Persian Gulf

Connectivity boost: India admitted to Ashgabat Agreement

Connectivity boost: India admitted to Ashgabat Agreement

India on Thursday was admitted to the Ashgabat Agreement that envisages transit and transportation of goods between Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.

Feb 01, 2018, 22:05 PM IST

Saudi-led airstrike kills 48 in Yemen's capital

At least 48 people were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, officials in Yemen said on Wednesday.

Aug 24, 2017, 08:23 AM IST
US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian boat

The USS Thunderbolt was accompanied by the USS Vella Gulf, which is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, and two other US coast guard vessels at the time.

Jul 26, 2017, 08:30 AM IST
Iran, China hold joint naval drill in Persian Gulf

Iran, China hold joint naval drill in Persian Gulf

Iran's navy has conducted a joint exercise with a Chinese fleet near the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

Jun 18, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

Iran urges Gulf peace mechanism, says Saudi Arabia backing militants

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing the small but oil-rich emirate of supporting "terrorism". 

Jun 13, 2017, 22:35 PM IST

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.

Aug 26, 2016, 03:27 AM IST
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.

May 20, 2016, 13:43 PM IST
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.

May 01, 2016, 18:58 PM IST
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.

Apr 19, 2016, 13:57 PM IST
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.

Jan 14, 2016, 09:51 AM IST

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

Jan 14, 2016, 00:01 AM IST

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.

Aug 12, 2015, 23:41 PM IST

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.

Jul 14, 2015, 18:24 PM IST

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.

May 11, 2015, 18:04 PM IST

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.

Apr 29, 2015, 23:30 PM IST

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.

Apr 20, 2015, 18:20 PM IST

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.

Mar 01, 2015, 16:28 PM IST

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.

Dec 27, 2014, 19:32 PM IST

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.

Dec 12, 2014, 18:16 PM IST

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.

Dec 06, 2014, 13:42 PM IST