Gulf

A large inlet from the ocean into the landmass

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A gulf is a large inlet from the ocean into the landmass, typically with a narrower opening than a bay; though this is not observable in all geographic areas so named. The term gulf was traditionally used for large, highly indented, navigable bodies of salt water which are enclosed by the coastline. Many gulfs are major shipping areas, such as the Persian Gulf, Gulf of Mexico, and Gulf of Aden.

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Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday that Iran's interception of commercial vessels, including its seizure of a British tanker, in Gulf waters was a violation of..
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Tankers, drones and fears of war. What's the crisis in the Gulf about?
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Iran announced on Monday it had captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and sentenced some of them to death, deepening a crisis..
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Iran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting..
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Iran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting..
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Philip Hammond says the UK did not "take its eye off the ball" amid escalating tensions in the Gulf.
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The foreign secretary warns of "serious consequences" if the situation in the Gulf is not resolved quickly.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards have not captured the British-operated, Liberian-flagged ship Mesdar in the Gulf, Iran's semi-official Tasnim news agency reported,..
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The British-flagged tanker seized by Iran's elite forces on Friday had turned off its tracker and ignored warnings from the Revolutionary Guards, Iran's state..
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A second oil tanker, the British-operated, Liberian-flagged Mesdar, turned sharply north towards Iran's coast on Friday afternoon after passing westward through..
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Britain said it was urgently seeking further information after a British-flagged tanker took a sudden turn into Iranian waters.
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British-flagged oil tanker has been seized in the Gulf by Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Iran media say
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Britain said it was urgently seeking further information after reports that a British-flagged tanker had taken a turn into Iranian waters.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she was concerned about the situation in the Gulf, adding that every opportunity for diplomatic contact..
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The United States on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a U.S. military commander in the region said the United States..
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Iran must immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and its crew, a U.S. State Department spokesperson said on Thursday.
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Britain said on Thursday that a tanker seized by Iran on suspicion of smuggling fuel in the Gulf was not British-flagged.
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US Central Command chief Kenneth McKenzie pledged Thursday to work "aggressively" to ensure maritime safety in strategic Gulf waters after a spate of attacks..
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Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work..
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Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work..
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Iran said on Thursday it had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, and the U.S. military commander in the region said the United States would work..
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Britain is seeking further information on reports Iran has seized a foreign tanker in the Gulf, the government said on Thursday, urging the Iranian authorities..
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The vessel and its 12 crew were smuggling one million litres of fuel, Iran says.
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Britain urged Iran on Wednesday to ease tensions in the Gulf, while pledging to defend its shipping interests in the region.
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U.S. officials will speak to members of the Washington diplomatic corps on Friday about a new initiative to promote freedom of navigation and maritime security..
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U.S. officials will speak to members of the Washington diplomatic corps on Friday about a new initiative to promote freedom of navigation and maritime security..
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Britain is sending its HMS Kent warship to the Gulf to protect its interests and ensure freedom of navigation after tensions with Iran, the Ministry of Defense..
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U.S. officials say they are unsure whether an oil tanker towed into Iranian waters was seized by Iran or rescued after facing mechanical faults as Tehran..
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Iranian navy vessels came to the assistance of a disabled foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that needed repairs, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman was quoted as..
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Ministry of Defence announces deployment of two more ships to the Gulf as part of operation protecting shipping
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European foreign ministers held talks on saving the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal as Britain warned the 'small window' for success was closing. Tensions in the..
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tells the BBC there is a chance of conflict in the Gulf.
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The foreign secretary will attempt to ease escalating tensions in the Gulf as he meets EU counterparts.
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