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Gulf of Oman: Gulf that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz
The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman is a gulf that connects the Arabian Sea with the Strait of Hormuz, which then runs to the Persian Gulf. It borders Iran and Pakistan on the north, Oman on the south, and the United Arab Emirates on the west.

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Indian warships to stay longer in Persian Gulf, but won't join US coalition

Since June following attacks on tankers that the United States blamed on Iran and Iran-aligned fighters, a charged Tehran denies, the Indian navy ships have been escorting Indian-flagged vessels in and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Saudi Airlines shift flights away from Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz

Saudi Arabian Airlines has altered the path of its international flights away from the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent.
Reuters - Published

Etihad Airways says suspends operations through Iran's Hormuz, Gulf of Oman airspace

Etihad Airways has suspended operations through Iranian airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman, a spokeswoman said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

International airlines' response to FAA on Iran airspace

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency order on Thursday prohibiting U.S. air carriers from flying in Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due..
Reuters - Published

US-Iran tensions: All you need to know about Gulf of Oman, shipping route for oil producing countries in Persian Gulf

Post an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June 2019, serious concerns about the global oil supply have come to the fore.
Firstpost - Published

US-Iran tensions: All you need to know about crisis in the Strait of Hormuz, passageway to world's one-sixth oil supply

Post an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on 13 June 2019, serious concerns about the global oil supply have come to the fore.
Firstpost - Published

Airlines avoid parts of Iran-controlled airspace after U.S. regulator's order

Some global airlines are re-routing flights to avoid Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, they said on Friday, after the U.S. aviation regulator barred its carriers from..
Reuters - Published

Australia's Qantas directs flights away from Strait of Hormuz

Australia's flag carrier, Qantas Airways Ltd, said on Friday that its flights over the Middle East would avoid the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman following the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone..
Reuters - Published

U.S. regulator bars airlines from flying over some Iran-controlled airspace

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S. operators from flying in an overwater area of Tehran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and..
Reuters - Published

India deploys two ships in Gulf of Oman after tanker attacks

India's navy has deployed two ships in the Gulf of Oman to ensure safe passage for Indian-flagged vessels, the country's defense ministry said late on Thursday, a week after two oil tankers were..
Reuters - Published

Navy deploys two warships in Gulf of Oman for security of Indian vessels in wake of attacks on oil tankers

The Navy has deployed two warships in the Gulf of Oman to “reassure” Indian vessels in wake of two foreign oil tankers being attacked in the critical shipping lane in recent days amidst escalating..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. Navy says mine fragments, magnet point to Iran in Gulf tanker attack

The United States Navy on Wednesday displayed limpet mine fragments and a magnet removed from one of two oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week, saying the mines bore a striking resemblance..
Reuters - Published

Saudi cabinet urges world powers to safeguard navigation

Saudi Arabia's cabinet urged the international community on Tuesday to take firm measures to ensure the safety of navigation in waterways across the region, the state news agency said, a week after two..
Reuters - Published

China calls on U.S. to stop "extreme pressure" on Iran

The United States should not use "extreme pressure" to resolve issues with Iran, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday, amid a standoff following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Reuters - Published

Senior Chinese diplomat urges all sides to ease Gulf region tension

China urges all sides to exercise restraint and ease tension in the Gulf region, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday, amid a standoff between Iran and United States following attacks on two oil..
Reuters - Published

U.S. military releases new images from oil tanker attacks

The U.S. military on Monday released new images it says showed Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) removing an unexploded limpet mine from a Japanese-owned tanker that was attacked on June 13 in the Gulf..
Reuters - Published

Iran says if it decides to block Strait of Hormuz, it will do it 'publicly': Fars

Iran's military denied on Monday being behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, and said if it decided to block Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway in the Gulf for the oil industry,..
Reuters - Published

Blast-hit tankers to be assessed off UAE coast

The two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran are being assessed off the coast off the United Arab Emirates before their cargos..
Reuters - Published

Pope urges restraint in Gulf after tanker attacks

Pope Francis called for restraint and a lowering of tensions in the Middle East on Sunday following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman that have raised fears of a broader confrontation in..
Reuters - Published

Britain 'almost certain' Iran was behind tanker attacks: foreign minister Hunt

Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Sunday Britain is "almost certain" Iran was behind attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that London did not believe anyone else could have done it.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabian crown prince blames Iran for twin oil tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, says 'won't hesitate to tackle threats'

The two vessels in Saudi Arabia were targeted around the time Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was meeting with Iranian leaders in Tehran.
Firstpost - Published

Blast-hit Japanese tanker anchors off UAE coast: operator

One of two oil tankers crippled in attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week that Washington and Riyadh have blamed on Iran is now anchored off the coast of the United Arab Emirates with crew on board, the..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia blames Iran for tanker attacks but doesn't want war

Saudi Arabia's crown prince blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and called on the international community to take a "decisive stand" but said in an interview published on..
Reuters - Published

Blast-hit Norwegian tanker's crew land in Dubai

Crew members of Frontline's oil tanker Front Altair, one of two vessels attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, have landed in Dubai, the Norwegian ship's operator said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Iran summons UK envoy over 'unfounded' tanker accusations

Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after London blamed it for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the semi-official Students News Agency ISNA reported.
Reuters - Published

Iran summons British envoy in Tehran over tanker attack accusations: ISNA

Iran on Saturday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran after Britain said it blamed the country for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, the Students News Agency ISNA reported.
Reuters - Published

Saudi urges swift response to secure Gulf energy supplies: ministry

Saudi Arabia said on Saturday there must be a quick response to the threat to energy supplies, market stability and consumer confidence, the energy ministry tweeted, two days after attacks on two..
Reuters - Published

Britain blames Iran for attacks on tankers in Gulf of Oman

Britain blamed Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Friday for attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman, saying no other state or non-state actor could have been responsible.
Reuters - Published

Iran fast-boats preventing towing of damaged Altair tanker: source

Iranian military fast-boats in the Gulf of Oman are preventing two privately owned tug boats from towing away an oil tanker damaged in attacks on Thursday, a U.S. official said on Friday, speaking on..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief calls for independent probe into Gulf tanker attacks

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an independent investigation to establish the facts and who was responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf..
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief condemns oil tanker attacks, says independent probe needed

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters on Friday the truth needed to be established after two oil tankers were attacked this week in the Gulf of Oman, adding that the..
Reuters - Published

Trump says ready to hold talks with Iran despite tanker attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ready to launch talks with Iran whenever it was ready, even as he blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Reuters - Published

Germany: U.S video not enough to attribute blame over oil tanker attacks

A video provided by the United States is not sufficient to prove that Iran is behind the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Trump: Strait near Oman will not be closed, or at least not for long

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the Strait of Hormuz, a key commercial shipping route, would not be closed following attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, or at least not for long.
Reuters - Published

EU calls for maximum restraint as U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks

The European Union called on Friday for maximum restraint amid mounting tensions over U.S. accusations against Iran over attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Reuters - Published

Iran chafes at U.S. blame for tanker attacks

Iran rebuffed blame on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman and affirmed its responsibility for security in the Strait of Hormuz where almost a fifth of the world's oil passes,..
Reuters - Published

China says nobody wants war after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

Nobody wants war in the Gulf of Oman, China's foreign ministry said on Friday, calling on all sides to exercise restraint following attacks on oil tankers in those waters, and urging the resolution of..
Reuters - Published

'Flying objects' damaged Japanese tanker during attack in Gulf of Oman

Two "flying objects" damaged a Japanese tanker owned by Kokuka Sangyo Co in an attack on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, but there was no damage to the cargo of methanol, the company president said on..
Reuters - Published

Gulf tanker attacks threaten energy security, IEA's Birol says

Attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman threaten global energy security, Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Iran says it is in charge of security of Strait of Hormuz: state Radio

Iran said on Friday it was responsible for maintaining the security of the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, state radio reported, adding that blaming Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of..
Reuters - Published

Tanker attack to be discussed at G20 ministerial meeting: Japan industry minister

Japan's industry minister, Hiroshige Seko, said on Friday an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman this week will be discussed at a meeting of G20 energy and environment ministers this weekend.
Reuters - Published

Tanker attack won't affect Japan's energy supply: Industry minister

Japanese Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Friday an attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman will not affect Japanese energy supply, although the ministry issued a warning to Japanese energy..
Reuters - Published

Iran foreign minister: U.S. allegations over tanker attacks part of 'sabotage diplomacy'

Iran's foreign minister said on Friday that the U.S. allegations against Iran over the Gulf of Oman tanker attacks were part of "sabotage diplomacy" adopted by a so-called B Team, which he has said..
Reuters - Published

U.S. official says Iran removes unexploded mine from side of tanker

The United States has video showing Iran's military removing what Washington believes was an unexploded limpet mine from the side of a Japanese tanker attacked on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, a U.S...
Reuters - Published

U.S. blames Iran for tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman, Iran rejects assertion

The United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday that drove up oil prices and raised concerns about a new U.S.-Iranian confrontation.
Reuters - Published

U.S. has 'no interest' in new conflict in Middle East: military

The United States has no interest in engaging in a new conflict in the Middle East but will defend American interests including freedom of navigation, the U.S. military said on Thursday as it directed..
Reuters - Published

UK warns Iran over 'deeply unwise' attacks on oil tankers

Britain is working on the basis that Iran is responsible for attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, and warned Iran that these actions were "deeply unwise", Foreign Secretary..
Reuters - Published

UK blames Iran for oil tanker attacks: government source

Britain shares the U.S. government's assessment that Iran is to blame for two attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, a government source said.
Reuters - Published

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