A UK contingent of Royal Marines is being sent to the UAE and other GCC countries to protect British shipping and cargo in the Strait of Hormuz
Saudi Arabian foreign ministry reiterates that it does not want war with Iran, but is prepared for one if need be, as GCC navies step up Arabian Gulf patrols.
The move by the London insurance market’s Joint War Committee could push up premiums, tightening the screws on shippers operating services to the GCC.
Federal Aviation Administration warned of "heightened military activities" in the region
The appointment is in response to strong market growth in exports from Belgium and its neighbour, France, and marks the beginning of twice-weekly sailings of a liner service from Antwerp to the Arabian Gulf.