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An arm of the Indian Ocean in western Asia

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Persian Gulf: An arm of the Indian Ocean in western Asia
The Persian Gulf is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia. The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean through the Strait of Hormuz and lies between Iran to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula to the southwest. The Shatt al-Arab river delta forms the northwest shoreline.

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'Work with us': United States looks to other countries for help with Iran

The United States is seeking partners to patrol and escort ships in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf as tensions with Iran escalate.
USATODAY.com - Published

Britain warns Iran of "serious consequences" if it doesn't release seized tanker

Britain is warning Iran of what it describes as "serious consequences" if Iran does not release a tanker that it seized in the Persian Gulf. Iran claims the tanker collided with an Iranian fishing boat..
CBS News - Published

Videos for Persian Gulf

Jeremy Hunt 'extremely concerned' as Iran seizes British oil tankers [Video]Jeremy Hunt 'extremely concerned' as Iran seizes British oil tankers

Jeremy Hunt has said he is "extremely concerned" by the "unacceptable" seizure of oil tankers by Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf, as it emerged one of the ships had been released. The Foreign..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

Iranian authorities 'seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf' [Video]Iranian authorities 'seize British oil tanker in Persian Gulf'

The Government is "urgently" investigating reports a British oil tanker has been seized by Iranian authorities in the Persian Gulf. The Stena Impero, which is registered in the UK, was seized by the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:26Published

Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship [Video]Iran claims to have impounded foreign ship

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran’s elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday. Havovi Cooper reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Britain, France and Germany issue a joint statement over fears the Iran nuclear deal could collapse [Video]Britain, France and Germany issue a joint statement over fears the Iran nuclear deal could collapse

The European nations said they were preoccupied by the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region and urged for a dialogue between all parties involved in the deal, that was signed on this day..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Iran's Zarif Accuses U.S. Of Lying About Drone Being Hit Over International Water [Video]Iran's Zarif Accuses U.S. Of Lying About Drone Being Hit Over International Water

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the United States is lying over its drone being hit by Iran in international waters and stating..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

Trump Tweets Iran Made A Trump Tweets Iran Made A "Big Mistake"

CNN reports tensions between the U.S. and Iran increased on Thursday after a US spy drone was shot down near the Persian Gulf. As national security officials discussed possible responses to the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

The Strait of Hormuz: A flashpoint for war [Video]The Strait of Hormuz: A flashpoint for war

Recent attacks on cargo vessels have put the focus on a shipping lane responsible for about a fifth of the world's oil exports. But in reality, this place is a powder keg for a much larger..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:05Published

Pope says following with concern increase of tensions in Persian gulf [Video]Pope says following with concern increase of tensions in Persian gulf

The pontiff has urged the international community to use 'diplomatic tools' to solve the recent conflict in the Middle East over the attack on two oil tankers, which the U.S, blamed on Iran. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Trump and Bolton Are Eyeing Conflict With Iran, But The Pentagon Is Looking Else Where [Video]Trump and Bolton Are Eyeing Conflict With Iran, But The Pentagon Is Looking Else Where

According to Business Insider, The recent White House decision to speed the deployment of an aircraft carrier battle group and other military assets to the Persian Gulf has led many in Washington and..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Flexes Muscles Near Iran [Video]US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Flexes Muscles Near Iran

According to Business Insider, The US Navy Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group and US Air Force bombers deployed to the Middle East to counter Iran conducted simulated strike drills near Iran this..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

 

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says captured one

Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international..
Reuters - Published

Indian warships to stay longer in Persian Gulf, but won't join US coalition

Since June following attacks on tankers that the United States blamed on Iran and Iran-aligned fighters, a charged Tehran denies, the Indian navy ships have been escorting Indian-flagged vessels in and..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Iran contradicts Donald Trump's claim of 'destroying' drone, says it has 'no information' about incident

Tensions in the Gulf region mounted on Thursday as Donald Trump said an American naval vessel shot down an Iranian drone that threatened the ship as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz
Firstpost - Published

U.S. Navy destroys Iranian drone in "defensive action"

Tensions with Iran are escalating further after the U.S. Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Persian Gulf. This comes after Iran said its National Guard seized a foreign tanker and its crew. Ian Lee..
CBS News - Published

Iran's Revolutionary Guards impound foreign ship in the Gulf: state TV

Iran's Revolutionary Guards has seized a foreign ship smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran's elite force as saying in a statement on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker in Persian Gulf, 12 on vessel, state media reports

Twelve crews members were on the Panamanian-flagged vessel when it was captured near the Strait of Hormuz.
USATODAY.com - Published

Iran seizes 'foreign vessel carrying smuggled fuel' in Persian Gulf – TV

iran seizes 'foreign vessel carrying smuggled fuel' in persian gulf – tv
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a “foreign vessel,” saying it was “smuggling” one million barrels of fuel, the Islamic Republic’s media reported. It comes amid Tehran’s quarrel..
WorldNews - Published

Iran's guards say it seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf: TV

Iran has seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel in the Gulf, state television quoted Iran's Revolutionary Guards as saying on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. believes Iran seized oil tanker missing in Persian Gulf

U.S. officials believe Iran seized a United Arab Emirates-based tanker, but Iran says it helped the vessel. CBS News' David Martin has the latest as the U.S. tries to rally allies for a flotilla to..
CBS News - Published

9,771 complaints of torture filed by Indian workers in Gulf countries in 2019: S Jaishankar


IndiaTimes - Published

Top U.S. commander travels to Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions

The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East boarded his plane for a trip to the Persian Gulf just as news was breaking that Iran seized an oil tanker. David Martin is the only network..
CBS News - Published

Britain plans additional warship presence in Gulf

Britain will send a third warship to the Persian Gulf, though the move is not related to the current Iran crisis, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

The Three-Letter Word at the Root of the Iran Crisis

the three-letter word at the root of the iran crisis
It’s always the oil. While President Trump was hobnobbing with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the G-20 summit in Japan, brushing off a recent U.N. report about the prince’s role in the..
WorldNews - Published

Britain to send third warship to Gulf: Times reporter

Britain will send a third warship and a navy tanker to the Persian Gulf but the move is not related to Iran crisis, a reporter at Britain's Times newspaper reported.
Reuters - Published

Iran's foreign minister says talks on ballistic missiles with US possible

Mohammad Javad Zarif offered an initially high price for such negotiations – the halt of American arms sales to both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two key U.S. allies in the Persian..
USATODAY.com - Published

Seized Iranian tanker will be released if oil isn't going to Syria, says UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt

Britain will facilitate the release of a seized Iranian tanker if Iran can provide guarantees with the vessel would not breach European sanctions on oil shipments to Syria, Britain's top diplomat said,..
Firstpost - Published

France, Britain and Germany say risks Iran nuclear deal could collapse

France, Britain and Germany said on Sunday they were preoccupied by the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region and a risk of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal falling apart, calling for dialogue..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait moves to protect its ports amid Gulf tensions

Kuwait's navy and ports authority will prepare security plans to protect the key OPEC exporter's ports, state news agency KUNA said on Saturday, amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West.
Reuters - Published

Seven-foot tsunamis threaten oil tanker expressway in Persian Gulf, study warns

seven-foot tsunamis threaten oil tanker expressway in persian gulf, study warns
The world’s major oil tanker expressway in the Persian Gulf could be hammered with 7ft tsunamis as often as every two years, new research warns. This is likely to be caused by global warming and..
WorldNews - Published

Gulf of Iran: UK to send second warship to Middle East amid rising tensions

gulf of iran: uk to send second warship to middle east amid rising tensions
Britain is sending another warship to the Persian Gulf in the wake of threats to commercial shipping from Iran. The Type 45 frigate HMS Duncan is to sail to the...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Independent

Iranian ships tried to block British oil tanker in Persian Gulf

Iranian ships attempted to obstruct a British-flagged commercial oil tanker as it sailed in the Persian Gulf, Britain's Defense Ministry said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Britain says three Iranian boats tried to block its ship in Gulf

Three Iranian vessels attempted to block the passage of a ship, the British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz, but withdrew after warnings from a British warship, the British government said on..
Reuters - Published

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