MOD update on the UK military presence in the Gulf

The UK has a long-standing maritime presence in the region. Operation KIPION The UK has a long-standing maritime presence in the Gulf and the Indian Ocean. Since 1980, units of both the Royal Navy (RN) and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) have maintained a presence in the Gulf 24 hours a day, seven days a […]

Manhunt for Nigeria kidnappers

Manhunt for kidnappers of football star’s mother in Nigeria Police are searching for gunmen who seized the mother of Samson Siasia – the former striker and coach of Nigeria’s national football team – from her home in Bayelsa state in the early hours of Monday. Bayelsa state police say an investigation is ongoing, telling BBC […]

Israel's harsh words for EU

Netanyahu: ‘Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit’ Israel’s prime minister has said the European Union might not wake up to the threat of Iran “until Iranian nuclear missiles fall on European soil”. Mr Netanyahu likened Europe’s approach to Iran’s recent breaches of a 2015 deal limiting its nuclear programme to the appeasement […]

Navy destroys N8.4b crude oil

by Precious Igbonwelundu About 131,085.06 barrels of crude oil and 29,612,202 litres of illegally refined products valued at about N8.4 billion have been destroyed by the Nigerian Navy (NN) between January and June 19, it was learnt. Also destroyed were 227 illegal refineries, 2,688 storage facilities and 364 wooden boats while 11 barges and 32 vessels […]

Turkish sailors abducted in GoG

Turkish sailors held hostage by armed pirates in Nigeria A group of 10 Turkish sailors has been been kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Nigeria. It is believed they are being held for ransom. The company that operate the ship said there are no initial reports of injuries. This ship was not carrying freight […]

UK Parliament Discusses Bayelsa Oil Spills

UK Parliament Holds Session On Bayelsa Oil Spills The effort to internationalise the campaign against environmental injustice in Bayelsa State has caught the attention of the United Kingdom Parliament with the Africa All Parliamentary Group (AAPPG) holding a session to discuss the impact of oil spills in the state. The event was chaired by Chi […]

Yemen rivals meet for talks

Yemen rivals meet on board vessel for talks on Hodeidah pullback Under Stockholm ceasefire deal, Houthi and government representatives are tasked with withdrawing forces from key city. Under the auspices of a United Nations committee, representatives from Yemen‘s government and Houthi rebels are scheduled to meet for a second day on Monday on board a ship to discuss a plan […]

Abu Sayyaf raid army post

Sayyafs raid Basilan army post despite ongoing military ops ZAMBOANGA CITY – Despite continued military operations against the pro-ISIS group Abu Sayyaf in the restive southern province of Basilan, armed fighters attacked an army post and killed a government militia, reports said Monday. The weekend raid which occurred in Sumisip town also wounded four Muslim […]

Kuwait prepares to protect ports

Kuwait prepares joint cooperation protocol to protect ports amid Iran tensions The key Opec exporter wants to ensure that it’s access to market is not impacted by a potential conflict in the region. Kuwait’s navy and ports authority will prepare security plans to protect its ports amid heightened tensions between Iran and the West, reports Gulf […]

System to Counter Fast Attack Boats

New System to Counter Fast Attack Boats Small boats used by terrorists or pirates and even armies can pose a major threat, and being able to confront them is vital for all defense platforms. The British Royal Navy has awarded a contract to QinetiQ for the introduction of a training variant of the company’s Pointer […]