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Japan dispatches warship to Middle East

Japan dispatches warship to Middle East 

  A Japanese destroyer left for the Gulf of Oman on Sunday amid simmering Middle East tension to guard sea lanes that supply nearly all the oil that powers the...

Oil shippers raise offers for Middle East route on Gulf risk

Oil shippers raise offers for Middle East route on Gulf risk

  Owners of oil tankers are boosting their rates to haul crude on a key route from the Middle East as risks in the Gulf escalate after Iran retaliated against the...

Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East to protect vessels

Japan to send warship, aircraft to Middle East to protect vessels

  Japan will send a warship and patrol planes to protect Japanese ships in the Middle East as the situation in the region, from which it sources nearly 90% of its...

Japan to send 270 sailors to Middle East to guard ships

Japan to send 270 sailors to Middle East to guard ships

Japan is working on a plan to send about 270 seamen to the Middle East to guard ships supplying Japan under a law that allows military deployments for research and...

Japan to send patrol aircraft for U.S. Middle East maritime force

Japan will not send warships to join a U.S.-led maritime force to guard oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz fearing a military response from Iran, but it may send patrol...

China signs Belt and Road Initiative agreements with Middle East

China signs Belt and Road Initiative agreements with Middle East, North African countries

China has signed cooperation agreements with 18 Middle Eastern and North African countries to jointly develop the Belt and Road Initiative. The countries include Saudi...

U.S. warns of possible attacks on American ships in Middle East 

U.S. warns of possible attacks on American ships in Middle East 

Iran could target U.S. commercial ships including oil tankers, the U.S. Maritime Administration said on Friday, as a senior Iranian cleric said a U.S. Navy fleet could...

IOM warns Nigerian migrants of organ harvests in Middle East 

IOM warns Nigerian migrants of organ harvests in Middle East 

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has warned Nigerians of a booming organ harvest trade in parts of the Middle East, urging them to beware of fake...

Commission okays Norway's $1tr wealth fund oil stocks investments

Oil prices spike over Middle East supply concerns

Crude oil prices rose on Monday over concerns as regards supply after tensions worsened between Iran and the United States. Meanwhile, some offshore workers have begun a...

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Middle East soaks up European gasoline

Gasoline exports from Europe to the Middle East have surged in recent months to record highs as traders seek to fill a gap due to particularly heavy refinery maintenance...

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Middle East, US crude oil curbs Indian appetite for African supplies

India’s imports of African crude oil in October plunged to their lowest in over four years, with the world’s No.3 oil consumer increasingly turning to cheaper...

Electronic ban on flights from Middle East

U.S. lifts electronic ban on flights from Middle East

  The United States has lifted a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard U.S. bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa....