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Iran's approach to global energy security not politicized: Navy cmdr.

A high ranking Iranian military commander says although Iran is located “at the focal point of world’s energy ellipse,” it has never used this advantage for its own political gains. 347 more words

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Iran successfully tests military go-fast boat

TEHRAN — Iran has successfully tested a go-fast boat that can move at 110 knots per hour, said the commander of the IRGC Naval Force. 187 more words

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Fisherman executed off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast; drug traffickers or pirates suspected

A 62-year-old fisherman was shot in the head and his body dumped at sea while fishing offshore near the area of Cabuya, Puntarenas after being intercepted by attackers in another vessel, according to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ). 125 more words

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Iran to stage joint naval drills with 3 states: Cmdr.

Iran plans to hold joint naval exercises with Kazakhstan, Russia and Oman, says the Islamic Republic’s Navy commander.   213 more words

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Oman closes its ports to pirate fishing

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) praises Oman government’s port measures intended to close its ports to vessels suspected of engaging in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in Somalia. 101 more words

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Saudi warplanes target UNICEF aid ships: Yemeni media

Yemeni media report that Saudi warplanes have targeted ships purportedly belonging to UNICEF engaged in delivery of humanitarian aid to the Yemeni people. 176 more words

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Libya warns ships not to enter territorial waters unauthorized

BY KEN HANLY

Tobruk – The internationally-recognized Libyan government in Tobruk has warned countries not to enter its territorial waters without authorisation. 167 more words

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