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  • Qatar Hands Death Sentence To 8 Ex-Indian Navy Personnel. What Is The Case And What Are India’s Options?

    10/31/2023 2:39:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Outlook India ^ | 27 OCT 2023
    The people familiar with the matter have described the eight former Indian Navy officers as those with "unblemished" tenures of up to two decades. The men had served in important positions including as instructors in the Navy.The war, which commenced with the Hamas attacks of October 7, is far from over and there is much suffering yet to come The close bond between Sita, Urmila, Mandavi, and Shrutakirti proves that women are not enemies—a convenient narrative cultivated through centuries Qatar on Thursday left India 'shocked' when a court announced death sentences for eight former Indian Navy personnel. The men were...
  • Americans fly out of Iran after $6 billion prisoner swap deal with US

    09/18/2023 12:58:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Euronews ^ | 18/09/2023
    Some experts believe the deal signifies an easing of tensions between Tehran and Washington. Five American prisoners held in Iran flew out of Tehran on Monday officials said, as part of a deal that saw nearly $6 billion in Iranian assets unfrozen. Despite the deal, tensions are almost certain to remain high between the US and Iran, which are locked in various disputes, including over Tehran’s nuclear program. Iran says the program is peaceful, but it now enriches uranium closer than ever to weapons-grade levels. The planned exchange has unfolded amid a major American military buildup in the Persian Gulf,...
  • Moment Iranian drones and speedboats swarm two US warships with 4,000 troops on board during tense clash in the Persian Gulf

    08/21/2023 6:19:15 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 August 2023 | PERKIN AMALARAJ
    Dozens of Iranian drones and speedboats swarming two US Navy ships near the Persian Gulf after Washington sent them in to deal with Iran's renewed threat against one of the world's most important waterways, dramatic new footage has revealed. Iran's navy sent the small vessels to confront the USS Bataan and the USS Carter Hall in the fraught Strait of Hormuz, which sits between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, according to a video published on Saturday. The speedboats were manned with armed soldiers from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and came within inches of the ships,...
  • US sending more Navy ships, Marines to the Gulf to counter Iran

    07/21/2023 3:53:26 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 52 replies
    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday approved the deployment of the USS Bataan amphibious readiness group and the 26th Marine Expeditional Unit to the Gulf region, according to US officials. The readiness group consists of three ships, including the Bataan, an amphibious assault ship. An expeditional unit usually consists of about 2,500 Marines. In an announcement, US Central Command said the deployment will provide "even greater flexibility and maritime capability in the region.” The announcement did not name the ships, but US officials detailed the units involved in the deployment on condition of anonymity to discuss troop movements. Along with...
  • US sends F-16 fighters to Persian Gulf to fend off Iranian ship seizures

    07/16/2023 11:57:38 PM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2023 | Michael Lee
    The U.S. is sending F-16 fighter jets to the Persian Gulf region to help protect ships from Iranian seizures in the Strait of Hormuz. The F-16 fighters were expected to arrive in the region over the weekend to augment A-10 attack aircraft that have been patrolling the Strait of Hormuz to deter Iranian ship seizures for more than a week, a defense official told the Associated Press. The move comes a little more than week after Iran attempted to seize two oil tankers near the strait, according to the U.S. Navy, opening fire on one of the tankers and only...
  • An Iranian IRGC vessel watches an American warship in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, May 19, 2023. (AP) US vows response after Iran tried to seize oil tankers near Strait of Hormuz

    07/06/2023 12:13:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The White House said the US would respond to Iranian aggression together with allies and partners in the Middle East region.Iran tried to seize two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz early Wednesday, firing shots at one of them, the US Navy said. It said that in both cases, the Iranian naval vessels backed off after the US Navy responded, and that both commercial ships continued their voyages. “The Iranian navy did make attempts to seize commercial tankers lawfully transiting international waters,” said Cmdr. Tim Hawkins, spokesman for the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet. “The US Navy responded immediately...
  • Iranian navy vessel fires on oil tanker in Gulf of Oman, prompting US to intervene (two tankers attacked)

    07/05/2023 11:43:15 AM PDT · by texas booster · 35 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 5 2023 | Mike Brest
    The U.S. Navy deterred Iranian forces from seizing two commercial tankers on Wednesday in separate incidents. First, at about 1 a.m. local time, an Iranian navy vessel approached the Marshall Islands-flagged oil tanker TRF Moss in international waters in the Gulf of Oman. It departed when the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul arrived at the scene, the U.S. 5th Fleet announced on Wednesday. Approximately three hours later, another Iranian vessel began harassing the Bahamian-flagged oil tanker Richmond Voyager in international waters roughly 20 miles off the coast of Muscat, Oman. It opened fire with both small arms and crew-served...
  • 'European democracy is under attack': Roberta Metsola addresses EU Parliament corruption scandal

    12/13/2022 2:43:48 AM PST · by robowombat · 13 replies
    EP ^ | Dec 13, 3033
    'European democracy is under attack': Roberta Metsola addresses EU Parliament corruption scandal By Euronews • Updated: 13/12/2022 - 11:31 Roberta Metsola address the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, France. Roberta Metsola address the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, France. - Copyright Philippe BUISSIN/ European Union 2022 - Source : EP Roberta Metsola, the President of the European Parliament, warned on Monday that there would be "no impunity" for those found guilty of corruption as she addressed what is perhaps the gravest graft scandal to hit the hemicycle in recent years. "Make no mistake, the European Parliament, dear colleague, is under...
  • Christian monastery possibly pre-dating Islam found in UAE

    11/03/2022 8:27:06 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 11 replies
    Associated Press (via ^ | 03 November 2022 | Jon Gambrell
    Historians say early churches and monasteries spread along the Persian Gulf to the coasts of present-day Oman and all the way to India. Archaeologists have found other similar churches and monasteries in Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
  • VIDEO: 3 Iranian Fast Attack Craft Harass U.S. Navy Ships in Strait of Hormuz

    06/21/2022 6:22:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 43 replies
    USNI News ^ | 6/21/2022 | Sam LaGrone
    Three Iranian fast attack craft harassed two U.S. Navy ships entering the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, Navy officials told USNI News. Cyclone-class patrol coastal ship USS Sirocco (PC-6) and Spearhead-class USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF-2) were in the Strait of Hormuz on Monday when they were approached by three Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fast attack craft in international waters. "One of the IRGCN vessels approached Sirocco head-on at a danerously high speed and only altered course after the US patrol coastal ship issued audible warning signals to avoid a collision. The Iranian vessel also came within 50 yards of the...
  • Did Early Humans Ride the Waves to Australia?

    02/05/2012 5:09:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Mind & Matter 'blog (WSJ) ^ | Saturday, February 4, 2012 | Matt Ridley
    For a long time, scientists had assumed a gradual expansion of African people through Sinai into both Europe and Asia. Then, bizarrely, it became clear from both genetics and archaeology that Europe was peopled later (after 40,000 years ago) than Australia (before 50,000 years ago). Meanwhile, the geneticists were beginning to insist that many Africans and all non-Africans shared closely related DNA sequences that originated only after about 70,000-60,000 years ago in Africa. So a new idea was born, sometimes called the "beachcomber express," in which the first ex-Africans were seashore dwellers who spread rapidly around the coast of the...
  • Iranian state TV releases footage of cheering Revolutionary Guards in speedboats ‘chasing a US Navy vessel in Persian Gulf'

    10/12/2021 3:34:50 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 17 replies
    DailyMail ^ | October 8, 2021 | Ross Ibbetson
    Iranian state TV has claimed its navy chased a US vessel in the Persian Gulf, with video showing Revolutionary Guards cheering as they tail the speedboat. The footage shows at least one US-flagged vessel with around six personnel on board as two speedboats appear to be chasing it. A voice in Farsi says, ‘Keep chasing them,’ as other men cheer and whistle in the background. The report did not say when the encounter took place. The US Navy said it was not aware of any such incident at sea in the last few days. The American vessel in the clip...
  • "Iran is a global problem": Israel weighs response to deadly attack on ship

    07/30/2021 9:03:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 30 replies
    Times Of Israel ^ | 7/30/2021 | TOI Staff and Agencies
    Defense chiefs meet after suicide drone apparently targets Israeli-operated vessel near Oman, killing two foreign crewmen; Iranian media say attack was response to strikes in Syria. Israel's defense leadership convened Friday night to discuss what it believes to be an Iranian attack on a ship with Israeli ties that killed two foreign crewmen, as a senior government source accused Tehran of "sowing destruction" and said it was proving itself to be "a global problem." Meanwhile, state-owned Iranian news network Al-Alam citing "well informed sources," said the attack was in response to a reported Israeli strike in Syria that killed "two...
  • US Navy Ship Fired Warning Shots At Iranian Boats After Close Encounter

    04/27/2021 2:08:57 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 54 replies
    Forbes ^ | april 27, 2021 | Joe Walsh
    U.S. Navy Ship Fired Warning Shots At Iranian Boats After Close Encounter Iranian fast-attack boats charged at two U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf on Monday evening, causing one of the U.S. vessels to fire warning shots, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday ....Three armed speed boats operated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 68 yards of a U.S. Navy coastal patrol boat and a U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat operating in international waters of the Persian Gulf, the Navy said in a statement.U.S. personnel tried to hail the Iranian ships over the radio, but they did not respond,...
  • Iran unveils new secret underground missile base filled with anti-ship weapons in new threat to vessels in Persian gulf

    01/09/2021 2:53:19 PM PST · by blueplum · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 09 Jan 2021 | Rachel Bunyan
    Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground missile base at an undisclosed Gulf location today, Iranian state media reported, at a time of heightened tension between Tehran and the United States. 'The base is one of several bases housing the Guards' Navy's strategic missiles,' the state media quoted the head of the Guards, Major General Hossein Salami, as saying. Scores of military trucks equipped with the anti-ship weapons were seen lining the walls of the underground tunnels of the secret base. Last year, the Guards said Iran had built underground 'missile cities' along the Gulf coastline...
  • South Korea Sending Troops, Contacting Other Nations After Iran Seizes Ship

    01/05/2021 4:20:24 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 29 replies
    newsweak via msn ^ | 1/5/2021 | Tom O'Connor
    South Korea is sending military forces to respond to the seizure of one of its tankers by Iran, an endeavor in which it is seeking to work with other nations operating in the region Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard announced Monday that its Zulfiqar fleet had seized a South Korean vessel operating in the Islamic Republic's First Naval District in the Persian Gulf "due to a series of violations of marine environmental laws" after it departed from Saudi Arabia's Al-Jubail port. The ship, Hankuk Chemi, was said to be transporting up to 7,200 tons of oil-based chemicals, and carrying a crew...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 11/22/2020

    11/22/2020 9:32:41 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/22/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Some angry New Jersey citizens living under the Dictatorship of COVID-19 getting a chance to confront Democrat Governor Phil Murphy as he dined outside with his family and a warning the words might be disturbing to some... The Danish study on wearing masks and COVID-19 published in recent days showing very little difference in preventing people from catching the virus... "Mask=Muzzle" "We will not comply" "Stuff your mandate" Those signs and others outside the Capitol in Salem, Oregon... Protesters on the streets in Omaha again tonight as well as Saturday night following the police killing Thursday evening of Kenneth Jones......
  • Trump says he's instructed Navy to 'destroy' any Iranian gunboats harassing US ships

    04/22/2020 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/22/2020 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump said Wednesday that he’s instructed the U.S. Navy to “shoot down and destroy” any Iranian gunboats harassing American ships, in the wake of a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf. “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea,” Trump tweeted. The encounter happened last week. Six U.S. Navy warships were conducting drills with US Army Apache attack helicopters in international waters off Iran last Wednesday when they were repeatedly harassed by 11 Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Navy vessels, the U.S. Navy’s 5th...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 4/15/2020

    04/15/2020 8:56:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/15/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The campaign of Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden has issued a denial of the sexual assault allegation of former aide Tara Reade...... The 'stimulus' money electronically deposited into millions of bank accounts today..... And the checks will bear the signature of Donald J. Trump on them...... Iranian speed boats harassing a formation of US Navy and Coast Guard vessels in the Persian Gulf today...... The US Space Command says that Russia conducted a test of a system designed to shoot down satellites today.... The British defense contractor BAE Systems has sold some 18.9 billion dollars worth of arms to Saudi...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 3/13/2020

    03/13/2020 8:51:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 3/13/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The story of the coronavirus ahead but first.... The Pentagon says that two aircraft carrier battle groups will be in the Persian Gulf region to counter the threat to US forces in Iraq...... Iran rejecting the United States assertion of Iranian involvement in the attack on a US base in Iraq this week that killed two Americans and a Briton... The US announced air strikes yesterday on targets related to an Iraqi militia group with ties to Iran.... The US airstrikes condemned by the Iraqi military..... Russia's Reconciliation Center in Syria says that in the 24 hours ending Friday there...