Investigators believe someone aboard a missing Malaysian airliner deliberately shut off its communications and tracking systems, turned the plane around and flew for nearly seven hours after it vanished, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturd
An earthquake of 8.7 magnitude struck off the coast of Indonesia on Wednesday, sending residents there and in India dashing out of their homes and offices in fear. A tsunami warning was issued for the whole Indian Ocean.
The quake struck 3
Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean costs the global economy some $7 billion a year, a study said on Wednesday, with ships forced to travel faster over longer routes and increasingly hire armed security guards.
"The question for the shippin
Iran said on Saturday it test-fired two long-range missiles into the Indian Ocean earlier this year, the first time it has fired missiles into that sea, according to state television.
'In the month of Bahman (Jan 21-Feb 19) two missile
Best Western International, a leading hotel chain, has opened its first property in Mauritius, adding the popular Indian Ocean island to its growing list of destinations.
Best Western Laguna Beach Mauritius enjoys a picturesque setting on
Thousands of saffron-robed Thai monks chanted and prayed for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Saturday as Asia marked the fifth anniversary of one of history's worst natural disasters.
The gathering of monks in Ban Nam Khem, a sm
Pirates from Somalia who hijacked a Chinese bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean threatened on Tuesday to execute its 25 Chinese crew members if any rescue operation was attempted.
The bulk carrier, which the pirates say is loaded with fuel, w
Rescuers pulled bodies from the mud and twisted rubble and fished bloated corpses from the South Pacifc off Samoa as the death toll from a series of tsunamis climbed further.
A spotter aircraft circled the ocean looking for bodies, droppin
Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom won a landmark referendum on Sunday to adopt a US-style presidential system in the remote Indian Ocean island chain, in a vote seen as an acid test for Asia's longest serving ruler.
Gayoom had advoca