Eurasia

After Iran ship blast, Gantz says Israel preparing for military threats

Defense Minister Benny Gantz declined to react to the report by The New York Times that Israel was behind the attack yesterday on the Iranian Saviz boat, stating simply that Israel is preparing for threats on all possible fronts. Defense Minister Benny Gantz said this morning Israel would take military …

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US aircraft carrier returns to Middle East as Suez Canal opens

The USS Eisenhower arrives in the Gulf region as the Biden administration kicks off indirect talks with Iran over its nuclear program. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier and accompanying destroyers passed through the Suez Canal on Saturday following a weeklong stoppage of traffic through the vital thoroughfare caused …

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On Day 2 Of Vienna Talks, Iran’s Rohani Argues For ‘Renaissance’ Of Nuclear Deal

As international talks to revive a major nuclear agreement with world powers continued in Vienna, Iranian President Hassan Rohani said that he hoped negotiations led to a “renaissance” of the 2015 deal. The day-old talks are U.S. President Joe Biden’s first major effort to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of …

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F-15EX Eagle II unveiled as newest fighter

Today marks the unveiling of the name and the official role of the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-15EX Eagle ll. Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology Logistics military deputy, presented the F-15EX during an unveiling and naming ceremony at …

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Saudi reconciliation could see Turkey on the wrong side of history in Yemen

After Qatar reconciled with its Gulf neighbours at the start of this year, chief among them Saudi Arabia, an almost four-year blockade came to an end. It was perhaps inevitable that talk of reconciliation between Qatar’s ally Turkey and Riyadh would follow. As a precursor to such a warming of …

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Iran proposes alternative shipping line to Suez Canal

Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali, proposed activating a shipping line that passes through Iran as an alternative to Egypt’s Suez Canal, Anadolu Agency reports. The Suez Canal has been temporarily suspended since Tuesday when a massive Panamanian container cargo ship, Ever Given, ran aground while passing through the new …

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Arabs’ Real Enemies: Iran and Turkey

The Arabs are warning the world that Turkey and Iran are funding and arming terrorists, that they a major threat to security and stability in the Middle East, and that they keep meddling in the internal affairs of Arab countries. The Arabs are also telling the world that the only …

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Jaysh al-Ummah emir offers solution to ‘Palestinian case’, derides ‘Resistance’ leaders

In a recent issue of Thabat, an Al Qaeda affiliated media outfit, the emir of Jaysh al-Ummah in Gaza – Sheikh Mujahid Abu Hafs al-Maqdisi – explained his vision to solve the Palestinian issue while accusing Palestinian factions of serving the interests of “Western Zionist-Crusaders” and “Eastern Russian-Persian” projects.

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Turkey detains 10 retired admirals after statement triggers coup scare

A group of retired Turkish navy admirals are under investigation after penning a letter on a Bosporus Strait treaty government officials claim is “reminiscent of coup times.” Turkish police detained 10 retired navy admirals on April 5 after more than 100 former officers issued an open letter Ankara officials interpreted …

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Iranian intelligence arrests alleged Israeli spy

A man was executed last year for allegedly spying on Iranian forces for Israel and the United States. Iranian authorities arrested an alleged Israeli spy on Monday. The Intelligence Ministry said the spy was arrested in the northwestern province of East Azerbaijan. Several other alleged spies for unspecified other countries …

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