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US naval ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessel: official

The incidents all occurred in the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, a day after another encounter in which a group of Iranian naval vessels with their weapons uncovered sped close to two US Navy guided-missile destroyers.

Dubai's 'Floating Seahorse' villa with underwater bedroom – Watch!

Dubai's 'Floating Seahorse' villa with underwater bedroom – Watch!

The 'Floating Seahorse' villas, as they are known, feature underwater bedrooms with a view of transplanted coral and the waters of the Persian Gulf.

India ready to clear $6.5 billion of Iran's oil dues ahead of Modi's visit

India ready to clear $6.5 billion of Iran's oil dues ahead of Modi's visit

Keen to step up engagement in hydrocarbon sector with Iran, India has conveyed to the Persian Gulf nation that it was ready to clear nearly $6.5 billion of the dues for oil import from that country at the earliest, provided there was clarity on payment channel.

Iran, Pakistan to stage joint naval drills in Persian Gulf waters

Iran, Pakistan to stage joint naval drills in Persian Gulf waters

Iran and Pakistan will hold joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf waters later on Tuesday.

When Iran detained 10 US Navy sailors - Watch

When Iran detained 10 US Navy sailors - Watch

A video footage has come to light of the moment 10 US Navy sailors were detained by Iran in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday.

US Navy sailors held by Iran are released with their boats

Tehran; All 10 US Navy sailors detained by Iran after their two small boats allegedly drifted into Iranian territorial waters around one of Iran's Persian Gulf islands a day earlier have been freed, the United States and Iran said today.

Iran promises licence to India for developing Farzad gas field

Iran has promised India the licence to develop ONGC-discovered Farzad-B gas field in the Persian Gulf and has asked the state-owned firm to submit an investment plan, an executive said Wednesday.

India to seek rights for developing Iranian gas field

Buoyed by Iran's historic nuclear accord with world powers to end sanctions, India will ask Tehran for rights to develop ONGC-discovered Farzad-B gas field in the Persian Gulf even as it prepares to pay USD 6.5 billion in past oil dues.

Iran acting tough on ONGC over development of gas field

Indian firms have so far shied away from investing in Iran for the fear of being sanctioned by the US and Europe.

Iran is committed to freedom of navigation in Persian Gulf: Zarif

Iran`s foreign minister on Wednesday offered assurances that Tehran is committed to maintaining freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf in the aftermath of the seizure of a commercial ship by Iranian forces a day earlier.

4.1-Magnitude quake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant

Iran's seismological center says a magnitude-4.1 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district some 200 kilometers southeast of Bushehr, a Persian Gulf town that is home to Iran's nuclear power plant.

Algal species help corals survive in extreme heat

A new species of algae has been discovered in the coral reefs of the Persian Gulf that helps corals to survive seawater temperatures of up to 36 degrees Celsius.

Iran's army tests suicide drone in drills

Iran's army has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

Ancestors hold clue to global food security

Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to a new research by the University of Sheffield.

Britain to boost military presence in Persian Gulf

Britain's top diplomat says his nation has signed a deal with the Gulf Arab nation of Bahrain to bolster the United Kingdom's military presence in the region.

Al Qaeda threatens to disrupt Australian fuel supplies

Al Qaeda has urged Islamic militants to attack oil tankers in maritime hotspots that supply Australia with up to 70 percent of its petrol, a media report said Saturday.

Marine dead believed to be first US casualty in IS campaign

The US may have suffered its first military casualty in operations against IS militants in Iraq and Syria when a Marine was lost at sea in the Persian Gulf.

US Navy says crew member missing in Persian Gulf

The US Navy and Marine Corps are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who ejected over the Persian Gulf.

US sends another warship to Persian Gulf

The US has sent another warship to the Persian Gulf with 1,000 marines on board as clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic militants intensified Sunday, the media reported.

Indian Navy deploys warship in Persian Gulf

The Indian Navy has deployed its warship in the Persian Gulf as the government continues efforts to ensure safety of Indian nationals stranded in Iraq.