DUBAI/LONDON The British territory of Gibraltar will not yet release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean despite an Iranian report that it could do so on Tuesday, an official Gibraltar source said.
DUBAI Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran's state media reported on Sunday, in a show of power amid heightened tension with the West. | Video
DUBAI President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that Iran was ready for the worst in an uphill struggle to salvage its nuclear deal with world powers abandoned by the United States, but that he was sure Tehran would eventually prevail.
London/Dubai/Panama-Stadt Sie waren gerade mitten auf dem Weg vom Iran rund um Afrika ins Mittelmeer, als die Seeleute an Bord des Öltankers Grace 1 die Flagge Panamas einholen mussten.
LONDON/DUBAI/PANAMA CITY Somewhere on its journey from the waters off Iran, around Africa's southern tip and into the Mediterranean, the Grace 1 oil tanker lost the flag under which it sailed and ceased to be registered to Panama. Iran later claimed it as its own.
DUBAI/LONDON Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday, with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago. | Video
LONDON/DUBAI Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. | Video
DUBAI/WASHINGTON Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region rose again. | Video
DUBAI/WASHINGTON, July 19 The United States and
Iran were at odds on Friday about a U.S. assertion that its Navy
had brought down an Iranian drone in the Gulf, with Tehran
showing video footage that it said disproved the incident even