“Destroyer Smetlivy, which patrolled waters off the coast of Syria in April and May, was seen leaving the Black Sea port of Sevastopol on Tuesday morning.
“The vessel is expected to reach the Turkish straits tomorrow morning,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity, adding that the ship was heading to Syria.”
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The largest oil exporter in the Middle East has teamed up with the second largest consumer of oil in the world (China) to build a gigantic new oil refinery and the mainstream media in the United States has barely even noticed it. This mammoth new refinery is scheduled to be fully operational in the Red Sea port city of Yanbu by 2014. Over the past several years, China [...]
Two Iranian vessels passed through the Suez Canal last February, soon after Egypt’s uprising, for the first time since the 1979 revolution Photo: REUTERS
The claim, released through the official Iranian news agency, came at a time of growing speculation that Israel will launch airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear programme.
“The strategic navy of the Islamic Republic of Iran has passed through the Suez Canal for the second time since the (1979) Islamic Revolution,” [...]
Iranian naval ships docked on Saturday in the Saudi port city of Jeddah on a mission to project the Islamic republic’s “power on the open seas,” the Fars news agency reported.
The supply ship Kharg and Shaid Qandi, a destroyer, docked in the Red Sea port in line with orders from Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, it quoted navy commander Admiral Habibollah Sayari as saying.
“This mission aims to show the power of the Islamic [...]
TBILISI — A US warship arrived Monday in Georgia’s Black Sea port of Batumi for exercises with the country’s coast guard, the US embassy said, in the latest of a series of such calls which have angered Russia.
The guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea’s “regularly scheduled” port call will include “combined training exercises with the Georgian Coast Guard,” the US embassy in Tbilisi said in [...]
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday described leather-clad bikers as brothers and boasted of the “indivisible Russian nation” after roaring into a biking rally on a Harley Davidson.
AFP – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday described leather-clad bikers as brothers and boasted of the “indivisible Russian nation” after roaring into a biking rally on a Harley Davidson.
The black-clad Putin led a column of bikers, their [...]
June 15, the day of a general strike in Greece, is also the day when the critical “mid-term agreement” between the insolvent country and the Troica will be voted on by the general assembly. “The agreement includes tax increases, slashing of wages and pensions and the lay-off of approximately more 100,000 civil servants in the next few years.” Already the blog Occupied London has [...]