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What you need to know about the Strait of Hormuz - Sort by:
What you need to know about the Strait of Hormuz
The Strait of Hormuz has been at the heart of regional tensions for decades. The following is some background on the world’s most important oil artery.
OMAN-STRAITS/HORMUZ
RTX6CF19
23 Jul. 2018
WHAT IS THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ?

The waterway separates... more
OMAN-STRAITS/HORMUZ
RTX6CF19
23 Jul. 2018
MUSANDAM, Oman
WHAT IS THE STRAIT OF HORMUZ?

The waterway separates Iran and Oman, linking the Gulf to the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea. The Strait is 21 miles wide at its narrowest point, but the shipping lane is just two miles wide in either direction.


REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
USA-IRAN/HORMUZ
RTS20RZW
10 Sep. 2018
WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Almost a fifth of the world's... more
SAUDI-ARAMCO/DOWNSTREAM
RTX67GW7
4 Jun. 2018
ARE THERE ALTERNATIVE ROUTES FOR GULF OIL?

The UAE... more
GULF-USA/
RTR2XU5R
14 Feb. 2012
In early 2008, the United States said Iranian boats... more
IRAN-USA/HORMUZ
RTX6JG8Z
21 Dec. 2018
In May 2015, Iranian ships fired shots at a Singapore-flagged... more
SAUDI-OIL/EMIRATES-TANKER
RTS2HK7V
13 May. 2019
In May 2019, four vessels - including two Saudi oil... more
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