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Iran Loves This: The Royal Navy Doesn’t Have Enough Ships to Patrol Persian Gulf

Iran Loves This: The Royal Navy Doesn’t Have Enough Ships to Patrol Persian GulfThe Royal Navy plans briefly to double its number of warships in the Persian Gulf following an attempted attack by Iranian forces on a British oil tanker on June 20, 2019.But the temporary increase in British warships in the region, from one to two, underscores just how few ships the Royal Navy can deploy even in an emergency.Iranian boats tried to “impede” the British oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz, the BBC reported. HMS Montrose, a Type 23 frigate, “was forced to move between the three boats and the tanker,” according to the BBC.The British government claimed the attacking boats belonged to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps militia. The IRGC also allegedly was behind several recent bomb attacks targeting oil tankers in the Gulf and surrounding waters.Tensions have escalated in the Middle East following U.S. president Donald Trump decision unilaterally to withdraw the United States from the 2015 deal limiting Iran’s nuclear program. After Trump restored economic sanctions, Tehran resumed stockpiling uranium.The July 2019 tanker incident compelled the Royal Navy to accelerate by several weeks a planned deployment to the Gulf by the Type 45 destroyer HMS Duncan. Montrose and Duncan together will patrol the Persian Gulf before Montrose returns to U.K. waters for maintenance.Duncan sailed south through the Bosphorus on July 13, 2019. The destroyer had been in the Black Sea region for NATO exercises.



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Family speaks out following toddler's Royal Caribbean cruise ship death

Family speaks out following toddler's Royal Caribbean cruise ship deathThe grieving family of a 1-year-old girl who fell to her death Sunday from the11th floor of a docked cruise ship in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is searching foranswers following the tragic incident



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Cruise ship rescues and mishaps: 6 times emergency struck on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, more

Cruise ship rescues and mishaps: 6 times emergency struck on Royal Caribbean, Carnival, moreHere's what happens when emergency strikes on the high seas, from norovirus on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Coast Guard airlifts from Carnival Pride.



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Royal family introduces social media rules following online abuse of Meghan and Kate

Royal family introduces social media rules following online abuse of Meghan and KateIn an unprecedented move, the Royal Family has introduced a set of social media rules in order to create a "safe environment". Under the new rules, users posting abusive comments will be blocked or reported to police, and comments in breach of the guidelines will be hidden or deleted.  The move comes after reports that royal staff are inundated with abusive comments aimed at Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton. The guidelines will apply to comments posted on channels run by the Royal Family, Kensington Palace, and Clarence House. SEE ALSO: Why the royal statement on trolling is unprecedentedComments must not "promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.""Comments must not: contain spam, be defamatory of any person, deceive others, be obscene, offensive, threatening, abusive, hateful, inflammatory or promote sexually explicit material or violence," the guidelines read. Image: www.royal.uk/"We ask that anyone engaging with our social media channels shows courtesy, kindness and respect for all other members of our social media communities," the guidelines continue. Per these rules, anyone engaging with any of the royal family's social media channels will be subject to these requirements. Anyone in breach of these rules will be blocked or even reported to the authorities. "We reserve the right to hide or delete comments made on our channels, as well as block users who do not follow these guidelines," reads the guidelines. "We also reserve the right to send any comments we deem appropriate to law enforcement authorities for investigation as we feel necessary or is required by law." WATCH: Lifetime just released a movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in honor of their upcoming wedding



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Saudi Arabia replaces envoy to Washington: royal decree

Saudi Arabia replaces envoy to Washington: royal decreeSaudi Arabia has replaced its ambassador to the United States, a royal decree announced Saturday, as the fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder tests relations between the two allies. Princess Rima bint Bandar was appointed the kingdom’s first woman envoy to Washington, replacing Prince Khalid bin Salman, who was named vice defence minister. Prince Khalid is the younger brother of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s de facto ruler who also serves as the defence minister.



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‘One of a kind’ royal tomb is 4,400 years old, Egypt says

‘One of a kind’ royal tomb is 4,400 years old, Egypt saysOfficials in Egypt revealed they discovered a 4,400-year-old tomb believed to belong to a senior official linked to the fifth dynasty of the pharoahs.



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Saudi Royal Says Crown Prince Is Here To Stay

Saudi Royal Says Crown Prince Is Here To StayDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent Saudi royal said Saturday that



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FBI, Aruba Police Probing Royal Princess Cruise Ship Death

FBI, Aruba Police Probing Royal Princess Cruise Ship DeathThe FBI and authorities in Aruba are investigating whether the tragic death of



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France's Macron to visit Belgium at royal request

France's Macron to visit Belgium at royal requestFrench President Emmanuel Macron will visit the Brussels district of Molenbeek, home of Islamic State jihadists who carried out the 2015 Paris attacks, during a state visit to Belgium next week. The visit comes just weeks after Belgium’s decision to replace its fleet of ageing F-16 jets with US-made F-35s, snubbing European bids including the Rafales from French group Dassault. It was King Philippe of Belgium who invited Macron to make the two-day visit, on November 19 and 20.



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Meghan and Harry Receive Traditional Maori Welcome as Royal Tour Continues in New Zealand

Meghan and Harry Receive Traditional Maori Welcome as Royal Tour Continues in New ZealandThe royal couple was treated to a dance called a haka and greeted elders with a pressing of noses called a hongi.



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