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Israeli media says Hezbollah is planning a war this summer

An Israeli publication stated on Thursday that a war this summer between Hezbollah and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is possible. The Israeli Broadcasting Corporation “Kan“, quoted Western diplomatic sources...

Three people injured in missile attack on US embassy in Baghdad

At least three people have been injured in a missile attack on the American embassy located in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on January 26, Iraq’s Alsumaria TV reported...

Iran fires missile at mock aircraft carrier amid US tensions

Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fired a missile from a helicopter targeting a replica aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state television reported on Tuesday, an exercise aimed...

Drone and missile attack reported on Saudi Arabia

The US mission statement on June 23 said that if people hear explosions, they should take cover. If they live in a building, they should go to...
An S-400 air defence missile system at the Hmeymim airbase (photo Sputnik)


The battle to liberate Iraq from Da’ish (the so-called Islamic State) heralded a rebirth of sorts for the Iraqi Armed Forces in the aftermath of the disastrous collapse of...
A worker walks at a Tullow Oil explorational drilling site in Lokichar, Turkana County, Kenya, February 8, 2018. (photo Reuters)

Brent crude oil price down below $19 per barrel

The price of futures contracts of Brent crude oil for June 2020 delivery has extended losses on London's ICE to 28.55% compared with the previous closure trading at $18.27...

Iran to execute Quds Force spy for aiding in Qassem Soleimani’s assassination

The spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, Ghulam Hussein Ismaili, announced the death sentence of Mahmoud Ismaili Majd, after he was convicted of espionage for the Mossad and the CIA,...

Kataib Hezbollah Spokesman: US Forces Surrounded In Iraq

BAGHDAD – Spokesman of Kataib Hezbollah group Jaafar al-Hosseini said that the American forces are surrounded by the resistance groups in Iraq. “Many people are not aware that now the...

Iran builds fake aircraft carrier for drills

Iran has built a fake aircraft carrier that resembles a US one for naval drills, The Associated Press reports. Satellite photographs obtained by the AP show a structure that looks similar to US...
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to air force staff in Tehran on February 8, 2019. (handout via EPA)

Iran’s Supreme Leader vows to expel US forces from Syria and Iraq

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, pledged on Sunday to expel the U.S. forces from Syria and Iraq, in response to “the United States...

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MIDDLE EASTBeijing’s strategic 25-year partnership with Tehran

Beijing is in the final stages of approving the 25-year $400 billion economic and security deal with Tehran dubbed Sino-Iranian Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. The...

World’s Biggest Methanol Plant Opens in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian president on Thursday inaugurated the world’s largest methanol producing plant in the country’s southern province of Bushehr.In...

Lukashenko: US passport holders among those detained in Belarus ahead of election

Individuals with US passports linked to the Department of State were detained in the run-up to the election in Belarus, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko...

Syrian Army heavily strikes jihadist forces near Turkish border

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a heavily bombarded the jihadist positions near the Latakia-Turkish border, Thursday, hitting a number of sites belonging to...

Iran sends 95 tons of aid to Lebanon

The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, Karim Hemti, announced on Thursday, the dispatch of two planes filled with humanitarian aid to Lebanon. The...