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9 boats carrying over 600 migrants seized off Libyan coast

9 boats carrying over 600 migrants seized off Libyan coast

At least nine boats carrying more than 600 migrants have been seized off the Libya coast in the span of 48 hours, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said ...

Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian tanker, paving way for ship swap

Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian tanker, paving way for ship swap

Gibraltar decided on Thursday to free the Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, detained off the British overseas territory six weeks ago by Royal Marines, paving the way for a possible swap for a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran ...

Qatari boat seized by UAE returns

Qatari boat seized by UAE returns

The State of Qatar has expressed satisfaction at the return of a Qatari boat that had been seized by the UAE authorities on April 30.

Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria

Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Islamic State (IS) militants had seized nearly 700 hostages in part of Syria controlled by US-backed forces and had executed some of them and promised to kill more.

Hashish, 6 tonnes of chewing tobacco seized

Hashish, 6 tonnes of chewing tobacco seized

The General Authority of Customs (GAC) announced that it's inspectors have seized large quantities of narcotics, including 24.7kilos of hashish, 6.2tonnes of illegal chewing tobacco and 3.5kilos of marijuana.

Drug worth over $12mn seized

Drug worth over $12mn seized

Customs officers accounting and testing the confiscated drugs in Colombo. Sri Lankan Customs seized cocaine worth over $12mn...

New Zealand seizes record $350 mln drug haul from smugglers

New Zealand seizes record $350 mln drug haul from smugglers

New Zealand police seized a record 494 kg (1,100 lb) haul of methamphetamines after tip-offs from residents of a coastal community about mysterious men needing help launching boats off a beach.