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Iraq hosts Middle East rivals for rare reunion aimed at easing regional tensions BAGHDAD – Arab heads of state and senior officials in the region, including sworn enemies Iran and Saudi Arabia, hold a rare meeting at a conference hosted by Iraq. The meeting aims to ease tensions in the Middle East and underlines the …

DUBAI – A senior Iranian security official on Saturday accused President Joe Biden of illegally threatening Iran after saying he could consider other options if nuclear diplomacy with Tehran failed. “The emphasis on using ‘other options’ against (Iran) amounts to unlawfully threatening another country and establishes Iran’s right to reciprocate (…) Biden told Israeli Prime …

ABDUL Ghaffar, a Tehsildar (local official), was recently posted to Nushki, a town southwest of Quetta. The N-40 highway, known locally as the Quetta-Taftan highway, connects Lakpass, Quetta, to Taftan, a town on the border with Iran. This route is used by Pakistanis, mostly from the Punjab, to get to Iran. They travel in pickups, …

BAGHDAD, Aug. 25 (Reuters) – Iraq has invited Iran and Arab enemies in the Gulf of Tehran to a summit in Baghdad in an effort to ease tensions that have drawn them closer to open conflict in recent years. Officials say the meeting, which will also discuss the war in Yemen, the collapse of Lebanon …

Damascus: The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday criticized the recent statement by the US State Department accusing the Damascus government of carrying out a chemical attack in a former rebel-held area in 2013. The ministry called the department’s statement “baseless allegations … through which the United States attempted to distort the facts and spread lies” …

Russia has said it will hold joint maritime exercises with China and Iran in the coming months, in an announcement meant to show Moscow and Beijing’s support for Tehran in its confrontation with Washington, the South said. China Morning Post citing a Chinese analyst. Sun Qi, an international relations expert at the Shanghai Academy of …

Kuala Lumpur: The main event is just days away from kick-off, as the continent’s top twelve teams prepare for the AFC Asian qualifiers – Road to Qatar. Over the next few days, AFC.com break down each of the 12 nations still standing, their key men, and what it all means in the context of history …

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Daraa province in southern Syria recently saw the fiercest fighting between rebels and regime forces since 2018. A subsequent ceasefire brokered by Russia remains fragile, while Syrians isolated continue to suffer. At least 15 civilians were kill in an artillery attack by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in late July when the Syrian army and Iranian-backed …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The guard of a control room in the infamous Iranian prison of Evin draws attention one by one, the monitors in front of him suddenly turn off and display something very different from the surveillance footage that he was watching. “Cyberattack” flashes the monitors. Other guards gather, brandishing their cell …

Tapandegan (Palpitations), an Iranian “hacktivist” group, broadcast video footage from security cameras at Evin Prison in Tehran on Sunday, where many political prisoners are held. Tapandegan said the footage was acquired by hackers called Edalat-e Ali (Ali’s Justice) and was being released to draw attention to human rights violations, especially against political prisoners. In a …

Through Express news service NAGERCOIL: Six Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu and Kerala, languishing in Iran for several months, returned home yesterday. They arrived at Chennai airport on Sunday morning. The fishermen said they had fished in Iran but over the past two months have been left behind when their sponsor refused to provide them …

A US fighter jet shot down a drone in Syria on Saturday, a rare sighting. Israel has in the past shot down drones with warplanes. A US F-15E Strike Eagle shot down a drone in June 2017 in Syria, one of two US drone shootings by the Syrian regime. Saturday’s fall was reported by Reuters, …

Consider Nitro Zeus. In the late 2000s, as The Times reported, the US government devised a detailed cyber attack plan that would disable sections of Iran’s air defenses, communications systems, and power grid. The plan provided President Barack Obama with a non-lethal means to neutralize Iranian military resources in case negotiations to end the country’s …

Published on: 08/22/2021 – 20:26 Beirut (AFP) The Hezbollah leader in Lebanon on Sunday promised Iranian fuel deliveries would arrive “in the days to come” to help resolve the besieged country’s severe shortages. For the second time in four days, Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address that fuel shipments would leave the Islamic Republic …

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi hit each other’s elbows during a meeting in Tehran, Iran. Majid Asgaripour / WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across …

Iran’s frozen money was another issue discussed during the meeting between Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Iranian officials. Tehran, Iran – Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is in Tehran for a series of high-level meetings on a range of issues, including the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with world powers and developments in Afghanistan. Motegi, …

Iran’s foreign ministry has denied that any member of the Iranian forces or an Iranian citizen was killed in Yemen. The denial is interesting because there wasn’t a lot of attention given to this story, so questions arise as to why Iran would deny something that no one else knew. Iran may be trying to …

In return to power in Kabul Over the weekend, the Taliban demonstrated both the success of a lightning military offensive against the then Afghan government, as well as their remarkable resilience in the face of assaults from the world’s most powerful military for 20 years . When they were driven out of Kabul in November …

Iranian air defense fired a warning shot on Thursday at a US Army General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper near the Strait of Hormuz near the Iranian border, according to Iranian semi-official Nour News. – نیوز (@nournews_ir) August 11, 2021 cnxps.cmd.push (function () {cnxps ({playerId: ’36af7c51-0caf-4741-9824-2c941fc6c17b’}). render (‘4c4d856e0e6f4e3d808bbc1715e132f6’);}); if (window.location.pathname.indexOf (“656089”)! = -1) {document.getElementsByClassName (“divConnatix”)[0].style.display = “none”;} …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iranians are suffering from a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic – the worst in their country to date – and anger is growing over images of Westerners vaccinated without face masks on the internet or the television while they remain unable to get the shots. Iran, like much …

After months of escalation in hostilities on Israel’s northern border, Hezbollah militants fired about twenty rockets in northern Israel on Friday morning in response to an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) airstrike on Thursday evening. “At 11:15 am this Friday, and in response to Israeli air raids on open land in the areas of al-Jarmaq and …

On August 8, the No to Prison – No to Execution human rights center reported that Iranian authorities had hanged at least seven detainees in the prisons of Birjand, in the northeast of the country, and Isfahan. , in the center of the country. They were charged with drug offenses. In addition, the Resanak the …

The United States Central Command has released what maritime risk intelligence firm Dryad Global called “essential reading” in the wake of the Mercer Street tanker attack. In a statement posted on its website, Central Command noted that a team of expert explosives investigators from the USS Ronald Reagan had boarded the ship to examine the …

Tehran is sending increasingly complex weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen even as Iranian officials engage in separate talks with the United States and Saudi Arabia over reducing tensions in the region, a senior official said on Tuesday. of the Pentagon. “In the context of Yemen, we have seen more Houthi attacks launched against Saudi …

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that Washington is convinced Iran bears responsibility for the attack on the ship Mercer Street that took place off the coast of Oman last month and called on the community international to hold Tehran to account. UNITED NATIONS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – August 9, 2021) …

A hooded man holds a laptop as a blue screen with an exclamation mark is projected on him in this illustrative photo taken on May 13, 2017. REUTERS / Kacper Pempel / Illustration. JNS.org – Recent revelations about Iranian cyberattack plots confirm how seriously Iran takes this arena, said a prominent Israeli cyber expert. July …

File image courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line Posted on August 9, 2021 at 3:10 am by The maritime executive On Saturday, a federal judge ruled in favor of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a case against the state of Florida, issuing an injunction to block Florida’s ban on vaccine passports. Last month, the company filed …

The drone that attacked MV Mercer Street was built in Iran, the Pentagon has concluded (AFP via Getty Images) A US Department of Defense investigation found that the drone used to attack the MV Mercer Street ship was made in Iran. the PentagonThe Central Command released the findings of its investigation into the July 30 …

Azerbaijan is one of the countries responding to the ongoing forest fires in Turkey. Hundreds of firefighters, equipment and transport have been sent to Turkey from Azerbaijan in the past few days. Since July 30, an amphibious aircraft, a helicopter, 93 fire trucks, special fire fighting equipment, an ambulance and 510 firefighters from the Azerbaijani …

Israel is ready to attack Iran, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday, a week after an oil tanker linked to Israel was attacked in the Gulf of Oman by Israel, the United States. and the UK have called Iran. “Yes,” Gantz said when asked in an interview broadcast by an Israeli media website …

Day three of salvos in a theater of long-standing conflict Projectiles hit open ground, suggesting no desire for war Tension mounts after Gulf tanker attack Israel and Hezbollah fought a month-long war 15 years ago TEL AVIV / BEIRUT, Aug.6 (Reuters) – The Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah fired rockets at Israeli forces on Friday, prompting …

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Taliban have captured the capital of one of the western provinces of Afghanistan, Afghan officials said on Friday, a symbolic step in the insurgents’ relentless march to regain power in the country. Zaranj, the provincial capital of Nimruz on the Afghan-Iranian border, has collapsed and is now in the hands of …

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The Taliban on Friday gunned down the director of Afghanistan’s Government Information Media Center, the latest murder of a government official and which comes just days after an assassination attempt on the minister of Interim Defense. The assassination comes as the Taliban wage fierce battles across the country, besieging provincial capitals …

Would you wear a dress that signals people that they are standing too close to you? Or how about a shirt that changes color when it detects a change in mood? These are real creations on which the Dutch fashion designer and engineer Anouk Wipprecht has been working for 20 years. Yanni de Mélo The …

“Five to six armed Iranians” hijacked the tanker in the Gulf off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, according to recorded radio traffic, AP reported Wednesday. The radio traffic was obtained by Argus Media, a commodity pricing company, according to AP. A conversation between the crew members can be heard in radio traffic, with …

FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates – Hijackers who captured a vessel off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman left the targeted vessel on Wednesday, the British Navy reported, as radio traffic The tape appeared to reveal a crew member on board saying Iranian gunmen stormed the asphalt tanker. The incident …

DUBAI (Reuters) – An Iranian revolutionary court has sentenced two binationals, German-Iranian Nahid Taghavi and English-Iranian Mehran Raouf, to more than 10 years in prison, each on national security grounds, their national security charges said on Wednesday. lawyer. Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have arrested dozens of double nationals and foreigners in recent years, mostly on …

Atop a scene on the left, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi greeted the saluting troops as they passed, flanked by senior PMF leaders who had largely avoided appearing in public since the fateful state strike -United. The show was a show of force intended not only to mark an anniversary, but also to signal the …

In an explosive statement, the former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the United States is supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan and designing new plots in the region with the insurgent group. “It certainly is,” he said. Editor-in-chief of WION Palki Sharma in an interview, when asked if the Americans support the Taliban. “In fact, the …

Ebrahim Raisi, former head of the Iranian judiciary and supporter of the conservative hard line, was approved Tuesday as the country’s new president by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. After his landslide victory in the June presidential election, Raisi was officially confirmed at a ceremony in Tehran as the new president of Iran, which has …

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The shift in Washington is undeniable: the Middle East is no longer an absolute priority for the United States. The US withdrawal from the wider region is evident in the departure of troops from Afghanistan and the reduction in US military commitments in Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, as well as an increased focus …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United States and the United Kingdom joined Israel on Sunday in alleging that Iran carried out a deadly drone strike on an oil tanker off the coast of Oman in the Sea of Oman, putting additional pressure on Tehran as it denied taking part in the aggression. Calling …