Persian Gulf

Iran holds aerial, naval drills off Hormuz Strait

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) is conducting large-scale aerial and naval drills off the strategic Strait of Hormuz and in the Persian Gulf, with the country’s first domestic multi-purpose satellite monitoring the …

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Saudi Arabia and UAE call for de-escalation

US allies in the Arab Gulf have loudly pushed for hawkish policies by Washington to pressure, isolate and cripple Iran, but this high-stakes strategy is now being put to the test by the unexpected US strike that killed Iran’s most …

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World's airlines suspend flights over Iraq and Iran

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Iran launched a missile attack on U.S.-led forces in Iraq. …

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Rouhani urges to form Gulf Coalition for Hope

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani invited regional countries to join a "Coalition for Hope" in the Persian Gulf in which he said they would pledge non-aggression and non-interference in one another's affairs. …

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US coalition to begin patrolling Gulf in November

An international maritime coalition led by the United States plans to begin patrolling the Persian Gulf in November this year. 55 ships will participate in the mission, Kyodo informs with the reference to a source familiar with this …

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Saudi Arabia joins US-led maritime coalition

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it joined a U.S.-led coalition to secure the Mideast’s waterways amid threats from Iran after an attack targeting its crucial oil industry, The Globe and Mail reports. The kingdom’s decision to …

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Iran develops gas field in Persian Gulf

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the deal reached between two government-owned firms, Pars Oil and Gas Company and PetroPars, to develop the Balal field would be the first of many, Hindustan Times reports.  Two Iranian …

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Iran seizes tugboat in Persian Gulf

Iran’s coast guard seized a foreign tugboat and detained its 12 Filipino crew members on suspicion of smuggling fuel in the Persian Gulf, Washington Examiner reports. Iranian state television said the tugboat was carrying nearly 284,000 …

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