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NORFOLK, Va. — As heavily armed pirates held an American sailboat off the coast of Somalia in February 2011, Navy SEALs on the bridge of the guided missile destroyer Sterett heard one of the hijackers on the radio threatening the lives of his four...
Tags: Weaponry, Military Equipment, Sailing, Prosecution, Firearms
Here is some information from Cruise Lines International Assn. members that offer world or "grand cruises." A few lines based in other countries also offer similar voyages. Most 2012 world cruises started in January, but there may be availability on...
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World NowIran’s top naval commander told Iran's English language Press TV on Wednesday that closing the Persian Gulf to oil tanker traffic would be "easier than drinking a glass of water" but added that Iran would not do so for now....
World NowIran and the U.S. continued to trade words Thursday over an Iranian threat to close the Strait of Hormuz to oil tanker traffic. Meanwhile, Iran said it had tracked a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf....
LA Times MagazineA gift guide to the other scents of the season, picked by a writer who knows them best....
World NowThree French aid workers held hostage in Yemen for more than five months returned home Monday. Neighboring Oman negotiated the release of the French hostages and may have paid an unspecified ransom, according to news reports....
Top of the TicketFull Text: Obama continues the tradition of hosting a dinner after sunset, talks of the 9/11 tragedy....
Babylon & BeyondOman's longtime ruler, Sultan Kaboos ibn Said, reshuffled his Cabinet over the weekend, changing six ministers, and ordered some social reforms amid rare deadly protests and growing unrest in the small Persian Gulf nation. The decree, published on the...
OMAN: Protesters remain in streets as death toll from clashes rises; videos said to show protests emergeBabylon & BeyondProtesters remained in the streets of the Omani industrial city of Sohar on Monday, reportedly blocking the road to the port and a refinery, a day after the city witnessed deadly clashes between security forces and demonstrators demanding greater...
Babylon & BeyondOil- and energy-rich Gulf Arab states are considering rolling out a massive Marshall Plan-style program to help poorer neighbors Bahrain and Oman tackle unrest and social discontent, Kuwaiti media has reported. According to the Kuwaiti Arabic daily Al...
Babylon & BeyondThe soldiers moved in on the protest camp as night fell over the southern Omani city of Salalah, the country's second largest, dispersing demonstrators demanding higher salaries and more jobs and possibly arresting scores before dismantling the tents they...
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