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Iranian oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles - Iranian media reports

11 Oct 2019

DUBAI An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled by attacks on tankers and oil sites since May.

Saudi Arabia seeks action against Iran after oil attack, allies wary

22 Sep 2019

DUBAI/RIYADH Saudi Arabia will seek to make a case at a global gathering in New York this week for concerted action to punish and deter arch-foe Iran after strikes on Saudi oil plants rattled global markets and exposed the kingdom's vulnerability to attack.

Costly Saudi defences prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

18 Sep 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry.

REFILE--Costly Saudi defences prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

18 Sep 2019

* Saudi defence systems mostly designed for high altitude strikes

Costly Saudi defences prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

18 Sep 2019

(This September 17 story fixes spelling of missile in paragraph 26)

Costly Saudi defenses prove no match for drones, cruise missiles

18 Sep 2019

RIYADH/DUBAI Billions of dollars spent by Saudi Arabia on cutting edge Western military hardware mainly designed to deter high altitude attacks has proved no match for low-cost drones and cruise missiles used in a strike that crippled its giant oil industry.

Saudi Aramco pursues IPO with local listing plan as lines up banks: sources

09 Sep 2019

By Hadeel Al Sayegh, Davide Barbuscia, Marwa Rashad and Clara Denina

UPDATE 2-Dubai addresses property market slump with new planning body

02 Sep 2019

* Property shares jump on news of the planning body (Adds further details, comments)

U.S. tells commercial vessels to send Gulf transit plans in advance

08 Aug 2019

DUBAI The U.S. maritime agency has told U.S.-flagged commercial vessels they should send transit plans in advance to American and British naval authorities if they intend to sail in Gulf waters following several incidents over tankers involving Iran.

Allies play hard to get on U.S. proposal to protect oil shipping lanes

19 Jul 2019

DUBAI/PARIS The United States is struggling to win its allies' support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of fears it will increase tension with Iran, six sources familiar with the matter said.

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