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US warns airliners about risks of flying over Persian Gulf

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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. The warning relayed on Saturday by officials in Kuwait and the UAE came from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice to pilots published on Read More

2 US destroyers enter Persian Gulf amid tensions with Iran

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Two US Navy warships armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles have entered the Persian Gulf with a carrier strike group on stand-by off the coast of Oman, as Washington keeps accusing Tehran of planning to attack “American interests.” Guided missile destroyers USS Gonzalez (DDG-66) and USS McFaul (DDG-74) transited the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday afternoon, Read More

Presidential hopeful Warren unveils bill to protect U.S. military from climate change

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Wednesday she is introducing a bill to toughen the U.S. military against future climate change damage and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at certain bases in a little over 10 years. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during Read More

Foreign Office ‘in crisis mode’ over US-Iran tensions

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By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Britain’s Foreign Office has gone into crisis mode because of rising tensions in the Gulf between the United States and Iran, Sky News can reveal. Crisis mode is a formal status which can lead to staffing being increased to 24 hours per day at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Read More

‘Don’t test us’: UK’s Iranian ambassador issues warning to US

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor Iran’s ambassador to the UK has used an exclusive interview with Sky News to issue a stark warning about the prospect of war in the Middle East. “Don’t test us” was the message from Hamid Baeidinejad in the wake of escalating sabre rattling from Donald Trump’s administration. With America threatening Read More

Ukraine resumes oil transit to European consumers via Druzhba pipeline

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Ukrainian energy company Ukrtransnafta has resumed crude transfers to the EU along the Druzhba pipeline, after the supplies were halted due to contamination. The crude started running through the pipeline at 11:35am GMT on Saturday, Ukrtransnafta wrote on Facebook. The transit was resumed after specialists from Hungarian firm MOL “conducted additional analyses of the oil Read More

US sends warship and missiles to Middle East to counter Iran

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The United States is sending a warship and a Patriot air defence missile system to the Middle East to counter threats from Iran. The USS Arlington, an amphibious ship designed to carry Marines and combat helicopters, is heading to the region from Europe over concerns Tehran may be planning an attack on American forces or Read More

US deploying even more missiles to Middle East as Iran saber-rattling reaches fever pitch

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The US is sending a battery of Patriot missiles to join the carrier strike group and bomber task force currently “protecting” American interests in the Middle East from Iran, still insisting the buildup is merely defensive. The missiles and transport ship USS Arlington are being deployed to the region “in response to indications of heightened Read More

US launches two missile tests right after NK fires pair of projectiles

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Just minutes after North Korea fired two short-range missiles, the US launched an intercontinental ballistic missile test, followed by a submarine ballistic missile test. US officials say the timing was coincidental. The North Korean launch took place at 4:40pm local time from the Sino-ri missile base and the projectiles flew a distance of 260 and Read More