Ukraine: Another Russian warship en route to the Syrian coast
The warship Nikolay Filchenhov left the port of Sevastopol from Russia’s naval base in the Black Sea, on Friday. Filchenhov is one of two warships en route to the Eastern Mediterranean, which set sail to Novorossiysk, where it will replenish stocks and pick up cargo before sailing to the Syrian city of Tartus.
Moscow has denied that this move has anything to [...]
“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 [...]