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How the US-Iran conflict began: A brief history

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.

Iranian oil-tanker hit by missiles near Saudi, catches fire: Report

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.

Did President Trump accidentally tweet classified information about Iran?

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.

India asks Iran to release 18 Indian sailors in custody

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.

Newark-Mumbai flights suspended by United Airlines: Here's why

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.

China tries winning hearts and minds in Gwadar through development-aid

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.

Why is the Gwadar port important to China and Pakistan?

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.

India hopes to open Chabahar port in Iran by 2018

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.

Are US-Iran tensions affecting India's plans for Chabahar development?

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.

US may close $100bn defence deal with Saudi Arabia

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.

Iran tests naval ballistic missile

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.

Trump seeks to hike US defence spending by 10%

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.