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.
Europe’s policing agency on Friday rolled out a new campaign to catch the continent’s most wanted female criminals, saying their crimes were just as serious as those committed by men.
Shelling and smoke could be seen around Ras Al Ayn on Friday morning, a day after Turkey and the US agreed to a five-day cease-fire in Turkey's offensive.
There have been a steady stream of arrests in Singapore related to support for extremism, and the affluent city-state's leaders have warned it is a prime target for an attack.