Iran tanker too big to dock at Greek port Aug 22, 2019 0 644 12345 Athens: An Iranian tanker that has sparked a diplomatic row pitting Tehran against Washington and London is too big to dock in Greece, the country’s junior finance minister said on Wednesday.“This is a very large crude carrier, it is over 130,000 tonnes... It cannot access any Greek dock,” junior foreign minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis told Ant1 TV.Varvitsiotis said the Greek government had “faced pressure” by US authorities over the vessel but insisted that Athens “has sent a clear message that we would not wish to facilitate the transport of this oil to Syria under any circumstances.” (AFP) Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Sudan swears in civilian-military sovereign council Aug 22, 2019 0 74 UAE rejects support claims for separatist seizure of Yemen’s Aden Aug 22, 2019 0 78 RIOT IN TURKEY OVER SACKING OF MAYORS Aug 22, 2019 0 498 Greece says it will not help Iranian tanker to reach Syria REUTERS ATHENS Greece will not provide assistance in delivering oil to Syria to an Iranian tanker now sailing eastward through the Mediterranean, Deputy Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said on Wednesday. “We .. Uganda, Rwanda sign pact to end months-long standoff Luanda: The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to ease months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling. Rwanda’s .. Suspected militants kill five Malian troops in ambush BAMAKO: Suspected jihadists killed five Malian soldiers on Wednesday in an ambush in the West African country’s volatile centre, the army said, the latest in a string of attacks targeting local security forces in the .. Palestinian politician’s family accuse Egypt of arresting son Cairo: The family of prominent Palestinian politician Nabil Shaath accused Egyptian authorities on Wednesday of arresting Shaath’s son Ramy last month. “Ramy was arrested on Friday July 5th at 12:45 AM, from his home in .. WFP resumes food distribution in Yemen’s Sanaa after deal with Houthis SANaA: The World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday resumed distributing food to 850,000 people in Yemen’s capital Sanaa after a two-month stoppage, having reached an agreement with the Iran-aligned Houthi .. Iraq paramilitary groups blame US, Israel for blasts at Iraqi militia bases REUTERS BAGHDAD Iraq’s paramilitary groups on Wednesday blamed a series of recent blasts at their weapons depots and bases on the United States and Israel. The statement from the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), the .. Syria regime forces take full control of key town: Monitor AFP Beirut Syrian regime forces took full control of the key northwestern town of Khan Sheikhun on Wednesday, surrounding Turkish forces at a nearby observation post, a war monitor said. “Regime forces took full control .. As political climate changes, Sudan plans women’s football league Khartoum: Sudan’s first ever women’s club football league will start next month, a federation official told AFP on Wednesday. The championship, which will involve 18 clubs separated in three regions, would have seemed .. Nigerian prez assigns cabinet portfolios, appoints oil minister ABUJA: Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari swore members of his cabinet into office on Wednesday, assigning a new minister of state for petroleum in Africa’s top producer of crude oil. Buhari kept the petroleum ..