker attacks, Treasury yields fall Oil futures jumped on Thursday after suspected attacks on two tankers off the coast of Iran, while U.S. Treasury yields edged lower as economic data seemed to strengthen the case for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this year....
20:00, 06/13/2019

US blames Iran for the twin tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman Two tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran on Wednesday. The Trump Administration has announced they hold Iran responsible for the attack. CNBC's Brian Sullivan reports....
16:17, 06/14/2019

Trump says 'Iran did do it,' as U.S. seeks support on Gulf oil tanker attacks The United States on Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying involvement in the explosions at sea....
02:51, 06/15/2019

U.N. chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf of Oman....
21:34, 06/14/2019

Iran denies responsibility for the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman The Trump administration is accusing Iran for the attacks on the shipping tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The attacks are the latest in a series in the region that the U.S. blames on Iran, despite the Iranian government's denials. CNBC's Kayla...
16:17, 06/14/2019

Iran rejects US blame for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US believes Iran was behind Thursday's attack on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions had already been high since attacks on four vessels last month....
07:00, 06/14/2019

U.S. Blames Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks Near Persian Gulf, Secretary of State Says (WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the United States government blames Iran for attacks on two oil tankers near the Persian Gulf, casting it as the latest in a series of “provocative actions” that have ...
21:51, 06/13/2019

Oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman fuel security, oil supply fears 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% higher over worries about Middle East supplies....
14:34, 06/13/2019

Tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman fuel security, oil supply fears Attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman left one ablaze and both adrift, shipping firms said, driving oil prices up 4% over worries about Middle East supplies....
16:17, 06/13/2019

Oil price jumps after Gulf of Oman tanker 'attacks' - business live Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as tanker fires send crude prices soaringOil up 4.5% on fears of US-Iran tensionsTanker incident in Gulf of OmanTwo tankers hit - Front Altair and Kokuka CourageousTanker manager: Crew safe ...
17:17, 06/13/2019

Mike Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman US secretary of state accuses Tehran of ‘lashing out’Iran denies responsibility for early morning attackThe US has blamed Iran for an early-morning assault on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which ended a Japanese mediation effort and raised fears o...
03:51, 06/14/2019

Gulf of Oman oil tanker attacks fuel maritime security demand Maritime security firms have seen demand soar following the attacks on oil tankers on June 13. But defending ships from allegedly involved state-backed forces such as Iran's Revolutionary Guard may not be easy....
12:34, 06/24/2019

Important To Know Truth: UN Chief Pushes For Probe Of Gulf Tanker Attacks 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....
23:51, 06/14/2019

Saudi Arabia demands 'decisive' response to Gulf oil tanker attacks Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said the vital oil supply routes in the Gulf must be protected following "terrorist acts." G20 ministers have sought to downplay fears of possible disruption....
18:00, 06/15/2019

Mike Pompeo urges other countries to help protect tankers after Gulf attacks Secretary of state says shipping security was not exclusively a US problem and stresses that Trump does not want war with IranThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has called on other nations to help safeguard tanker traffic in the Persian Gulf fol...
05:17, 06/19/2019

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for Gulf of Oman tanker attacks Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is blaming Iran for last week's attack on two ships in the Gulf of Oman, calling on the international community to take a "firm stand towards an exponential regime that supports terrorism and spreads killing and...
15:17, 06/16/2019

Iran's U.N. mission rejects 'unfounded' U.S. claim over Gulf of Oman tanker attacks Iran categorically rejects the "unfounded" U.S. claim over Thursday's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, Iran's mission to the United Nations said after Washington blamed Tehran for the attacks....
04:34, 06/14/2019

MIDEAST STOCKS-Trade tensions, tanker attacks darken mood in Gulf markets Dubai and Abu Dhabi stock markets suffered their biggest single-day decline in years on Monday after several commercial ships were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. Saudi shares had their worst day since mid-October after Riyadh...
16:51, 05/13/2019

Gulf of Oman oil tanker attack: US accuses Iran of trying to shoot down surveillance drone during suspected attacks The US military has accused Iran of trying to shoot down a US drone to disrupt surveillance during suspected attacks oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
13:51, 06/16/2019

US Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks In Gulf Of Oman, Iran Rejects Claims Two oil tankers were attacked on Thursday and left adrift in the Gulf of Oman, driving up oil prices and stoking fears of a new confrontation between Iran and the United States, which blamed Tehran......
06:34, 06/14/2019

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation, but Tehran bluntly denied the allegation....
04:34, 06/14/2019

S. Korea urges restraint after North’s missile test SINGAPORE (AP) — South Korea’s Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo is fending off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month. Jeong told an annual security conference in Singapore Saturday that the tests are ...
14:17, 06/01/2019

Kuwait calls for restraint after Iran seized British tanker: KUNA Kuwait said on Sunday that it "follows with extreme concern" the latest escalation in the Gulf region, after Iran seized a British tanker, Kuwait's news agency (KUNA) reported....
01:51, 07/22/2019

Europe urges Mike Pompeo and US to show restraint towards Iran Jeremy Hunt warns of conflict erupting in the Gulf by accident after Saudi ships sabotagedThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has been urged by European leaders to show maximum restraint towards Iran after Saudi Arabia confirmed that two of its v...
00:17, 05/14/2019

U.N. chief urges 'maximum restraint' in Venezuela to avoid violence United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urges maximum restraint in Venezuela to avoid violence, a U.N. spokesman said on Tuesday, after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for a military uprising to oust President Nicolas Maduro...
19:17, 04/30/2019

UN urges ‘maximum restraint’ as Israel-Hamas tensions rise over rocket attack The UN Secretary-General said he was “gravely concerned” by the firing of a rocket from Gaza deep into Israel on Monday which reportedly injured seven people, including three children, north of the capital Tel Aviv....
21:34, 04/28/2019

In Libya, Guterres ‘deeply concerned’ by risk of fresh military confrontation, urges restraint The UN chief has expressed his deep concern by the reported advance of forces based in the east, towards the Libyan capital, Tripoli, declaring that “there is no military solution” to restoring peace and stability to the country....
21:34, 04/28/2019

Sudan: ‘Exercise utmost restraint’ urges Guterres as thousands march in Khartoum, sparking deadly clashes With security forces reportedly firing tear gas at protesters and signs that there may be division between the army and security forces in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, over how to deal with ongoing demonstrations, the UN chief on Monday called on “all ...
21:34, 04/28/2019

Scores killed in ‘barbaric’ attack on Mali village, UN chief urges restraint, calls for ‘dialogue’ to resolve tensions Nearly 100 people were reportedly killed during an attack on a traditional Dogon hunters’ village in Mali on Sunday, prompting a call from UN chief António Guterres for authorities to act fast and “bring the perpetrators to justice”....
23:00, 06/10/2019

Pope urges Balkans to embrace diversity Pope Francis has delivered prayers and speeches in North Macedonia, the birthplace of Mother Theresa. He has urged for unity in a country struggling with deepening political division....
00:34, 05/08/2019

South Korea Urges Restraint After Recent North Korea Missile Tests SINGAPORE — South Korea’s Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo on Saturday fended off calls to step up pressure on North Korea after it test-fired missiles last month. Jeong told an annual security conference in Singapore that the tests were...
21:51, 06/01/2019

Pope Francis urges unity on first Romania trip The pope called on Romanians to stand together and reject hate at the start of his first trip to the Orthodox majority country. Tensions persist over communist-era confiscations of Catholic properties....
03:17, 06/01/2019

The Latest: Traveling pope urges ‘revolution of charity’ SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ trip to Bulgaria (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Pope Francis called for a “revolution of charity” based on God’s love while celebrating his first Mass in the majority Orthodox n...
17:00, 05/05/2019

Pope urges China's Catholics to unify after bishop deal Pope Francis is urging China's divided Catholic community to come together in communion, as he seeks to heal decades of estrangement following a landmark deal with Beijing over bishop nominations....
11:34, 05/22/2019

Pope urges China’s Catholics to unify after bishop deal VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging China’s divided Catholic community to come together in communion, as he seeks to heal decades of estrangement following a landmark deal with Beijing over bishop nominations. Francis made a special appe...
11:34, 05/22/2019

Pope Francis urges migrant-skeptic Bulgaria to welcome refugees Although Pope Francis wants the Balkan nation to open its hearts and homes to migrants, there is considerable opposition to refugees in Bulgaria. Ties with the Catholic Church are also not warm....
16:34, 05/05/2019

Pope vows to fight nun abuse, urges service not servitude VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has vowed to combat the sexual abuse of nuns and urged religious sisters to just say no when clergy want to use them as maids. Francis told 850 superiors of religious orders gathered Friday for the triennial assembly ...
17:17, 05/10/2019

Pope Francis declares 'climate emergency' and urges action Addressing energy leaders, pope warns of ‘catastrophic’ effects of global heatingPope Francis has declared a global “climate emergency”, warning of the dangers of global heating and that a failure to act urgently to reduce greenhouse gases would be “...
00:34, 06/15/2019

Pope urges foreign media to use power of press to seek truth VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has urged foreign correspondents to humbly use the power of the press to search for the truth and give voice to the voiceless, calling journalism an important tool to counter hatred and fake news. In an audience Satur...
18:00, 05/18/2019

Pope Francis Urges Hairdressers To Cut Gossip, Work In "Christian Style" Pope Francis on Monday welcomed hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians to the Vatican but warned them not to indulge in gossip while feathering locks or painting fingernails....
20:51, 04/29/2019

Vatican urges China to stop intimidating Catholics loyal to pope The Vatican has asked China’s communist government to stop intimidating Catholic clergy who want to remain unequivocally loyal to the pope and refuse to sign ambiguous official registration forms....
00:34, 06/29/2019

Pope urges Romanian leaders to shun personal interests, seek common good Pope Francis urged Romania's leaders on Friday to shun personal interests and work together for the common good, arriving in the former communist country amid political upheaval caused by a corruption scandal....
15:17, 05/31/2019

Here's the possible fallout from the Gulf of Oman tanker explosions The U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were reportedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran. John Kilduff, Again Capital founding partner and a CNBC contributor, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss....
23:17, 06/13/2019

Iran says it came to help of disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as saying on Tuesday by the semi-official news agency ISNA....
00:00, 07/17/2019

Iran says it has seized foreign oil tanker in Gulf Report on state TV says ship was smuggling oil but does not say which country crew are fromIranian state TV says Revolutionary Guards forces have seized a foreign tanker with 12 crew accused of smuggling oil.Thursday’s report says the tanker was taki...
13:17, 07/18/2019

Oil rises after Iran says it seized foreign tanker in Gulf Oil prices rose on Thursday after Iran said it had seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf amid rising tensions between Tehran and the West over the safety of shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway for energy exports....
15:17, 07/18/2019

Oil steadies, shrugging off Iran's seizure of tanker in Gulf Oil initially rose more than 1% on Thursday after Iran said it had seized a foreign tanker in the Gulf, but prices gradually lost their gains as it emerged that the vessel had only a small cargo and was detained on Sunday for fuel smuggling....
16:00, 07/18/2019

Oil tanker filmed ablaze in the Gulf of Oman – video Two oil tankers have been hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman and the crews evacuated, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the region were struck. In this video, one of the tankers can be seen on fire but still afloatTw...
03:51, 06/14/2019

Why Tanker Blasts in the Gulf of Oman Have Put the World on Edge Unexplained explosions that crippled two tankers have raised alarms about potential military conflagration in the Middle East. How has that happened?...
06:17, 06/15/2019

UK-flagged tanker reported 'safe and well' after stop in Gulf UK-flagged supertanker Pacific Voyager which halted in the Gulf on Saturday is "safe and well", a British official told Reuters, after Iran dismissed reports its Revolutionary Guards had seized the vessel....
16:36, 07/06/2019

Russia Blames US Over British Oil Tanker Incident In Gulf Russia on Thursday blamed Washington for the escalation in tensions with Tehran after Britain said Iranian ships had attempted to impede a British oil tanker in Gulf waters....
14:17, 07/11/2019

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf The British navy says it has prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from disrupting the passage of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, a day after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker...
18:51, 07/11/2019

Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Tanker in Persian Gulf, U.K. Says The Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving warnings from a British Navy ship accompanying a commercial tanker, the government said in a statement....
10:51, 07/11/2019

Iranian ships tried to block British oil tanker in Persian Gulf Iranian ships attempted to obstruct a British-flagged commercial oil tanker as it sailed in the Persian Gulf, Britain's Defense Ministry said.        ...
13:51, 07/11/2019

British oil tanker in the Gulf ‘harassed’ by Iranian boats: U.S. officials The incident occurred almost a week after British Royal Marines boarded an Iranian tanker, Grace 1, off Gibraltar and seized it on suspicion that it was breaking sanctions by taking oil to Syria....
05:51, 07/11/2019

Jim Cramer: The Gulf of Oman tanker attack is a story about US oil independence The U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran. CNBC's Jim Cramer and Carl Quintanilla discuss what this might mean for business and the markets....
23:17, 06/13/2019

Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf: U.S. officials Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said....
03:17, 07/11/2019

3 Iranian Boats Tried to Block British Tanker in Persian Gulf, U.K. Says The Iranian vessels only turned away after receiving “verbal warnings” from a British Navy vessel accompanying a commercial vessel, the government said in a statement....
10:00, 07/11/2019

Footage captures aftermath of Gulf of Oman tanker attack The U.S. Navy is assisting two tankers that were attacked in the Gulf of Oman just south of Iran. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla and Jim Cramer discuss what the possible fallout....
23:17, 06/13/2019

Iranian boats harass British tanker in the Gulf: US officials Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British warship warned them, U.S. officials said....
04:51, 07/11/2019

Iran says it seized 'fuel smuggling' tanker in Persian Gulf Iran state-run media said Thursday that its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized a foreign vessel in the Persian Gulf, accusing it of "smuggling fuel."...
19:00, 07/18/2019

Iran reports seizure of British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf The British Foreign Office has confirmed a second naval vessel has been seized in the Strait of Hormuz by Iranian authorities. The news came after Iran's Revolutionary Guard announced the seizure of a British oil tanker....
23:17, 07/19/2019

| Britain urges Iran to free seized tanker Britain has urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a UK-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utterly unacceptable" gambit....
11:34, 07/21/2019

US Navy Says Mine Fragments Suggest Iran Behind Gulf Tanker Attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and......
01:00, 06/20/2019

Japan shipping company Kokuka Sangyo says its tanker was attacked in Gulf The president of the Japanese shipping company Kokuka Sangyo Ltd said one of its tankers had been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, its president told reporters at a news conference....
12:51, 06/13/2019

U.K. Seeks to Ease Tensions in Persian Gulf After Iran Seizes Oil Tanker (Bloomberg) — The U.K. sought to lower tensions after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday, an incident that increased friction in one of the world’s critical energy chokepoints. The U.K. demanded the immedia...
19:34, 07/21/2019

Iran dismisses reports about seizure of a British oil tanker in Gulf: IRIB Iran has dismissed as "fabricated" reports of the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Gulf, Iran's IRIB news agency quoted unnamed sources as saying....
12:00, 07/06/2019

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman The secretary of state offered no evidence, but said the actions fit into a pattern. The assertion is certain to fuel tensions between the Trump administration and Iranian leaders....
22:51, 06/13/2019

U.S. Navy says mine fragments suggest Iran behind Gulf tanker attack The United States sought on Wednesday to bolster its case for isolating Iran over its nuclear and regional activities by displaying limpet mine fragments it said came from a damaged oil tanker and saying the ordnance looked Iranian in origin....
00:00, 06/20/2019

F.A.A. Urges Commercial Flights to ‘Exercise Caution’ Over Persian Gulf Amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, the agency alerted airliners to a growing risk of “misidentification” when flying in the region....
18:00, 05/22/2019

The Latest: Merkel urges ‘peaceful solutions’ in Gulf crisis DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 9:40 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined a joint commitment to finding peaceful solutions to the ...
21:17, 06/12/2019

UAE believes a state was behind tanker attacks Early findings of investigation into May incident does not specifically blame IranThe United Arab Emirates has told UN members that a state was likely to be behind “sophisticated and coordinated” attacks on four tankers off its coast last month.The a...
13:00, 06/07/2019

Iran sends team to tanker in Gulf to see if rescued crew can return: Tasnim Iran said on Friday it had dispatched experts to one oil tanker from which it rescued crew members from a fire caused by an attack to see whether they could now return to the vessel....
15:00, 06/14/2019

U.S. Navy says mine fragments, magnet point to Iran in Gulf tanker attack The United States Navy on Wednesday displayed limpet mine fragments and a magnet it said it had 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....
15:17, 06/19/2019

Persian Gulf tanker incidents could cut traffic, raise shippers’ costs: experts On Friday, Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the narrow passageway that carries one-fifth of the world's crude exports and a second Liberian-flagged ship was briefly detained....
04:00, 07/21/2019

'Highly likely Iran is responsible' for oil tanker attack in Gulf of Oman, US defense official says The suspected attack on two oil tankers off the Gulf of Oman early Thursday came amid U.S. officials’ warnings that Iran is posing an “imminent” risk in the region, reiterating fears of a possible military confrontation with Iran....
20:17, 06/13/2019

Iran seizes foreign tanker, U.S. vows to protect vital Gulf waterway Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work "aggressively" to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway....
18:00, 07/18/2019

Russia says don't use tanker attacks to pressure Iran: RIA Russia on Thursday warned against rushing to attribute blame for a suspected attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and said the incident should not be used to stoke tensions with Tehran, Russia's RIA news agency reported....
16:17, 06/13/2019

UK joins US in blaming Iran for tanker attacks British officials said Friday that the Iranian military is likely responsible for damaging two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, supporting the assessment of the Trump administration....
00:51, 06/15/2019

John Bolton says UAE tanker attacks were 'almost certainly from Iran' Tensions have spiked this month following the tanker attack, which UAE authorities described as sabotage, and a subsequent drone attack on Saudi oil pumping stations claimed by Iranian-backed Yemeni Houthi rebels....
15:34, 05/29/2019

Bolton Says Iran Is Likely Responsible for Oil Tanker Attacks John R. Bolton, President Trump’s national security adviser, accused Iran on Wednesday of being behind reported attacks on ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
12:51, 05/29/2019

Iran: U.S. accusations over oil tanker attacks 'alarming' Iran warned the United States Friday against blaming Tehran for new attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying the U.S. accusations are "worrying."...
16:51, 06/14/2019

State sponsor behind May tanker attacks, says UAE minister The UAE's foreign minister said on Saturday a "state sponsor" was involved in a May 12 attack on oil tankers in the Gulf, but did not name any particular country....
09:00, 06/16/2019

What impact could oil tanker attacks have on global economy? Strait of Hormuz incidents underline threat hanging over busy shipping laneTwo oil tankers attacked in Gulf of OmanAttacks targeting two oil tankers in the strait of Hormuz on Thursday followed strikes against four ships a month ago. The US has blame...
17:17, 06/13/2019

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japanese-owned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf of Oman, as Washington blames Tehran for the att...
23:51, 06/17/2019

EU warns against blaming Iran for oil tanker attacks European foreign ministers have urged restraint in directing blame over an alleged attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The US has pointed the finger at Iran, but European diplomats say they need more evidence....
17:34, 06/17/2019

Oil Jumps After Tanker Attacks in Middle East Crude prices climbed sharply after an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, close to the Strait of Hormuz, where over a third of the world’s shipped oil passes through....
21:34, 06/13/2019

UAE Assures India Supply Of Oil, LPG Despite Tanker Attacks UAE's Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber has assured India of uninterrupted supply of oil and liquefied petroleum gas despite disruptions in the Strait of Hormuz, Oil Minister......
01:00, 06/18/2019

John Bolton says Iran is 'almost certainly' behind oil tanker 'attacks' US President Trump's national security adviser did not provide evidence but claimed Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Tehran called the accusation "laughable."...
19:34, 05/29/2019

Premier Kenney urges Senate committee to scrap oil tanker ban Bill C-48 Alberta's new premier says he will launch a constitutional challenge against a federal government bill to ban tankers off British Columbia's northern coast if it goes ahead....
16:17, 05/01/2019

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, 12 on vessel, state media reports Twelve crews members were on the Panamanian-flagged vessel when it was captured near the Strait of Hormuz.        ...
14:34, 07/18/2019

Iranian vessel removed unexploded mine from stricken oil tanker in Gulf of Oman, US officials say An Iranian vessel removed an unexploded mine that had been attached to a Japanese-owned oil tanker which suffered serious damage after an explosion in the Gulf of Oman early Thursday, U.S. officials told Fox News....
04:00, 06/14/2019

Germany: attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman very worrying German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said reports of attacks on two oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman were very worrying and threatened to lead to an escalation of tensions in the region....
16:17, 06/13/2019

Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman Sailors evacuated from two tankers in distress near the strategic Strait of HormuzTwo oil tankers have been hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman and the crews have been evacuated, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the ...
11:34, 06/13/2019

Latest on suspected attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman Here is the latest from Reuters on suspected attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of the Middle East's oil is shipped:...
12:51, 06/13/2019

Oil shippers boost security after mysterious attacks in Gulf DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the U.S. and Iran — and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia’s most vital energy trade routes, where about a fi...
12:17, 06/20/2019

Saudi urges swift response to secure Gulf energy supplies: ministry Saudi Arabia said on Saturday there must be a quick response to the threat to energy supplies, market stability and consumer confidence, the energy ministry tweeted, two days after attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
15:17, 06/15/2019

Pompeo again blames Iran for tanker attacks but insists 'we don't want war' ‘President Trump has done everything he can to avoid war’US secretary of state claims ‘lots of evidence’ of Iran culpabilityThe United States does not want to go to war with Iran, the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, said on Sunday, following an a...
18:51, 06/16/2019

U.S. believes Iran encouraged tanker attacks: U.S. sources U.S. officials believe Iran encouraged Houthi militants or Iraq-based Shi'ite militias to carry out Sunday's attacks on four tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, two U.S. government sources said on Wednesday....
21:34, 05/15/2019

Oil rises on tensions after Middle East tanker attacks Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week....
06:00, 06/17/2019

Germany says there is 'strong evidence' Iran behind tanker attacks Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "strong evidence" Iran carried out attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The EU and Germany said the day before that it was too soon to apportion blame....
15:51, 06/18/2019

U.S. believes Iran proxies may be behind tanker attacks, official says U.S. national security agencies believe proxies sympathetic to or working for Iran may have attacked four tankers off the United Arab Emirates rather than Iranian forces themselves, a U.S. official familiar with the latest U.S. assessments said on Tu...
21:34, 05/14/2019

UAE says evidence shows oil tanker attacks were ‘state sponsored’ Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan didn't name the state, but said his country wants to work with other nations to prevent a further escalation of tensions in the region....
17:34, 06/15/2019

UAE: Evidence shows tanker attacks 'state-sponsored' The United Arab Emirates' top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were "state-sponsored."...
15:34, 06/15/2019

U.S. to Send 1,000 Additional Troops to the Mideast Over Tanker Attacks The Trump administration will send about 1,000 more American troops to the Middle East as tensions between the U.S. and Iran continue to rise. “I have authorized approximately 1,000 additional troops for defensive purposes to address air, naval...
01:51, 06/18/2019

Iran denies involvement in apparent oil tanker attacks Iran’s UN Mission said Thursday that they “categorically reject” the assertion by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that they’re responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. In a statement, the mission added that the country is commit...
03:34, 06/14/2019

UAE: Evidence shows tanker attacks ‘state-sponsored’ NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were “state-sponsored.” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed...
15:17, 06/15/2019

UAE Says "Sophisticated" Tanker Attacks Likely Work Of A State Actor The United Arab Emirates told United Nations Security Council members on Thursday that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated and coordinated......
15:17, 06/07/2019

U.S., Iran Trade Accusations in Wake of Tanker Attacks Iran rejected American allegations that it was behind an attack on two fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman, deflecting blame for an incident that has again ratcheted up fears of military conflict....
14:17, 06/14/2019

Oil Tanker Attacks Put Trump’s Iran Red Line to the Test On May 19, President Donald Trump appeared to set a red line in a tweet: “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!” Nearly a month later, Iran has put Trump’s red line to...
09:17, 06/14/2019

UAE says 'sophisticated' tanker attacks likely the work of a state actor The United Arab Emirates told United Nations Security Council members on Thursday that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated and coordinated operation," most likely by a state actor....
05:51, 06/07/2019

UAE claims 'state actor' carried out tanker attacks Initial investigations into "sophisticated" attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz point to a "state actor," said the United Arab Emirates. The US has claimed Iran is behind incidents that damaged four vessels....
10:51, 06/07/2019

John Bolton says mines ‘almost certainly from Iran’ behind oil tanker attacks National security adviser John Bolton said the U.S. believes Iranian naval mines are the cause of recent attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates....
23:00, 05/29/2019

Latest on tanker attacks south of the Strait of Hormuz Iran has rejected U.S. accusations that it was to blame for attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz after the incident raised concerns about a new confrontation in the Gulf, a vital oil shipping route....
15:00, 06/14/2019

Corbyn criticised as 'pathetic' over response to oil tanker attacks Jeremy Corbyn has been called "pathetic" after saying the government needed to provide "credible evidence" that Iran was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers....
12:17, 06/15/2019

Damaged Tankers Reach Safe Waters After 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....
14:34, 06/17/2019

Iran-US dispute grows over attacks on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman Tensions remain high as Arab League calls for restraint – and Labour warns of UK being drawn into conflictDivisions over responsibility for last week’s attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman deepened this weekend amid warnings over the danger ...
00:00, 06/16/2019

Britain blames Iran for attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman Britain blamed Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Friday for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying no other state or non-state actor could have been responsible....
21:34, 06/14/2019

John Bolton to present his evidence that Iran was behind Gulf attacks Trump national security adviser says he can show evidence as early as next weekThe US national security adviser, John Bolton, has said he is to present evidence to the UN security council as early as next week that he claims will show Iran was behind...
22:51, 05/30/2019

Factbox: Latest on suspected attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman Here is the latest from Reuters on suspected attacks on two tankers on Thursday south of the Strait of Hormuz, through which almost a fifth of the world's oil is shipped:...
14:34, 06/13/2019

Saudi Arabia Says Drones Hit Oil Pipeline, After Reports of Tanker Attacks The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed to have carried out a drone attack on Saudi facilities. The incidents stoked rising fears of a military clash with Iran....
17:00, 05/14/2019

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks but calls for talks WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. But he’s also hoping that implicit U.S. threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon con...
09:34, 06/15/2019

| Suspected tanker attacks risk sparking conflict: analysts 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....
06:51, 06/14/2019

Pompeo blames Iran for tanker attacks, says US does not want war but will take action if needed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated on Sunday President Trump’s claim that Iran was behind last week’s attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and that the United States is ready to take action if necessary....
17:34, 06/16/2019

Oil prices ease, but Middle East tanker attacks support Oil declined on Friday after sharp gains in the previous session when prices were boosted after attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman stoked concerns of reduced crude flows through one of the world's key shipping routes....
06:17, 06/14/2019

Exclusive: Insurer says Iran's Guards likely to have organized tanker attacks Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are "highly likely" to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian insurers' report seen by Reuters....
18:17, 05/17/2019

U.S. to raise Mideast tanker attacks in U.N. Security Council: diplomats The United States plans to raise the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman during a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council later on Thursday, diplomats said....
19:17, 06/13/2019

Saudis to Back OPEC Output Cuts, Despite Tanker Attacks Saudi Arabia is set to push for OPEC to cut oil output in the second half of the year, as signs of slowing global demand for crude outweigh threats of war and worries about supply disruptions in the Middle East....
11:00, 06/18/2019

UAE calls for Arab unity at 'critical' time after tanker attacks The United Arab Emirates said on Sunday that "critical circumstances" in the region require a united Gulf Arab and Arab stand, amid heightened tensions with Iran following last week's attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the UAE....
06:00, 05/19/2019

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but doesn't want war Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" but said in an interview published on Sunday that the kingdom does not want a war in the r...
05:00, 06/16/2019

US-Iran tensions escalate after tanker attacks — Five experts on what to watch The U.S. blamed Iran for the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. However, Iran denied the responsibility. Five experts discuss what could happen to the oil market and the U.S.-Iran relationship if more conflicts arise....
22:34, 06/14/2019

Britain 'almost certain' Iran was behind tanker attacks: foreign minister Hunt Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is "almost certain" Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that London did not believe anyone else could have done it....
13:00, 06/16/2019

Pentagon says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards responsible for oil tanker attacks American military officials said Friday that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is directly responsible for attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month....
20:17, 05/25/2019

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
17:51, 06/14/2019

Oil surges on tanker attacks; stocks rise on Fed rate cut expectations Oil futures rose on Thursday after attacks on two tankers off the coast of Iran, while the U.S. Treasury yield curve steepened and stocks rose following economic data seen as strengthening the case for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this y...
23:51, 06/13/2019

Pentagon accuses Iran's Revolutionary Guards over tanker attacks The U.S. military on Friday accused Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) of being directly responsible for attacks on tankers off the United Arab Emirates earlier this month, describing it as part of a "campaign" by Tehran driving new U.S. deployments....
19:51, 05/24/2019

Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose trains guns on Iranian ships trying to divert British tanker in Gulf A Royal Navy frigate trained its guns on three Iranian boats seeking to force an oil tanker off its route through the Strait of Hormuz, it emerged today....
13:17, 07/11/2019

Crew members of oil tanker Front Altair that was attacked in Gulf of Oman land in Dubai after 2 days in Iran. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Crew members of oil tanker Front Altair that was attacked in Gulf of Oman land in Dubai after 2 days in Iran. ....
19:51, 06/15/2019

Gulf of Oman oil tanker fire: Dozens of sailors evacuated amid explosion after two ships hit in suspected attack Forty-four sailors have been evacuated from two ships in the Gulf of Oman this morning after the vessels were hit in a suspected attack, according to reports....
18:34, 06/13/2019

Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman: shipping firms Two oil tankers were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, shipping firms and industry sources said on Thursday, sending oil prices as much as 4% higher a month after four other tankers were damaged by limpet mines in the region....
12:51, 06/13/2019

Saudi foreign minister: Attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with 'firmness' Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Wednesday that attacks on Gulf oil facilities must be addressed with "strength and firmness" and that more efforts were needed to combat the activities of the groups that carried them out....
02:17, 05/30/2019

Asia stocks sag ahead of China data, Gulf attacks support oil Asian stocks sagged on Friday ahead of key Chinese data that could provide more clues on how heavily the U.S.-Sino trade war is weighing on the economy, while oil prices were supported by supply concerns after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
09:51, 06/14/2019

Gulf of Oman Attacks Force Shipping Firms to Tighten Security Governments and tanker companies are stepping up efforts to protect shipping lanes after tankers were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz, through which more than a third of the world’s seaborne oil is shipped....
21:17, 06/14/2019

UPDATE 1-Two tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman - sources Two tankers were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman and the crew have been evacuated, shipping sources said on Thursday, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the region were struck....
10:00, 06/13/2019

Multinational investigation says 'state actor' responsible for attacks on Gulf oil tankers An international investigation into attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in May has concluded that a "state actor" is the most likely culprit....
07:17, 06/07/2019

In UAE for security talks, John Bolton blames Iran for tanker attacks In the Middle East on Wednesday to discuss "important" security matters with allies, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton blamed Iran for attacks against oil tankers off the coast of the UAE this month....
13:34, 05/29/2019

G20 ministers to discuss oil tanker attacks at meeting in Japan – business live Oil prices volatile after US blames Iran amid sanctions standoffUK businesses urged to step up preparations for no-deal Brexit 10.32am BST A bit of reaction is coming through on those weak Chinese production data.Franziska Palmas, assistant economist...
11:51, 06/14/2019

U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker att...
00:00, 05/25/2019

Trump slams Iran as ‘nation of terror,’ blames it for oil tanker attacks President Trump on Friday called Iran a “nation of terror” as he rejected the Islamic Republic’s denials that it was behind the attacks on a pair of oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz. “Iran did do it,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends” hours after th...
17:17, 06/14/2019

U.S. deploys 1,500 troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks The United States announced on Friday the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker att...
21:17, 05/24/2019

U.S. focus is to build global consensus after Mideast oil tanker attacks: Shanahan U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is focused on building international consensus following attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East that the United States has blamed on Iran, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Friday....
21:34, 06/14/2019

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, stoking fears of confrontation U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route....
17:51, 06/14/2019

UAE accuses 'state actor' for tanker attacks, but stops just short of Iran The United Arab Emirates stopped just short of blatantly blaming Iran for “sabotage attacks” on four tankers off its coast on May 12, but told the UN Security Council in a closed meeting this week that a “state actor” was almost the orchestrator....
22:34, 06/07/2019

Trump blames Iran for tanker attacks, fears of confrontation rise U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, raising fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route....
21:34, 06/14/2019

US Deploys More Troops To Middle East, Blames Iran For Tanker Attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of......
03:17, 05/25/2019

Iran took mine off tanker targeted in attacks, US officials say with video release The U.S. released a video it said shows Iran removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz.        ...
13:34, 06/14/2019

Saudi crown prince accuses rival Iran of tanker attacks DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s 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...
15:34, 06/16/2019

Iranian lawmaker blames 'Israeli mischief' for tanker attacks off UAE coast The tanker attacks off the coast of the United Arab Emirates were "Israeli mischief," an Iranian parliamentary spokesman said on Tuesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)....
14:17, 05/14/2019

Germany's Merkel: ‘Strong evidence’ Iran to blame for tanker attacks Germany has seen “strong evidence” of Iran’s responsibility for attacks on a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday....
00:51, 06/19/2019

Oil prices rise after tanker attacks stoke Middle East tensions Oil prices rose on Monday after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington will take all actions necessary to guarantee safe navigation in the Middle East, as tensions mounted following attacks on tankers last week....
08:51, 06/17/2019

Iran dismisses U.S. remarks that its naval mines likely used in UAE tanker attacks: Fars Iran's foreign ministry spokesman on Wednesday dismissed remarks by U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton that Iranian naval mines were likely used in attacks on oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates this month....
15:17, 05/29/2019

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave 'blessing' for tanker attacks Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday's attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf....
01:00, 05/16/2019

Trump administration blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Middle East Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday blamed Iran for attacks earlier in the day on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping route through which much of the world's oil passes....
20:51, 06/13/2019

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for tanker attacks: newspaper Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region, according to an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper....
02:17, 06/16/2019

Saudi crown prince calls for 'decisive stand' on tanker attacks Saudi Arabia's crown prince called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" toward attacks on two oil tankers in a vital shipping route, which he blamed on Iran during an interview with Saudi-owned Asharq Al-Awsat....
02:17, 06/16/2019

Oil tanker attacks raise fear of surge in global energy prices Concern centres on Iran’s ‘nuclear option’ of closing the strait of Hormuz to shippingThe attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman has escalated tensions between the US and Iran and raised fears of a surge in global energy prices.Concerns over a...
20:00, 06/15/2019

UAE foreign minister says Iran fingerprints clear on oil tanker attacks: Arabiya TV UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahya said Iran's fingerprints were clear on the attacks on oil tankers on May 12, Arabiya TV reported on Saturday....
15:17, 06/15/2019

US to deploy 1,000 more troops to Middle East after alleged Iran tanker attacks The United States will deploy an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that the US blames on Iran. In a statement Monday, Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the troops were...
03:51, 06/18/2019

Iran Calls Ship Attacks Off UAE "Alarming", Urges Probe Iran on Monday called attacks on ships in the Gulf "alarming", after the UAE and Saudi Arabia said several vessels including oil tankers were damaged in acts of sabotage off the Emirati coast....
14:00, 05/13/2019

Saudi Crown Prince Lashes Out At Arch-Rival Iran Over Tanker Attacks Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman accused arch-rival Iran of attacks on oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, adding he "won't hesitate" to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to......
02:34, 06/16/2019

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for oil tanker attacks, calls for ‘decisive’ action "The kingdom does not want a war in the region but it will not hesitate to deal with any threats to its people, its sovereignty, or its vital interests," Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said....
12:34, 06/16/2019

Iran tried to shoot down US Reaper drone that arrived on scene of oil tanker attacks: officials Iran fired a missile – but missed – at an American drone on Thursday after the supposed Iranian attack on oil tankers, while another U.S. drone was shot down by Iran-backed rebels in Yemen in recent day....
20:34, 06/15/2019

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Joins the U.S. in Blaming Iran for Oil Tanker Attacks (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said in remarks published Sunday that the kingdom will not hesitate to confront Iranian threats to its security. He joined the U.S. in accusing its bitter riv...
20:00, 06/16/2019

Dan Crenshaw slams Obama adviser for doubting Iran to blame for oil tanker attacks Rep. Dan Crenshaw blasted former President Barack Obama’s adviser Ben Rhodes for questioning whether Iran was behind the attacks on a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week....
22:34, 06/15/2019

Oil tanker 'attacks' come amid US concerns Iranian commercial boats were being loaded with missiles The suspected attack on two oil tankers off the Gulf of Oman early Thursday came amid U.S. officials’ warnings that Iran is posing an “imminent” risk in the region, reiterating fears of a possible military confrontation with Iran....
19:17, 06/13/2019

Iran foreign minister: U.S. allegations over tanker attacks part of 'sabotage diplomacy' Iran's foreign minister said on Friday that the U.S. allegations against Iran over the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks were part of "sabotage diplomacy" adopted by a so-called B Team, which he has said includes U.S. national security adviser John Bolton....
04:34, 06/14/2019

UPDATE 5-U.S. deploys more troops to Middle East, blames Iran for tanker attacks The United States on Friday announced the deployment of 1,500 troops to the Middle East, describing it as an effort to bolster defenses against Iran as it accused the country's Revolutionary Guards of direct responsibility for this month's tanker att...
22:34, 05/24/2019

Iran plotting new wave of terror attacks amid tanker row, warns US General IRAN is feared to be plotting a new wave of terror attacks amid the worsening tanker row in the Middle East, a US General has told Daily Star Online....
04:51, 07/13/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks sag ahead of China data, Gulf attacks support oil Asian stocks sagged on Friday ahead of key Chinese data that could provide more clues on how heavily the U.S.-Sino trade war is weighing on the economy, while oil prices were supported by supply concerns after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman....
08:34, 06/14/2019

United Arab Emirates Diplomat Says Evidence Shows Tanker Attacks Were ‘State-Sponsored’ NICOSIA, Cyprus — The United Arab Emirates’ top diplomat says evidence his country possesses indicates that recent attacks against oil tankers inside UAE waters were “state-sponsored.” Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zaye...
17:00, 06/15/2019

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats tried, failed to seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf, senior US defense official says Five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday but backed off after a British warship approached, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News....
02:34, 07/11/2019

Limpet mine used in oil tanker attacks 'bears striking resemblance' to similar Iranian Mines, US Navy says The limpet mine used on a Japanese-owned oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz “bears a striking resemblance” to other Iranian mines, U.S. Navy officials said....
18:00, 06/19/2019

REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks subdued ahead of China data, Gulf attacks support oil Asian stocks were subdued on Friday ahead of key Chinese data that could provide more clues on how heavily the U.S.-Sino trade war is weighing on the economy, while oil prices were supported by supply concerns after attacks on tankers in the Gulf of ...
08:34, 06/14/2019

'Iran did do it': Trump addresses tanker attacks, points to US military video of removing mine The U.S. released a video it said shows Iran removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz.        ...
16:51, 06/14/2019

Huckabee on Iran tanker attacks: 'Ridiculous' to believe Iran 'had nothing to do with it' It was absurd for the Iranian government to claim they were not involved in attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East region, according to Mike Huckabee....
06:00, 06/15/2019

Iran tanker seizure latest: Theresa May to chair Cobra meeting after British tanker seized Theresa May will chair a meeting of the Government's emergency committee Cobra on Monday after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Persian Gulf....
01:51, 07/22/2019

US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions....
07:17, 06/21/2019

‘Tolkien’ review: Biopic suffers from too much restraint If there’s one thing I took away from “Tolkien,” it’s that I’ve been saying the “Lord of the Rings” author’s name wrong: it’s “Tol-keen,” not “Tol-kee-yen.” There, I just saved you two hours. This handsome if familiar-looking biopic examines the orig...
03:34, 05/08/2019

Watchdog: Schools underreporting use of restraint, seclusion A federal watchdog agency says public schools have significantly underreported their use of restraint and seclusion to control students’ behavior. The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday detailed reporting errors in which New York City,...
01:00, 06/19/2019

Iran tanker seizure: Jeremy Hunt vows British shipping 'must and will be' be protected after tanker is boarded Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has vowed British shipping "must and will be protected" following the seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz....
17:51, 07/20/2019

China's top diplomat calls for U.S. restraint on trade, Iran China's senior diplomat Wang Yi told U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday that recent U.S. words and actions had harmed the interests of China and its enterprises, and that Washington should show restraint, China's foreign ministry said....
20:34, 05/18/2019

China's Xi says Iran tensions worrying, calls for restraint A rise in tensions in the Middle East owing to U.S. pressure on Iran is worrying and all parties need to exercise restraint, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media ahead of a visit to the country....
05:51, 06/05/2019

Iran says exercising restraint despite 'unacceptable' escalation of U.S. sanctions Iran is committed to its obligations under an international nuclear deal despite the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark agreement, its foreign minister said on Thursday, calling the reimposition of sanctions by Washington "unacceptable"....
04:51, 05/16/2019

Russia warns the US not to provoke a war with Iran and 'show restraint' Russian officials have rounded on Washington's plans to send an extra 1,000 troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, local news agencies reported said....
14:34, 06/18/2019

ASEAN leaders call for restraint amid sea row, US-China rift BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders have pressed their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea after a new incident and renewed their alarm over the U.S.-China trade war with one warning it may spiral out of control. The long-ragin...
07:17, 06/23/2019

Kremlin calls for restraint in Middle East after U.S. troop move The Kremlin called for restraint from all sides in the Middle East on Tuesday and said it did not want to see destabilizing moves in the region after the United States announced it would deploy more troops there....
13:00, 06/18/2019

"Restraint Limited": Trump Imposes New "Hard-Hitting" Sanctions On Iran The Trump administration targeted Iran's supreme leader with new sanctions on Monday, using one of the few tools available to punish Iran for downing a US drone after President Donald Trump took......
06:17, 06/25/2019

U.S., EU urge Moldova to use 'restraint' as President Igor Dodon is removed from power International bodies called on Moldova to use restraint Sunday after its court suspended the European country's president and snap elections were called by his replacement....
05:34, 06/10/2019

China Appeals For "Calm, Restraint" Amid Growing US-Iran Tensions China on Tuesday urged "calm and restraint" as tensions between the US and Iran escalate following US President Donald Trump's new sanctions on Iran....
21:51, 06/25/2019

Ex-Bolton chief of staff says Trump 'responded with restraint' after Iran downed US drone President Trump acted responsibly after Iran shot down a U.S. Navy drone over a key Middle East strait, according to a former National Security Council official....
07:34, 06/21/2019

Toyota, Subaru rate highest in child restraint hardware ease-of-use, IIHS says Toyota and Subaru each had seven models assigned the best IIHS rating for LATCH accessibility for 2019, while Honda had four. Only one Detroit 3 vehicle, the Jeep Cherokee, earned the top rating....
08:51, 06/06/2019

China calls for dialogue, restraint to prevent Iran situation from spiraling out of control China called on all parties involved in the Iran nuclear deal to increase dialogue and exercise restrained in order to prevent the situation from escalating further....
09:51, 05/09/2019

Venezuela: UN human rights office calls for ‘maximum restraint’ by authorities in face of new demonstrations With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by reports of the excessive use of force” by security forces, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, a day aft...
22:51, 05/01/2019

Iran tanker seizure: Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warns Iran on 'dangerous path' after tanker is seized Tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in guerrilla-style attack Second vessel, the British-operated Mesdar, seized and later released Ministers preparing "considered and robust" response, says No10 Donald Trump says Iran's actions...
09:17, 07/20/2019

Death With Dignity: Temple Grandin Has Developed A New Mechanical Restraint System For Humanely Slaughtering Cap’n Crunch Temple Grandin has long been fighting for a world where no living being has to suffer unduly for another’s benefit, and at 71 years old, it seems she’s still as committed to the cause as ever: The famed scientist just announced that she has developed...
19:17, 05/08/2019

This List Of Decorative Placemats Is A Testament To Our Restraint At A Time When Literally Any ‘Game Of Thrones’ Content Whatsoever Would Go Viral The internet is obsessed with Game Of Thrones, and with the long-awaited series finale airing tonight, we could post pretty much anything at all about the show and get tens of millions of valuable page views. However, we are steadfastly committed to ...
01:51, 05/20/2019

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Guterres calls for restraint in Venezuela, Jazz Day, the importance of breastfeeding, and updates from Libya, Iran and Mozambique This Tuesday, we cover: the cost of almost one month of fighting in Libya's capital; humanitarian responses in Iran and Mozambique following devastating storms and rains; Guterres calls for calm in Venezuela; how breastfeeding can prevent obesity in ...
21:17, 04/30/2019

Pope: Abortion is never OK, even when fetus is very ill Pope Francis says abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed, and is urging doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term...
15:34, 05/25/2019

Andy Pope does his best work getting to US Opens Golf Notes: Andy Pope's persistence getting to the US Opens, Michelle Wie inspired by NBA Finals, Americans go for major sweep at Portrush        ...
01:17, 06/19/2019

Was Mary Magdalene Destined To Be the First Pope? New evidence has recently been uncovered and it implies that Mary Magdalene was the likely successor of Jesus. The importance of Mary Magdalene has always been accepted because she was the principal disciple at the tomb in all of the four gospels and...
20:34, 06/19/2019

Here’s Pope Francis’ big change to the ‘Our Father’ Lead us not into mistranslation. Pope Francis officially approved a change to the most famous prayer in Christianity. It’s the prayer Jesus taught followers to pray and one of the few things that unites 2.2 billion Christians across the globe. ...
01:51, 06/06/2019

Pope Thrower Is The 2019 Name Of The Year There was 1:09 left on the clock when Eli Manning, under pressure from the New England Patriots defense, hurled the football downfield. The three-time world champion Patriots, up 14-10 at the time, were defending a perfect run through the regular sea...
22:00, 05/22/2019

Pope Tells Bulgaria to Welcome Migrants Pope Francis urged Bulgaria to welcome the migrant flows it currently blocks in his latest statement against rising anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe....
21:34, 05/05/2019

Pope: Abortion is never OK, equates it to ‘hiring a hitman’ VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or malformed. He is urging doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term. During an audience Saturday with participa...
15:17, 05/25/2019

'Thou shall not gossip', Pope tells hairdressers Pope Francis has often warned against gossiping among friends and neighbors, but now he says it should also be avoided in those modern temples of cheap talk: beauty parlors and hair salons....
21:51, 04/29/2019

Pope laments abortion with controversial 'hit man' remark The head of the Catholic Church has equated getting an abortion for medical reasons with hiring a contract killer. German officials have condemned such rhetoric, saying it is "absolutely unacceptable."...
21:34, 05/25/2019

Pope Francis donates $500,000 to help migrants in Mexico Pope Francis has donated 500,000 dollars to help migrants in Mexico, offering assistance to local projects that provide food, lodging and basic necessities....
20:17, 04/28/2019

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring a ‘hit man’ Pope Francis denounced abortion as similar to mob-style murder. “Is it licit to throw away a life to resolve a problem?” he said at a Saturday conference in Vatican City. “Is it licit to hire a hit man to resolve a problem?” Francis added that aborti...
20:17, 05/25/2019

Pope: It’s OK to organize pilgrimages to Bosnian shrine Pope Francis says pilgrimages can be organized to a Bosnian shrine where the Virgin Mary is reported to have appeared, but the Vatican is stressing that no decision has yet been taken on whether the apparitions in Medjugorje are authentic...
12:17, 05/12/2019

Pope ordaining 19 men to priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is ordaining 19 men to the priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica. Most of them are Italians, but other seminarians are from Croatia, Peru, Haiti and Japan. Wearing white robes, the seminarians stood in three rows b...
16:34, 05/12/2019

Pope apologizes for history of discrimination against Roma BLAJ, Romania — Pope Francis apologized Sunday to the Roma ethnic minority for the history of discrimination against them in Europe and paid homage to Romanian Catholics persecuted during communist rule as he wrapped up his third and final day with a...
22:00, 06/03/2019

Pope to honor Romania's communist-era martyrs Pope Francis travels on Friday to Romania, giving him another opportunity to preach a message of European integration and political rectitude even as he pays tribute to Christians killed during the communist era....
01:34, 05/31/2019

Pope appeals for peace, dialogue in Sudan Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for peace in Sudan following a bloody crackdown by security forces on pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum last week....
14:17, 06/09/2019

Pope: It's OK to organize pilgrimages to Bosnian shrine Pope Francis says pilgrimages can be organized to a Bosnian shrine where the Virgin Mary is reported to have appeared, but the Vatican is stressing that no decision has yet been taken on whether the apparitions in Medjugorje are authentic....
14:34, 05/12/2019

‘It was like meeting the Pope’: how Peppa Pig became a £1bn global phenomenon Fifteen years ago, a strange pink farm animal arrived on our TV screens. Today, Peppa Pig has her own theme parks and devoted fans around the world. What is the secret of her success?If the story of the Peppa Pig franchise were a Peppa Pig episode, i...
13:00, 05/16/2019

Marilyn Manson joins HBO's The New Pope, which tracks As the title might suggest, Paolo Sorrentino’s The Young Pope wasn’t your old man’s pope. Jude Law’s Pope Pius XIII was a bit of a bad boy, and, now that we know he returns, at least in some capacity, for spin-off The New Pope, we can assume that thi...
20:00, 05/17/2019

Pope off to Bulgaria, a poor EU nation hostile to migrants Pope Francis is heading to Bulgaria, the European Union's poorest country and one that taken a hard line against migrants, which conflicts with the pontiff's view that reaching out to vulnerable people is a moral imperative....
10:34, 05/05/2019

Pope names women to key Vatican department for first time Pope Francis appointed women on Friday to a key Vatican department for the first time since it was founded more than 50 years ago, a move welcomed by Catholic women's groups as a significant advance....
19:51, 05/24/2019

A Clash of Worldviews as Pope Francis and Putin Meet Again A meeting between Russia’s president, seen as the spiritual strongman of European nationalists, and the pope, a moral voice against populism, comes amid an ideological divide in the West....
13:00, 07/04/2019

Pope requires sex abuse to be reported to church, not police Pope Francis has issued a new law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities...
17:51, 05/09/2019

Pope tends to Orthodox ties, Catholic minorities in Balkans Pope Francis, who opened 2019 with trips to the Muslim world, is shifting gears to tend to Orthodox relations, with a delicate visit starting Sunday to the Balkan nations of Bulgaria and North Macedonia....
11:51, 05/04/2019

Pope seeks more ‘freedom’ in theology, dialogue with Islam VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling for a reform of the way theology is taught in Catholic schools, saying students must learn about dialogue with Judaism and Islam, and that overall there must be greater freedom in theological pursuits. The ...
12:34, 06/21/2019

As Pope Francis Champions Migrants, Some Cardinals Court the Far Right Clerics who see the pontiff as dangerously inclusive have been lending public support — and the church’s imprimatur — to anti-migration politicians like Italy’s Matteo Salvini....
11:51, 06/22/2019

Pope approves visits to contested Bosnian shrine Pope Francis has approved pilgrimages to Medjugorje, a village in Bosnia that is steeped in controversy over whether the Madonna appears to local people, the Vatican said on Sunday....
13:51, 05/12/2019

Pope Francis decrees new law to fight sex abuse, cover-up Pope Francis introduced a major change in Catholic law Thursday, requiring all priests and nuns worldwide to report incidents of sex abuse and attempts to cover them up....
01:00, 05/10/2019

Detroit monsignor praises pope’s sex abuse law An official with the Archdiocese of Detroit is welcoming Pope Francis' new church law about reporting clergy sex abuse and investigating bishops for cover-ups. (May 9)        ...
05:51, 05/10/2019

Conservatives want Catholic bishops to declare pope a heretic A group of Roman Catholic priests, academics and intellectuals have issued an open letter to bishops asking them to declare Pope Francis a heretic, in the latest broadside by ultra-conservatives against the pontiff....
13:17, 05/01/2019

Pope warns oil execs of need for ‘radical’ energy transition Pope Francis warned oil executives on Friday that a “radical energy transition” to clean, low-carbon power sources is needed to stave off global warming as he pressed his environmental message in a closed-door Vatican summit....
18:00, 06/14/2019

Pope Francis praises historic Trump-Kim meeting at the DMZ "In the last few hours we saw in Korea a good example of the culture of encounter," the pontiff told thousands of people gathered in St. Peter's square for his weekly address and blessing....
02:51, 07/01/2019

Activists demand pope ensure ‘zero tolerance’ in Argentina Victims’ rights groups are calling on Pope Francis to guarantee the implementation of the Vatican’s “zero tolerance” for sexual abuses by clergy in Argentina, where they say the policy has not been carried out...
03:51, 05/03/2019

Pope warns oil execs of need for “rapid” energy transition VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is warning oil executives that a “radical energy transition” to clean, low-carbon power sources is needed to stave off the effects of a rapidly warming planet. Francis told the leaders at a Vatican summit ...
16:00, 06/14/2019

Pope warns against ‘lukewarm’ Christians at Vatican Mass VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has exhorted the faithful to avoid being smug or “lukewarm” Christians. Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday to mark the feast day of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Rome’s ...
15:00, 06/29/2019

Putin to meet pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold talks with Pope Francis on Thursday, a day before Ukraine's Catholic leaders meet at the Vatican to discuss the crisis in their country, and amid speculation that the visit could be a prelude to the first tr...
02:51, 07/04/2019

Pope Francis on delicate mission in Orthodox Bulgaria The pontiff is visiting Bulgaria, which could prove a touchy affair, as the country’s Orthodox Church is not on the best of terms with Rome. But he is popular with the people in both countries....
10:34, 05/04/2019

Visit by Pope Francis Helps Put North Macedonia on the Map A first papal visit was a fresh sign of international recognition for the country, which recently settled a long and bitter naming dispute with Greece....
21:34, 05/07/2019

Pope says he would confront Trump directly on border wall Pope Francis said he was willing to tell U.S. President Donald Trump in person that it is wrong to build border walls and appeared to warn him not to resume a policy of separating families....
20:51, 05/28/2019

Pope appeals for evacuation of migrants from Libyan centers Pope Francis has appealed for the evacuation of women, children and sick migrants trapped in Libyan detention centers as soon as possible, through humanitarian corridors....
20:17, 04/28/2019

Pope Denies He Knew of U.S. Cardinal's Sexual Misconduct Pope Francis responded for the first time to an accusation that has dogged his pontificate since last year, denying that he knew about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s history of sexual misconduct before it was revealed by a church investigation....
23:17, 05/28/2019

Pope moves America's 'first televangelist' closer to sainthood The late Archbishop Fulton Sheen, a charismatic figure of U.S. Roman Catholicism in the 20th century and a pioneer in using media for religious purposes, is one step closer to sainthood....
15:34, 07/06/2019

The Latest: Pope encourages North Macedonia’s EU integration SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to North Macedonia (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Pope Francis is seeking to encourage North Macedonia’s integration into Europe following the resolution of its conflict with ...
11:17, 05/07/2019

Pope: Commission on female deacons disagrees on ordination Pope Francis said Tuesday that an international commission of scholars has failed to reach a definitive conclusion about whether women were ordained as deacons in the early Christian church in the same way men were....
03:17, 05/08/2019

Pope approves miracle for late US Archbishop Sheen Pope Francis has approved a miracle bringing the late American Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, known for his revolutionary radio and TV preaching, closer to sainthood...
17:35, 07/06/2019

Pope Francis Denies He Knew of Abuse by McCarrick In an interview published by the Vatican’s news outlet, Francis directly denied any prior knowledge of sexual misconduct by the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick....
01:00, 05/29/2019

Led not into temptation: pope approves change to Lord's Prayer New wording for Catholics asks God not to ‘let us fall into temptation’Its words are memorised by Christian children all over the world and repeated at almost every act of Christian worship: “Our Father, who art in heaven….”Now Pope Francis has riske...
23:51, 06/06/2019

Pope Francis intends to visit Iraq in 2020 In a Vatican audience, the pope reiterated his desire to visit Baghdad, despite security concerns. He also called out Western hypocrisy for claiming to promote peace while selling weapons abroad....
00:17, 06/11/2019

Pope Francis says migrants are people, not a social issue ROME — Pope Francis has prayed for migrants in a special Mass, saying they are people and not just a social issue. The Mass, celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica on Monday, marked the sixth anniversary of the pope’s visit to the Italian island of Lampe...
23:34, 07/08/2019

Pope Says Abortion, Even of a Sick Fetus, Is Like Hiring a ‘Hitman’ Conservatives have called Francis unacceptably weak on the issue. But his comments on Saturday, when he called abortion “inhuman eugenics,” were explicit....
23:34, 05/25/2019

The Latest: Pope celebrates communion for Bulgarian children SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Bulgaria (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Pope Francis is ministering to Bulgaria’s young Catholics, travelling to the Catholic stronghold of Rakovsky for a First Communion Mass and...
13:17, 05/06/2019

Pope warns of new ideologies as he beatifies Romania martyrs Pope Francis paid homage Sunday to Catholics who were persecuted, tortured and killed during Romania’s communist regime by beatifying seven bishop martyrs on his third and final day in the country...
12:17, 06/02/2019

Pope lashes out at blogging ambassadors, demands obedience Pope Francis demands obedience from Vatican ambassadors and reminded them of their duties before him, God and the faithful after years of scandal tarnish the reputation of the Holy See’s diplomatic corps...
14:51, 06/13/2019

Pope tells Roma and Sinti people that he suffers with them VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has received and prayed with hundreds of Roma and Sinti people and told them that he suffers when he reads about abuse and prejudice against them. Angry protesters insulted the mayor of Rome on Wednesday for providing...
15:17, 05/09/2019

Pope warns EU risks future if it doesn’t confront challenges VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is warning that the Europe Union risks losing its influence and very essence as a unified bloc if political leaders don’t reawaken the dreams of its founding fathers. Francis appealed for prayers and hope that E...
23:17, 06/02/2019

Activists demand Pope Francis ensure ‘zero tolerance’ in Argentina Activists descended on the capital this week, calling for Pope Francis to guarantee the implementation of the Vatican’s “zero tolerance” for sexual abuses by clergy in Argentina....
21:34, 05/04/2019

Baroque feminist, pope’s lover … the woman behind a lost Velázquez Donna Olimpia Maidalchini Pamphilj rose to the heights in the Vatican. Now a work by Velázquez, unseen since 1724, is set to fetch millions at Sotheby’sFor almost 300 years, it was thought lost or destroyed. But now a portrait of one of history’s mos...
14:00, 06/23/2019

Pope dons helmet to enter earthquake-hit cathedral in Italy CAMERINO, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis donned a white firefighter’s safety helmet Sunday to enter a damaged cathedral during a visit to central Italy, where he gave encouragement to people still struggling three years after devastating earthquakes...
14:34, 06/16/2019

Pope warns EU risks future if it doesn't confront challenges Pope Francis is warning that the Europe Union risks losing its influence and very essence as a unified bloc if political leaders don't reawaken the dreams of its founding fathers....
22:34, 06/02/2019

Pope says emigration, low birth rates have brought 'Ice Curtain' on Europe Pope Francis urged European leaders on Sunday to address wealth inequality and low birth rates which he said had created an "ice curtain" between Europe's richer and poorer states and was fuelling emigration....
13:34, 05/05/2019

Pope gives migrant kids a ride in his popemobile in Vatican City Pope Francis gave a joyride in his popemobile to eight migrant children who recently arrived in Italy from Libya, as he clashes with Italy’s hard-line government on immigration....
20:00, 05/16/2019

Pope Francis Decrees New Rules for Reporting Abuse, but Not Penalties The procedures, which come into force on June 1, say church leaders must investigate abuse and cover-ups and must not interfere with secular inquiries....
13:18, 05/09/2019

Pope Francis to meet Putin before Vatican Ukraine meeting VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month. The meeting comes a day before Catholic leaders from Ukraine meet at the Vatican to discuss the fallout from the schism between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox...
13:17, 06/06/2019

Pope pleas for European unity, says ideologies threaten its existence Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Europe to stick together and revive the ideals of its founders on Sunday, saying ideologies and fear-mongering politicians were threatening its very existence as a bloc....
03:51, 06/03/2019

Synodus Horrenda: The Macabre Trial of the Corpse of Pope Formoso In AD 897 the holy space of the Basilica of St John of Lateran, Rome, was violated by a truly sinister event inside the dark walls of the house of God.  ...
05:00, 06/04/2019

Rains force pope to change Romania travel plans Pope Francis has arrived in Transylvania to visit Romania's most famous shrine on a day of rain-soaked travel to meet with the country's far-flung Catholic communities....
12:51, 06/01/2019

Pope Francis meets with Romanian president, religious leaders Pope Francis made his first visit to Romania on Friday, aiming to mend ties with the Orthodox Church, meet with Romanian leaders and visit medieval sites....
17:17, 05/31/2019

Bulgaria Offers Chilly Welcome as Pope Francis Tries to Mend a Schism A Bulgarian Orthodox prelate likened efforts to unify the churches to welcoming the Antichrist, while some Bulgarians shrugged off the pope’s pleas on behalf of migrants....
00:51, 05/07/2019

Coptic pope: Displacing Christians is bad for Middle East, Europe The displacement of Christians risks safety in the Middle East and Europe, Pope Tawadros II has told DW. The head of the Coptic Orthodox Church was in Germany to inaugurate a place of worship for the growing community....
13:00, 05/14/2019

Pope in Bulgaria tells refugees they bear cross of humanity Pope Francis has met with refugees in Bulgaria's showcase refugee center and told them they are bearing the "cross of humanity," after he urged the migrant-skeptic government to not close its eyes to their suffering during a visit to the Balkan natio...
09:51, 05/06/2019

The Latest: Orthodox Christian hardliner slams Pope visit One of the members of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, Metropolitan Nikolay of Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second biggest city, has called Francis’ visit an “an attack against Orthodoxy.”...
18:17, 05/06/2019

Pope defends migrants during trip to immigration-adverse Bulgaria Pope Francis said on Monday the plight of suffering immigrants and refugees was "the cross of humanity," taking up their case for the second consecutive day during a visit to Bulgaria that has put him at odds with the government....
17:00, 05/06/2019

Pope arrives to preach unity in polarized North Macedonia Pope Francis has met leaders in North Macedonia, the birthplace of Mother Theresa. He is expected to preach a message of unity in a country struggling with deepening political division....
10:51, 05/07/2019

Vatican launches women's football team with pope's blessing Team to make its debut against AS Roma’s women’s team on 26 MayThe Vatican has launched its first women’s football team, with a debut challenge against AS Roma’s Serie A women’s squad on 26 May.More than half of the team is made up of staff working w...
16:17, 05/14/2019

Pope Francis says attack at Libya migrant center intolerable Pope Francis has said that the international community shouldn’t tolerate acts of violence like the air attack that recently struck a detention center for migrants in Libya....
14:17, 07/07/2019

The Vatican editor who exposed the sexual abuse of nuns – and took on the Pope In the church women’s magazine, Lucetta Scaraffia exposed rape and secret abortions. Then, she and her team quit. She reveals what happenedOn 26 March, Lucetta Scaraffia sent a letter to Pope Francis. She was, at the time, the editor of the Vatican’s...
17:17, 05/08/2019

Pope issues new rules mandating the reporting of sexual abuse Pope Francis issued new global rules Thursday for reporting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, mandating for the first time that all dioceses set up systems for reporting abuse and cover-ups....
12:51, 05/09/2019

Pope Francis Changes Church Law Makes Reporting Sex Abuse Obligatory Pope Francis on Thursday passed a measure to oblige those who know about sex abuse in the Catholic Church to report it to their superiors, following a global clerical pedophilia scandal....
23:51, 05/09/2019

Roger Federer Gets the Pope Treatment on a Chaotic Day at the Italian Open While Federer was awed by the way fans responded to him at the Italian Open, other players were struggling to cope with poor conditions on and off the court....
02:34, 05/17/2019

War Stories: Lucas Pope and what almost sunk Return of the Obra Dinn Video shot and edited by Justin Wolfson. Click here for transcript. Lucas Pope is an important name in modern gaming—not only did he help bring us Uncharted and Uncharted 2, but he's also responsible for the indie smash hit Papers, Please, which ma...
19:17, 05/21/2019

Vladimir Putin shows up late for meeting with Pope Francis Authoritarian Russian President Vladimir Putin and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have things in common: Both men have met Pope Francis, and both seem to have trouble showing up for important meetings on time. According to reports, Putin had his third...
22:17, 07/04/2019

Pope Francis likens abortion to hiring 'hitman', says it's never acceptable Pope Francis on Saturday likened abortion to hiring a hitman and said the procedure can never be condoned, even if the unborn child is gravely sick or likely to die....
20:17, 05/25/2019

Putin to meet with the pope and Kremlin-friendly politicians in Rome But the Italian government hasn’t dramatically broken from policies favored by Washington and other European capitals, as was expected of the new populist leaders....
02:00, 07/03/2019

Pope Francis issues new law to force clergy to report sex abuse The groundbreaking new law requires clergy to report suspected cases of sexual abuse to their superiors — and report cases where abuse had been covered up. The law doesn't completely meet the demands of victims' groups....
15:00, 05/09/2019

Pope Francis Compares Abortion to Hiring a ‘Hitman’ and Says It Is Never Acceptable (VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis said Saturday that abortion can never be condoned, even when the fetus is gravely sick or likely to die, and urged doctors and priests to support families to carry such pregnancies to term. Speaking to a Vatican-sp...
15:51, 05/25/2019

Pope issues new rules for reporting sexual abuse and cover-ups Pope Francis issued new global rules Thursday for reporting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, mandating for the first time that all dioceses set up systems for reporting abuse and cover-ups....
16:00, 05/09/2019

Pope prays with Roma, Sinti people, decries prejudice Pope Francis has received and prayed with hundreds of people from Europe’s Roma and Sinti minority groups and told them that he suffers when he reads about abuse against them...
17:51, 05/09/2019

Pope decrees bishops must be directly accountable for sex abuse or cover-ups Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed....
16:34, 05/09/2019

Pope makes it mandatory for priests, nuns to report sex abuse Pope Francis issued a landmark decree on Thursday making bishops directly accountable for sexual abuse or covering it up, requiring clerics to report any cases to Church superiors and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed....
16:51, 05/09/2019

Pope Francis Issues New Church Law Regarding Clergy Sex Abuse. Victims Say It’s Not Enough (VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold...
02:17, 05/10/2019

Report: Lakers bring back Caldwell-Pope, McGee After missing out on Kawhi Leonard but landing Danny Green, the Los Angeles Lakers moved early Saturday to re-sign Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee to help fill out their roster, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne....
18:35, 07/06/2019

Pope Moves First African-American Priest Closer to Sainthood Pope Francis decreed the “heroic virtues” of the first African-American Catholic priest, thereby bringing a man who was born into slavery in the 19th century a step closer to becoming the first African-American saint....
01:00, 06/13/2019

Pope to beatify 7 Romanian martyrs in deeply symbolic Mass BLAJ, Romania (AP) — Pope Francis is paying homage to Catholics who were persecuted, tortured and killed during Romania’s communist regime as he beatifies seven bishop martyrs on his third and final day in the country. Francis is to preside ove...
13:00, 06/02/2019

Pope Expresses "Immense Sadness" At Photo Of Drowned Migrants Pope Francis expressed great sorrow at seeing a photo of a Salvadoran man and his 23-month-old daughter lying dead, face down in the Rio Grande river after trying to cross into the United States, the......
04:17, 06/27/2019

Vatican omitted part of pope’s crucial quote about McCarrick The Vatican communications office released only a partial transcript of Pope Francis’ comments about what he knew of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick...
10:51, 05/29/2019

| Pope Francis orders priests and nuns to report sex abuse The Roman Catholic Church's approximately one million clergy must report all suspicions of sexual abuse by church leaders at any and all levels, Pope Francis has ordered....
12:17, 05/10/2019

Pope offers Chinese clergy way to register with civil agency The Vatican is telling Catholic priests and bishops in China they can register as required by authorities while still professing loyalty to Pope Francis...
16:00, 06/28/2019

Conservative Catholic group wants Pope Francis denounced as a heretic "We take this measure as a last resort to respond to the accumulating harm caused by Pope Francis's words and actions over several years, which have given rise to one of the worst crises in the history of the Catholic Church," the group said in a 20-...
21:00, 05/01/2019

Pope Francis and Putin meet at Vatican, discuss Syria, Ukraine A day before he is scheduled to meet with Ukranian Catholic leaders, Pope Frances welcomed Russian  President Vladimir Putin Thursday, speaking with him for just under an hour about a variety of issues....
23:34, 07/04/2019

Pope Asks Roma People To Forgive Catholic Church's "Discrimination" Pope Francis on Sunday asked forgiveness in the name of the Catholic Church for the mistreatment of the Roma people, a move likely to increase tensions with Italy's anti-immigrant Interior Minister......
17:00, 06/02/2019

Pope accepts resignation of Brazilian bishop accused of extortion, cover-up Vilson Dias de Oliveira is under investigation for alleged extortion of priests in his diocese, and the covering-up of sexual abuse cases, according to Brazilian media reports....
16:51, 05/17/2019

Vatican omitted part of pope’s remarks about sex abuse priest McCarrick VATICAN CITY — The Vatican communications office released only a partial transcript of Pope Francis’ comments about what he knew of disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, omitting his claim that he didn’t remember if he had been told i...
18:00, 05/29/2019

Putin To Visit Pope In July, Likely To Pave Way For Papal Trip To Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Pope Francis next month, the Vatican said on Thursday, an encounter that could help pave the way for an historic papal trip to Russia....
12:17, 06/06/2019

Fernández de Kirchner airs views on Macri, Iran MoU, Pope in new book Former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announces release of her new book. Senator for Buenos Aires Province – and likely presidential candidate in October – will present the book on May 9 at the Buenos Aires International Book Fair....
22:51, 04/28/2019

Pope Francis said he would confront Donald Trump about building border walls Pope Francis has said he is willing to confront Donald Trump about some of his "cruel" policies and would tell him to his face that it is wrong to build border walls....
14:00, 05/29/2019

Pope Francis decries social media, propaganda during Pentecost Mass VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has lamented what he calls today’s “culture of insults” in the world. In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in St. Peter’s Square, Francis also decried that “the more we use social media,...
17:17, 06/09/2019

Pope says assisted suicide is ‘defeat for all’ after Dutch teen Noa Pothoven’s death Pope Francis condemned assisted suicide as a “defeat for all” after a mentally tormented Dutch teen starved herself to death with consent from doctors and her parents. Noa Pothoven, 17, was allowed to die Sunday in a hospital bed at her p...
16:34, 06/06/2019

Pope visits Romania 20 years after John Paul’s historic trip VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is heading to Romania for a three-day, cross-country pilgrimage that in many ways is completing the 1999 trip by St. John Paul II that marked the first-ever papal visit to a majority Orthodox country. Francis’ v...
06:51, 05/31/2019

Pope braves rain-soaked mountain roads for Transylvania Mass Pope Francis braved a rain-soaked, twisting drive through the mountains of Transylvania on Saturday to visit Romania’s most famous shrine, urging Romanian and ethnic Hungarian faithful to work together for their future...
15:51, 06/01/2019

Russia's Putin Arrives An Hour Late In Meet With Pope Francis Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Pope Francis for "very substantive" talks on Thursday, a day before Ukraine's Catholic leaders were due at the Vatican....
22:00, 07/04/2019

Pope issues law to force priests and nuns to report sexual abuse All Catholic priests and nuns will be required to report abuse and cover-ups by superiorsPope Francis has issued a new law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to chur...
13:18, 05/09/2019

Pope Francis Champions Refugees in Visit to Bulgaria, a Country Hostile to Them Francis began his first visit to Bulgaria and North Macedonia on Sunday by pushing to mend the 1,000-year schism between the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches....
17:34, 05/05/2019

Putin and pope hold 'substantive' talks in shadow of Ukraine crisis Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Pope Francis for "very substantive" talks on Thursday, a day before Ukraine's Catholic leaders were due at the Vatican....
22:17, 07/04/2019

Putin meets pope in shadow of Ukraine crisis, arrives late Russian President Vladimir Putin met Pope Francis on Thursday, a day before Ukraine's Catholic leaders were due at the Vatican to discuss their country's crisis, and amid speculation that his visit could be a prelude to the first trip by a pope to Ru...
17:00, 07/04/2019

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Meeting Raises Hopes For Peace: Pope Pope Francis praised on Sunday the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and said he hoped it would lead to peace....
00:34, 07/01/2019

Pope issues new law requiring priests, nuns to report abuse to church VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has issued a new law requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities, in a groundbreaking new effort to hold the Catholic hierar...
17:34, 05/09/2019

Pope Francis moves NYC Archbishop Sheen one step closer to sainthood Pope Francis officially recognized a miracle attributed to Sheen on Saturday, clearing the way for the beatification of the Emmy Award-winning cleric, who died in 1979....
06:51, 07/07/2019

Pope to visit North Macedonia as EU, NATO hopes rise on vote SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s leaders are hoping Pope Francis will strongly encourage greater integration in European institutions following the resolution of a decades-long name dispute with Greece and the election of a pro-...
09:51, 05/07/2019

Pope expresses 'immense sadness' at picture of drowned migrants in Rio Grande Pope Francis expressed great sorrow at seeing a photo of a Salvadoran man and his 23-month-old daughter lying dead, face down in the Rio Grande river after trying to cross into the United States, the Vatican said on Wednesday....
19:17, 06/26/2019

Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers Pope Francis said on Friday that carbon pricing is "essential" to stem global warming - his clearest statement yet in support of penalizing polluters - and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to science....
17:17, 06/14/2019

Our Father: Pope Francis approves changes to words of Lord's Prayer, reports say Instead of saying, "Lead us not into temptation," Catholics will say, Do not let us fall into temptation" during the Lord's Prayer, or Our Father.        ...
22:51, 06/06/2019

Is Vladimir Putin's Vatican visit a prelude to Pope Francis' flight to Russia? Pope Francis meets regularly with world leaders. Once. Maybe twice. But a trio of audiences is rare. That's led to speculation over what could be behind Russian President Putin's third trip to the Vatican....
22:51, 07/03/2019

Pope denies prior knowledge of now expelled U.S. cardinal McCarrick's sexual misconduct Pope Francis has denied he knew about sexual misconduct by former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick before the start of Church investigations that found him guilty....
02:17, 05/29/2019

Pope Francis Says Discrimination Against Migrants ‘Is an Alarm Bell Warning’ of World’s ‘Moral Decline’ (BRUSSELS) — A day after the European Parliament elections, Pope Francis issued his annual message on migrants and said the attitude that they are the source of all of society’s ills “is an alarm bell warning of the moral decline...
18:34, 05/27/2019

Hundreds in occupied building had no power for days. A Pope Francis aide climbed down a manhole to restore it A cardinal and aide to Pope Francis for charitable missions climbed down a manhole to restore power to hundreds of people, including children, who were living without electricity and hot water for days in a Rome building, according to local reports....
09:17, 05/13/2019

Pope Francis issues groundbreaking law requiring Catholic priests and nuns to report clergy sex abuse, cover-up Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a groundbreaking new effort to hold the Catholic hierar...
15:17, 05/09/2019

A Crisis Of Faith: Pope Francis Has Left The Catholic Church To Worship A Monster Truck He Saw Flatten 30 School Busses Today marks an abrupt end to the six-year reign of perhaps the most beloved and popular Pope of the modern era. On the steps of the Vatican this morning, Pope Francis announced that he is leaving the Catholic church to worship a monster truck he saw ...
00:00, 05/08/2019

Pope Francis prays for migrants in special Mass, says they 'must be helped' The closed-door Mass at St. Peter's Basilica celebrated Pope Francis' sixth anniversary of his visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa.        ...
03:17, 07/09/2019

'For the children': Aide to Pope Francis went down manhole to turn power back on for homeless Cardinal Konrad Krajewski told local media that he personally turned meters back on over the weekend at the building, without power since May 6.        ...
23:51, 05/13/2019

A Tanker War Would Rock the Oil Market Oil prices briefly surged following attacks attributed to Iran near the Strait of Hormuz, and comparisons to the ineffective Tanker War of the 1980s shouldn’t reassure us about how bad it could get....
21:34, 06/13/2019

Tanker ban bill: What it means, who is for and against it, and what’s next The so-called tanker ban bill, officially called Bill C-48 or the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act, is one step closer to becoming law after the Senate rejected a recommendation to dismiss the bill....
20:51, 06/07/2019

The oil tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were attacked Thursday, which left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both.        ...
16:51, 06/14/2019

Two tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman Ships owned by companies in Norway and Singapore were reportedly attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions are high in the region following attacks on four vessels last month....
16:34, 06/13/2019

Opinion: A Persian Gulf war can have no winners After the attacks on two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, the US is blaming Iran. How credible is the accusation, asks DW's Rainer Sollich, and could there be other powers at play?...
14:34, 06/15/2019

Mississippi Gulf Coast food and fun Coastal Mississippi is a place to seek out fresh, local cuisine, dive into the region’s history and discover everyday magic in the local towns.       ...
21:00, 06/10/2019

NHC says 20% chance of cyclone over Gulf of Mexico A broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico now has a 20% chance of developing into a cyclone, down from 40% earlier, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
23:51, 06/04/2019

Oil down for a second day as U.S. Gulf of Mexico output returns Oil prices fell for a second day on Tuesday as more production facilities returned to operation in the U.S. Gulf after Hurricane Barry swept through over the weekend, while Chinese economic data dimmed the outlook for crude demand....
05:51, 07/16/2019

Oil down as US Gulf of Mexico output returns Oil prices fell for a second day on Tuesday as more production facilities returned to operation in the U.S. Gulf after Hurricane Barry swept through over the weekend, while Chinese economic data dimmed the outlook for crude demand....
04:34, 07/16/2019

Oil falls about 2.5% as U.S. Gulf production returns Oil fell about 2.5% a barrel on Thursday, weighed down by weakness in U.S. equities markets and an expectation that crude output would rise in the Gulf of Mexico following last week's hurricane in the region....
00:17, 07/19/2019

UK Says Iran's Seizure Of Oil Tanker Is "Tit-For-Tat Situation" London on Saturday urged Iran to de-escalate tensions in the Gulf by releasing a British-flagged ship it said had been illegally seized in Omani waters in an "utterly unacceptable" gambit....
03:17, 07/21/2019

UK says Iran tanker will be freed, unless it goes to Syria The UK has told Iran that an Iranian tanker seized by British forces off the coast of Gibraltar last week would be released, so long as it did not go to Syria. Iran has pledged to continue oil exports....
03:17, 07/14/2019

Iran and U.K. Talk Over Tanker Crisis The U.K. and Iran sought to defuse tensions over a detained Iranian oil tanker in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar but failed to resolve an issue that has raised new fears about military conflict over commercial shipping lanes....
20:34, 07/14/2019

Iran says it aided an oil tanker in distress After US intelligence raised fears that a foreign tanker was forced into Iranian waters over the weekend, Iran said it assisted a vessel suffering a technical glitch....
20:00, 07/18/2019

UK says Iran tried to intercept British tanker Britain has said Iran tried to divert and intercept one of its commercial oil tankers, but was warned off by the Royal Navy. Tehran had warned Britain of "consequences" after one of its vessels was seized....
12:34, 07/11/2019

How the Oman tanker attack played out The attack on two tankers in a vital Gulf of Oman waterway Thursday comes at a time of heightened tensions between the United States and Iran in the oil-rich region and raises concerns of a potential conflict in the Middle East....
13:17, 06/14/2019

Oil tanker goes missing in Strait of Hormuz A Panama-flagged oil tanker based in the United Arab Emirates appeared switch off its transponder in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday and has not been heard from since, according to ship-tracking data....
20:17, 07/16/2019

Concern grows over UAE oil tanker last seen off Iran US defence official says it ‘has suspicions’ vessel out of contact since Saturday has been seized by IranThe US “has suspicions” that a Gulf oil tanker out of contact since it stopped transmitting its location on Saturday has been seized by Iran, a d...
18:34, 07/16/2019

Iran says it has captured a British oil tanker Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said its navy has captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Follow here for the latest....
00:34, 07/20/2019

Oil tanker explosion kills at least 55 people An oil tanker explosion in Niger killed at least 55 people, some of whom were trying to collect spilled fuel after the vehicle overturned, authorities say....
22:34, 05/06/2019

Two tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman — reports Ships owned by companies in Norway and Singapore were reportedly attacked near the Strait of Hormuz. Diplomatic tensions are high in the region following attacks on four vessels last month....
11:51, 06/13/2019

How the Gulf War combat debut of 'stealth and GPS' transformed war When GPS-enabled sensors pinpointed enemy targets, surveillance aircraft monitored enemy troop movements and stealth bombers eluded radar tracking from air defenses in the opening days of Operation Desert Storm decades ago -- in January of 1991 – ver...
23:34, 05/24/2019

Tropical depression likely to form in Gulf of Mexico: U.S. NHC A storm system in the Gulf of Mexico could develop into a tropical depression later on Thursday, likely bringing hurricane conditions across the north-central gulf coast over the next couple of days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said....
10:00, 07/11/2019

China's Xi says Gulf stands at 'crossroads of war and peace' The Gulf region is in a very sensitive situation and is "standing at a crossroads of war and peace", Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday, calling for calm and restraint and talks to resolve the issue....
08:34, 06/28/2019

U.S. Bolsters Its Gulf Defenses to Counter Iran The U.S. military plans to deploy a Patriot antimissile system to the Persian Gulf area and will beef up its naval presence in response to growing threats from Iran, the Pentagon said....
05:00, 05/11/2019

Investors Bet Against Persian Gulf Debt Boom Some contrarian investors are increasing bets against bonds of countries in the oil-rich Persian Gulf, figuring a wave of issuance that has led to huge debt loads will come back to bite issuers....
19:00, 05/09/2019

He’s a Gulf War vet who stepped up during Katrina. Now he’s an environmental crusader Retired Lt Gen Russel Honoré commands what he’s named the ‘Green Army’ against toxic pollution in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’Retired Lt Gen Russel Honoré knows a stupid plan when he sees one.It was the day after Hurricane Katrina had wrought catastrop...
16:34, 07/17/2019

Key events raising tensions in the Persian Gulf Tensions between the United States and Iran have soared in recent weeks, with Washington dispatching warships and bombers to the Persian Gulf, and Tehran threatening to resume higher uranium enrichment. The tensions come a year after President Donald...
20:17, 05/20/2019

Oil and gas producers in the Gulf of Mexico restart after Barry US oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the more than nearly 74% production shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the US offshore drilling regulator said....
03:17, 07/16/2019

Iranian missiles can hit U.S. ships in Gulf: Guards A deputy head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said short-range Iranian missiles could reach U.S. warships in the Gulf, and the United States could not afford a new war, the semi-official news agency Fars reported on Friday....
18:17, 05/17/2019

NHC says 70% chance of cyclone over northeastern Gulf of Mexico A broad low pressure area that has emerged over Apalachee Bay in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico has a 70% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
20:34, 07/09/2019

US military build-up in Gulf 'concerning', says NATO boss The NATO secretary general has said he is "concerned" about a build-up of US forces in the the Gulf and warned it could lead to an accidental conflict....
02:00, 05/15/2019

U.N. chief says essential to avoid escalation in the Gulf United Nations chief Antonio Guterres warned on Sunday that it is essential to avoid "any form of escalation" in the Gulf as tensions continue to rise following the shooting down of an unmanned U.S. drone this week by Iran....
14:51, 06/23/2019

Pompeo: US forces in Persian Gulf just a deterrent The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons....
22:17, 06/18/2019

EU concerned over Gulf developments, but sees no need to intervene European Union leaders are very concerned about the tensions between Iran and the United State in the Gulf, but see no reason to intervene with a specific statement of their own, their chairman Donald Tusk said on Friday after an EU summit....
15:17, 06/21/2019

NHC says 40% chance of cyclone over southwestern Gulf of Mexico Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico now has 40% chance of developing into a cyclone, down from 60% earlier, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday....
15:34, 06/04/2019

AP EXPLAINS: Why send a US aircraft carrier to the Gulf? DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group is being deployed to the Persian Gulf to counter an alleged but still-unspecified threat from Iran, the latest in a long line of such deployments to the strategi...
17:34, 05/12/2019

Iran Says It Has Seized a British-Flagged Oil Tanker Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Friday that it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, as another vessel, bound for Saudi Arabia, lost contact with its owners and abruptly changed course toward Iran....
22:17, 07/19/2019

Markets Right Now: Stocks up as oil jumps on tanker attack NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Stocks are rising early Thursday as a jump in the price of oil boosts energy companies. U.S. oil rose 3.3% after two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of...
16:17, 06/13/2019

U.S. unsure about circumstances of tanker towed to Iran U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran asserts, creating a mystery at sea at a time of high tension in the Gulf....
20:34, 07/17/2019

| At least 10 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast At least 10 people were killed and more than 50 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed off the road and exploded as people gathered fuel, the emergency services said....
01:00, 07/03/2019

The Latest: Damaged oil tanker arrives off UAE coast DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 10:45 a.m. The Norwegian-owned oil tanker Front Altair, which caught fire after being apparently attacked last week in the Gulf of Oman, has arrived ...
10:17, 06/16/2019

Nigeria oil tanker explosion kills at least 50 people At least 50 people died, and 101 people were injured after they rushed to scoop fuel from an overturned tanker and the vehicle exploded in central Nigeria, officials said Tuesday....
21:34, 07/02/2019

UK may help release Iranian oil tanker if it gets Syria guarantee Jeremy Hunt asked Iran for assurance that detained ship Grace 1 will not go to SyriaForeign minister Jeremy Hunt said he told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that Britain would facilitate the release of the detained Grace 1 oil tanker if there we...
22:00, 07/13/2019

The Latest: Operator says it lost contact with oil tanker The operator of oil tanker Stena Impero says it is unable to contact the ship after it was approached by unidentified vessels and a helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz...
21:00, 07/19/2019

Iran Accuses U.S. of Framing It for Tanker Sabotage Attacks on oil tankers and facilities in the Persian Gulf have set the Middle East on edge, as Iranian officials accused officials in the Trump administration of trying to pull it into a war with the U.S. and its regional allies....
23:00, 05/14/2019

Gibraltar detains oil tanker headed for Syria The tanker is believed to have been transporting crude oil from Iran to Syria which would violate both US and EU sanctions. It may have been intercepted in Spanish waters....
17:17, 07/04/2019

Syria-bound oil tanker detained in Gibraltar The government of Gibraltar says it has detained a large tanker that is believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Iranian crude oil to war-ravaged Syria....
11:34, 07/04/2019

Oil tanker explosion kills at least 55 people in Niger An oil tanker explosion in Niger killed at least 55 people, some of whom were trying to collect spilled fuel after the vehicle overturned, authorities say....
12:00, 05/07/2019

Iran 'may have seized' oil tanker that went off radar at weekend Iran may have seized a small oil tanker travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after its tracker stopped transmitting its location, a US official has said....
23:17, 07/16/2019

Iran: UK ‘should be scared’ of retaliation over seized tanker Iran said Saturday the United Kingdom should be “scared” of possible retaliation after the Royal Marines captured an Iranian supertanker in Gibraltar. “I am openly saying that Britain should be scared of Iran’s retaliatory measures over t...
17:35, 07/06/2019

The Latest: Iran says it helped a tanker with tow to harbor An Iranian news agency quotes a Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying Iran helped an oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz amid U.S. concern that Tehran seized one there...
05:00, 07/17/2019

Iran oil tanker breaks down in Red Sea off Saudi coast An Iranian oil tanker carrying over 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffered a malfunction in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, authorities said....
11:17, 05/02/2019

2 US drones targeted before tanker attack, officials say _____ U.S. officials say two American drones were targeted by Iranian-backed forces before the attack on two tankers earlier this week in the Gulf of Oman. NBC’s Courtney Kube reports for TODAY....
01:51, 06/16/2019

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker: state TV Iran's Revolutionary Guards told state TV the foreign tanker was smuggling oil through the Persian Gulf. Recent incidents involving vessels in the region have led to escalating tensions between Tehran and the West....
14:17, 07/18/2019

UK Says "Looking At Options" To Respond To Iran After Tanker Seized Britain is looking into a series of options to respond to Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, junior defence minister Tobias Ellwood said on Sunday when asked whether London was considering......
16:00, 07/21/2019

Three missing after blast on oil tanker in Russia's Makhachkala Three people were missing and two injured on Tuesday after a blast on an oil tanker caused a fire while it was pumping oil in the southern Russian port of Makhachkala, Russia's Transport Ministry said....
10:00, 06/11/2019

Gibraltar says it took decision to detain Iranian tanker Gibraltar took the decision to seize an Iranian tanker last week solely because the ship was in breach of European Union sanctions and not on the request of any other country, the British territory's chief minister said on Friday....
13:51, 07/12/2019

Former Guard commander says Iran should seize UK oil tanker A former leader of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says the Islamic Republic should consider seizing a British oil tanker in response to authorities detaining an Iranian oil tanker off the coast Gibraltar...
12:00, 07/05/2019

US says Iran removed unexploded mine from oil tanker The U.S. military's Central Command has released a video is says shows Iranian forces removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the two ships suspected to have been attacked near the Strait of Hormuz....
04:34, 06/14/2019

Ships in Gulf were attacked, other vessels at risk: INTERTANKO The tanker association INTERTANKO said on Thursday that two vessels had been attacked in the Middle East and there were growing worries for the safety of ships and their crews sailing through the Strait of Hormuz....
14:34, 06/13/2019

Airlines Avoid Persian Gulf After Downed Drone Several airlines rerouted flights to avoid airspace over the Persian Gulf after Iran shot down an American military drone, disrupting air travel around one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs....
13:51, 06/22/2019

Opinion: Iran's calculated escalation in the Persian Gulf Iranian speedboats recently went after a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Despite this provocation, the Iranian regime is not out for war, says Rainer Hermann of German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung....
14:34, 07/14/2019

Top NRI Businessmen In Gulf Praise Union Budget 2019 Several leading Non-Resident Indians and businessmen in the Gulf region on Friday welcomed India's Union Budget for 2019-20 and listed rural electrification, agricultural, support to start-ups, women......
17:00, 07/05/2019

The Latest: Spain pulls its frigate from near Persian Gulf DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the reported sabotage attacks on ships near the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Spain has temporarily pulled out a frigate that was part of...
10:00, 05/14/2019

China's Xi says the Gulf region stands at 'crossroads of war and peace' Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that the Gulf region is in a very sensitive situation following increased tensions between Iran and the United States....
17:17, 06/28/2019

Iran will get the blame, but the Gulf of Oman truth is likely a lot murkier As the plumes rise from a brazen attack in the Gulf of Oman, oil brokers and diplomats are panicking about another lurch toward confrontation In the Middle East....
18:51, 06/13/2019

Trump creates doubt over use of U.S. force to protect Gulf oil U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran from getting a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would back the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies that Washington fears may be under threat by Iran....
00:00, 06/19/2019

U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil, gas producers begin restarting after Barry U.S. oil companies on Monday began restoring some of the more than nearly 74% production shut at U.S. Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of Hurricane Barry, the U.S. offshore drilling regulator said....
00:17, 07/16/2019

U.S. economic plan decried by Palestinians but gets cautious nod in Gulf Palestinians on Wednesday poured scorn on the Trump administration's $50 billion investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, but U.S. Gulf Arab allies said the economic initiative had promise if a political settlement is reached....
21:51, 06/26/2019

Saudi Oil Tankers Attacked Before Entering Persian Gulf Two Saudi Arabian oil tankers suffered significant damage in an attack over the weekend near the Strait of Hormuz, the kingdom’s energy minister said, amid heightened military tensions in the Persian Gulf....
09:00, 05/13/2019

Yemen’s Civil War Is Spilling Deeper Into the Gulf Region Yemen’s four-year civil war is spilling deeper into the oil-rich Persian Gulf region. Saudi Arabia, with its Sunni majority, intervened to support the government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi; Iran, which has a Shiite majority, aids the Houthi ...
19:34, 05/20/2019

| Russia, China warn US over sending 1 000 new troops to the Gulf The US is "pumping up tensions" and could open "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after announcing it will deploy 1 000 more troops to the already volatile region, Russia and China have said....
09:17, 06/19/2019

Iran Seizes Two Tankers in Persian Gulf, Britain Says Britain’s foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that the Iranian authorities had seized “a British-flagged vessel and a Liberian-flagged vessel” in the Strait of Hormuz....
22:51, 07/19/2019

F.A.A. Warns U.S. Aircraft of ‘Increasing’ Risk Over Persian Gulf Amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran, the agency directed airliners to exercise caution when flying in the region to avoid “misidentification.”...
20:17, 05/18/2019

The Latest: US conducts navy exercises in Persian Gulf DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The U.S. Navy says it has conducted exercises in the...
16:51, 05/19/2019

The Latest: Iran’s Guard denies any confrontation in Gulf Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied British allegations of a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have executed them immediately...
08:34, 07/11/2019

Rouhani says U.S. drone's 'intrusion' stokes tensions in Gulf President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday accused the United States of stoking tensions in the Gulf through what Iran has called the violation of its airspace by a U.S. military drone, which Tehran shot down, the semi-official Fars news agency reported....
14:51, 06/23/2019

US warns airliners about risks of flying over Persian Gulf US diplomats have warned that US air carriers and commercial operators flying over the Persian Gulf face a risk from being "misidentified" as tensions between US and Iran continue to escalate....
13:17, 05/18/2019

| Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian drone Tensions in the Gulf region mounted Thursday as US President Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz....
14:17, 07/20/2019

Budding tropical storm expected to become Gulf hurricane A budding tropical storm over the northern Gulf of Mexico is expected to reach hurricane strength and is likely to produce flooding and a damaging storm surge with landfall between central Louisiana and Texas....
16:17, 07/11/2019

Oil rises on falling U.S. stockpiles, Gulf storm forecast Oil prices rose on Wednesday after industry data showed U.S. stockpiles fell far more than expected, alleviating concerns about oversupply, while major U.S. producers evacuated rigs in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a brewing storm....
09:00, 07/10/2019

Did Iran Attack Ships in the Gulf? What the Evidence Shows. A Times analysis of video released by the U.S. Defense Department indicates that an Iranian patrol boat removed an object from the hull of a stricken tanker in the Gulf of Oman on June 13. The object may have been a limpet mine....
06:17, 06/15/2019