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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 …

The United States is reaching out to Venezuela and Iran to boost global crude oil supplies amid sharply rising prices due to sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. We look at how these sanctions have disrupted supply and what steps the United States is taking to deal with the crisis. How important …

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 In this fluctuating balance of power, traditional alliances have crumbled and been replaced by novel but ephemeral alliances.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 …

Sana’a: The Arab coalition in Yemen, led by Saudi Arabia, said on Tuesday it had launched 12 strikes on Houthi positions in northwestern Hajjah governorate in the past 24 hours. He said that as a result, eight military vehicles were destroyed and dozens of Houthis were killed, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The coalition …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Yemen’s Houthis threaten further attacks on UAE Israeli president continues visit to Expo Dubai The United Arab Emirates prides itself on being a safe haven for business Attacks mark escalation of conflict in Yemen DUBAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates said on Monday it intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-aligned …

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 …

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 …

WASHINGTON — The United States on Monday condemned missile attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels against targets in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, calling the incidents a “troublesome escalation” in the conflict. Missiles were intercepted with US help over the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi in the early hours of Monday, while others fired …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman renewed his call for a political settlement of the crisis in Yemen, saying the blockade of the Arab country and military strikes would achieve nothing and only aggravate regional tensions. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman renewed his call for a political settlement of the crisis in Yemen, saying …

UN experts say weapons seized in the Arabian Sea confirm Tehran is exporting weapons to Yemen, the Wall Street Journal reports. The United Nations has discovered that thousands of weapons recently seized in the Arabian Sea likely came from a single port in Iran, proof that Tehran exports weapons to Yemen and elsewhere, The Wall …

Riyadh – Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud Salman on Thursday urged his Iranian rival to end his “negative behavior” in the region, after Riyadh accused Tehran of helping Yemeni rebels launch attacks murderous against his country. However, the monarch, who turns 86 on Friday, appeared to soften his hawkish tone towards the Islamic …

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 …

Saudi Arabia is known to have bought ballistic missiles from China in the past, but has never been able to build its own – until now, according to three sources familiar with the latest intelligence. Satellite images obtained by CNN also suggest that the Kingdom is currently manufacturing the weapons in at least one location. …

US Navy says it seized large cache of assault rifles and ammunition smuggled by fishing boat from Iran likely bound for war-ravaged Yemen Through ISABEL DEBRE Associated Press 23 December 2021, 06:12 • 3 minutes to read Share on FacebookShare on twitterEmail this article DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – The US Navy said it seized …

In recent weeks, contributions to WHO have secured and delivered laboratory supplies in Sierra Leone, COVID-19 test kits in Uganda, vaccines in Guyana, and intravenous fluids to fill a shortage in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The funds enabled vaccination campaigns in remote villages in Viet Nam and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, helped Sri …

Grossi’s insistence that the Vienna-based IAEA remains “an auditor” to the world has come as negotiations fail in Vienna to revive Tehran’s tattered nuclear deal. Hours earlier, the head of Iran’s civilian nuclear program had insisted that his country would deny the agency access to a sensitive centrifuge assembly plant. This Karaj factory came under …

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Mariano Grossi, gives an interview to The Associated Press, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Grossi, the head of the organization United Nations nuclear watchdog on Tuesday warned that restrictions its inspectors in Iran threaten to give the world a …

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, …

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 …

The Iranian foreign minister said that promoting negotiations among all Syrian groups was the only way to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks during a meeting Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, who is in Iran leading a delegation. During Monday’s talks, …

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 …

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 …

For a generation, too many injured survivors of the 1996 US military Bombing of the towers of Khobar in Saudi Arabia and their families suffered in near silence, barely remembered but forever hurt and damaged. The toll of the past 25 years for us and so many others has been excruciating: life-changing physical injuries, post-traumatic …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

TEHRAN, Iran – An apparent cyberattack caused major disruption at gas stations across Iran on Tuesday, just weeks before the second anniversary of the deadly protests against rising fuel prices. Motorists were forced to wait in long lines as those seeking to use government-issued cards, which many Iranians rely on to purchase subsidized fuel, were …

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 …

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 …

An archive photo of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad | Communal room Text size: A- A + New Delhi: The conflict in Syria has taken a new turn in recent months: after a decade of pariah, the government of Bashar al-Assad is now renewing ties with its neighbors, even as civil war continues to ravage the …

Since the withdrawal of the Americans from Afghanistan, it has become clear that everyone is holding their breath. This is exactly what Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doing these days. Ten years have passed since his war against Syria; however, he has so far failed to achieve any fulfillment towards his 2023 dreams. In fact, Erdogan …

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 …

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 …

File photo: Headquarters of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo. Reuters The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen announced Wednesday that its defenses had intercepted a drone loaded with explosives, adding that it had injured four workers at the airport and shattered glass on some facades. In its statement, the ministry also …

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), …

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 …

United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash speaks at an event at Chatham House in London, Britain, July 17, 2017. REUTERS / Neil Hall DUBAI, October 3 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates is trying to manage long-standing rivalries with Iran and Turkey through dialogue to avoid any further confrontation in …

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 …

TEHRAN – Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad welcomed any initiative aimed at strengthening relations between Iran and Arab countries In an interview with pan-Arab satellite television channel Al Mayadeen on Sunday, Syria’s top diplomat said his government supports efforts to integrate countries in the region. He said Iran has always supported the Arabs and sided …

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. …

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 …

It is not an easy task to start a new relationship between Iran and Saudi Arabia, although in politics anything is possible. The two states barricaded themselves behind their differences in political doctrine. Yet they try! So far, they have completed three rounds of talks aimed at restoring diplomatic ties and establishing field roles to …

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 …

Aden: Fighting intensified in Yemen’s central province of al-Bayda as the Houthi militia continued to advance on the ground Thursday, a military official said. “The Houthis have extended their military campaign after taking key areas from government forces in al-Bayda province following fierce battles,” Xinhua News Agency said citing a local military source. In the …

Sanaa: The Houthi militia has captured key areas from Yemen’s government forces following intense fighting in the country’s central province of al-Bayda, a military official said. The official told Xinhua News Agency that “the Houthis have stepped up their military operations and advanced on the ground leading to the capture of As Sawma’ah district in …

Photo courtesy of AFC. AFC: Kuala Lumpur (September 16, 2021) The Islamic Republic of Iran is the top-ranked Asian men’s team in the latest FIFA World Ranking released on Thursday. IR Iran replaced Japan at the top of the Asian standings after their perfect start to the AFC Asian qualifiers – Road to Qatar earlier …

(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. …

September 11 paved the way for America’s “global war on terror”. Al-Qaeda’s attacks on September 11, 2001 against the military and economic symbols of the world’s leading power were to trigger a global American response. The attacks sparked outbursts of sympathy and solidarity around the world, even from countries hostile to the United States. The …

GENEVA – UN human rights experts say the international community is abandoning millions of Yemeni civilians to a life of intolerable suffering and despair as Yemen enters its seventh year of endless civil war. The statement comes as the three-member United Nations Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen presents its findings ahead …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

“fundamentally anti-Semitic.” During an interview with Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel on her podcast “Real America,” Pompeo discussed the importance of “stability and peace” in Jerusalem while accusing the Biden administration of supporting the Iran versus Israel. WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT ABOUT NUCLEAR IRAN? “Why would you side with Iran against our ally, …

Two young men were shot dead on a second night of protests over water shortages in southwest Iran. Iran faces its worst drought in 50 years, with protests erupting in several towns and villages in Khuzestan province over the water crisis, which has affected households, devastated agriculture and the breeding and leads to blackouts. The …

Israel used drone swarm technology in the recent Gaza war. Much of this technology and how it has been used has not been revealed, but what’s important is the larger context. Drone swarms are a new concept and are related to the development of artificial intelligence and networked military units, a futuristic battlefield application that …

Drones are increasingly transforming warfare, and their emerging use as a tactical and strategic weapon has long-term ramifications for politics. For example, the use of the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones helped define the United States’ role in Afghanistan, a role that now appears to be coming to an end. At the same time, …

Presidents of Senegal, Benin and Côte d’Ivoire congratulate Raeisi The presidents of Senegal, Benin and Côte d’Ivoire, in separate messages, congratulated Iranian President-elect Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi on Tuesday on his victory in the 2021 Iranian presidential elections. While wishing health and success to the elected President of Iran in the exercise of his new responsibilities, …

The US military said News week that he was aware of reports that a drone attack struck near Erbil International Airport, but said initial reports did not suggest any loss of life or property. Meanwhile, a local militia claimed to have killed a number of people in a series of similar attacks. Images were released …

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan receives Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on November 27, 2019. WAM / Handout via REUTERS DUBAI, July 5 (Reuters) – Rare public disagreements between the UAE and Saudi Arabia over OPEC policy point to growing …

The recent drone attack on an air base in Jammu made clear the reality of a technology that has rocked global conflicts for years now. On January 3, 2020, an American hunter-killer drone called Reaper fired three missiles at Iranian General Qasem Soleimani’s convoy. 6,200 miles away. Then-US President Donald Trump watched in real time, …

For the fourth consecutive World Cup qualifying campaign, the Socceroos were pitted against Asian powerhouse Japan. Australia were drawn Thursday in Group B for the third qualifying round with Samurai Blue, Vietnam, Oman, China and Saudi Arabia. It comes after Japan and Australia faced off in the same qualifying phase on the road to the …

Iran has developed drones with a range of 7,000 km (4,375 miles), Iranian state media said on Sunday, citing the commander-in-chief of the Revolutionary Guards, a development that can be seen by Washington as a threat to regional stability. Tehran’s claim comes as Iran and six major powers are in talks to revive the 2015 …

BAGHDAD – The Egyptian president arrived in Baghdad on Sunday on a first official visit by an Egyptian head of state in more than 30 years, for tripartite talks with Jordan and Iraq to deepen economic cooperation and safe. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi was greeted by Iraqi President Barham Salih upon his arrival on Sunday morning. …

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Major General Hossein Salaami announced on Sunday that the country had drones with a range of 7,000 km. “They can fly, go home and land where they are intended,” General Salami said at the Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences in Tehran. Iran has been used to using drones …

The US consulate in Erbil slammed a drone attack on the city that took place on Saturday morning. The consulate said that “the attack represents a flagrant violation of Iraq’s sovereignty.” No US or US-led troops or coalition property were attacked during this incident. The attack took place the same day pro-Iran militias, known as …

(Bloomberg) – Even as Russia gathered more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s borders in April, Andriy Zagorodnyuk was convinced that President Vladimir Putin would not go to war. The former defense minister in Kiev, who had also spent years on plans to modernize the Ukrainian military, felt Putin knew an invasion wouldn’t be a walk …

June 25 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1996 bombing of a housing complex in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, by Iranian-backed terrorists. Nineteen American airmen were killed and 372 American personnel were injured. Many of those who survived, some of whom worked with me in the State Department, lived the rest of their lives with permanent …

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Iranian President-elect said on Monday that he would not meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support for regional militias, sticking to a uncompromising position after his landslide victory last time around. the election of the week. Judicial chief Ebrahim Raisi also described …

TEHRAN – An assistant research professor of Gulf politics at Qatar University says Saudi Arabia’s ill-informed approach to Yemen has turned the war in Yemen into a nightmare in modern Saudi history. “The lack of a uniform approach by the GCC, which has prevented the Saudi objective of converting the war in Yemen into a …

Good Friday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I’m Ellen Mitchell, and here’s your evening guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter. THE TOP LINE: The Biden administration is withdraw “certain strengths and capacities” mainly air defense systems, coming from the Middle East, the …

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration dramatically cuts the number of U.S. anti-missile systems in the Middle East as part of a major realignment of its military footprint there as it focuses the armed forces on challenges from China and Russia administration officials said. The Pentagon is withdrawing around eight Patriot missile batteries from countries including …