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US presses other countries to police Strait of Hormuz

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Highlights Pompeo, Trump want China, Japan to protect energy flows Trump calls tanker attacks ‘minor,’ downplays supply impact US sending 1,000 troops to Middle East Washington — The Trump administration Tuesday pressed other countries to step up their efforts to protect navigation through the Strait of Hormuz, while also downplaying the market impact of recent Read More

US increases Middle East troops after claiming photos link Iran to tanker blasts

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The US is to send another 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to what it describes as “hostile behaviour’ by Iranian forces. The move follows the release by the Pentagon of new images it says show Iran’s Revolutionary Guardwere behind the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week. Read More

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

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The US Navy has released new photos of the aftermath of the attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The images are said to show an Iranian speedboat, approaching one of the vessels to remove an unexploded limpet mine. The new images show the same episode earlier featured in a very low-quality black Read More

3 Delhi officers suspended following public outrage over driver’s brutal beating (VIDEOS)

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Three Delhi policemen have been suspended over the brutal beating of a man in the street following a fender bender in India. Viral footage of the altercation sparked a protest and police investigation. The incident reportedly occurred after taxi driver, Sarabjeet Singh, and his 16-year-old son Balwant Singh, bumped into a police vehicle in Mukherjee Read More

Explosions rock Syrian military zone in suburbs of Damascus (PHOTOS)

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Published time: 15 Jun, 2019 15:36 Edited time: 15 Jun, 2019 16:18 A large explosion has hit a military zone in the Syrian capital of Damascus, Syrian state TV reported. Following the initial report, pictures surfaced on social media claiming to show the aftermath of the blast. The explosion was reported around 6pm local time Read More

Saudi Arabia strongly backs ‘swift response’ after Gulf of Oman incident

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A Saudi minister is demanding a “swift and decisive response” to any threat to global oil supplies, calling the recent attacks on two tankers “a terrorist act.” Riyadh has agreed with US claims that Iran was behind that incident. A “swift and decisive response to the threat to energy supply” is needed to ensure “the Read More

Cui bono? Iran has ‘no reason’ to torpedo oil tankers in Gulf of Oman & ‘go to war’

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Despite accusations from Washington, Iran has no motive for instigating the attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, analysts told RT, stressing that the suspicious incident has harmed, rather than helped, Tehran. Iran rescued 44 sailors from two tankers, ‘Front Altair’ and ‘Kokuka Courageous,’ after the vessels came under attack on Thursday. Secretary Read More

‘Iran written all over it’: Trump accuses Tehran of carrying out tanker attacks

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US President Donald Trump has accused Iran of being behind the recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, claiming that the evidence points squarely towards Tehran. Speaking about the attacks with Fox News on Friday morning, Trump said the evidence gathered by the US about them has “essentially got Iran written all Read More

U.S. farmers experimenting with hemp as China trade war drags on

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HAYSVILLE, Kansas (Reuters) – A growing number of U.S. farmers battered by low grain prices and the threat of a prolonged trade war with China are seeking salvation in a plant that until recently was illegal: hemp. A cousin of cannabis plants that produce marijuana, hemp is used in products ranging from food to building Read More