transport in the East

Damaged Sabiti tanker to reach Iran in late October

According to the executive director of the National Iranian Tanker Company, Nasrollah Sardashti said today, that the attacked Sabiti tanker will reach Iran no earlier than on October 21. “In the next 9-10 days, the tanker will …

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Is 'tanker war' with Iran over?

The British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran in July has started to move out of the port of Bandar Abbas where it has been held, the Swedish owner of the tanker Erik Hanell said. “The ship …

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Flynas launches regular Riyadh-Baku flights

Saudi Arabia’s second largest national airline, Flynas, launches regular flights from Riyadh to Baku. The direct flights from Riyadh to Baku, which will be operated throughout the year, will begin on October 2, …

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Train derailment kills 5 people in Iran

At least 5 people have been killed and 92 injured as the result of a train derailment in Iran's Sistan and Baluchestan province. The incident took place yesterday, as the train with some 250 passengers was on a 1,500-kilometer …

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Iran releases UK-flagged oil tanker

Iran’s authorities have freed the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which was detained by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps in the Strait of Hormuz, Sky News Arabia reported. The Iranian government's spokesman …

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Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it joined a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast’s waterways amid threats from Iran after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry, The Globe and Mail reports. The kingdom’s decision to …

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Six people injured in blast rocking Turkey's HPP

An explosion occurred this morning at a section of a hydroelectric power plant in Turkey’s Sivas province. Sivas governor Salih Ayhan said that three vehicles were submerged on a highway near the plant, which is located in …

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Iranian tanker Grace1 leaves Gibraltar

The Iranian tanker Grace1 caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar on Sunday night, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further. The Grace 1, …

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Two people killed as training plane crashes in Iran

A light training aircraft crashed today in northern Iran, killing two people, Fars reported, citing local authorities. "It was a two-seat training aircraft. As a result of the accident ... this morning ... two crew members …

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Pakistan suspends train service with India

Pakistan announces suspension of key train service with India over change in Kashmir’s status by New Delhi. According to Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, the Express, or Friendship Express, train …

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 Coach catches fire in Turkey's Balıkesir

Five people, two of which were children, were killed after a coach burst into flames today on the Balıkesir highway in Turkey. The coach caught on fire at around 1:30 p.m. near the Gökçeyazı Gendarmerie Command. …

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Road accident in Iran kills 13 people

Some 13 people including three children died today in a minibus crash near the Iranian city of Khansar, Isfahan province. Nine others have also been injured in the crash, Khansar Governor Mansour Kamali said, adding that the …

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Turkey and Bulgaria begin rail service operations

A new passenger rail service between Turkey and Bulgaria will begin operations his week. According to the Turkish media, passengers will be transported between the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv and the Turkish north-western Edirne city from …

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UAE: four ships subjected to 'sabotage' off east coast

The United Arab Emirates said four commercial ships were subjected to "sabotage operations" after false reports circulated in Lebanese and Iranian media outlets saying there had been explosions at one of the nation's seaports. …

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