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Everything in Lebanon is different and in a way the same. After a few days spent in the country witnessing the strange contrast of continuity amid the national collapse, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel “The Leopard” came to mind. Throughout the story, the Sicilian prince and protagonist Don Fabrizio Corbera ponders the aphorism of his …

The long political and judicial standoff between the US government / DOJ and Huawei / China came to an abrupt end last week when Wanzhou Meng, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. appeared in Brooklyn Federal District Court and entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) and admitted misleading global financial institutions. Meng …

Here’s the good news: Unless something extreme and dramatic happens, we won’t see Israeli F-35s or F-15s take off in the next two years to attack Iranian nuclear facilities. It may sound contradictory, but it is not. Iran remains the threat it has been for 20 years, constantly straddling the nuclear threshold while playing with …

A fire broke out on Sunday at an IRGC facility in Iran, killing two and injuring one. On Thursday, ImageSat International – Tel Aviv-based ISI, a commercial satellite imagery provider – estimated that the facility was not just any military complex – it was a secret missile base. – ImageSat Intl. (@ImageSatIntl) September 30, 2021 …

An endless war has taken its toll on the sanity of American troops. An alarming increase in suicide deaths among U.S. troops has occurred in recent years, new Pentagon figures show. USA Today reported Thursday that 580 US soldiers died by suicide in 2020. The newspaper confirmed the new Pentagon statistics with Congressional and Defense …

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad was ostracized from the world community and looked down upon as a man who would literally do anything – starve, shell, bomb, torture and gas – to stay in the presidential palace. The Assad government’s war strategy boiled down to a flawless …

India is likely to send a 3-member team to participate in an SCO counterterrorism exercise in Pakistan next week. According to a report by India time, the Pabbi 2021 counterterrorism exercise will be held in Pabbi in the Pakistani district of Nowshera from October 3 under the aegis of the Regional Counterterrorism Structure (RATS) which …

Tehran officials hinted at Azerbaijan’s friendly relations with Israel as they brushed aside Baku’s objections to extensive Iranian military exercises on its border widely seen as saber strikes. The Islamic Republic has clearly been angered in recent weeks by a series of war games in Azerbaijan involving Azerbaijani, Turkish and Pakistani forces and even Turkish …

As news of the conference spread, the Iraqi government and authorities in the predominantly Sunni province of Anbar issued arrest warrants for at least six Iraqis who they said were involved in the conference, although a warrant was subsequently withdrawn. Other participants were dismissed from their government posts. At several checkpoints between Baghdad and Anbar …

Iran’s intelligence ministry said on Tuesday it had killed the leader of a group it said was supported and guided by the intelligence services of countries hostile to Iran. The group is said to have planned to strike sensitive and vital sites in Iran, according to Iranian media. All members of the group were arrested …