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Saudi to provide proof Iran behind oil attack

Saudi Arabia said it would produce evidence linking regional rival Tehran to an attack on its oil industry Washington believes originated from Iran in...

US warns against aiding Iranian tanker

An Iranian tanker at the centre of a confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar,...

US turning Gulf region into a tinderbox

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the United States of turning the Gulf region into a “matchbox ready to ignite”, according to Al...

Iraqi tanker seized

Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran’s state media reported,...

Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

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Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after...

Britain calls for European naval mission to counter Iran’s ‘piracy’

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Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged...

Britain says Iran seizes two oil tankers in Gulf, Iran says...

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Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf on Friday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the...

Seeking to avoid escalation, ships deploy unarmed guards to navigate Gulf

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Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in...

From Iraq to Yemen, drones raise U.S. alarm over Iranian plans

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The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington. The United...

Iran attempted to block British oil tanker – claim

Three Iranian vessels tried to block the passage of a BP-operated tanker through the Strait of Hormuz but withdrew after warnings from a British...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...