Monday, November 24, 2014   

Israeli pair questioned over Pyongyang-bound oil tanker
(03-17 18:34)

Two Israelis and a Senegalese national were questioned in Cyprus in connection with an oil tanker loaded from a rebel-held port in Libya, the island's CNA news agency reported today.
It said police in the coastal city of Larnaca questioned the three on Saturday on suspicion of negotiating to buy crude from the tanker, Morning Glory.
A Larnaca court declined to issue arrest warrants as authorities in Cyprus had no evidence that the alleged offense was committed within its territorial waters.
Local media said the three flew in to Larnaca on a private jet late Friday, hired a boat from the marina and went out to the tanker to negotiate with the crew.
Police monitored their movements and the boat was intercepted once they were back in Cyprus waters. The trio flew out to Tel Aviv on Sunday night.
In Washington, the Pentagon said US Navy Seals early Monday boarded and took control of the Morning Glory in international waters southeast of Cyprus.
It was to be taken back to Libya.—AFP

   
Other World breaking news:
British royal connection lifts Italy's Intesa Sanpaolo (1 hr 14 mins ago)
Thai editor sentenced to jail for defaming king (1 hr 21 mins ago)
US general: troops staying in Baltics through 2015 (1 hr 22 mins ago)
Japan man arrested in Indonesia for smuggling meth (1 hr 43 mins ago)
Swiss museum accepts Nazi-era art hoard bequest (1 hr 51 mins ago)
Poll win for Italy PM but voters fire warning shots (1 hr 54 mins ago)
Portuguese ex-premier quizzed again in fraud case (2 hrs 23 mins ago)
UK outlines new counterterrorism measures (2 hrs 26 mins ago)
Advanced cyberspying tool dates from 2008: researchers (11-24 16:06)
Philippines convicts Chinese 'poachers' despite Beijing's warnings (11-24 15:14)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.