Category: Middle East

iran-says-it’s-showing-off-‘suicide-drones’-in-major-exercises-after-anniversary-of-soleimani-killing
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Jan
2021

Iran Says It’s Showing Off ‘Suicide Drones’ In Major Exercises After Anniversary Of Soleimani KillingIran Says It’s Showing Off ‘Suicide Drones’ In Major Exercises After Anniversary Of Soleimani Killing

January 05, 2021 3:17 PM ET The Iranian military reportedly kicked off its first ever major two-day drone exercise, which will inlcude so-called “suicide drones,” Tuesday.  The major aerial exercises features unmanned combat and surveillance drones, as well as “suicide drones” that are said to be capable of diving down and destroying targets from above […]

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Jan
2021

Thousands Of Iraqis Attend Baghdad Rally On One-Year Anniversary Of Soleimani’s DeathThousands Of Iraqis Attend Baghdad Rally On One-Year Anniversary Of Soleimani’s Death

Thousands of Iraqis assembled Sunday in Baghdad to commemorate the anniversaries of the deaths of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia head Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, both of whom were killed together in a Trump-ordered drone strike Jan. 3. 2020. Authorities sealed off roads leading to Tahrir Square and maintained tight security as crowds, chanting […]

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yemeni-pm-says-airport-attack-a-ploy-by-iran-backed-rebels-to-‘eliminate’-government
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Jan
2021

Yemeni PM Says Airport Attack A Ploy By Iran-Backed Rebels To ‘Eliminate’ GovernmentYemeni PM Says Airport Attack A Ploy By Iran-Backed Rebels To ‘Eliminate’ Government

January 02, 2021 10:00 PM ET The explosion at an airport in Aden, Yemen that left 25 dead and 110 injured Wednesday was part of a plan by Iran-sponsored rebels to eradicate the country’s new government as it arrived in the city, Yemen’s prime minister claimed to the Associated Press on Saturday. “It’s a major […]

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‘today-we-are-united’:-islamic-jihad,-hamas,-pflp-hold-first-joint-drill-in-gaza-to-prepare-for-confronting-israel
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Dec
2020

‘Today We Are United’: Islamic Jihad, Hamas, PFLP Hold First Joint Drill In Gaza To Prepare For Confronting Israel‘Today We Are United’: Islamic Jihad, Hamas, PFLP Hold First Joint Drill In Gaza To Prepare For Confronting Israel

Twelve Palestinian groups participated Tuesday in an unprecedented joint drill in Gaza, which saw the use of drones and the firing of several rockets into the Mediterranean as a warning to Israel. The Hamas-dominated Joint Command Room, comprised of approximately a dozen of Gaza’s militant outfits, organized the Dec. 29 drill, dubbed “Al Rukn Al […]

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uae-a-hub-for-firms-helping-venezuela-dodge-us-sanctions,-report-says
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Dec
2020

UAE A Hub For Firms Helping Venezuela Dodge US Sanctions, Report SaysUAE A Hub For Firms Helping Venezuela Dodge US Sanctions, Report Says

After the United States (U.S.) in June sanctioned several oil tankers to curb the Venezuelan oil trade, three firms based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have acted as intermediaries helping Venezuela sidestep those sanctions, an investigative report from Reuters found. The role the three companies — Muhit Maritime, Issa Shipping FZE, and Asia Charm […]

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diplomat-urges-biden-to-engage-with-others-to-resolve-the-syrian-crisis
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Dec
2020

Diplomat urges Biden to engage with others to resolve the Syrian crisisDiplomat urges Biden to engage with others to resolve the Syrian crisis

Steven Sahiounie, journalist and political commentator  Charles Thépaut is a French diplomat and resident Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute. He recently published a policy analysis concerning the US foreign policy on Syria. While, much of his analysis demonstrates professionalism; he misses a very important point of view: that of the Syrian people living inside Syria, […]

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israel-set-for-fourth-election-in-two-years-as-netanyahu’s-coalition-collapses
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Dec
2020

Israel Set For Fourth Election In Two Years As Netanyahu’s Coalition CollapsesIsrael Set For Fourth Election In Two Years As Netanyahu’s Coalition Collapses

Israel will now face its fourth election in the last two years following the Tuesday collapse of its governing coalition led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, failed to pass a new budget by the midnight deadline. That was the final straw that broke a coalition that has been splintering for months, […]

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Dec
2020

‘Hate Speech’ Against Christians, Jews Scrubbed From Textbooks In Saudi Arabia‘Hate Speech’ Against Christians, Jews Scrubbed From Textbooks In Saudi Arabia

December 15, 2020 11:41 AM ET Content calling for religious intolerance has been removed from the latest batch of textbooks from Saudi Arabia. The scrubbed content included portions that supposedly called for the punishment by death of non-believers and predictions of an ultimate battle in which Jews would be eradicated, according to a report by […]

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