Millions of People in South Sudan to Face Acute Hunger in Coming Weeks: UN

GENEVA – U.N. agencies warn millions of people in South Sudan will face acute shortages of food by the end of July, with tens of thousands experiencing famine-like conditions. A new report released Friday by the U.N.’s World Food Program, …

Oil prices surge after suspected tanker attack near Iran

Oil prices jumped as much as 4% on Thursday after a suspected attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman near Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, through which a fifth of global oil consumption passes.

The two tankers, …

Frontline spokesman denies IRNA report that Front Altair has sunk

Frontline’s oil tanker Front Altair is still afloat in the Gulf of Oman, a spokesman for the firm said, denying an earlier report by the Iranian news agency IRNA.

“There are pictures from a salvage vessel that is circling the …

EU calls for ‘maximum restraint’ after Gulf of Oman incident

The European Union on Thursday called for maximum restraint to avoid escalation after two oil tankers were reportedly attacked in the Gulf of Oman, forcing their crews to evacuate the vessels.

Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini …

Two oil tankers evacuated after new incident in Gulf of Oman

The crews of two oil tankers were evacuated Thursday after sending out distress calls following a new incident in the Gulf of Oman that sent world oil prices soaring.

The incident, the second involving shipping in the strategic sea lane …

U.N. chief condemns tanker attacks, says facts must be established

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned attacks on two oil tankers on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman that left one ablaze and both adrift, warning that the world cannot afford a major confrontation in the Gulf region.

I …

U.S. to raise Mideast tanker attacks in U.N. Security Council: diplomats

The United States plans to raise the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman during a closed-door meeting of the United Nations Security Council later on Thursday, diplomats said.

It’s unacceptable for any party to attack commercial …