Coastguard arrests Greek tanker, claims it was smuggling oil

The Libyan coastguard has arrested an oil tanker and taken it to Tripoli on suspicion of trying to smuggle oil out of the country. The vessel is reported to be the Greek-owned, Liberian-flagged, Levante. “The Libyan Coast Guard has seized the ship, which is estimated to be about 149 meters long, trying to smuggle 6,000 tons, […]

Iranian official denies sending weapons to Yemen

Robert Cusack An Iranian official denied on Tuesday that Iran had sent any weapons to Yemen – despite recent research showing smuggled weapons “probably” came from Iran. Hossein Amir Abdollahian told Wolfgang Bruelhart, Switzerland’s top diplomat for the Middle East, the claims were “thoroughly baseless” during talks in Tehran. To continue reading, please click here. Source: