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The US Treasury has imposed new sanctions on Iranian Revolutionaries (IRGC) as well as the IRGC Quds Force drone network and its responsible commanders. Four IRGC commanders including Yousef Aboutalebi, Saeed Aghajani, commander of the IRGC The Aerospace Force’s drone command Abdollah Mehrabi and Mohammad Mohammad Ebrahim Zargar Tehrani have been added to the sanctions …

BEIRUT: Pressure is mounting on Lebanese leaders to sack a minister whose comments on the war in Yemen have sparked a diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia, even as the minister at the center of the crisis said the government’s resignation was was not an option. The Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain recalled …

Activists launched three rockets on Saturday evening at the US embassy in the heavily fortified Green Zone of Baghdad, but they missed their mark, police said. All three were of the Katyusha type – a rail mounted rocket based on a Soviet design from the WWII era. They were fired from Bayaa District, a Shiite …

Over the past decade, Iran has been the source of 80% of Israel’s security problems. Besides the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, which is under Iranian control, there are at least four other Iran-backed threats that Israel faces. The first is Iran’s attempt to establish a Hezbollah-like military force in Syria; the second is its attempts …

By Sara Avery I will never forget watching the daughter of a dear friend, normally an exuberant and fearless teenager, collapse in front of me on Skype upon hearing a thunderclap. She thought it was another bomb exploding in her neighborhood, part of the second war she was going through in her short years. It …

DUBAI: Gloria Halim, Cristina Polo, Sapna Venugopal and Bharti Rao come from very different backgrounds but they have one thing in common: they are all breast cancer survivors who came out of their battle with the disease with a new vision of life and a desire to help others. The four women, who are between …

The United States has also sanctioned a number of other individuals and companies linked to Iran’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program. The sanctions come three months after the drone attack on the ship Mercer Street, which was off the coast of Oman at the time – an assault that escalated tensions in the region, sparked …

Israel’s new envoy to India, Naor Gilon, said that while the new Quad (Israel, United States, United Arab Emirates, India) was not against any country, one of the main factors in bringing the countries together was due to the instability caused by Iran in the region. Naor Gilon’s remarks sparked a strong reaction from the …

Arab politicians and mayors block highway to protest community crime Dozens of Arab-Israeli protesters block Israel’s central highway on Route 6 to protest the government’s alleged inaction to end the wave of crime in Arab towns and villages. Protesters leave Kafr Qara in central Israel in a convoy of vehicles to Jerusalem. Parliamentarians from the …

Last week’s drone attack on a military base in southern Syria that houses US forces was likely carried out at Iran’s request. Although the drones used in the attack were not launched from Iran, officials believe Iran provided the resource and encouraged the attack on al-Tanf outpost in Syria. At least five drones loaded with …