Iran aid ship reaches Djibouti waters, waits to enter port: activist

An Iranian aid ship has reached the outskirts of Djibouti’s port and is waiting for a permit to enter after Tehran agreed to an international inspection of the vessel with goods for Yemen, an activist on board said on Thursday. The Iran Shahed vessel, carrying 2,500 tonnes of food and…

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Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas

Turkey’s state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters. The witness testimony contradicts Turkey’s denials that it sent arms to Syrian rebels and, by extension,…

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Iranian SHips With Yemen Aid Have Arrived In Djibouti

An Iranian cargo ship loaded with aid bound for Yemen arrived in Djibouti on Thursday and is anchored offshore, a U.S. official said. Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency said the ship is in Djibouti waters and will dock “within hours.” The diversion of the ship to the small African country…

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Pentagon says Iran warships ‘linked up’ with cargo vessel

The Pentagon said on Tuesday that two Iranian warships have “linked up” with a cargo ship that Iran has said is carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen, as activists on board the vessel said it was due to arrive at the Yemeni port of Hodaida on Thursday. “We’re not overly concerned…

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