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The way Iran seized British-registered oil tanker speaks volumes

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor The way Iran seized the Stena Impero speaks volumes. Boarded using a helicopter and military speedboats, then ordered into port. That is exactly what happened to the Grace 1 Iranian supertanker seized by Gibraltarian forces just over a week ago. Iranians will like the symmetry of the two operations. Image: Read More

‘Alter your course’: Audio of moment Iranians warn UK-flagged tanker

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By Chris Robertson and Emily Mee, news reporters New audio has been released of both the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the HMS Montrose giving instructions to a British-flagged tanker before it was “illegally” seized by Tehran. In the audio, the Revolutionary Guard can be heard telling the Stena Impero: “If you obey, you will be Read More

Iran’s actions are an ‘illegal interference’ – UK tells UN

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz “constitutes illegal interference”, the UK has said in a letter to the United Nations Security Council. The ship was in Omani territorial waters and was “exercising the lawful right of transit passage in an international strait”, Britain’s UN mission Read More

100,000+ brave rain in Hong Kong in show of support to police

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Tens of thousands of people showed up for a rally in support of police officers in Hong Kong days after a video emerged showing protesters brutally beating a riot cop. Several Chinese flags were spotted in the crowd. The rally on Saturday evening drew in thousands of locals, including representatives of local minorities, immigrants and Read More

Twitter mutes 3 Iranian news agencies after British tanker seizure

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Farsi accounts of three Iranian news agencies have been suspended on Twitter since Friday, shortly after they reported the capture of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. Twitter says the events are unrelated, though. Two Farsi-language Twitter pages of the Mehr news agency, as well as pages belonging to the Young Journalists Club Read More

Iran’s actions are an ‘illegal interference’, UK officials say

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By Emily Mee, news reporter UK officials say Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz “constitutes illegal interference”. The ship was in Omani territorial waters and was “exercising the lawful right of transit passage in an international strait”, Britain’s UN mission wrote in a letter to the United Nations Security Council. Read More

British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo for 7 days as ‘precaution’

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The UK’s flag carrier has apparently suspended all its flights to the capital of Egypt for a whole week, calling the move a “precaution.” Germany’s Lufthansa reportedly followed suit. The abrupt move was made by British Airways on Saturday and quietly announced to the customers through letters that provided little insight into why the “precaution” Read More

British Airways suspends flights to Cairo for seven days

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British Airways says it is suspending flights to Cairo for seven days “as a precaution”. In a statement, the airline said: “We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment. “The safety and security Read More

The way Iran seized the UK-flagged oil tanker speaks volumes

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor The way Iran seized the Stena Impero speaks volumes. Boarded using a helicopter and military speedboats, then ordered into port. That is exactly what happened to the Grace 1 Iranian supertanker seized by Gibraltarian forces just over a week ago. Iranians will like the symmetry of the two operations. Image: Read More

Iranian state media releases footage of oil tanker seizure

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Footage showing the moment Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz has been released – with the UK describing the incident as a “hostile act”. The video, released by Iranian state media, shows armed troops wearing ski masks sitting in a helicopter as it Read More