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UK oil tanker seized by Iran could be released soon

The Stena Impero is expected to be released within a few days says Swedish broadcasters SVT.

As tanker sets sail off Gibraltar, Iran warns US against its...

The final destination of the supertanker and its 2.1 million barrels of oil remains unclear with Greek authorities yet to confirm that it is expected to dock there.

China might escort ships in Gulf under US proposal

China has traditionally played a small role in Middle East conflicts or diplomacy despite its reliance on regional oil but has increased its profile under President Xi Jinping.

UK to join US-led maritime security mission in Gulf

A British security source says the focus of the new mission would be protecting the security of shipping, and that Britain would not be joining US sanctions against Iran.

Iran Guards confiscate British tanker in Strait of Hormuz

The latest incident comes as US President Donald Trump insisted on Friday that the military had downed an Iranian drone.

Gulf tensions rise as US shoots down Iranian drone

It is the first US military engagement with Iran following a series of increasingly serious incidents.

Britain says it fended off Iranian attempt to block its oil...

Tensions between Iran and Britain escalates as the latter claims the former's vessels tried to block a tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz. 

Oil export disruptions through Hormuz will impact Iraq’s economy, says PM

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi says any disruption to oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz will be a 'major obstacle' for his country's economy which has too few oil export outlets.

Trump: ‘Iran made a very big mistake!’

The drone shooting adds to growing tensions as Tehran pushes back against surging US diplomatic, economic and military pressure.

Iran ‘responsible’ for Gulf of Oman attacks says Pompeo

'It is the assessment of the United States that the Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for the attacks,' Pompeo says.

Trump says it would be big mistake for Iran to try...

The United States has ratchet up sanctions on Iran, saying it wants to reduce its oil exports to zero.

Iran moving main oil export terminal out of Gulf

Iran has in the past repeatedly threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz - which is used by its Gulf rivals including Saudi Arabia - when faced with sanctions on its oil exports and possible military action by the US.

Iran seen readying major exercise as tensions with US simmer

The US military confirmed it has seen an increase in Iranian activity, including in the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic waterway for oil shipments that Iran's Revolutionary Guards have threatened to block.