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France Bans Iranian Airline for Shipping Troops and Weapons to Syria

France on Monday banned flights by Iranian airline Mahan Air, on the grounds that Mahan is employed by the Iranian regime to send troops and weapons to hotspots across the Middle East, including Syria. The move is a significant step toward European acceptance of the Trump administration’s argument that Iran is a major threat to stability in the Middle East.

JOHN HAYWARD
An airplane of Mahan Air sits at the tarmac after landing at Sanaa International Airport in the Yemeni capital on March 1, 2015 a day after officials from the Shiite militia-controlled city signed an aviation agreement with Tehran. Western-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who fled last weekend an effective house …

Child Rape Victim Claims Bradford, Rotherham, Rochdale Gangs ‘Linked’

The victim of a Bradford grooming gang has said that most girls at the children’s care home where she lived were being sexually exploited and has called for an inquiry, alleging that child rape gangs across the country — including Rochdale and Rotherham — are linked.

VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
Bradford Grooming Gang

Fifth Mexican Journalist Murdered in 2019

Mexican authorities are investigating a Sinaloa-based journalist’s death who was allegedly thrown from an overpass. The case marks the fifth media-related homicide of 2019 and the seventh since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) took office in December 2018.

ILDEFONSO ORTIZ AND BRANDON DARBY
Murdered Mexican Journalist

North Koreans Resume Diplomacy After Trump Reverses Sanctions… Except He Didn’t

North Korean diplomatic staff returned to the joint liaison office in Kaesong on Monday, three days after withdrawing in apparent anger over new U.S. sanctions against Chinese companies that conducted illegal business with North Korea. The return was seemingly inspired by President Trump ordering the sanctions withdrawn… but the White House said over the weekend that he was referring to different sanctions that have not been imposed yet.

JOHN HAYWARD
KAESONG, NORTH KOREA - DECEMBER 26: Officials from South and North Korea stand in front of a road sign during the ceremony for a project to modernize and connect roads and railways over the border between the Koreas at Panmun Station on December 26, 2018 in Kaesong, North Korea. South …

Three Israeli Children Among Injured in Hamas Rocket Attack

TEL AVIV – Three children — a year-and-a-half, three-years-old and twelve-year-old — were among the seven injured in Monday morning’s rocket attack on a residential building in central Israel which saw the building leveled. 

DEBORAH DANAN
A general view shows a damaged house after it was hit by a rocket in the village of Mishmeret, north of Tel Aviv on March 25, 2019. - A rocket hit a house in a community north of Tel Aviv and caused it to catch fire on Monday, wounding five …

Jordan’s King Cancels Romania Trip over Jerusalem Row

Jordan’s King Abdullah II cancelled a visit Monday to Romania after its prime minister vowed to move her country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, his office said.

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King Abdullah II's presents his Speech of the Throne at the parliament in Amman, Jordan, on November 7, 2016. Photo by Balkis Press/Sipa USA (Sipa via AP Images)

Carteles Mexicanos Usan Lanzagranadas en la Frontera Con Texas

Sicarios en México han estado utilizando lanzagranadas, dispositivos incendiarios metralletas y otras armas de alto poder en los últimos enfrentamientos de una feroz guerra por el control de territorios clave de narcotráfico que se encuentran inmediatamente al sur de la frontera de Texas. A pesar de que la violencia está fuera de control, los residentes afirman que militares de una base cercana del Ejército Mexicano ignoraron en gran medida las batallas con armas.

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Mexican Cartels Use Grenade Launchers at Texas Border

Cartel gunmen in Mexico used grenade launchers, improvised explosive devices, and incendiary devices in the latest clashes of a fierce war for control of key drug smuggling territories immediately south of the Texas Border. Despite the out of control violence, residents claim that soldiers from a nearby Mexican Army base largely ignored the gun battles.

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