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US, UK, Australia, Canada & Germany Reject Iraqi Parliament’s Quit Iraq Demand

Monday, January 20, 2020 Comments Off on US, UK, Australia, Canada & Germany Reject Iraqi Parliament’s Quit Iraq Demand

Following the US assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and Shiite Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdad International Airport, the Iraqi PM, the Iraqi Parliament Speaker and the Iraqi Parliament have demanded that the US Alliance forces leave Iraq. The US, UK, Australia, Canada and Germany have rejected the Iraqi Parliament’s Quit Iraq […]

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Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes

Monday, January 20, 2020 Comments Off on Trump Broke The Law In Freezing Ukraine Funds, Watchdog Report Concludes

A federal watchdog concluded that President Trump broke the law when he froze assistance funds for Ukraine last year, according to a report unveiled on Thursday.

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Iran | Millions of Iranians Take Part in the Funeral of General Soleimani and his Companions

Monday, January 6, 2020 Comments Off on Iran | Millions of Iranians Take Part in the Funeral of General Soleimani and his Companions

Millions of Iranians took part in the massive funeral of Lieutenant-General Qasem Soleimani and his martyred companions in Tehran.

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Bahraini militias decry U.S. airstrikes on Hezbollah Brigades

Friday, January 3, 2020 Comments Off on Bahraini militias decry U.S. airstrikes on Hezbollah Brigades

Several Iranian-backed Shia militias in Bahrain have joined the public chorus of various groups and political organizations denouncing the recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq against Kata’ib Hezbollah (or the Hezbollah Brigades, KH).

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How is the Lebanese crisis affecting Syria?

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Comments Off on How is the Lebanese crisis affecting Syria?

On October 17, thousands of protestors took to the streets of Lebanon to voice their anger against corruption, financial cronyism, entrenched political sectarianism and a deteriorating economic situation.

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Al Houthi projectiles land in Saudi hospital

Monday, December 16, 2019 Comments Off on Al Houthi projectiles land in Saudi hospital

No casualties reported; attack is first on Saudi Arabia since September. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Al Houthis militia had fired projectiles that fell in a hospital in the Saudi border city of Jizan, causing no casualties, a Saudi official said Wednesday. The attack, which took place late Tuesday, was the first to be reported by Saudi authorities […]

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Iran fills the Vacuum Created by Trump’s Withdrawal

Monday, December 16, 2019 Comments Off on Iran fills the Vacuum Created by Trump’s Withdrawal

President Trump has hastened the withdrawal of American forces from Syria, and is actively seeking to reduce America’s military presence elsewhere in the region, with troop withdrawals under active consideration in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Why Saudi reforms are bad news for the world’s terrorists

Monday, December 16, 2019 Comments Off on Why Saudi reforms are bad news for the world’s terrorists

Terrorism, extremism and radicalism will decline as long as Saudi Arabia’s drive toward reform succeeds. If it does not, the West will suffer. Who says so? Norman T. Roule says so — and he should know.

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Tearing down the walls of vested interests in the Middle East and North Africa

Monday, December 2, 2019 Comments Off on Tearing down the walls of vested interests in the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) needs bolder and deeper economic reforms. GDP growth is projected to be 0.6 percent in the region in 2019, a fraction of what is needed to create enough jobs for its fast-growing working-age population. Even in the few countries that have had periods of higher growth since the […]

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Qatar’s silence on Iran’s ship attacks ‘devastating at all levels’

Friday, November 22, 2019 Comments Off on Qatar’s silence on Iran’s ship attacks ‘devastating at all levels’

A western intelligence report showing Qatar knew of Iranian plans to attack four ships off the coast of the UAE could have “devastating” legal implications for Doha, an international relations expert said.

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China defense minister: No independence move by island will be tolerated

Friday, November 22, 2019 Comments Off on China defense minister: No independence move by island will be tolerated

Defense Minister Wei Fenghe told his United States counterpart Mark Esper on Monday in Bangkok that China will never tolerate any move by separatists to actualize “Taiwan independence”.

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After Baghdadi, Terrorism Without Ideology

Monday, November 11, 2019 Comments Off on After Baghdadi, Terrorism Without Ideology

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, a few weeks after Europe was racked by four separate incidents classified as terrorism: a truck-ramming in Limburg, Germany; a series of stabbings at a police station in Paris; a shooting at a synagogue in Halle, Germany; and another set of stabbings at a shopping mall in Manchester, England. While […]

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U.S., Gulf Nations Sanction Iranian Financial Network in Joint Action

Monday, November 11, 2019 Comments Off on U.S., Gulf Nations Sanction Iranian Financial Network in Joint Action

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and four other Gulf nations joined the U.S. in imposing sanctions on a financing network controlled by Iran’s military and several men linked to the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah.

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US forces transferring Daesh terrorists from Syria to Iraq: Report

Friday, October 25, 2019 Comments Off on US forces transferring Daesh terrorists from Syria to Iraq: Report

US military forces are transporting to safe sanctuaries hundreds of members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group from the desert region of al-Jazirah in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah to neighboring Iraq, a report says.

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US Sending Troops Based in Syria to Iraq, Defense Chief Says

Friday, October 25, 2019 Comments Off on US Sending Troops Based in Syria to Iraq, Defense Chief Says

U.S. troops withdrew from their largest base in northern Syria Sunday, with defense chief Mark Esper saying all American forces leaving Syria would be deployed to western Iraq to carry out anti-terrorist operations against Islamic State.

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12,000 ISIS Militants in 7 Prisons in Northeastern Syria

Friday, October 25, 2019 Comments Off on 12,000 ISIS Militants in 7 Prisons in Northeastern Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced that about 12,000 suspected ISIS militants are being held in seven prisons in northeastern Syria.

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US Criticizes Lebanese Government for Tolerating Hezbollah

Monday, October 14, 2019 Comments Off on US Criticizes Lebanese Government for Tolerating Hezbollah

The United States is unhappy with the Lebanese government for tolerating Hezbollah, a western diplomatic source told Asharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday.

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Hezbollah dominance starts to drag on Lebanon

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Comments Off on Hezbollah dominance starts to drag on Lebanon

Relying on the legacy of his supremely connected late father, Prime Minister Saad Hariri used to repeatedly conjure solutions for Lebanon to survive economic trouble.

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Tokyo’s Refitted Aircraft Carriers Will Fly USMC F-35Bs Before Japan Gets Jet

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Comments Off on Tokyo’s Refitted Aircraft Carriers Will Fly USMC F-35Bs Before Japan Gets Jet

When Japan’s two Izumo-class ships complete their retrofit and become proper aircraft carriers, they’ll fly US Marine Corps F-35Bs before getting Japanese versions of the advanced jet.

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Top US Official in Talks With Houthi Rebels in Bid to End Yemen War Report

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Comments Off on Top US Official in Talks With Houthi Rebels in Bid to End Yemen War Report

A senior U.S. diplomatic official reportedly said Thursday the U.S. is negotiating with the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels an in effort to end the Yemeni Civil War.

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Taliban blast kills US soldier, several civilians in Kabul

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Comments Off on Taliban blast kills US soldier, several civilians in Kabul

A Taliban car bomb exploded and killed U.S. and Romanian service members and 10 civilians in a busy diplomatic area near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on Thursday, the second major attack this week as the Afghan government warned that a U.S.-Taliban deal on ending America’s longest war was moving at dangerous speed.

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International Politics of Syrian Refugee Return: The Case of Lebanon

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Comments Off on International Politics of Syrian Refugee Return: The Case of Lebanon

Introduction The Syrian refugee crisis has been one of the major challenges facing the Lebanese government in recent years. Since the eruption of the civil war in Lebanon in 2011, over one million Syrians, many of whom are not officially registered as refugees, have flooded the country. Given the magnitude of this refugee influx and […]

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US Spy Chief Dan Coats to Resign

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Comments Off on US Spy Chief Dan Coats to Resign

U.S. President Donald Trump has announced his national intelligence chief, Dan Coats, is resigning after two years on the job and frequent policy clashes with the White House. Coats tendered his resignation in a letter to Trump dated Sunday. Trump tweeted Sunday that Coats will step down August 15. He thanked Coats for “his great […]

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Romania Says It Blocked A Russian Arms Shipment To Serbia

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Romania Says It Blocked A Russian Arms Shipment To Serbia

Romania has announced it has blocked a Russian military shipment to Serbia earlier this month because of international sanctions against Moscow for its actions in Ukraine. In a statement released on July 26, the Romanian Foreign Ministry said that it could not issue a transit permit for the shipment due to a European Union embargo […]

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Turkey: Russia Completes First Part of Delivery of Missile Defense System

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Turkey: Russia Completes First Part of Delivery of Missile Defense System

The Turkish government says Russia has completed delivery of the first shipment of Moscow’s S-400 missile defense system, which has been a point of contention with the United States. The announcement comes as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirms his commitment to use the system next year, while reaffirming his commitment to deepening ties with […]

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Bahraini militias threaten attacks over state executions

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Bahraini militias threaten attacks over state executions

As Bahrain is set to imminently execute two individuals accused of terrorism, Iranian-backed militant groups on the island have threatened retaliatory actions against the state. Ali Mohamed al Arab and Ahmed Isa al Malali are expected to be executed by the Bahraini government for allegedly joining a militia group and committing terrorist attacks.

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Iraqi warplanes kill four Islamic State terrorists in Anbar

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Iraqi warplanes kill four Islamic State terrorists in Anbar

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) – Four members of the Islamic State terrorist group were killed Sunday in an air raid on a terrorist hotbed in Anbar province, a tribal militia commander said. “Iraqi warplanes have targeted a secret tunnel of the Islamic State militant group in al-Madham district, 90 km south of Ain Assad airbase in western […]

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Iraqi security apprehend six Islamic State militants in Mosul

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Iraqi security apprehend six Islamic State militants in Mosul

Mosul (IraqiNews.com) – Iraqi security forces arrested on Sunday six members of the Islamic State terrorist group in Nineveh province, the Interior Ministry said. “Based on judicial arrest warrants, six Islamic State terrorists were busted by the 12th emergency troops of the Nineveh Operations Command in Mosul city,” Alsumaria News TV channel quoted the ministry […]

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Turkey determined to destroy ‘terror corridor’ in Syria despite talks with US to establish a safe zone

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Turkey determined to destroy ‘terror corridor’ in Syria despite talks with US to establish a safe zone

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday his country is determined to destroy what he called a “terror corridor” in northern Syria — regardless of whether or not Turkey and the United States agree on the establishment of a so-called “safe zone” there. U.S. and Turkish officials have been holding talks on […]

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With Libyans now ‘fighting the wars of others’ inside their own country, UN envoy urges Security Council action to end violence

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Comments Off on With Libyans now ‘fighting the wars of others’ inside their own country, UN envoy urges Security Council action to end violence

29 July 2019 – Fighting in Libya “shows no signs of abating”, the head of the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL), told the Security Council on Monday, painting a grim picture of worsening humanitarian conditions, and warning that the instability and influx of foreign weapons is fueling a proxy war in the north African country. […]

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Pentagon Plans to Reject Japan’s Request to Join F-35 Project Despite Row With Turkey – Report

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Pentagon Plans to Reject Japan’s Request to Join F-35 Project Despite Row With Turkey – Report

Earlier, Washington booted Turkey out of the F-35 stealth fighter programme and said the country wouldn’t be getting its 120 stealth fighter jets after Ankara refused to cancel its S-400 missile system deal with Russia. Despite the deadly crash of a Japanese Air Self-Defence Force F-35A earlier this year, Japan has gone ahead an expressed […]

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Pompeo Says Trump Wants To ‘Reduce’ Foreign Forces In Afghanistan By November 2020

Thursday, August 1, 2019 Comments Off on Pompeo Says Trump Wants To ‘Reduce’ Foreign Forces In Afghanistan By November 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Donald Trump wants combat forces of the United States and its allies reduced in Afghanistan before the next U.S. presidential election in November 2020. Pompeo made the remarks on July 29 during a talk on foreign policy hosted by the economic Club of Washington, D.C. […]

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Iran intelligence says identified 17 CIA spies

Thursday, July 25, 2019 Comments Off on Iran intelligence says identified 17 CIA spies

Iranian Intelligence Ministry official said on Monday that 17 spies affiliated with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been identified.

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Iran Says It Aided Oil Tanker, Amid Reports of Missing U.A.E. Ship

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Comments Off on Iran Says It Aided Oil Tanker, Amid Reports of Missing U.A.E. Ship

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has said that security forces recently came to the aid of a foreign oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, hours after reports that Iran might have seized a tanker from the United Arab Emirates in the area.

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Muslim couple deny terror-related charges in Madrid re-trial

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Comments Off on Muslim couple deny terror-related charges in Madrid re-trial

A Moroccan-born Spaniard and his Mexican wife are denying charges in their retrial that they helped recruit militants for the Islamic State group in Madrid.

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