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Monsoons, naval forces chase pirates away

DUBAI - Pirate attacks have fallen in the Arabian Sea with the advent of the South West Monsoons, but are expected to pick up in August when the rains subside, according to the International Maritime Bureau Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB). The buccaneers, meanwhile, are turning their attention to other areas like the Gulf of Aden and the southern Red Sea.

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BP reported to halt fuelling of Iranian planes

TEHRAN - Iran complained on Monday that its planes had been denied fuel in Germany, Britain and the United Arab Emirates, and Washington said commercial firms were making the “right choices” by cutting business ties with Tehran.

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Khalifa calls for united response to Israeli attack

ABU DHABI — The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has called for a collective and concerted international response to the attack by Israeli troops on the high seas against a peaceful flotilla sailing for the Gaza coast with aid and supplies.

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US rift with Brazil, Turkey on Iran deepens

WASHINGTON/RIO DE JANEIRO - The United States clashed with Brazil and Turkey on Friday over the next steps on Iran, with U.S. officials saying a proposed atomic fuel deal for Tehran must not derail the U.N. drive to impose new sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program.

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