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UAE refuses to accuse any nation of tanker attacks without ‘proof’ as US points finger at Iran

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The United Arab Emirates would not back US accusations that Iran was responsible for attacks on four oil tankers off the UAE coast because it would need “scientifically confirmed” evidence to do so, its foreign minister said. “We cannot accuse any nation at the moment because we don’t have indisputable proof,” Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Read More

Swiss ban planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia, UAE

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FILE PHOTO: A Pilatus logo is pictured on the company booth during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) at Cointrin airport in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse ZURICH (Reuters) – The Swiss foreign ministry on Wednesday banned planemaker Pilatus from operating in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, saying the Read More

UAE seeks to secure energy supplies, defuse Middle East tensions: ADNOC CEO

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London — The UAE will cooperate with its allies to tamp down rising tensions in the Middle East and ensure secure energy shipments in the world’s largest oil producing region, the head of Abu Dhabi’s state-owned oil company said Tuesday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “The Read More

Pompeo ‘is still a CIA director who takes over State Department’ – China’s Global Times editor

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Published time: 25 Jun, 2019 04:12 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “can no longer play the role of a top US diplomat,” Global Times editor Hu Xijin tweeted, declaring the former spook “has become the most troublesome US official for China.” “To China, he is still a CIA director who takes over the State Department,” Read More

Russia, US & Israel hold security talks as Middle East turns into ‘battlefield’ against Iran

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Blaming Iran for all the problems of the Middle East is just bad policy, Moscow has said as the national security advisers from Russia, Israel and the US meet in Jerusalem to discuss escalating tensions in the region. “Just like us, Iran is legitimately present on Syrian territory to help fight terrorists, invited by the Read More

Russia says it will counter ‘illegal’ US sanctions on Iran

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By Tom Gillespie, news reporter Russia says it will counter “illegal” sanctions Donald Trump plans to impose on Iran after the downing of a US drone. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov has not revealed what steps Russia would take in response to the measures taken by Donald Trump aimed at stopping the country from obtaining Read More

Trump warns of more Iran sanctions with fewer targets remaining

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By Saleha Mohsin and Ladane Nasseri on 6/24/2019 WASHINGTON and DUBAI (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump is threatening Iran with additional sanctions on Monday, but there’s not much left for the U.S. to target because most of the Islamic Republic’s economy has been crippled by earlier penalties. The U.S. is already sanctioning significant sectors including Read More

UAE civil aviation authority instructs airlines to take necessary safety measures: WAM

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CAIRO (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority on Saturday instructed airlines registered in the country to take necessary measures given current risks in the region, Emirates News Agency (WAM) said. Operators should “evaluate the affected flying zones and …put in place the necessary measures to avoid operating in areas that may Read More

Factbox: International airlines’ response to FAA on Iran airspace

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency order on Thursday prohibiting U.S. air carriers from flying in Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions. FILE PHOTO: A British Airways aircraft takes off from Heathrow Airport in west London, Britain, February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah Read More

Airlines reroute flights to avoid Iranian airspace in the Gulf

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European carriers British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa and others have rerouted their flights to avoid Iranian airspace. The FAA had banned US civilian aircraft from parts of the Gulf, after an American drone was downed by Tehran. The UK’s flagship airline, British Airways, announced that it will adhere to the guidance issued by the US Federal Read More