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Washington- As much of the world’s attention focuses on stalled efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal and check Tehran’s nuclear weapons ambitions, a senior US commander warns of a threat Iran’s ever-growing ballistic missile arsenal. Gen. Kenneth “Frank” McKenzie of the US Central Command told lawmakers on Tuesday that Iran now has about 3,000 …

BAGHDAD — Iran on Sunday claimed responsibility for a barrage of missiles that struck near a sprawling US consulate complex in northern Iraq, saying it was retaliation for an Israeli strike in Syria which killed two members of its Revolutionary Guards earlier this week. No injuries were reported in Sunday’s attack on the city of …

DUBAI: When Russian tanks entered Ukraine on February 24, alarm bells started ringing in places even far from the war zone. It turned out that many countries were heavily dependent on the two warring parties for their wheat supplies, with Arab states in the Middle East and North Africa region featuring high on the list. …

MIAMI (AP) — The United States quietly seized the cargo of two tankers suspected of carrying Iranian oil as part of an elaborate sanctions-busting scheme that involved forging documents and painting a ship’s deck to conceal illegal shipments. Details of the seizure, which have not previously been reported, were contained in an unsealed federal civil …

Talks bog down after Russia demands trade guarantee Sanctions against Ukraine must not affect its activities in Iran Differences remain between Iran and the United States VIENNA, March 7 (Reuters) – Iran and the United States must reach a political decision within days to avoid the collapse of indirect talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has likely suffered another failed launch of a rocket carrying a satellite as it tries to reinvigorate a program criticized by the West, even as Tehran faces negotiations last-minute deal with world powers to salvage his tattered nuclear deal in Vienna. On Sunday, satellite images from Maxar Technologies …

TEL AVIV — On the day Russia invaded Ukraine, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett did not mention Russia once. Bennett said he prayed for peace, called for dialogue and pledged support for Ukrainian citizens. But he did not allude to Moscow’s involvement, let alone condemn it – and it was, as expected, left to Mr …

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his Defense Ministry to send peacekeepers to the region to protect it from a possible Ukrainian attack. Russia has recognized the “sovereignty” of Luhansk and Donetsk. These two regions had declared their independence from Ukraine in 2014. Russia insisted on the implementation of the Minsk agreement which guaranteed autonomy …

The end of the Cold War disrupted the international order, eventually resulting in a multipolar international politics. In this fluctuating balance of power, traditional alliances have crumbled and been replaced by novel but ephemeral alliances. While many states temporarily cooperate with others on foreign and security policy, new regional initiatives follow one another. While the …

ANKARA: Iran has stepped up its long-running cyber campaign against Turkey through state-sponsored hackers, who have been targeting prominent government and private websites in the country since November 2021. Experts believe the enhanced cyberattack is a backlash against Turkey’s attempts to normalize relations with countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Israel. …

The drums of war are sounding in Europe, but there seems to be a modest surge of pragmatism across the Middle East, the arena of at least one war a decade since the defeat of fascism in World War II. Of course, the fighting continues in the civil war in Syria, the disastrous conflict in …

Editor’s note: The United States has long struggled to separate Baghdad from Tehran, trying to orient Iraq more towards moderate states in the Arab world. Katherine Harvey, the author of “A self-fulfilling prophecy: the Saudi struggle for Iraqasserts that US efforts have failed in part because of Saudi Arabia’s counterproductive policies. Riyadh, she argues, has …

An explosion in Quneitra on the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border is seen from Israel’s Golan Heights on July 22, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images) TEL AVIV: As in the rest of the world, the Israeli defense establishment is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and working hard to understand what a potential conflict between …

“This session is crucial,” a senior administration official said, referring to the high-level talks that have resumed in Vienna. “We are really in the very last straight line.” “Nothing with Iran is ever a straight line, but we are coming to a watershed moment,” a second administration official said. The deal, which was scrapped by …

Lt. Gen. Michael Kurilla, commander of XVIII Airborne Corps, delivers remarks during the change of command of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) on March 5, 2021. US Army Photo Iran is “the number one destabilizing factor” in the 21-nation region covered by US Central Command, the commanding candidate said on Tuesday. Army Lt. Gen. …

Iran’s Khalij Fars single-stage ballistic missile Iran “wants some type of deal” on its nuclear program as a way to lift sanctions on the regime, but Tehran sees its ballistic missile arsenal “as their crown jewels” not to be negotiated, the official said. senior US commander in the Middle East. Thusday. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head …

On January 10, 2022, Mohsen Rezaei, Iranian Vice President for Economic Affairs, attended the inauguration autocratic Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega as guest of honour. Rezaei is a wanted man on an Argentine arrest warrant for involvement in the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people. With strong …

The drone attack by a little-known armed group in Iraq against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this week has raised questions about Baghdad’s involvement in regional tensions between Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen and the Saudi-led coalition. Alwiyat al-Waad al-Haq (AWH), or the True Promise Brigades, claimed responsibility for the strike against the United Arab …

WASHINGTON, DC: The Iranian opposition group that exposed Iran’s secret nuclear enrichment facilities in 2002 has released new information about the leadership structure of the Quds Force Naval Command and the facilities it uses to train and arm Iran’s terrorist proxies in the Middle East. The Quds Force is the arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary …

* Security forces jostle for control in parts of Iraq and Syria * Rivalries undermine security and play into activists’ hands * The Islamic State launches a series of major attacks, including on the prison * Armed forces in the region say the group will no longer be a major threat * Residents fear it …

UNITED NATIONS: UN experts say in a new report that nearly 2,000 children recruited by Yemen’s Houthi militia died on the battlefield between January 2020 and May 2021, and Iran-backed rebels continue to organize camps and courses encouraging young people to fight. In the report to the UN Security Council released on Saturday, experts said …

By ISABEL DEBRE, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israel’s iconic president traveled to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday in the first official visit by the country’s head of state, the latest sign of deepening ties between the two nations as tensions mount in the region. The United Arab Emirates and Israel …

EXPERT POINT OF VIEW — This week, US Central Command (CENTCOM) issued a statement confirming that “US Forces at Al Dhafra Air Base near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) engaged two incoming missile threats with multiple Patriot interceptors coinciding with UAE Armed Forces efforts at small am of Jan. 24, 2022. Combined …

Three Iranian diplomats have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the first time in six years to start working with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. This marks the opening of a dialogue between long-time rivals to restore relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia since the two countries severed diplomatic relations in 2016. “Three Iranian diplomats have …

Source: MENA January 24, 2022 Experts react: Iran-backed Houthis have launched a drone attack in Abu Dhabi. What challenges await the region? Through Atlantic Council On January 24, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) intercepted two ballistic missiles targeting its capital, Abu Dhabi. It was the second assault claimed by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in the …

The US Air Force said it intervened on Monday to repel an attack on the United Arab Emirates amid escalating tensions between the Gulf nation and Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Emirati Ministry of Defense said its air defense forces intercepted and destroyed two missiles fired by the Houthi rebels, but it was not …

Chandīgarh: On Friday, four days after they were killed in Abu Dhabi in a suspected drone attack by the Houthis, an Iran-backed militia in Yemen, the families of Hardev Singh (35) and Hardeep Singh (28) ), clung to their memory when they received the bodies at Amritsar airport and brought them back to their villages …

CAIRO — Yemen’s seven-year war escalated again on Friday when airstrikes by the Saudi-led military coalition on northern Yemen killed at least 70 people and shut down internet across the country, according to international aid groups and the rebels who control the area. Capping a week in which rebel drones struck as far away as …

Iran Source January 20, 2022 • 10:24 a.m. ET Under Ebrahim Raisi, Iran and Turkey could enter a new phase of bilateral relations Through Hossein Aghaïe Joobani Relations between Iran and Turkey have been characterized by recurring patterns of friendship and enmity over the past two decades. Despite diverging foreign policy priorities and conflicting interests, …

Iran’s nuclear power plants are disasters waiting to happen because they are vulnerable to potential drone attacks that could trigger a disastrous meltdown. A Chernobyl-style nuclear disaster and the potential for a devastating regional conflict to ignite are hanging over the sites, a new report has warned. 6 Dr. Bahram Ghiassee, a research fellow at …

The US president can do more than talk to persuade Putin to allow humanitarian aid to Syria. The new year began with news of Iranian-backed forces bombarding US positions in Syria and Iraq. While some interpret these as Tehran’s response to the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani in early 2020, the development was expected: Iran …

BEIRUT – In 2021 alone, Iranian naval forces and the Revolutionary Guards added the destroyer Alvand, four Martoob al-Sabehat Type 15 submarines and 110 combat boats. And a senior official says there’s more to come. Iran has ambitious plans to build a 6,000-ton destroyer and giant submarines, Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari, who heads the Maritime …

Pro-Iran militias reportedly fire rockets at US base in eastern Syria Pro-Iran militia fighters fired shells at a US base in the Al-Omar oil field in eastern Syria, causing damage but no casualties, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ‘man. This development comes a day after the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State …

MISSOURI / WASHINGTON: If 2020 was the year when cracks began to appear in the ranks of the Assad clan in power in Syria, 2021 was the year of determined attempts by the rulers to tighten their grip and reclaim their legitimacy. Although several states have recently attempted to bring the regime back into the …

Thousands of people gathered in the Iraqi capital to mark the second anniversary of the murder of a revered Iranian commander and his Iraqi lieutenant in a drone attack by the United States. Chanting “Death to America,” protesters filled a Baghdad square to honor Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, who led the Quds Force, the foreign …

The United States faces at least two potential national security crises that could explode in the near term. First, he must try to avoid a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine in what would be Moscow’s most daring attempt to reshape the post-Cold War order. And unless the talks bear fruit soon, Iran could cross the …

OPINION: Operating on the absurd policy that everything former President Donald Trump has done should be undone, the Biden administration has resumed indirect talks with Iran to return to the dire framework of the 2015 nuclear deal. By sending the worst possible negotiator, Bob Malley, to Vienna, President Biden promised the American people that the …

The first six rounds of diplomacy this spring, Malley told me, have made “real progress.” In June, he presented a nuclear package that included an end to most of Trump’s sanctions. “The collective feeling of everyone – obviously the Europeans, the Russians and the Chinese, but also the Iranian delegation at the time – was …

An explosion is seen on the surface of the water behind a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) during a joint military exercise called the “Great Prophet 17” in southwest Iran, on this photo obtained on December 22, 2021. IRGC / WANA (West Asia News Agency) / Document via REUTERS Register now for …

Israel was implicated in the assassination of the senior commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran, General Qassem Soleimani, committed in January last year by the US armed forces, as revealed by former Israeli military intelligence chief Tamir Hayman, To recover The Jerusalem post. The Iranian general, a key …

WASHINGTON – Long-standing differences over how to handle Iran’s nuclear program have erupted into new tensions between the Biden administration and Israel, with two senior Israeli officials leaving Washington this week over fears that the Americans’ commitment to restore the he 2015 nuclear deal does not lead to a flawed deal allowing Tehran to speed …

Drone wars: what is happening in the Middle East is not confined to the region Recently, it was revealed that an Iranian drone shot down by the Israeli Air Force over the Jordan Valley in 2018 was on its way to deliver explosives to territory administered by the Palestinian Authority. The incident, brought to light …

By Lolita C. Baldor and Robert Burns | Associated press WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top US commander for the Middle East said on Thursday the US would keep the current 2,500 troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future, and he warned he expects attacks to increase against US and Iraqi personnel by Iranian-backed militias determined …

Third Similarity: The direct targets of their aggression are relatively weak. Taiwan intends to increase its military budget but now spends barely 2% of its gross domestic product on defense. Ukraine has been exhausted by years of low-intensity conflict with Russian-backed separatists, not to mention the corruption and incompetence that characterize its 30 years of …

Iranian international affairs expert Mostafa Khoshcheshm has warned the world that Iran’s influence is not limited to the nuclear realm as it does not rule out the possibility of war with the Western world. Khoshcheshm said the Middle Eastern country also has military, regional and missile leverage. Iran has always stressed that its nuclear program …

Currently, at least 20 Christians are imprisoned in Iran because their faith was considered a threat to the national security of the Islamic Republic. Of the hundred or so Iranian believers imprisoned since 2012, all have faced similar charges. But a recent ruling by a Supreme Court justice gives them all hope. “Simply preach Christianity …

In one look. Iranian threat actor exploits MSHTML vulnerability. WIRTE targets countries in the Middle East. Yanluowang ransomware attacks. The ransomware actor rebrands himself as “Sabbath”. Iranian threat actor exploits MSHTML vulnerability. SafeBreach researchers observed an Iranian threat actor exploiting a Microsoft MSHTML remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2021-40444) to target Farsi-speaking victims with a PowerShell …

The parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will meet again in Vienna after nearly six months to discuss a mutual return to the deal by the United States and Iran, but the break has left time to de new obstacles to take root. Iran on Friday announced further advances in its uranium enrichment, …

Consider the world situation: A Communist superpower on the Pacific Rim challenges the United States around the world. China’s economic and military might continue to expand under the leadership of its most powerful ruler since Mao. Taiwan is proving particularly vexatious, as America increases its security commitment on the island to deter a potential invasion …

Yemenis walk past a billboard depicting Lebanese Information Minister George Kordahi amid a Houthi campaign supporting Kordahi against the policies of the Gulf states, on a street in Sana’a, Yemen, on October 31. Photo by Yahya Arhab / EPA-EFT BEIRUT, Lebanon, November 24 (UPI) – Lebanon’s emerging crisis with Saudi Arabia and some Gulf countries …

Iranian drones emerge as the new major threat of 2021. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has revealed that Iran has attempted to transfer weapons using drones from Syria. He also revealed Iranian bases where drones are based in Chabahar and Qeshm in Iran. This follows the September revelations about Iran’s training of drone operators. At …

Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Sunday he supported a “broader, stronger and longer” nuclear deal with Iran, even as Israel would expect talks surrounding a return to multilateral agreement of 2015 is collapsing. “I support an agreement that will be broader, stronger and longer – take back Iran, dismantle its current capabilities and place …

U.S. allies and partners in the Middle East and elsewhere share deep concerns about the Iranian government’s destabilizing actions, including its support for terrorism, its dangerous proxies and its nuclear program, Defense Secretary Lloyd J said Austin III. The secretary gave a major political speech on the Middle East and North Africa today at the …

For the second time in a month, the military said on Thursday that Israeli F-15 fighter jets were escorting US B-1 bombers across the region, in an unspoken threat against Iran. According to the Israel Defense Forces, the fighter jets accompanied two B-1B heavy bombers and a US KC-10 refueling plane into Israeli airspace as …

Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano has sparked new controversy after describing Iran as a “common enemy” in a controversial Israeli statement that dragged Ivan Duc’s government into international relations. During Duke’s official visit to Jerusalem, Molano’s statements included the president’s agreement with his Israeli envoy, Isaac Herzog. Extension of military contracts, cybersecurity, border and space …

Amputation of Lebanon from Arab world gives victory to Iran The ridiculous Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdullah Bou Habib’s dismissive response to the GCC’s proposals to deal with the latest crisis was: “If they just want Hezbollah’s head on a plate, we can’t give them that.” He also ridiculously accused Saudi Arabia of flooding the Gulf …

Many observers in Iran and abroad are increasingly frustrated by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s reluctance to resume talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was halted in June due to Iranian presidential elections. However, this hesitation could end as soon as Iran announces that it will declare …

From traditional to abstract, Arab pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai capture the imagination DUBAI: Universal exhibitions have a long and illustrious past, especially for their enduring contributions to urban horizons and architectural world premieres. The Eiffel Tower and the Chicago Ferris Wheel are two of the most recognizable examples. Despite these permanent contributions, the exhibits …

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) – Vietnam was seeking more information on Thursday about a Vietnamese tanker that was seized at gunpoint last month by Iranian soldiers in the Gulf of Oman, while promising to ensure the safety and humane treatment of the ship’s crew. On October 24, powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard paramilitary troops seized control of …

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has acknowledged a massive cyber attack that disrupted gas stations across the country, blaming it on an anonymous country that is allegedly seeking to create unrest and disruption. The attack disabled a system that allows consumers to purchase subsidized fuel with government-issued electronic cards. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported that …

Poor Tim Lenderking. In February, the veteran US diplomat – one of the State Department’s best and brightest hands in the Middle East – shot the short straw and was appointed the Biden administration’s special envoy to Yemen. Since then, not only has he been entrusted with the unenviable task of negotiating an end to …

A PUBLIC JUSTICE between sworn enemies Israel and Iran comes as no surprise. But what was unusual this time was that the confrontation occurred between their representatives in India. The trigger ? Israeli Ambassador to India Naor Gilon called Iran “the region’s greatest destabilizer” on Thursday. A day later, the Iranian Embassy in Delhi responded …

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 …

As part of his trip to Georgia, Ukraine, Romania and the NATO summit in Brussels, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin sign a memorandum of understanding on the Georgian initiative to strengthen defense and deterrence. Austin’s trip clearly focuses on the vitally important issues related to the security of the Black Sea, an issue of crucial importance …

Times are changing ‘. Iranian leaders may not be fans of Bob Dylan, but his words are likely to resonate as they consider their next steps in Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Lebanon and Azerbaijan. The same goes for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The president’s brilliance as a staunch defender of Muslim causes, except when there …

In 2007, two American academics wrote a book on “The Israel Lobby and United States Foreign Policy,” denouncing Israeli-American relations. One of the authors, John Mearsheimer, then gave a strange talk focusing on Israel and American Jews. He spoke of “the future of Palestine, and by that I mean the future of the land between …

(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer) File photo of the Al Tanf garrison in southern Syria. Beirut: Unidentified drones struck positions near a US military garrison in a remote part of southeastern Syria, near the borders with Jordan and Iraq, media reported on Friday. A statement issued by the Pentagon said the strike on the al-Tanf base was …

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iranian hardliners, now back in charge, can regularly denounce the poisoning of Islamic society by Western culture, but in Tehran, Iranians are flocking to the museum of contemporary art to marvel at America Iconic soup cans by pop artist Andy Warhol. The circular floors of the Museum of Contemporary Art in …

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah turned political party, claimed that the organization had 100,000 active militiamen – a statistic which, if true, would make the group larger than the Lebanese army itself. Nasrallah made the announcement during a speech after seven Lebanese were killed in a shooting in Beirut, the …

October 16, 1971 YAHYA CUT A SHORT VISIT TO IRAN For all the latest news, follow the Daily Star’s Google News channel. Pakistani President Yahya Khan returned from Tehran today after shortening his stay for the Iranian birthday celebration. It was reported that the Pakistani president had held talks with Soviet Premier Nikolai Podgorny in …

Despite his promises to put “America first”, Donald Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East has prioritized the interests of regimes like Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Israel – nations ready to take advantage of their close ties with the elites in Washington, DC, to get what they want. And they got what they wanted: a …

The legislative elections in Iraq on October 10 did little to consolidate Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s grip on power. This was the lowest turnout in years, indicating a decline in confidence in politicians and the democratic system introduced by the Americans following the US-led invasion in 2003. It appears that the Shia ruling elite has …

A previously unknown attack group, likely linked to the Iranian government, has carried out a massive password spread campaign against Office 365 enterprise implementations, targeting defense industry companies in the United States and in Israel, as well as some transport companies in the Persian Gulf. Microsoft identified the group, which it calls DEV-0343, in July …

Speaking at a joint press conference on Sunday alongside Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Jerusalem, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said negotiations to return the nuclear deal had entered “very decisive weeks”. She stressed that with each passing day without a deal, Iran continues to enrich uranium. Merkel, who is making a farewell visit to Israel …

A seemingly perpetual battlefield caught in tension between the United States and Iran, Iraq is heading to the election at a time when internal discontent with the eastern neighbor and criticism of the American presence are at their height, paving the way for an uncertain future for the United States. -Relationship with Iran which has …

IranSource October 8, 2021 • 6:18 a.m. ET Iranian war games on the border with Azerbaijan were truly a message to Israel Through Abbas Qaidari In recent years, Iranian politicians have viewed neighboring Azerbaijan as Israel’s proxy, which may explain why Iran has named its most significant ground military exercise in recent years on the …

Iran’s theocratic regime has stepped up its drone manufacturing operations in recent years and is now smuggling an increasingly sophisticated list of armed remote control planes to allied militant groups in the Middle East, according to intelligence gathered by a dissident group leading Iranian. The Iranian military’s adoption of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), …

Iranian dissidents warn the hardline regime’s use of drones to cause instability in the region, saying it is using technology – whose materials are imported from China – to make up for weaknesses in its military air. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coordination group of Iranian resistance groups that oppose the …

Iranian threat actors carry out a highly targeted cyber espionage operation against global aerospace and telecommunications companies, stealing sensitive information from targets around Israel and the Middle East, as well as in the United States, in Russia and Europe, according to a report released Wednesday by Israeli cybersecurity. Cybereason company. Cybereason identified the previously unknown …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran wants you to put politics aside and marvel at its ornate carpets. Syria wants you to forget about its brutal war and discover the world’s first alphabet. Yemen, on the brink of famine, is very excited about its honey and coffee. Welcome to Expo 2020 Dubai, the premier …

FM Prince Faisal said the fourth round of negotiations between the two Middle Eastern rivals took place on September 21. Saudi Arabia held talks with regional rival Tehran last month as talks to ease tensions continue under Iranian conservative President Ebrahim Raisi. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud said on Sunday that …

(Bloomberg) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has defended his country’s decision to hold military exercises near the border with Azerbaijan, which other officials have linked to Baku’s close ties with the enemy of Tehran, Israel. Iran to start military exercises linked to rivalry with Israel Without naming anyone, Khamenei said countries in the …

This week marks the first anniversary of the start of the Second Karabakh War between Azerbaijan and Armenia. By early November 2020, the war was over, with Armenia and the Armenian-backed separatists being defeated by a better trained and better equipped Azerbaijani army. Azerbaijan has succeeded in restoring its internationally recognized borders and ending nearly …

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 …

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 …

A base operated by Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria was struck overnight by an unidentified plane, Reuters reported on Monday citing military sources and locals. The airstrikes targeted an area south of the town of al-Mayadin, along the Euphrates River, according to the report. Two residents told the news agency that Iranian-backed militiamen patrolling the …

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan speaks at a White House press briefing in June. Sullivan is traveling to Saudi Arabia today to meet with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman as the United States tries to pressure the kingdom to move towards a ceasefire in its multi-year war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen. …

TEHRAN – In his September 21, 2021 address to the United Nations General Assembly, US President Joe Biden remarkably asserted that for the first time in two decades the United States was “not at war” and proposed a new era of diplomacy and partnerships to address perceived threats and end the rigorous use of military …

OPINION: Iran’s new trajectory is well underway, leaving the West with considerably reduced weight in future relations, writes Shannon Ebrahim. The tone of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in his address at the opening of the UN General Assembly indicates a clear change in the country’s foreign policy, even if its strategic direction remains the same. …

Saudi King Salman speaks in a pre-recorded video during the United Nations General Assembly via a live broadcast in New York, United States on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Image Credit: Bloomberg Abu Dhabi: King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday expressed hope that the kingdom’s direct talks with Iran will lead to the establishment of …

Wed Sep 22, 2021 Iran “won” the war against Iraq but at a heavy price IranSource through Barbara Slavin, Abbas Kadhim A man wears a mask with images of Iranian Quds Force Commander-in-Chief Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in a US airstrike, in Kerbala, Iraq , October 7, …

Tehran finances terrorism, poses a global threat and must never be allowed to procure nuclear weapons, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday in response to the speech by new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA ). “Raisi continues to deceive the international community with a speech filled with lies and …

TDT | Manama The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com Iran is considering ways to retaliate against the United States for the murder of force commander Quds Qassem Soleimani, and Lebanese Hezbollah is under close scrutiny for potential attacks on American soil, a senior intelligence official warned yesterday. American. “Protecting against such threats is even more important …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iran’s new president has criticized US sanctions imposed on his country as a mechanism of war, using his first UN speech since taking the oath to forcefully denounce Washington’s policies in the region and the growing political schism within America. President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday presented a much more …

The Treasury Department’s Offices of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) continue to run in 2021 and have added another tech company to their target list. NewTek, Inc. (“NewTek”), a software vendor that develops and supplies live production and 3D animation hardware and software, has agreed to pay $ 189,483 to settle 52 violations of the US …

A November 2019 image of the IRGC siege in Syria, known as the “Glass House,” in the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes. Photo: ImageSat International via Twitter. Ebrahim Raisi was sworn in as the new president of the Islamic Republic of Iran on August 5, 2021. Six days later, he released his ministerial selections. Raisi chose …

With September 11 now past its 20th anniversary, we must remember the implications that prompted this attack in the first place. It is not because of the Islamists’ hatred of American freedom. September 11 was an attack known as the backfire. The flashback is where our foreign policy has a knock-on effect of retaliation. We …

Photo for reference only. Image Credit: REUTERS NICOSIA: Amnesty International has condemned Iran’s “climate of impunity” for deaths in custody despite reports of over 70 such cases over the past decade. Iranian authorities have not reported on at least 72 deaths in custody since January 2010, despite credible reports that they were the result of …

(Photo by Hoshang Hashimi / AFP / Getty Images.) The era ushered in by 9/11 made theological terms such as Sunni, Shiite, Jihad, Sharia, and Salafi colloquial words, and spawned a nation of armchair experts on the intricacies of sectarianism and Islamic doctrine. . Claiming expertise is a privilege to live in a free country. …

“Free Artsakh Welcome” sign (Photo: 517design / Wikimedia Commons) I wanted to write about this a long time ago, even before the war. But the Artsakh war, its devastating result on the Armenian nation and its political ideology prompted me to raise provocative questions and arguments. What kind of Artsakh do Armenians dream of? Is …

The US Navy’s 5th Fleet based in the Middle East will launch a new task force that integrates aerial, sail and submarine drones after years of maritime attacks linked to continuing tensions with Iran. Navy officials have not identified the systems they will introduce from their headquarters in the island nation of Bahrain in the …

The Liberian flag tanker Mercer Street was passing through the Gulf of Oman on July 29, bound for the United Arab Emirates, when it was attacked by two delta-winged drones packed with explosives. The surprised crew made several distress calls. But before help could arrive, a third drone struck the wheelhouse in the early morning …

WASHINGTON – In the chaotic finale of the United States’ 20-year war in Afghanistan, a Biden doctrine emerges: a foreign policy that avoids the aggressive tactics of eternal wars and nation-building, while uniting allies against the authoritarianism of the rising powers. President Biden began defining this doctrine on Tuesday when he declared the end of …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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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 …