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Israel bombs targets in south Syria, near Damascus: monitor

Russia: ‘No Offensive’ Planned Against Al-Qaeda in Syria

Russia, Turkey, and Iran have not agreed on new military operations against al-Qaeda-linked jihadis gaining ground in Syria’s Idlib province in recent weeks despite a Moscow-Ankara agreement to rein them in, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin reportedly revealed on Thursday.

Iran FM says Tehran wants to rebuild Iraq after IS fight

Zarif: U.S. Hungry for ‘Suicidal’ War with Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News on Friday he thinks the “same gang” that provoked the 2003 invasion of Iraq is trying to set up a “suicidal” war between the United States and Iran.

Assad staying in power would be 'grotesque error': Macron

Russia: ‘Not All Issues Have Been Resolved’ with Iran in Syria

Dictator Bashar al-Assad’s allies Moscow and Tehran disagree on solutions to the Syrian war, Russian President Vladimir Putin conceded on Thursday, days after deadly infighting between regime forces loyal to Russia and Iran erupted, threatening to break the pro-Damascus alliance.

The number of American casualties has fallen dramatically since the end of 2014 when Afghan forces took over from US-led NATO combat troops to secure the country AFP

U.S., Israeli Troops Finish Joint Missile Defense War Games

The IDF and the US European Command (USEUCOM) held a joint exercise, codenamed Juniper Falcon, that concluded Thursday. The two militaries examined a scenario in which an attack by Israel on Iranian interests in Syria or Lebanon elicits an Iranian retaliatory missile strike with the US coming to Israel’s’ aid.

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Pence Urges Europe to Quit Iran Deal, Stop Busting Sanctions

WARSAW, Poland — The Trump administration lashed out at some of America’s closest traditional allies Thursday, accusing Britain, France and Germany of trying to bust U.S. sanctions against Iran and calling on European nations to join the United States in withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear deal.

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani speaks to defend his nominations for four ministries during a parliament session in Tehran, on October 27 2018. - The Iranian parliament held a special session to approve four new ministers covering the portfolios of economy, transport, labour and industry. The previous economy and labour ministers …

Rouhani Blames Israel, U.S. for Deadly Iran Bombing

TEL AVIV – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday charged Israel and the U.S. of being behind a suicide bombing that killed 27 people in southeastern Iran, and vowed revenge against Jaish al-Adl, the “mercenary group” that committed it on their behalf. 

Iran's revolution: Political quake still shaking Middle East

World View: India’s Open Magazine: The West Gets Constantly Surprised by Iran

Contents: India’s Open Magazine: The West gets constantly surprised by Iran; Effects of 1979 Islamic Revolution on the Mideast and the world; Iran and India vs Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and China; Massive terror attack on Iran’s IRGC; Coming soon: World View: The Conflict between China and Japan, by John J. Xenakis

KISSUFIM CROSSING, GAZA STRIP - SEPTEMBER12: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli armored convoy leaves the through the Kissufim crossing as Israel ends its 38-year long occupation of the Palestinian territory early September 12, 2005 in the Gaza Strip, Gaza. Over 100 heavy military vehicles including tanks were seen passing through the …

Netanyahu Confirms Israeli Military Strike in Syrian Golan Heights

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday confirmed that Israel had carried out a military strike in the Syrian Golan Heights the night before, further breaking from Israel’s previous policy of ambiguity around its activities against Iran in Syria.

Iranian protestors, holding up a huge banner with the picture of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and waving yellow flags of the Shiite Muslim guerrilla group, take part in a demonstration held in Tehran to mark Jerusalem (Al-Quds) Day, 20 October 2006. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech …

Israel Presses UN to Declare Iran-Backed Hezbollah a Terrorist Group

The Palestinians on Monday called on Arab nations to boycott or downgrade their representation at a Mideast summit co-hosted by the United States, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Saudi Arabia to discuss “the dangers facing the Palestinian cause.”

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Arab League Debates Allowing Syria to Return

The Arab League announced on Monday that they have not yet reached a consensus on reinstating membership for Syria, which they froze out of the League in 2011 at the dawn of its brutal civil war. Discussions about reinstating Syria will evidently continue.

Rushdie: from fatwa fugitive to free speech hero

Salman Rushdie Satanic Verses Fatwa, 30 Years On

On February 14, 1989 Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called for British writer Salman Rushdie to be killed for writing “The Satanic Verses”, which the cleric said insulted Islam.

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Caroline Glick: Time for the U.S. to End Aid to Lebanon

After nine months, Lebanese Prime Minister Saed Hariri has finally bowed to reality. Hezbollah and its allies won the elections last May. And elections have consequences — which is why the U.S. should withdraw its support from Lebanon’s government.

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Syrian Kurds on Turning to Russia, Assad: ‘We Don’t Like or Prefer This’

Syrian Kurds who helped the United States decimate the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are reluctantly turning to Russia and its Syrian regime ally for assistance in protecting their lands from a planned attack by NATO member Turkey as the U.S. prepares to draw down its military presence in Syria, a Kurdish leader told Breitbart News.

Dutch jihadist suspect 'involved' in S.Africa kidnap: reports

Top U.S. Commander: Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah Operating in Latin America

WASHINGTON, DC — The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), al Qaeda, and Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah maintain a presence on the Western Hemisphere and present an “immediate threat” to the region, a top U.S. commander told lawmakers on Thursday, warning that the jihadi groups could use drug trafficking routes in Latin America to infiltrate the United States.

Barham Salih (R), a senior PUK politician who has held multiple top positions including prime minister of the Kurdish region shows his ink-stained finger after voting in the Kurdistan's legislative election at a polling station on September 21, 2013 in the northern Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah. Iraq's Kurds vote for …

Iraq Considers Expelling U.S. Troops After Trump’s ‘Watch Iran’ Comment

Iraqi President Barham Salih on Monday denounced Trump’s comment that one reason for maintaining a U.S. military base in Iraq is to “watch Iran,” stressing the importance of maintaining good relations with Iran, while the Iraqi parliament launched a debate on expelling American troops from the country entirely.

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Klein: Trump Respects Independence of Intel Agencies While Obama Politicized Them

NEW YORK — Amid the flurry of news media coverage surrounding President Donald Trump’s criticism of the U.S. intelligence community, it may be instructive to recall the Obama administration was repeatedly accused of politicizing the country’s intelligence agencies to advance its own foreign policy agenda.