Strait of Hormuz
08 Jan 2020
How the US-Iran conflict began: A brief history
Over the past few days, tensions have heightened between the United States and Iran.
11 Oct 2019
Iranian oil-tanker hit by missiles near Saudi, catches fire: Report
On Friday, Iran-owned Sinopa oil tanker caught fire off Saudi Arabia's coast after being hit by two missiles, the country's media reported. The attack caused an oil spill into the Red Sea.
31 Aug 2019
Did President Trump accidentally tweet classified information about Iran?
Amid tensions between the United States and Iran, President Donald Trump may have accidentally let it slip that he's spying on the Gulf nation.
21 Jul 2019
India asks Iran to release 18 Indian sailors in custody
India is in talks with the Iranian government to secure the release of 18 Indian sailors aboard a British oil tanker captured by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.
21 Jun 2019
Newark-Mumbai flights suspended by United Airlines: Here's why
United Airlines has decided to suspend its flights between New Jersey's Newark airport and Mumbai, which fly through Iranian airspace, over safety concerns.
18 Dec 2017
China tries winning hearts and minds in Gwadar through development-aid
The Gwadar port located in Pakistan's Balochistan province is being developed by China in partnership with Islamabad.
27 Oct 2017
Why is the Gwadar port important to China and Pakistan?
The Gwadar port located by the Arabian sea in Pakistan's Balochistan province is being developed by Pakistan in partnership with China.
06 Aug 2017
India hopes to open Chabahar port in Iran by 2018
Keeping hopes up for India's plans to develop the Chabahar port in Iran, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari conveyed that it would be operational by 2018.
12 Jun 2017
Are US-Iran tensions affecting India's plans for Chabahar development?
Amidst rising US-Iran tensions, Western manufacturers have refused to supply equipment to Indian companies for developing the Chabahar port in Iran.
13 May 2017
US may close $100bn defence deal with Saudi Arabia
A senior White House official said the US is close to sealing a series of arms deals with its ally Saudi Arabia worth a total of $100 billion.
11 Mar 2017
Iran tests naval ballistic missile
In a move that has alarmed leaders in Washington, Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps successfully tested a naval missile called the Hormuz 2, which can allegedly destroy moving targets at sea at ranges up to 300 km.
28 Feb 2017
Trump seeks to hike US defence spending by 10%
President Donald Trump is looking to increase American defence spending by 10% in his proposed budget plan for 2018.