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Cyclone Shaheen: At least ten dead as tropical storm lashes Iran, Oman

At least ten people died after tropical cyclone Shaheen battered parts of Iran and Oman. The storm arrived in the area on Sunday, with winds between 120 and 150 km/hr as it made landfall. Thousands have been evacuated from coastal areas in Oman. Streets in the capital, Muscat, have been submerged. Shaheen was later downgraded […]

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MT Mercer Street: Iranian drone laden with explosives attacked oil tanker off Oman, US inquiry concludes

The United States announced results of its forensic investigation into last week’s fatal drone attack on a merchant tanker off Oman. The US military’s Central Command said experts concluded that the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was produced in Iran. The evidence has been shared with explosives experts in Britain and Israel who concurred with the […]

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Iran and Israel trade accusations over deadly tanker attack off Oman’s coast killing two crew members

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett accused Iran for its involvement in a deadly tanker attack off Oman and called Tehran’s accusations baseless. Two crew members died when the MV Mercer Street, operated by an Israeli-owned firm, was attacked on Thursday. Mr Bennett warned “we know how to send a message to Iran”, while Tehran said […]

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Oil tanker attacked off the coast of Oman in the Arabian sea, 2 crew members killed

Two crew members reportedly have been killed in an attack on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea. Zodiac Maritime, the London-based Israeli company that operates the tanker, said a British and a Romanian citizen had died in the attack late on Thursday. The UK Ministry of Defence confirmed an […]

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Iranian Navy’s friendly fire incident kills 19 sailors in Gulf of Oman

Nineteen sailors have been killed and 15 others injured in an accident involving Iranian naval vessels in the Gulf of Oman, Iran’s navy has said. Iranian media reported that the support ship Konarak was hit by a new anti-ship missile being tested by the frigate Jamaran during an exercise on Sunday. The Konarak had been […]

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Oman’s ruler, Sultan Qaboos Dies without an heir. Now 80 men eye top post.

Sultan Qaboos, the longest-reigning leader of the modern Arab world, has died at the age of 79, the royal court said Saturday. “With great sorrow and deep sadness… the royal court mourns His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who passed away on Friday,” the court said in a statement. Qaboos, who has ruled since 1970 […]