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Nantoo BanerjeeThe Russian attack on Ukraine seems to have given a wake-up call to countries in Europe and Asia to drastically increase their annual defense spending to protect themselves from possible external aggression. Given the worrying security situation in Europe, a number of countries, including Germany, Sweden, Romania, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands and Belgium, have …

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 …

A Russian airstrike devastated a maternity in the besieged port of Mariupol and injured at least 17 people, Ukrainian officials said, prompting international condemnation from Washington, London and the Vatican, among others. The bombing of the hospital came as humanitarian corridors set up to allow civilians to flee several besieged towns around Ukraine failed to …

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged his compatriots to maintain their resistance against Russian forces despite bombardments and encirclement efforts against major cities. Live briefing: Russia invades Ukraine Consult the RFE/RL live briefing on Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and how Kiev is fighting back and the West is reacting. The briefing presents the latest …

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 …

Moscow’s dreaded attack on Ukraine began early on February 24, with missiles fired at airports and military infrastructure in at least seven cities after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a “special” operation to ” demilitarize” his neighbor and rival. Explosions, gunshots and sirens were reported in the capital, Kiev, and its Boryspil airport, with witnesses …

On February 19, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy joined calls from Western leaders for Russia to defuse rising tensions with at least 150,000 Russian troops on Ukraine’s borders, fueling fears of an imminent invasion. Zelenskiy told the annual Munich security conference that Ukraine would defend its territory with its partners or without. His comments came after …

On February 19, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy joined calls from Western leaders for Russia to defuse rising tensions with at least 150,000 Russian troops on Ukraine’s borders, fueling fears of an imminent invasion. Zelenskiy told the annual Munich security conference that Ukraine would defend its territory with its partners or without. His comments came after …

Prime Minister Imran Khan. — AFP/File “We continue to follow developments in Ukraine. I think dialogue is the right way forward,” said the FO spokesperson. Asim Iftikhar said preparations for Prime Minister Imran’s visit to Moscow were underway and more details would be shared later. Said FO remains in close contact with the Pakistani community, …

WASHINGTON — Israel pressured the Biden administration to designate Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a terrorist group, at the request of the United Arab Emirates, two officials familiar with the matter told The Times of Israel. The Iran-backed Houthis have been blamed for a series of drone and missile attacks against the United Arab Emirates and …

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 …

Crude oil storage tanks are seen from above at the Cushing Petroleum Center in Cushing, Oklahoma March 24, 2016. Picture taken March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nick Oxford Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Washington warns of imminent Russian invasion of Ukraine Britain’s Johnson tells allies he fears for Europe’s security Saudi Arabia and …

On December 9, 2017, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The US-led Coalition Against ISIS, together with the ground military campaigns of the Kurdish Peshmerga and the Iran-backed Shia Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) militias, reclaimed Iraqi territory and pushed the Islamic State underground. These military …

Israel will investigate allegations that police illegally used local spyware that gained notoriety abroad against its own citizens. The government will form a committee to examine a series of reports from Calcalist, a Hebrew-language business daily, that law enforcement officials used NSO Group’s Pegasus software without a court order to gain access to citizens’ phones …

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Polish and Pakistani leaders on Sunday in a whirlwind of diplomacy on the sidelines of the Beijing Winter Olympics. Xi told President Andrzej Duda that China was seeking to further improve its relations with Poland, whose warm relations with Beijing have not gone down well with the main rival, …

New Delhi: Within a week, the outlawed Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) struck Pakistani security forces twice in Balochistan – in Panjgur and Noshki districts on Wednesday and at a checkpoint in Kech on January 25. The BLA has led an insurgency since 2000 and has been classified as a terrorist group by Pakistan, the United …

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 …

Once enjoying near-unrivaled power, widespread national legitimacy and an aura of untouchability, Iraq’s paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) are on a downward trajectory. The PMF is still resilient and retains considerable formal and informal coercive and economic power. However, in 2022 it will face growing challenges to its legitimacy, structure and influence. These stem from …

Tehran [Iran]Feb. 2 (ANI/ Xinhua): Iran’s Health Ministry on Wednesday reported 38,160 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 6,446,404. The pandemic has also claimed 59 lives in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll from the virus to 132,563, the ministry said. Read also | Embattled …

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s prime minister admitted on Tuesday that its Iron Dome defense system was too expensive and that the country is accelerating the deployment of laser technology to help protect it from rocket attacks. Naftali Bennett told a security conference that the next generation of technology — a “laser wall” — will …

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 …

TEHRAN — Naftali Bennett, the prime minister of the illegitimate regime of Israel, said the “kill Iran with 1,000 stab wounds” theory is similar to what happened in the former Soviet Union. However, the man is largely mistaken, even delirious. In an interview with the Israeli daily Ynet, Bennett said: “…but Iran itself, which is …

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The assault on a military post in a remote southwestern district lasted several hours. Dozens of attackers, belonging to a Baloch separatist group, heavily armed with rocket launchers and sophisticated weaponry, outnumbered the Pakistani soldiers. A fierce firefight killed 10 Pakistani soldiers and an assailant, and the others managed to escape, officials …

BEIRUT: Lebanon is a “place of hope” and “should not be a platform for aggression”, Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah said on Sunday in Beirut. On the second day of his visit to the capital, the minister renewed his commitment in separate meetings with Lebanese officials to a “Kuwaiti, Gulf, Arab and …

LONDON: Senior politicians from across the EU and the UK on Monday urged the UN to open an investigation into the Iranian regime’s 1988 massacres of political prisoners. Speaking at an event organized by the National Council of Resistance of Iran and attended by Arab News, former heads of state and senior parliamentarians threw their …

The former Israeli prime minister has rejected any possibility of a preemptive attack on Iranian nuclear facilities by the regime, saying such a notion is “nonsense”. Ehud Olmert made these remarks in a Monday interview with Israeli news channel Channel 12, during which he derided the idea that the Tel Aviv regime would be able …

“The Houthi militia must immediately release the ship, otherwise coalition forces will take all necessary measures and procedures to deal with this violation, including the use of force,” the brigadier said. General Turki al-Malki said in a statement. A similar incident occurred in 2016 involving the UAE ship SWIFT-1, which was making round trips in …

Iranian general and a senior Iraqi militia leader in Baghdad, Iraq on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Hundreds of people gather in Baghdad to l on the anniversary of Soleimani’s assassination, chanting anti-American slogans, hundreds of people gathered in the Iraqi capital on the first day of the year on Saturday to mark the anniversary of …

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 …

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will visit Russia after receiving an invitation from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, an Iranian government spokesperson said on December 28. Putin invited Raisi to Moscow early next year “as part of a strategic interaction between Iran and Russia,” Ali Bahadori Jahromi said. The visit will focus on “bilateral, regional and …

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 …

In January 2020, just days after the United States assassinated Major General Qassem Soleimani and Iran responded with a missile attack that wounded more than 100 American soldiers, then Secretary of State Mike Pompeo word titled “The Restoration of Deterrence: The Iranian Example”. Pompeo then asserted that the assassination “restores[ed] deterrence ”with Iran, but as …

Here are some of the best stories to start your day: During remarks at the White House, Biden laid out a plan to increase testing, speed up the vaccination campaign and increase the capacity of hospitals that could be flooded in the coming weeks. Right now, there are only “a few weeks” left to relaunch …

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 …

TEL AVIV – As diplomatic efforts to curb Iran’s nuclear program falter, Israel’s defense minister has ordered his forces to prepare a military option, warning the world that Israel will take matters into its own hands if a new nuclear deal does not did not restrict Iran sufficiently. But several current and former senior Israeli …

A group of hawks former US national security officials, lawmakers and diplomats have launched a public campaign to pressure the Biden administration to militarily threaten Iran. the declaration, headlined by former CIA chiefs Leon Panetta and retired General David Petraeus as well as former senior Obama-era Pentagon official Michèle Flournoy says “it’s vital to restore …

More than 3,000 people gathered in Florida last weekend for the Israel-American Council conference, an annual affair where the pro-Trump forces that so enthusiastically celebrated the group’s last convention were either absent, or particularly moderate. This 2019 conference (the group did not meet in 2020 due to COVID-19) looked a lot like a campaign rally …

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 …

Israel has carried out three major operations in the past 18 months against Iranian nuclear sites. These attacks involved up to a thousand Mossad members and were carried out with ruthless precision using high-tech weapons, including drones and a quadcopter – and spies within the holy of holies of Tehran, its nuclear program. As President …

Harvests from silos in the port of Beirut will be composted and burned after the discovery of an insect infestation BEIRUT: Tons of wheat, corn and barley stored at the port of Beirut since the devastating explosion that rocked the city 16 months ago must be disposed of as they are no longer fit for …

Almost a year ago, IDF leader Aviv Kohavi took the stage at a conference by the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv and announced that he had ordered the military to start preparing new plans for a strike against Iran’s nuclear program. “Iran may decide that it wants to move towards a bomb, …

A day before talks to restart Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna, Foreign Secretary Yair Lapid arrived in London on Sunday for a two-day trip to the UK and France. One of Lapid’s main goals during his meetings with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron is to ensure that banking sanctions against …

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 …

BEIRUT: Pope Francis called on “all Lebanese to cooperate to save their country so that it can regain its role as a model of dialogue and convergence between East and West”. The Pope on Thursday received Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who visited to seek advice from the Vatican in light of the difficulties facing …

At least one pregnant woman and three children were among the 27 people, mostly Kurds from Iraq or Iran, who drowned while trying to cross the Channel in a rubber dinghy, French authorities said. Two surviving men, an Iraqi and a Somali, were being treated for exhaustion and hypothermia in a hospital in Calais. A …

BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced on Friday that he would convene a cabinet session soon, saying the situation in the country is “very difficult and the people should not have to face further crises”. His remarks came after protesters stormed the health ministry building in Beirut on Friday morning to oppose the lifting …

Ardeshir Zahedi, the flamboyant Ambassador of Iran to the United States during the Shah’s reign who charmed Hollywood stars and politicians with his lavish parties until the 1979 Islamic Revolution, died Thursday at the age of 93, reported the Iranian state media. Whether seen with Henry Kissinger or entertaining Barbra Streisand, Zahedi made such a …

BAGHDAD (AP) – The influential Iraqi Shiite cleric who emerged victorious in last month’s general election on Thursday called on the country’s myriad of pro-Iranian Shia armed factions to disband if they wish to join his next government. Muqatada al-Sadr also called on the factions to hand over their weapons to the government sanctioned umbrella …

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 …

Indian National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval discussed the situation in Afghanistan and bilateral security cooperation with his Iranian, Kazakh and Russian counterparts on the sidelines of a regional security meeting on Wednesday. Doval met Supreme Secretary of Iranian National Security Council Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Chairman of Kazakhstan National Security Committee Karim Massimov and …

AFTER PAKISTAN’s refusal last week, China cited “timing issues” to signal that it will not participate in the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan on November 10, sources told The Indian Express. While the two neighbors have chosen to stay away, the other key countries in the region – Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan …

UN Security Council denounces drone attack on Iraqi prime minister UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council strongly condemns an assassination attempt against Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and calls on the perpetrators to answer for their actions. In a press release, the 15 council members “condemned in the strongest terms” the attack over the …

Tehran’s continued nuclear weapons development jeopardizes relaunch of 2015 Iran deal, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney says Jerusalem post ahead of his meeting with his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid on the issue on Wednesday. “There is a real-time consideration here,” he told the newspaper a day earlier of the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive …

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 …

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 …

A US appeals court ruled on Friday that Turkish state-owned Halkbank could be prosecuted for violating US sanctions. The court rejected Halkbank’s offer to dismiss an indictment accusing the lender of helping Iran evade the measures. Aykan Erdemir, senior program director for Turkey at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) and a former …

October 25 (Reuters) – The Syrian government said Israel carried out an attack in southern Syria on Monday, state media reported, in a border area where Israel has long been concerned about the presence of Israeli-backed groups. ‘Iran. The Israeli military declined to comment. A source from the Syrian Foreign Ministry said Israel had committed …

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 …

Husband of Iranian-British detainee Zaghari-Ratcliffe goes on hunger strike The husband of British charity Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, detained for more than five years in Iran, has gone on a hunger strike again after a court ruled that she must spend another year in prison. Richard Ratcliffe begins his fast outside the British Government’s Foreign Office in …

Israel has approved a budget of some 5 billion shekels ($ 1.5 billion) to be used to prepare the military for a possible strike against Iran’s nuclear program, Channel 12 reported on Monday. The NIS 5 billion budget consists of NIS 3 billion from the previous budget and an additional NIS 2 billion from the …

LONDON — Work in the UK House of Commons was halted on Monday as lawmakers gathered to pray and pay tribute to their colleague David Amess who was killed in a suspected terrorist attack. Lawmakers, many dressed in black, observed a minute of silence in the debate room before spending hours celebrating the life of …

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 …

10 members of the intelligence services of countries in the region allied with Western countries have been arrested by Iranian intelligence forces in Bushehr province, Iran’s intelligence ministry said on Tuesday. Intelligence Ministry said intelligence services in unnamed regional countries aimed to gather intelligence and espionage from “sensitive centers” around Iran and use Iranians living …

On October 8, a terrible destroy struck worshipers attending Friday noon prayers at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Khan Abad neighborhood of Bandar, the capital of Kunduz, one of Afghanistan’s largest cities in its northern belt. It is a mosque frequented by Shia Muslims, who were referred as “our compatriots” by Taliban spokesman Zabiullah …

Lebanon’s fuel crisis has worsened over the past week as the country experienced a 24-hour blackout over the weekend, after years of instability in the energy sector . Lebanon’s population of 6 million has faced a 24-hour blackout from Saturday as two of the country’s main power plants, Deir Ammar and Zahrani, run out of …

Abolhassan Banisadr, who died at the age of 88, was a thoughtful Islamic intellectual, trained in France, who accepted the presidency of Iran in 1980 despite his opposition to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s concept. velayat-e faqih (“Government of the Islamist jurist”) – effectively Islamic dictatorship. Banisadr faced the myriad contradictions that emerged after the 1979 Islamic …

BAGHDAD / JEDDAH: Turnout plunged to an all-time high in Iraq’s parliamentary elections on Sunday amid a widespread boycott by voters disillusioned with corruption, a crippled economy and failing public services. Election commission officials said the nationwide turnout of eligible voters was 19% at noon, up from 44.5% in the last election in 2018. Prime …

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 …

Published on: 10/09/2021 – 12:58 Paris (AFP) Abolhassan Banisadr was the first Iranian president after the 1979 Islamic revolution, but fell out with its leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, during a turbulent year in power and became a dissident in France. A student activist and imprisoned under the Shah, Banisadr was a Paris-based dissident while pursuing …

BAGHDAD, Iraq / BOGOTA, Colombia: Eighteen years after the US-led invasion of Iraq overthrew Saddam Hussein’s Baathist dictatorship, an entire generation has grown up knowing only the parliamentary democracy system built in its place. But as election day rolls around today, many young Iraqis still feel alienated from the political process and skeptical of meaningful …

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 …

Lebanese President Michel Aoun, right, meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian, at the presidential palace, in Baabda, east of Beirut, Lebanon, October 7, 2021. (Dalati Nohra) Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian expressed his country’s readiness to help Lebanon solve its problems and build power plants. Prime Minister Najib Mikati said his country …

Iran has continued to deny accusations that it plotted to attack Israelis in Cyprus, days after Israel said Iran was behind plans for a Tehran-orchestrated act of terrorism against Iranian men. Israeli affairs. According to the international group of the Fars news agency, the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Cyprus has responded …

Izvestia: Facebook crash flop cost businesses nearly $ 1 billion The outage of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, which occurred on October 4, resulted in financial losses for global companies to the tune of almost $ 1 billion, and in Russia they exceeded 400 million rubles (5 , $ 52 million), experts told Izvestia. The blackout …

Baghdad (AFP) When Iraqis head to the polls on Sunday, they will vote for individual candidates over parties for the first time under a new election law meant to quell a youth-led protest movement that’s tired of politics the old-fashioned way of the country. In theory, the changes will strengthen local voices as candidates can …

Iran is behind the attack on Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi last week, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s spokesman Matan Sidi said on Monday. “Contrary to what has been published [Sunday] night about the incident in Cyprus, I ask for clarification on behalf of security officials that this was a terrorist attack by Iran against Israeli businessmen …

There is a fundamental disconnect at the heart of the Biden administration’s strategy to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The United States has tried, so far unsuccessfully, to persuade Iran to resume compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), and is more than ready to reverse that deal afterwards. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Copenhagen, September 29 (AP) A German-Iranian professor at a Norwegian technical university was charged on Wednesday with violating sanctions against Iran by inviting four visiting researchers from the Islamic Republic and giving them access to a laboratory. A Norwegian prosecutor said visiting researchers had access to knowledge that could be useful for Iran’s nuclear program. …

Taliban fighters stand guard at a Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Torkham, Khyber district, Pakistan on August 21, 2021. Credit: AP Photo / Muhammad Sajjad Advertising Afghanistan is undergoing an important and fundamental strategic change following the takeover of the country by the Taliban. In recent weeks, Iran and Pakistan have had a flurry of …

The United States must strengthen relations with India to keep China and the Taliban under control, an influential Republican lawmaker said on Monday. The remarks come days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited here where he had a meeting with President Joe Biden and attended the historic Quad Summit in person. “Providing India with the …

Bennett’s UN speech will call for action against Iran, not focus on Palestinians Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will discuss Iran’s nuclear program at some length in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly tomorrow morning, sending a message that the time has come for concrete action to stop Tehran, a senior official said. …

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hugged two Canadians who landed in Canada on Saturday in what amounted to a high-stakes prisoner swap involving China, the United States and Canada. Trudeau greeted Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor after their plane landed in Calgary, Alta., Early Saturday. The men were arrested in China in December 2018, shortly …

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, …

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a major easing of travel restrictions in the event of a pandemic, the United States said on Monday it would allow foreigners to enter the country this fall if they have proof of vaccination and a COVID test -19 negative – changes replacing a mishmash of rules that had sidelined many …

Israeli agents killed Iran’s top nuclear scientist late last year using a remote machine gun and artificial intelligence, according to a report by The New York Times. Iranian intelligence knew an attack was likely on Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, but major breaches of security protocols allowed the assassination, the source told The Times. On the day of …

I’m trying to figure out the next country the United States will go to war with. I think Russia or China will be too strong, so I exclude them. America might also not want to take on North Korea, which is testing its nuclear weapons. I think the lot will be between Venezuela and Iran, …

The great Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in November 2020 in a sophisticated coup led by a Mossad team that allegedly deployed a computerized machine gun, required no agents on site, took less than a minute and was hurt no one else, including the wife of the scientist who was with him at …

In the ongoing nuclear standoff involving the United States and Iran – Israel and the moderate Sunni Arab states being the most actively interested parties on the sidelines – everyone has now blinked. Where that means the nuclear stalemate will go next is less certain. The United States blinked first. cnxps.cmd.push (function () {cnxps ({playerId: …

Image source: PTI / REPRESENTATION. EAM S Jaishankar meets his counterparts from Iran, Armenia and Uzbekistan at SCO. Foreign Minister S Jaishankar met his counterparts from Iran, Armenia and Uzbekistan on Friday and exchanged views on recent developments in Afghanistan, in the face of regional challenges and ways to strengthen bilateral relations. Jaishankar, who is …

TEHRAN (AP) – Iran admitted on Wednesday that it removed several surveillance cameras installed by United Nations nuclear inspectors at a centrifuge assembly site that was the subject of a mysterious attack earlier this year. The country’s nuclear program chief Mohammad Eslami has sought to present the removal of the cameras as Tehran’s response to …

“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 …

(MENAFN – AzerNews) By trend The Cabinet of Ministers adopted a resolution approving the number and location of checkpoints across the border of the Azerbaijani state, as well as the rules for the organization and coordination of their activities. The corresponding decree was signed by Prime Minister Ali Asadov, Trend reports. The annex to the …

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 …

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely bogus stories and visuals of the week. None of them are legitimate, even though they have been shared widely on social media. The Associated Press verified them. Here are the facts: • • • ALLEGATION: Video of a man suspended from a helicopter in Kandahar, …

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, in a Zoom conversation with the heads of the Conference of Presidents of major American Jewish organizations, said that although there were no political breakthroughs with the Palestinians during his tenure, he did. intention to take measures to reduce conflicts with them. “Everyone understands that we don’t expect a political breakthrough …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …