STRAIT OF HORMUZ
US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel: US official
"The IRGCN boat was coming in at a high rate of speed. It did not respond to any signals, they felt there was no choice except to fire the warning shots," the defense official told.
US military official: Iran naval forces halt 'provocations'
According to Navy Cmdr. William Urban, spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, there have been no "unsafe and unprofessional" actions by Iranian naval forces in the Gulf since August...
Donald Trump’s wish for peace follows a weekend of Twitter needling
The president made classically big, Trumpian promises to the kids, tellin...
China's 'belt and road' gains momentum from Kunming to Mombasa
The program isn’t without controversy: debt risk is rising, an influx of Chinese workers has fueled tension with locals, and there are worries about China’s dominance in the region.
India, US should together shape the New Normal: US Pacific Command Commander
Warning against the tendency of accepting the New Normal, Adm. Harris pointed out that this is a pessimistic view.
China to deploy 1 lakh marines at ports in Gwadar and Djibouti
Gwadar is a deep-sea port next to Strait of Hormuz, the key oil route in the Persian Gulf, built with Chinese funding.
Market Movers: Trade war gets real; oil price hiked after a month; rupee tumbles and more
A lowdown on top macro triggers that may move market on Friday.
China hopes US defence spending benefits global stability
China unveils its defence budget for the year at this weekend's opening of the annual meeting of its largely rubber stamp parliament.
Sri Lanka has potential to become next Asian Tiger: US
The US said it will continue to stand with Sri Lanka as a friend and partner. And said the level of cooperation is unprecedented, there is always more progress to be made.
Bureaucracy slows down India-US partnership: US Army Pacific Force Commander
It is no secret that the US Pacific Command has been bullish on expanding defence partnership with India amid China’s fast rise and growing ambitions in the Asia-Pacific region.
At a forgotten Pakistan port, China paves a new Silk Road
The Chinese-financed initiative aims to connect the country with Africa, Asia and Europe through a vast network of ports, railways, roads and industrial parks.
China takes the Africa route to ringfence India: 6 reasons why Delhi should be worried
China's state news agency Xinhua said the ships had departed from Zhanjiang in southern China “to set up a support base in Djibouti”.
Chabahar pact a gateway to Central Asia for Indian companies: Ficci
India and Iran yesterday signed a bilateral pact to develop the Chabahar port for which India will invest $500 million, during Modi's visit to the Persian Gulf nation.
Nawaz Sharif assures Li Keqiang over security of Chinese workers in Pakistan
Sharif assured China over protection of its workers and investements in developing the strategic Gwadar port that will provide the Communist giant a much-sought opening to oil-rich Gulf, saying a special security division has been set up for the purpose.
India slow to develop Chabahar port as China races ahead at rival hub
Most of the cargo containers scattered in an asphalt lot bore the logo of the state-owned Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.
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