Whether four oil tankers in the Gulf were attacked by Iran or whether the incident was orchestrated by the US, both should desist for the sake of peace, says John Andrews.
In a midsummer week that may culminate when — if — the sinister buffoon Boris Johnson becomes the 14th British prime minister of Queen Elizabeth’s near seven-decade reign, it is not hard to argue that politics have failed.
Promoting a new nuclear deal would not lead to normalisation of diplomatic ties with Iran, but it would dramatically reduce the chance of war, writes Richard N Haass.
The US military has released a video it said showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard removing an unexploded limpet mine from one of the oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz.
Cruising sceptic Diane McDermott spent a week around Dubai and its environs, taking in dubious marketplaces, majestic building, and the Brilliance of the Seas.
At least 12 people have died from Cyclone Gonu in the Arabian Peninsula sultanate, a spokesman for the Royal Oman Police told Oman TV today.
Thousands of people have fled low-lying areas in Oman as the strongest cyclone to hit the region in 60 years heads towards the oil-rich Persian Gulf, with southern Iran next in its path.
A massive British oil tanker collided with another carrier in the Gulf of Oman today, but no oil was spilled.
Two massive oil tankers collided early today, 15 miles off the United Arab Emirates port of Fujairah in the Gulf of Oman, oil sources said.
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