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Seeking to Avoid Escalation, Ships Deploy Unarmed Guards to Navigate Gulf

LONDON — Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in the region, security companies involved said. Relations between Iran and the West are increasingly …

Iranian Hackers Wage Cyber Campaign Amid Tensions with US

WASHINGTON — Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted …

Airlines Avoid Strait of Hormuz After Iran-U.S. Tensions Escalate

Airlines worldwide are diverting flights away from southern Iran, lengthening travel times, after the Federal Aviation Administration issued an edict barring American operators from the region amid escalating tensions with the Persian Gulf country. Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Dutch carrier KLM …

Insurer Says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Likely Organized Tanker Attack

LONDON/OSLO — Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are “highly likely” to have facilitated attacks last Sunday on four tankers including two Saudi ships off Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates, according to a Norwegian insurers’ report seen by Reuters. The …

After Attack on Saudi Oil, U.S. Sees Threat from Iraq-Backed Forces

RIYADH/DUBAI — Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two of its oil pumping stations on Tuesday, two days after the sabotage of oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. military said it was braced for “possibly imminent …

Saudi Arabia Says its Oil Tankers Among those Hit Off UAE Coast

DUBAI/LONDON — Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions …

Iran Oil-Shipping Insurance Rules Lack Clarity

Insurance for tankers to export Iranian crude may be unusable even after the U.S. and the European Union eased sanctions against the Persian Gulf state, a group covering vessel owners said. Ship owners hauling Iran’s oil may go unpaid if …

Strong Quake Jolts Southern Iran, 15 Injured

Iranian state TV says a strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake has jolted the south of the country, injuring at least 15 people. The report said the quake struck the Arabian Sea port town of Jask at 6:38 a.m. (GMT 2:08 a.m.) …

Powerful M7.8 Earthquake Strikes Iran-Pakistan Border: AIR Worldwide

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, just after 3:00 p.m. local time on April 16, a powerful M7.8 earthquake struck a sparsely populated area of southeastern Iran about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the country’s border with Pakistan. According …

6.3 Quake Strikes Iran Coast,Minimal Insured Losses Expected

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, a 6.3 earthquake struck 55 miles southeast of Bandar Bushehr near Iran’s southwest coast, however insurance losses are expected to be minimal. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake occurred …