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The  tanker  Mercer Street off the port of the Gulf Emirate of Fujairah in the UAE. On July 29th two of its crew members   were killed off Oman in what appears to be a drone attack. Photograph:   Karim Sahib/AFP via Getty Images

Iranian-backed forces are believed to have seized an oil tanker in the Gulf off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, three maritime security source(...)

File image of the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Mercer Street off Cape Town, South Africa. File photograph: Johan Victor via AP

A Briton and a Romanian were killed when an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker came under attack on Thursday off the coast of Oman, the vessel’s(...)

The interior of the Fordow Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, in the north of Iran. Photograph: Atomic Energy Organization of Iran/AFP via Getty Images

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a South Korean vessel “for polluting the Persian Gulf with chemicals”, amid rising tensions between Iran and t(...)

Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday as  the U.S. Navy rushed to assist amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. Photograph: ISNA/AP

The Strait of Hormuz, sometimes described as the world’s most important oil choke point, is a gateway for almost a third of all crude oil and other pe(...)

Anwar Gargash, the United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs, has called on the UN Security Council to help hold accountable the perpetrators of an attack on four oil tankers off the coast of the  UAE last month. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Attacks on four oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates last month were “most likely” perpetrated by a “state actor”, the United Nations(...)

A helicopter hovers with an oil tanker in the background as the USS John C Stennis makes its way to the Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, December 21st, 2018. File photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an att(...)

Diego Maradona meets members of Éire Óg GAA club in Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.

One of the world’s newest GAA clubs has found itself a celebrity fan - Diego Maradona. By coincidence the players from Éire Óg in the United Arab Em(...)