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Iran, Russia, and China hold naval exercise with SA as observer

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Naval units from Iran, China and Russia commenced a joint naval exercise ‘Marine Security Belt 2024’ in the Gulf of Oman this week Tuesday,...

Is Iran planning a naval base at Port Sudan?

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There is speculation that Iran is planning to establish a naval base in the African Red Sea port of Port Sudan. Officially, Iran says it...

Another ship damaged in Houthi attack

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A merchant vessel has suffered minor damage after coming under fire from a Houthi missile in the Gulf of Aden, while US forces have...

Sudanese Armed Forces using Irianian UAVs

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The Sudanese Armed Forces has begun using Iranian-made Mohajer-6 unmanned aerial vehicles in its ongoing fight against the Rapid Support Forces, raising the prospect...

SA, Iran and the wider war in the Middle East

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The Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has sparked a wider Middle East war, which could yet draw in the world’s major powers and threaten a...

ISS: An ocean of weapons – arms smuggling to Somalia

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On 6 January, United States (US) command forces intercepted a dhow in international waters between Iran to Yemen carrying over 2 000 AK-47 assault...

US Navy intercepts explosive material bound for Yemen

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The US Navy has intercepted a large quantity of explosive materials being smuggled from Iran to Yemen along with what it describes as other...

Royal Navy’s seizure of smuggled Iranian missiles in the Gulf of...

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The Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose earlier this year seized dozens of packages containing advanced weaponry, including surface-to-air-missiles and engines for land attack cruise...

US imposes sanctions on people in Iran, Syria and Uganda, citing...

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The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on more than a dozen people and entities in Iran, Syria and Uganda, accusing them of being...

Saudi bourse on course to extend losses after drone attacks

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Most major stock markets in the Gulf fell in early trade on Monday, with the Saudi index leading the losses a day after its...

Iran’s Mahan Air says its has foiled a cyber attack –...

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A cyber attack against Iranian private airline Mahan Air has been foiled, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, adding that the airliner's flight schedule...

Iranian-supplied arms smuggled from Yemen into Somalia, study says

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Guns supplied by Iran to its Houthi allies in Yemen are being smuggled across the Gulf of Aden to Somalia, according to a Geneva-based...

Iran thwarts pirate attack on oil tanker in Gulf of Aden...

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The Iranian navy thwarted a pirate attack against an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden on Monday, Iranian state TV said. "Before crossing...

Iran says cyberattack causes widespread disruption at gas stations

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A cyberattack disrupted the sale of heavily subsidised gasoline in Iran on Tuesday, state media reported, causing long queues at gas stations across the...

Iran’s navy thwarts pirate attack on Iranian tanker – report

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Iranian naval forces intervened on Saturday to repel pirates who attacked an Iranian oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden, Iran's state media reported. Pirates...

Syrian army resumes shelling of rebel enclave after collapse of deal

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Syrian army units backed by Iranian-backed militias resumed the shelling of a rebel enclave in southern Syria on Sunday after the collapse of Russia-brokered...

Iraq seeks to ease Saudi-Iran hostility at Baghdad summit

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Iraq has invited Iran and Tehran's Gulf Arab foes to a summit in Baghdad with the objective of calming tensions which have brought them...

Syrian army and pro-Iranian militias attack rebel enclave in southern city

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Syrian army units aided by pro-Iranian militias have staged a major assault on an opposition enclave in the southern border city of Deraa in...

Iran warns of response if security threatened after ship attack –...

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Iran will respond promptly to any threat against its security, the foreign ministry said on Monday, after the United States, Israel and Britain blamed...

US, Britain believe Iran attacked Israeli-managed tanker off Oman

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The United States and Britain said on Sunday they believed Iran carried out an attack on an Israeli-managed petroleum product tanker off the coast...

Youth killed in Iran water crisis protests

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A young man was shot dead during a second night of protests over water shortages in southwest Iran, a local official said on Saturday,...

Iran transport ministry hit by second apparent cyberattack in days

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The website of Iran's transport ministry was taken down on Saturday by what state television said was a "cyber disruption", a day after an...

US tells UN that weekend airstrikes aimed to deter Iran

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The United States told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that it targeted Iran-backed militia in Syria and Iraq with airstrikes to deter the...

Undeclared conflict? America’s battles with Iran-backed militia escalate, again

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US President Joe Biden’s latest strikes against Iran-backed militia in Syria and Iraq were not the first nor likely the last of his young...

Iran has drones with range of 7 000 km, Guards commander...

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Iran has drones with a range of 7 000 km (4 375 miles), Iranian state media cited the top commander of the Revolutionary Guards...

Iran’s biggest navy ship sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman

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Iran’s largest navy ship the Kharg sank on Wednesday after catching fire in the Gulf of Oman, but the crew were safely rescued, Iranian...

Coalition says it intercepted Houthi missile and drone attack on Saudi...

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Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Thursday said its forces had launched 12 ballistic missiles and drones towards a site belonging to the Saudi state...

Fire extinguished on oil tanker off Syria after suspected drone attack

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Syria's oil ministry said firefighters on Saturday put out a fire on an oil tanker off the Baniyas refinery after a suspected attack by...

Israel intensifying air war in Syria against Iranian encroachment

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Israel has dramatically expanded air strikes on suspected Iranian missile and weapons production centres in Syria to repel what it sees as a stealthy...

Saudi-led coalition says it intercepts Houthi drone fired at southern Saudi...

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen said on Tuesday it had destroyed an explosive drone fired towards Khamis Mushait in the south...

Iran says Natanz nuclear site hit by terrorism – TV

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An incident at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday was caused by an act of “nuclear terrorism”, the country’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi...

Iran cargo ship attacked in Red Sea – Al Arabiya TV

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An Iranian cargo ship has come under attack in the Red Sea, Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday, quoting unnamed sources, and semi-official Iranian...

Israeli-owned ship hit by missile in suspected Iranian attack: Israeli official

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A cargo ship owned by an Israeli company was damaged by a missile in the Arabian Sea on Thursday in what was suspected to...

Iran releases footage of Revolutionary Guards ‘missile city’ base

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Iran released images and film footage on Monday of what it said was a new Revolutionary Guards base armed with cruise and ballistic missiles...

Twitter removes hundreds of accounts it says are linked to Iran,...

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Twitter said on Tuesday it had taken down 373 accounts which it said had ties to Russia, Armenia and Iran and had breached its...

Iranian nuclear scientist killed by one-ton automated gun in Israeli hit:...

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The Iranian nuclear scientist assassinated near Tehran in November was killed by a one-ton gun smuggled into Iran in pieces by the Israeli intelligence...

Israel’s top general says its military is refreshing operational plans against...

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Israel’s top general said on Tuesday that its military was refreshing its operational plans against Iran and that any US return to a 2015...

Iran army commandos start drills near mouth of Gulf

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Iranian army commandos and paratroopers started exercises near the mouth of the Gulf on Tuesday, the last full day of US President Donald Trump’s...

Iran fires long-range missiles into Indian Ocean in military drill –...

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Saturday fired long-range ballistic missiles into the Indian Ocean on the second day of a military exercise, state media reported. The...

Iran tests ballistic missiles, drones in military exercise, state TV says

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fired “abundant” surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and tested locally manufactured new drones in a military exercise on Friday, state television reported. The drill,...

Iran launches missile drill amid rising tensions with US

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Iran’s military launched a short-range naval missile drill on Wednesday, Iranian state TV reported, at a time of high tension between arch foes Tehran...

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unveil underground missile base in Gulf: state media

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Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards unveiled an underground missile base at an undisclosed Gulf location on Friday, Iranian state media reported, at a time of...

South Korea delegation heads to Iran to seek release of seized...

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A South Korean delegation is heading to Iran on Wednesday to seek the release of a chemicals tanker and its 20-member crew seized in...

Iran tests drones in military exercise

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Iran launched exercises featuring a wide array of domestically produced drones on Tuesday, Iranian media reported, days after the anniversary of the US killing...

Some of those involved in killing of Iranian nuclear scientist arrested,...

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Some of those involved in the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist last month have been arrested, an adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker...

Anti-tank missile in Libya looks like Iran-produced weapon – UN

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A United Nations analysis of photos of four anti-tank guided missiles in Libya found that one “had characteristics consistent with the Iranian-produced Dehlavieh” missile,...

Iran says ‘smart satellite-controlled machine gun’ killed top nuclear scientist

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The killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist last month was carried out remotely with artificial intelligence and a machine gun equipped with a “satellite-controlled...

Iran opposition suspected alongside Israel in scientist’s killing, Shamkani says

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A senior Iranian official said on Monday an opposition group was suspected alongside Israel in the killing of a prominent Iranian nuclear scientist, an...

Iran’s leader promises retaliation for nuclear scientist’s killing

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Iran’s supreme leader promised on Saturday to retaliate for the killing of the Islamic Republic’s top nuclear scientist, raising the threat of a new...

Iran vows to crush any Israeli attempt to hit its ‘advisory’...

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Iran on Sunday vowed to defeat any Israeli attempt to harm its role in Syria, saying the era of “hit and run” attacks by...