Persian Gulf


Iran Warns U.S.: Seize Our Oil Tanker and There’ll Be Consequences

The U.S. says the ship is controlled by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, but a court in Gibraltar ruled it could set sail. Where it's going is a mystery.
Tim Hume

Watch Eddie Huang Ride a Camel into the Desert

The VICELAND host flies to the heart of the UAE for a taste of the region's ancient culture and a look at how new residents are diversifying the city.
VICE Staff

U.S. Navy fires warning shots at charging Iranian ship

Greg Walters

Fast-Food Delivery Is the Strangest New Fad in Kuwait

People in the Arabian Peninsula are super-sizing their fast-food intake, and health concerns are following close behind.
Ibrahim Balkhy

Instagram Cheetahs Are Now the Target of International Wildlife Officials

A monumental agreement aims to curb the illegal cheetah trade by monitoring social media.
Sarah Emerson
middle east

The American Sailors Held by Iran Have Been Released After the US 'Apologized,' Says Iran

Iran detained the 10 sailors aboard two US Navy patrol boats in the Gulf on Tuesday in an incident that rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of landmark nuclear accord.
Reuters and VICE News
middle east

10 US Sailors Detained by Iran for 'Snooping Around' Will Reportedly Be Freed Soon

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards detained 10 US sailors and seized two US Navy boats in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday.
Reuters and VICE News

Iran Has Lost Its Nuclear Program But Regained Its Caviar Industry

Thanks to the recent nuclear deal with Iran, 2010's sanctions are being eased and lifted—paving the way for the resurgence of Iran's caviar industry.
Alex Swerdloff
defense & security

The US Navy's Aircraft Carriers Are Taking a Break From Fighting the Islamic State

In a highly unusual move, the Navy is planning a one- to two-month period of time during which it won't have an aircraft carrier supporting the air campaign in the Middle East.
Ryan Faith

As Arms Sales to the Middle East Increase, Exporters Compete to Make a Killing

Captured US military weaponry, vehicles and ammunition are being used by Islamic State and other militants in the Middle East. Are increased arms exports, intended to shore up our friends in the short-term, actually helping to sow chaos in the long run...
David Enders
middle east

US Navy Sends Destroyer to Persian Gulf After Iran Seizes Cargo Ship

The USS Farragut has been sent to the Persian Gulf after Iranian military captured a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship, then ordered the captain to turn towards Iran.
Kayla Ruble
war and conflict

France’s Largest Warship Has Officially Joined the Fight Against the Islamic State

The aircraft carrier Charlies de Gaulle and a fleet of support vessels and aircraft are now in the Persian Gulf conducting airstrikes on targets in Iraq.
Pierre Longeray