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Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden to protect commercial vessels

Iran sends warships to Gulf of Aden to protect commercial vessels

Business
Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Iran dispatched a destroyer and helicopter carrier to the Gulf of Aden to protect its trade ships, a senior Iranian military official announced on Monday. The destroyer Sahand and the carrier Khark will escort ships "to provide security for Islamic Republic vessels in international waters," Iranian Army Chief of Staff Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said. The Sahand, built in Iran and launched in 2018, is regarded as the most advanced warship in Iran's navy. It is equipped with anti-aircraft artillery, torpedoes and surface-to-surface missiles. The United States has sought to to assemble a coalition to protect shipping in the area following attacks in May and June on oil tankers. In July, a British-flagged oil tanker was seized by Iran after an Iranian tanker was seized by the U...
Taking measures to protect home buyers, Centre tells SC

Taking measures to protect home buyers, Centre tells SC

Finance
New Delhi: Prodded by the Supreme Court to frame policy to protect the interests of homebuyers, the Centre on Thursday told the court it is taking steps to rescue real estate companies facing insolvency proceedings and holding consultations with various ministries to chalk out a plan. Appearing before a bench of Justices A M Khaneilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari, additional solicitor general Madhavi Divan informed that the government has introduced a bill in Parliament to amend Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code to smoothen the insolvency proceedings and the finance ministry will also be holding a meeting on Monday to take a decision on giving tax concessions to beleaguered real estate firms to lessen their liability. The Centre’s proposal intends to attract other companies to make a bid to take ov
Britain planning maritime mission to protect Strait of Hormuz

Britain planning maritime mission to protect Strait of Hormuz

World
July 22 (UPI) -- Britain plans to join a European-led maritime mission to protect ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz days after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Monday. He described the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' seizure of the Stena Impero on Friday as "an act of piracy." "If Iran continues on this dangerous path, they must accept the price will be a larger Western military presence in the waters along their coastline, not because we wish to increase tensions but simply because freedom of navigation is a principle which Britain and its allies will always defend," Hunt said during a speech before Parliament. He said Britain entered discussions with representatives from multiple countries to establish the force. In the me...
Vast sand scheme to protect Norfolk coast

Vast sand scheme to protect Norfolk coast

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device Nearly two million cubic metres of sand are being shifted to a stretch of eroding Norfolk coastline in a radical plan to save it from the sea.The 6km-long dune will protect Bacton Terminal, which supplies one third of the UK's gas, but is teetering just metres from a cliff edge.The £20m project should also act as a defence for two nearby villages - Bacton and Walcott.It is the first "sandscaping" scheme on this scale to be carried out in the UK.It has been designed by Dutch engineering company Royal HaskoningDHV. Once the sand has been shifted, a combination of wind, waves and tides will "move the sands to where it needs to be," said the firm's coastal management adviser Jaap Flikweert. This will "p