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  • ‘Explosion’ reported on Iranian oil tanker off Saudi coast

    October 11, 2019

    An explosion has caused a fire on an Iranian tanker near the coast of Saudi Arabia, Iranian media say. The vessel, from Iran’s national oil company (NIOC), was 60 miles (97km) from the Saudi port city of Jeddah. The ship’s two main storage tanks are said to have been damaged, causing an oil spill in the Red ...

  • Colombia’s Trasandino pipeline damaged in bombing

    October 5, 2019

    Colombia’s Trasandino pipeline was damaged in a bomb attack, state-run oil company Ecopetrol (ECO.CN) said on Saturday, spilling crude into a nearby river. The attack took place in Orito municipality in Putumayo province, the company said in a statement. The pipeline was not functioning at the time of the attack, which affected the Guamues River, Ecopetrol said. It ...

  • Blast heard in Baghdad’s Green Zone

    October 3, 2019

    An explosion was heard in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi security source said on Thursday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media, told Anadolu Agency that the blast was caused by two rockets. No material or human losses were reported as a result of the suspected attack, ...

  • Explosion near polling station as Afghans vote for new president

    September 28, 2019

    An explosion has occurred near a polling station in the Afghan city of Kandahar just an hour after voters began queuing to cast their vote to elect a new president. A senior provincial government official said three people were injured by the blast. No militant group has claimed responsibility. The Taliban, which controls more of the country than ...