The British Royal Navy’s HMS Montrose, a Type 23 Frigate, performing turns during an excercise off Oman. File / Agence France-Presse
Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.
Gibraltar refused on Sunday a US request to seize the Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West, as the stationary vessel raised an Iranian flag ahead of its expected departure from the British territory.
Three Iranian vessels tried to block a BP-operated tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, the UK government said on Thursday.
Divers searched seas around New Zealand’s volatile White Island on Saturday for two people still missing five days after the volcano erupted, amid warnings it could do so again. Police deputy commissioner John Tims said
A verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir is expected on Saturday, eight months after the military deposed the strongman during unprecedented mass protests against his three-decade rule.
Police in southern Taiwan shot a man on Saturday suspected of planting a possible explosive device outside a campaign office for the island’s main opposition party, the Kuomintang, the official Central News Agency reported.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam left for Beijing on Saturday for her first visit to the Chinese capital since her government was handed a crushing defeat in local elections last month, prompting speculation about changes to her leadership team.