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UK-flagged LPG tanker BW Elm passes through the Strait of Hormuz (ignoring advice to stay away from the area)
Iranian Vice President: Forming of international alliance will only destabilize security of the region
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Man in critical condition after being 'chased down' Belfast street and shot several times
Iran's Foreign Minister: We have taken action against the ship in the Strait of Hormuz in compliance with international law
Hunt said UK had wanted to keep diplomacy going but seizure of Stena Impero means UK has to take more robust action. "I think it was the right thing to start that way" he says
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt calls for a law in Britain to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization
Hunt: detaimrf Iranian ship was loaded with oil and was en route to the Assad regime
Hunt: Iran's continued conduct will be met by a larger British military presence in the Gulf
Hunt says it is with a "heavy heart" he is making this announcement of increased military presence in the Gulf. UK's desire remains for de-escalation of tensions with Iran but "we must react to the world around us as it is and not as we wish it to be"
Hunt outlines plans for a new "European-led maritime protection mission to support safe passage of crew and cargo" in Gulf. He says he's had "constructive discussions" with Euro nations over weekend and will layout plans later this week
Jeremy Hunt declares Iran is guilty of "state piracy" in seizing UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero. He tells Commons: "Let us be clear, under international law Iran had no right to obstruct the ship's passage, let alone board her. It was therefore an act of state piracy."
Hunt on Iran: Tension is high and we have to act
Emergency COBR committee meeting chaired by @theresa_may on Iran tanker crisis has finished. Statement from @Jeremy_Hunt due at 1730
Downing Street sources say Charlie Elphicke has had the Conservative whip removed after the MP was charged with three counts of sexual assault against two women
Iran says seizure of UK-flagged tanker was 'legal measure'
A spokesman for May: Iran should immediately release the British tanker and crew
Theresa May's spokesman says the Prime Minister will make a statement on Wednesday before she leaves Downing Street to officially resign
South Yorkshire Police says a 21-year-old man has died after being stabbed in the Southey area of Sheffield
Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan has resigned. A vocal critic of Boris Johnson in recent months (the two worked together at the Foreign Office)
UK to send a long-range reconnaissance task group (250 troops) to Mali for peacekeeping mission (@UN_MINUSMA) early next year.
UK's @Jeremy_Hunt spoke by phone to France's @JY_LeDrian and Germany's @HeikoMaas on tanker crisis. The ministers condemn Iran's seizure and say safe passage for ships in Strait of Hormuz is "top priority" while avoiding escalation They will "work together to achieve this"
British Prime Minister on Monday to chair a crisis meeting on the oil tanker being held by Iran
London confirms the authenticity of an audio recording showing orders from Iranian forces for the British-flagged oil tanker to divert its course as it passes through the Gulf waters
Egyptian carrier @EGYPTAIR to send larger aeroplanes to accommodate more passengers travelling from @HeathrowAirport to Cairo
Lufthansa says it has canceled flights from Frankfurt and Munich to Cairo but will resume flights on Sunday. British Airways earlier said it would suspend flights to Cairo for seven days
The Sunday Telegraph reports that Jeremy Hunt will announce targeted economic sanctions against Iran - possibly including asset freezes - in response to the IRGC's detention of the British ship in the Strait of Hormuz
: "We condemn the seizure of two commercial ships in the Strait of Hormuz. This represents a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation. We urge Iran to immediately release the ships and their crew. The UK has made clear that their priority is to address the situation through dialogue and diplomacy. NATO supports all diplomatic efforts to resolve this situation. All Allies remain concerned by Iran's destabilising activities.
Officials seize $5 million in gold bars at Heathrow Airport, reportedly from drug cartel
British Airways has suspended ALL flights to Cairo, Egypt for seven days "as a precaution to allow for further assessment"
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Here's a copy of the letter @British_Airways is handing to passengers