Iranian-backed forces seize oil tanker in Gulf off coast of UAE

Iranian-backed forces are believed to have seized an oil tanker in the Gulf off the coast of the UAE. Two of the maritime sources identified the seized vessel as the Panama-flagged asphalt/bitumen tanker Asphalt Princess in an area in the Arabian Sea leading to the Strait of Hormuz, the conduit for about a fifth of the world's seaborne oil exports.