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Kuwait drops idea of Hormuz bypass oil pipeline

Kuwait has decided not to build an oil export pipeline to bypass the Strait of Hormuz because it would be too difficult and costly, a leading Kuwaiti newspaper reported on Tuesday. Kuwait's Gulf Opec allies, Saudi Arabia and t

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Iran ‘showcases special forces at naval drill’

Iranian special forces and military diving units practiced defending their ports and coastline against attacks on Sunday, state-linked media reported during naval war games meant to warn off states threatening the Islamic republic.

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Iran starts navy drills in Hormuz

Iran has started six days of naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz, the official IRNA news agency reported, manoeuvres aimed at showcasing its military capabilities in what is a vital oil and gas shipping route. Naval commander Hab

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Iran plans navy drill in Hormuz

  Iran will begin six days of naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz at the end of this week, an Iranian naval commander said on Tuesday, an exercise meant to showcase its military capabilities in what is a vital oil and gas shippi

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No plans to close Hormuz, says Iran

Iran has no plan to close the vital shipping lanes of the Strait of Hormuz, Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi was cited as saying by state-run Press TV. Iranian officials have repeatedly threatened to close the strai

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Iran plans 'oil spill to block Hormuz Strait'

  Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief has drafted a plan to cause an environmental disaster in the Strait of Hormuz to block seaborne oil exports with the goal of removing economic sanctions imposed on Tehran, the weekly Der Sp

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Vitol JV eyes doubling Fujairah oil storage

Vitol Tank Terminals International (VTTI) is studying almost doubling its oil storage capacity at the port of Fujairah, just outside the Strait of Hormuz, and could start construction by early 2014, a spokeswoman for VTTI said on Sunday.

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Iran unveils new missile, other weapons

Iran unveiled upgrades to six weapons on Tuesday, including a more accurate short-range missile, a more powerful naval engine and an airborne testing laboratory, Iranian media reported. The hardware was presented at a ceremony mar

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US 'floating base' arrives in the Gulf

An ageing American naval ship converted into a "floating base" has arrived off the coast of Bahrain to support countermine operations in the Gulf, according to the US Navy. The deployment of the USS Ponce marks the latest in a gradual buil

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Iran drafts bill to block Hormuz for Gulf tankers

Iran's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has drafted a bill calling for Iran to try to stop oil tankers from shipping crude through the Strait of Hormuz to countries that support sanctions against it, a committee member said on Monday

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