Strait of Hormuz

Strait between the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf

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The Strait of Hormuz is a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It provides the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open ocean and is one of the world's most strategically important choke points. On the north coast lies Iran, and on the south coast the United Arab Emirates and Musandam, an exclave of Oman. The strait is about 90 nautical miles (167ย km) long, with a width varying from about 52 nautical miles (96ย km) to 21 nautical miles (39ย km).

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Saudi Arabia has joined an international maritime mission to protect commercial shipping in the Strait of Hormuz and other areas, Saudi state media reported on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

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Iran has seized a boat suspected of being used to smuggle fuel and arrested its 11 crew members near a vital oil shipping lane, state television reported on..
Credit: France 24 - Published 4 days ago

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Weโ€™re about to find out just how laid back the oil market really is. It has shrugged off sanctions on Iran, exploding tankers and drones..
6 days ago • WorldNews
Britain's decision to join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Gulf has delayed European efforts to set up a maritime force to ensure safe shipping in the Strait of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Britain's decision to send warships to the Strait of Hormuz has helped to stabilize commercial shipping through the critical chokepoint weeks after Iran seized a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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