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Tanker hit in Gulf attacks heads to port

Dubai (AFP) - A Japanese tanker, one of two vessels attacked in sensitive Gulf waters this week, was heading to port on Saturday, its owners said. The Kokuka Courageous was rocked by explosions as it passed through the Gulf of Oman on…

Iran denies tankers attack as tensions soar

Dubai - Iran dismissed as "baseless" Friday US accusations that it carried out twin attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman, escalating tensions across the region and sending world oil prices soaring. Secretary of State…

Mecca to host three summits focused on Iran tensions

The holy city of Mecca prepared to welcome Arab and Muslim leaders Thursday for three summits, as Saudi Arabia seeks to rally support against arch-rival Iran over attacks on oil installations. On the eve of the talks, Riyadh blasted what…