Tag: weapons smuggling

  • Turkey condemns seizure of vessel by east Libyan forces

    Turkey has condemned the interception of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean Sea, saying it must be allowed to resume its journey while warning of […]

  • Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to Libya

    By Matthew Holroyd with AFP Turkey has blocked a German military vessel from inspecting a cargo ship suspected of carrying weapons on its way to Libya. On Sunday evening, the German frigate […]

  • Turkey extends disputed East Med gas exploration mission again

    Turkey has once again extended a hydrocarbon research mission in contested waters in the Eastern Mediterranean, ignoring Greek warnings that such moves undercut efforts to resolve the dispute between the […]

  • Op Irini boards Syrian flagged vessel

    The last week of October saw another vessel boarding and inspection done by the EUNavFor Operation Irini in the Mediterranean to prevent violations of an arms embargo on Libya. The […]

  • Tanker Suspected Of Arms Trafficking in Gulf of Aden

    March 17: Djibouti Security Service suspects oil products tanker RED SEA 1 (IMO #9081071) of arms trafficking in the Gulf of Aden, claiming that the ship is tampering with her tracking […]

  • USS Normandy Seizes Illegal Weapons in Arabian Sea

    February 09: USS Normandy (CG 60), while conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, boarded a dhow in accordance with international law and discovered a […]

  • Strategy in the BAM

    Securing the world’s fourth busiest waterway. The Gate of Tears: Interests, Options and Strategy in the Bab el-Mandeb Strait By Jimmy Drennan Introduction Some were surprised by the news that four […]

  • NK and the Horn

    Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia maintain covert military ties with Pyongyang, despite UN sanctions. North Korea’s Military Partners in the Horn of Africa By Samuel Ramani On November 14, 2017, a UN […]

  • Coalition denies reports

    Coalition still under pressure. Saudi-led Coalition Denies Blocking Aid to Yemen RIYADH —  The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen has denied blocking aid and basic supplies from entering, following […]

  • Med maritime security

    Cyprus, Egypt, Greece agree to bolster maritime security MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS The defense ministers of Cyprus, Egypt and Greece agreed Thursday to step up cooperation in combating drug, weapons and people […]

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