Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday. Associated Press
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.
“Nine crew members have been released and they will be on their way to India soon,” foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said.
Iran warned Britain’s next prime minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday that it will “protect” waters of the oil-rich Gulf, amid a standoff between the two countries over the seizure of tankers.
Lebanon's president calls for two-week state of emergency in Beirut after blasts
The Ministry of Health and Prevention announced 254 new coronavirus cases in the UAE on Wednesday. The relentless effort of the frontline health workers while using state of the art medical equipment has aided in the recovery of 295 patients.
The global safety and hygiene stamp has been awarded to major holiday destinations around the world to enable travellers to identify destinations and businesses that have adopted its health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
Rescuers searched for survivors in Beirut Wednesday after a cataclysmic explosion at the port sowed devastation across entire neighbourhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands and plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis.