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Egypt to continue transporting Iran oil


July 16th, 2012 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 16 (IANS) Egypt will not stop transporting Iranian oil through the Suez Canal and internal pipelines despite the EU embargo on Tehran's oil exports, RIA Novosti reported.The EU-brokered ... Read more...

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Iranian navy saves US vessel from pirates


May 24th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, May 24 (IANS) Iranian naval forces have rescued an American commercial vessel that was attacked by several pirate boats near the Gulf of Aden, Press TV reported Thursday.The Public ... Read more...

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Bolivia nationalises Spanish-owned firm


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, May 2 (IANS/EFE) Bolivian President Evo Morales announced Tuesday the nationalization of an electricity distributor owned by Spanish utility REE."Again on this day, as just tribute to the ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia recalls envoy, closes embassy in Egypt


April 28th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, April 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia Saturday recalled its ambassador in Egypt and shut down its embassy in Cairo and consulates in Alexandria and Suez over security concerns, the official ... Read more...

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Three dead in Suez Canal blast


March 27th, 2012 - 8:00 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 27 (IANS) Three people died and nine others injured when a diesel tank of a tugboat exploded in Egypt's Suez Canal, the official media reported Monday.The vessel belongs ... Read more...

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Egypt foils planned attack in Suez Canal


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Egypt's National Security Service has foiled a planned attack against a foreign vessel in the Suez Canal, the MENA news agency reported.Officers detained two suspects ... Read more...

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Iranian warships heading to Mediterranean Sea


February 18th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) Iranian warships are heading to the Mediterranean Sea to convey the message of "peace and friendship" to the regional countries, a navy commander said Saturday.The battleships ... Read more...

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India mulling naval protocol to prevent skirmishes at sea


December 2nd, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) In the light of some incidents involving warships from Pakistan and China, India is considering a protocol on the lines of the Cold War era ... Read more...

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Italian ship with six Indians onboard hijacked


October 11th, 2011 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 10 (IANS) Suspected Somali pirates Monday hijacked an Italian ship with 23 crew members, including six Indians, onboard, a former regional maritime official said.According to the Italian-based firm ... Read more...

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Hundreds demonstrate across Egypt to demand Israeli ambassador’s expulsion


August 27th, 2011 - 2:28 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of Egyptians on Friday called on their government to expel Israel's ambassador and condemned Israel's attack on Egyptian soldiers, the Al-Ahram state-owned newspaper reported.Hundreds of people gathered ... Read more...

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Egypt court grants bail to 14 accused of killing protesters


July 5th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, July 5 (IANS/AKI) An Egyptian court has released on bail 14 people accused of killing protesters during the revolt that led to the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak.The ... Read more...

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Did our best to help Indian sailors of MV Suez: Navy chief


June 24th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Indian Navy Friday warded off criticism from the families of six Indian crew members of an Egyptian cargo vessel freed by pirates 10 days ... Read more...

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Indian government did not contact us: Sailor’s family


June 24th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 24 (IANS) The family of a sailor from Himachal Pradesh is relieved at his safe return Friday to India after being released by Somali pirates but upset with ... Read more...

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When Suez’s captain shed tears on daughter’s shoulders


June 24th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 24 (IANS) It was an emotional homecoming for MV Suez skipper Capt Wasi Ahmed who burst into tears when his daughter Laila greeted him on reaching the port ... Read more...

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Indian sailors’ return: Krishna thanks Pakistan


June 24th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) As the sailors from the hijacked Egyptian cargo vessel held captive by Somali pirates for nearly 10 months returned to India Friday, External Affairs Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistanis released by Somali pirates return


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Laila Wasi, the daughter of MV Seuz's captain, burst into tears Thursday as she met her father for the first time since he and 21 other ... Read more...

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Freed Indian sailors to return home Friday


June 23rd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi/New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Six Indian sailors, who were among the 22-member crew of MV Suez vessel that was recently freed by Somali pirates, landed at Karachi harbour Thursday ... Read more...

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Pakistan protests Indian obstruction of ship (Lead)


June 18th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan has lodged a protest with the Indian government over the alleged obstruction of its naval ship by an Indian warship two days ago.The foreign office ... Read more...

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Pakistan lodges protest with India over sea incident


June 18th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan has lodged a protest with the Indian government over the alleged obstruction of its naval ship by an Indian warship two days ago.The protest was ... Read more...

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MV Suez runs out of fuel, stranded off Oman


June 18th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Days after it was released by Somali pirates with its 22-member crew, including six Indians, the Egyptian cargo vessel MV Suez was stranded on the high ... Read more...

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Ship unresponsive, Indian Navy calls off escort (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Indian Navy Thursday called off its effort to escort an Egyptian cargo ship freed Tuesday by Somali pirates to Oman after the vessel's Pakistani ... Read more...

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Indian Navy abandons escort of freed vessel (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The Indian Navy Thursday abandoned its effort to escort Egyptian cargo ship freed Tuesday by Somali pirates to Oman after the vessel's Pakistani captain ... Read more...

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Indian warship escorts freed vessel


June 16th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) An Indian warship Thursday began escorting Egyptian cargo ship with six Indians among its 22-man crew after it came under a fresh pirate attack, a ... Read more...

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Fresh pirate attack on freed vessel, India rushes warship (Second Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A fresh piracy attempt was made Wednesday on an Egyptian merchant ship with six Indians among its 22-man crew, a day after it was freed ... Read more...

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‘Fresh piracy attempt on freed merchant ship, crew safe’ (Lead)


June 15th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) An Egyptian merchant ship that has been freed by Somalian pirates was attacked in the Gulf of Aden Wednesday but the attempt failed and the ... Read more...

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Freed merchant vessel crew safely proceeding to Oman: Government


June 15th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday allayed fears of a fresh threat to an Egyptian merchant vessel that has been freed by Somali pirates, saying that the ... Read more...

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Himachal family awaits return of sailor freed by pirates


June 14th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 14 (IANS) The family of a Himachal Pradesh sailor, who was in the captivity of Somali pirates for more than 10 months, is awaiting his return to his ... Read more...

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India happy over its sailors’ release by pirates


June 14th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India Tuesday welcomed the release of six Indian sailors of a hijacked merchant vessel from the captivity of Somali pirates, but refused to confirm if ... Read more...

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Four Pakistani sailors released by Somali pirates


June 14th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Somali pirates have released four Pakistani sailors kept hostage for 10 months, Geo News reported.Captain Syed Wasi Hasan, Muzzamil, Mohammed Alam and Ali Rehman were the ... Read more...

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Indian-Pakistani efforts to free another pirate-held ship


April 17th, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) As efforts are on to seek the release of seven Indian sailors held captive by Somali pirates on a Panama-flagged ship, an Indian MP and ... Read more...

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India, Somalia agree to tackle Somali pirates menace jointly


March 28th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): India and Somalia on Monday agreed that there was the need to chalk out a common strategy to tackle the menace of the Somali pirates.An understanding to ... Read more...

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Egypt requested to intervene to rescue Indian hostages


March 7th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar.7 (ANI): External affairs minister SM Krishna said he has expressed India's concerns over the rescue of Indian sailors taken hostage by Somali pirates, to Egypt.The pirates had hijacked the ... Read more...

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India attempting safe release of Indian hostages from Somali pirates


March 2nd, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday met some of the family members of the Indian sailors who were on board an Egyptian cargo ship hijacked ... Read more...

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Syria, Iran sign naval training pact


February 27th, 2011 - 5:57 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Feb 27 (IANS) Syria and Iran have signed a naval training agreement, media reports said.Taleb al-Bari, chief of Syria's navy, and his Iranian counterpart, Habibollah Sayyari, signed the agreement on the ... Read more...

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Two Iranian warships cross Suez Canal


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Two Iranian battleships, headed towards Syria for a training mission, have crossed the Suez Canal - controlled by Egypt - for the first time since 1979, media reports ... Read more...

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