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Thursday, February 15, 2024
USCGC Clarence Sutphin Jr (WPC 1147) stops a vessel in the Arabian Sea carrying Iranian weapons to the Houthis in Yemen. Photo courtesy U.S. Central Command
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Seizes Iranian Weapons Bound for the Houthis

A U.S Coast Guard cutter has intercepted a vessel loaded with advanced conventional weapons and lethal aid in the Arabian Sea. The shipment allegedly

February 15, 2024
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024
The Marlin Luanda pictured January 27, 2024, in the Gulf of Aden. Photo courtesy Indian Navy
Defense

Pentagon Analysis Confirms Iran’s Role in Enabling Houthi Attacks

A new report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has confirmed Houthi forces use Iranian missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for attacks on

February 14, 2024
Total Views: 4869

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Watch: Iran Launches Ballistic Missiles from Converted Warship
Shipping

Watch: Iran Launches Ballistic Missiles from Converted Warship

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is claiming a historic first with the test firing of two ballistic missiles from the deck of a former

February 13, 2024
Total Views: 14917

Sunday, February 4, 2024
A fighter jet is launched from the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower against what they describe as Houthi military targets in Yemen. Handout via REUTERS.
Defense

US Intends Further Strikes On Iran-Backed Groups

By Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali, Mohammed Ghobari and Timour Azhari WASHINGTON/ADEN/BAGHDAD, Feb 4 (Reuters) – The United States intends to launch further

February 4, 2024
Total Views: 1169

Saturday, February 3, 2024
A missile is launched from a U.S. Navy warship against what they describe as Houthi military targets in Yemen.Handout via REUTERS.
Defense

US, Britain Wage Strikes Against Iran-Linked Houthis In Yemen

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) – The United States and Britain launched strikes against 36 Houthi targets in Yemen on

February 3, 2024
Total Views: 1315

Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami
Defense

From Drone Strikes to Houthi Ship Attacks: Unpacking Iran’s Axis of Resistance

by Mariam Farida (The Conversation) Days after a drone attack killed three US soldiers at a military outpost in Jordan – an attack blamed on a shadowy

February 3, 2024
Total Views: 1976

Adm. James Stavridis
Navy

Stavridis Says Cyber And Military Escalation Against Iran Could Last Weeks

In an insightful interview yesterday with Lester Holt of NBC, retired Admiral James Stavridis, the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, provided

February 3, 2024
Total Views: 1584

Friday, February 2, 2024
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to the media before he departs the White House for Florida, in Washington, U.S., January 30, 2024. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
Defense

U.S. Carries Out Retaliatory Strikes in Iraq and Syria

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The United States carried out retaliatory airstrikes on Friday in Iraq and Syria

February 2, 2024
Total Views: 2539

File photo of an oil tanker at sea
Shipping

U.S. Unseals Terrorism and Sanctions-Evasion Charges, Seizures Linked to Iran’s Illicit Oil Trade

The U.S. Department of Justice has unsealed three federal cases targeting the illicit trafficking of Iranian oil to help fund Iran’s Islamic

February 2, 2024
Total Views: 1550

Saturday, January 20, 2024
A Yemeni Coast Guard boat sails near the Galaxy Leader commercial ship, seized by Yemen's Houthis last month, off the coast of al-Salif, Yemen, December 5, 2023.
Shipping

Iranian And Hezbollah Commanders Help Direct Houthi Attacks In Red Sea

DUBAI, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Commanders from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Lebanon’s Hezbollah group are on the ground

January 20, 2024
Total Views: 2249

Friday, January 19, 2024
tanker at sea
Shipping

Greek Cadet Released from Tanker Seized by Iran

The youngest crew member aboard a tanker seized by Iran last week is headed home, according to the ship’s manager. Greece-based Empire Navigation

January 19, 2024
Total Views: 11278

Sunday, January 14, 2024
St Nikolas ship X1 oil tanker involved in U.S.-Iran dispute in the Gulf of Oman which state media says was seized is seen in the Tokyo bay. Daisuke Nimura/Handout via REUTERS
Navy

Iran Seized Tanker Located Off Iran’s Qeshm Island

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Marshall Islands-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday has been located east of Iran’s Qeshm

January 14, 2024
Total Views: 16118

Saturday, January 13, 2024
Photo of POTUS Joe Biden
News

Biden Asks Iran To Stop Helping Houthis Attack Ships

By Steve Holland – President Joe Biden said on Saturday the United States had delivered a private message to Iran about Iran-backed Houthis

January 13, 2024
Total Views: 1740

Thursday, January 11, 2024
tanker at sea
Navy

Iran Seizes Oil Tanker in Retaliation Against U.S. Oil Confiscation

By Jana Choukeir, Ahmed Elimam and Robert Harvey DUBAI, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Iran seized a tanker with Iraqi crude destined for Turkey

January 11, 2024
Total Views: 28625

STRAIT OF HORMUZ (May 3, 2023) A screenshot of a video showing fast-attack craft from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy swarming Panama-flagged oil tanker Niovi as it transits the Strait of Hormuz, May 3, 2023. U.S. Navy Photo
Shipping

The Curious Backstory on Iran’s Latest Tanker Seizure in Gulf of Oman

In the latest development of an ongoing series of incidents, Iran has seized a tanker in the Gulf of Oman, further escalating tensions in the region. The

January 11, 2024
Total Views: 3832

Saturday, January 6, 2024
Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami
Navy

Iran Vows To Target More Enemy Ships in Global Waters

by Jan Harvey (Reuters) The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards vowed on Saturday to reach “the enemy” far and near as tensions soar on key

January 6, 2024
Total Views: 58481

Monday, January 1, 2024
Photo of an Iranian warship underway
Navy

Iranian Navy Frigate Enters Red Sea As Tensions Escalate

by Elwely Elwelly (Reuters) – Iran’s Alborz warship has entered the Red Sea, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on

January 1, 2024
Total Views: 22405

Thursday, December 28, 2023
The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats in the Red Sea in this photo released November 20, 2023. Houthi Military Media/Handout via REUTERS
Shipping

The Maritime Stories That Made 2023

This year proved once again that the maritime industry is one of the most important and exciting industries on the planet. As 2023 comes to a close,

December 28, 2023
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Saturday, December 23, 2023
Houthi fighter stands on the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea. Houthi Military Media/Handout via REUTERS
Defense

Iran Dismisses US Intelligence Tying It To Red Sea Attacks

By Arsalan Shahla Dec 23, 2023 (Bloomberg) –Iran’s foreign minister denied that his country is helping Yemen’s Houthi rebels attack commercial

December 23, 2023
Total Views: 12820

Aerial view of the Strait of Gibraltar connecting Africa and Europe
Defense

Iran Threatens Strait of Gibraltar Closure Without Saying How

Dec 23 (Reuters) – An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said the Mediterranean Sea could be closed if the United States and its allies

December 23, 2023
Total Views: 7181
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