Latest News for: Syria shipping


Yemen’s Houthis say they joined 'anti-Israel' front - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 11 May 2021
This week, the US 5th Fleet revealed it stopped a weapons-laden ship from Iran, likely heading for Yemen.  . The wider picture is also that the Houthis may have a role in Iraq – and with the pro-Iran militias in Iraq, there is a wider threat heading at Israel through Syria and in linking up with Hezbollah.

Fire at Syrian oil refinery extinguished after leakage

Egypt Independent 10 May 2021
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Firefighters extinguished a blaze Sunday in a distillation unit at one of Syria’s two oil refineries, Syrian state TV reported ... The US Treasury sanctions have targeted a network that spanned Syria, Iran and Russia responsible for shipping oil to the Syrian government.

Mysterious explosion on oil tanker off coast of Syria - report

The Jerusalem Post 09 May 2021
An explosion rocked an oil tanker off the coast of Syria on Sunday, causing a small fire in one of its engines, state media said. The fire on the ship - off the coast of Syria's Mediterranean port of Banias - was extinguished by the crew quickly with no casualties, it said ... Iran has been angered by the ship attacks.  .

Oil tanker catches fire off Syria's coast: state media

Urdu Point 09 May 2021
Beirut, May 9 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th May, 2021 ) .A fire broke out Sunday on an oil tanker off northwest Syria's Banyas refinery due to "technical failure" in one of its engines, state media reported ... Western sanctions on oil shipping, as well as US punitive measures against Syria's ally Iran, have complicated these imports.

Oil tanker hit by mystery explosion off Syrian coast after Homs oil refinery fire

The National 09 May 2021
Online maritime energy tracking service Tanker Trackers, which uses satellite imagery and ship transponder information to monitor oil cargoes, said last week that 1.5 million barrels of Iranian crude oil were in transit to Syria ... for shipping oil to the Syrian government.

‘A dirty business’: how one drug is turning Syria into a narco-state

The Observer 07 May 2021
Six police and intelligence officials in the Middle East and Europe have told the Guardian that all were shipped from Syria’s Captagon heartland, or across the frontier in Lebanon, where a network of untouchables – crime families, militia leaders and political figures – have ...

Cargo ship owners can disappear and leave their crews unpaid and starving. 10 mariners have ...

Business Insider 07 May 2021
Moses Muli/Mission to Seafarers Unscrupulous cargo ship owners can abandon whole crews at sea if they run into money troubles ... The cargo ship has not moved for 18 months and neither has its 10 crew. In October 2019, the Jinan's owner abandoned the ship, leaving the crew without pay or any means of subsistence.

Yemen PM visits Marib in show of strength as Houthi assault falters

Arab News 06 May 2021
AL-MUKALLA ... The official also said the Yemeni government would agree to open flights from Sanaa airport to India, Egypt, Jordan, and Sudan, and would lift restrictions on ships in Hodeidah, but it believed direct flights from Sanaa to Iran, Syria and Lebanon would enable the Houthis to transport weapons and fighters ....

Yemen war peace efforts break down, UN envoy says

Arab News 06 May 2021
AL-MUKALLA ... The official also said the Yemeni government would agree to open flights from the Sana’a airport to India, Egypt, Jordan, and Sudan and would lift restrictions on ships to Hodeidah seaport. However, the Yemeni government believes direct flights from Sana’a to Iran, Syria and Lebanon would enable Houthis to funnel weapons and fighters ... ....

Time for a Foreign Policy of Adequacy, not Primacy

Antiwar 05 May 2021
Most of the problems that trigger frenzied concern and demands for action in Washington – civil war in Syria, revolt in Libya, annexation of Crimea, squabble over the Senkaku Islands, Chinese ships squatting in waters contested by the Philippines – could be safely ignored or accommodated at minimal cost.

Famed UK 'Dambusters' squadron deployed to fight 'IS remnants' in Syria and Iraq

The New Arab 04 May 2021
RAF 617 Squadron is en route to conduct missions over Syria and Iraq, which will target Islamic State group militants. The famed British Royal Air Force (RAF) "Dambusters" squadron has been deployed for combat missions in Iraq and Syria, targeting Islamic State group militants.

Israel, Iranian Sabotage, and the Use of ‘Strategic Ambiguity’

The Algemeiner 03 May 2021
This pertains to the sustained struggle against Iran that Israel has been waging in Syria, primarily via air attacks; and against Iran itself in the shipping lanes of the region ... The most conspicuous example was the unintentional killing of a Hezbollah operative in an Israeli attack in Syria in the summer of 2020.

125 Democrats Say Military Aid to Israel Shouldn’t Depend on Human Rights Record

truthout 03 May 2021
In an apparent response to growing calls for making U.S ... The House representatives’ letter implies that any reduction in aid on human rights grounds would open Israel to attack, even portraying Israel as a passive victim of Iranian aggression without mention of Israeli attacks against Iran’s nuclear program, its shipping, and its forces in Syria ... .

Saudi ban on Lebanese produce adds pressure on country’s economic crisis

The Jerusalem Post 29 Apr 2021
Saudi Arabia has declared that it will not allow Lebanese fruit and vegetable imports to enter the country, claiming that they are increasingly being used to smuggle drugs ... The shipment reportedly originated in Syria, and was later shipped from Lebanon. . Saudi ambassador to Lebanon, Waleed A ... .

‘Huge disaster’: Lebanese farmers decry Saudi Arabia produce ban

Al Jazeera 28 Apr 2021
Captagon is manufactured in Lebanon, Jordan and possibly in Syria and Iraq, primarily for consumption in Saudi Arabia, ... “The evidence shows that this shipment is coming from Syria, the person who shipped it and counterfeited the certificates and documents is from Syria,” he said.