A tanker linked to Israel, the M/V Central Park, was seized near the coast of Yemen, with no group claiming responsibility so far.
Why it matters
The seizure of a tanker linked to Israel near Yemen's coast raises concerns about maritime security and the potential impact on regional tensions.
What the papers say
NY Post reports the tanker was seized with apparent ties to Israel, while Gulf News and The Independent provide similar details about the seizure and the lack of immediate claim of responsibility.
How we got here
Recent maritime attacks in the region have been linked to the Israel-Hamas war, adding to the significance of this event.
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