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Saudis took to social media platform after a wrestler waves an Iranian flag at WWE fight in the kingdom, which many felt lacked in taste. ... Saudi Arabia is locked in Yemen's civil war and has been bombing the Iranian-backed Houthis, who control the capital Sanaa and much of northern Yemen. The young ...
"There are 80,000 Iranian forces scattered around Syria, and Israel is rightfully concerned. Iran is trying to control Damascus as much as Beirut. There are growing tensions between Western powers and Iran, ahead of 12th May deadline set by US President Donald Trump, who has threatened to pull out of ...

But on April 9 an airstrike was launched against the Iranian T4 base which the Syrian regime blamed on Israel. “The airstrikes will continue,” said Mr Makki, “a lot of people thought the strikes on the T4 base was a response to the chemical attack, but it wasn't.” He added: “Israel are terrified of Iran installing ...
A further issue is Iran's sway over the Shi'a government in Baghdad, which reportedly now includes close Iranian input in the redevelopment of Iraq's own military-industrial complex. Israel sees this as further proof that Iran is spreading its military influence across the region (see "Syria's wars: a new ...
Mr Lieberman told the London-based, Saudi-owned news website Elaph: ”Israel doesn't want war but if Iran attacks Tel Aviv, we will hit Tehran. ... An Israeli-Iranian showdown has been looming since February 10, when Israel said an armed drone which was sent from a Syrian base penetrated its air space.
In the early years of the Syrian civil war, Israel largely kept to the sidelines. The exception was with regard to what Israel considered its two red lines: Iran sending newer and more advanced weapons to Hezbollah through Syria, and the establishment of a pro-Iranian terror network on the Syrian border with ...

The headlines from the Syrian civil war and the fight against Islamic State have obscured the harsh truth that Iran, animated by its own version of radical Islam, has explicitly sought Israel's destruction since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. It has backed up its religious fervour with a pragmatic and deadly ...
SYRIA-ISRAEL BORDER, Golan Heights -- Ever since the Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran and Israel have been fighting each other in the shadows -- through proxies, assassination squads and cyber-virus attacks, but never as rival armies meeting on the field of battle. That may be about to ... War
Much as he backed the Iraq War long after its premise was proven to be fraudulent, Bolton has insisted, without evidence and in defiance of the International Atomic Energy Agency's assessment, that Iran is not honoring its commitment to constrain its nuclear program, and that military invasion is necessary. War
While the 2015 agreement with Iran was being negotiated, he wrote a piece decrying the whole exercise in the New York Times. That was headlined: “To Stop Iran's Bomb, Bomb Iran.” Bolton has repeated these lines repeatedly on television, and Trump is widely reported to have chosen him because of his ... War
Bolton also publicly accused Cuba of providing "dual-use biotechnology to other rogue states." Years later, after leaving his post as ambassador to the UN, he pushed to expand the Iraq War into Iran. More recently, he's pushed for unilateral strikes in Iran and North Korea, while casting doubt on Russia's ... War
Journalist Mehdi Hasan and Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CodePink, discuss how the United States is siding with Saudi Arabia in its feud with Iran and ... Iranian-backed Houthi rebels were responsible for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and defended his claim that Iran's self-appointed spiritual leader, ... War
“Trade wars are good, and easy to win,” Trump tweeted this month — an inane echo of Cheney's hubris about the Iraq war. The second ... This would lead to soaring tensions, the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iran, a risk of Saudi-Iranian conflict and a danger of war between the United States and Iran. War
But the strong likelihood that Donald Trump will now choose John Bolton as his next national security advisor creates a prospect of war with Iran that is very real. .... Bolton was apparently hoping the Iranian military would not agree to any IAEA inspections based on such bogus claims, thus playing into his ... War
Israeli military intelligence and satellite technology have identified at least ten Iranian military bases in Syria as the threat of war between the two rises. The bases are home to tens of thousands of troops from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which conducts overseas operations, as well as missiles and ... War
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tehran will loan $3 billion to help Baghdad with the restoration of its infrastructure after the defeat of the Daesh terrorist group in the country, Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said on Sunday. "Iran is ready to provide Iraq with a credit line of $3 billion in order to increase the ... War
First, Iran initiated the drone launch into Israel and this indicates that Tehran is changing its rules of engagement in Syria. Second, given the build-up of Iranian proxies in Syria, the next war will involve not only Hezbollah, but also a variety of Iranian allied militant groups in Syria operating in a single security ... War

Violence has continued in all of at least four conflicts raging concurrently in Syria, inflating the death toll of a seven-year war that showed little signs of calming down anytime soon. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported Friday that military helicopters dropped leaflets with instructions on how ... War
Shortly before this, an Israeli fighter jet was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire while the Israeli military engaged directly with Iranian forces in southern Syria. Netanyahu duly dialled up his rhetoric and made it clear that Israel would be prepared to go to war not only with Iranian proxies, but with Iran itself. War
Danny Sjursen, expressing his own unofficial opinions, says Iran is Jim Mattis' blind spot and that his boss is wrong in his assessments of the country. ... Last week, after Israel reportedly shot down an Iranian drone and Prime Minister Netanyahu proudly displayed a hunk of twisted metal as a war trophy, ... War
Where will the world's next catastrophic war erupt? And what will trigger it? However risky the North Korean nuclear stalemate remains, the more likely battleground once again appears to be the Middle East. And the growing rivalry between the region's most powerful countries — Iran and Saudi Arabia ... War
A source close to Hezbollah fighters, who also spoke on condition of anonymity, told Al-Monitor that the recent February faceoff between Israel on one side and Iran, Hezbollah and Syria on the other was an ambush staged by Tehran. On Feb. 10, Syria shot down an Israeli F-16 fighter jet, after an Iranian ... War
Americans have killed Russians. And long-standing tensions between Iran and Israel have flared. Why is Syria's war heating up again? Part of the answer lies in the collapse of IS and the scramble for territory that ensued. In October Raqqa, the capital of the self-styled caliphate, fell to the Syrian Democratic ... War
The U.S. charged that a lack of a regional strategy to counter Iran, that is considered to be a staunch supporter and funder of Hezbollah, is accountable for the Shi'ite terror organization's ability to have amassed a significant amount of ammunition to the point that it boasts of a rocket factory capable of ... War
The Iranian drone that flew into Israeli airspace from Syria earlier this month was never really a threat for Israel's powerful air force, but its short flight has ... The incident has heightened fears that Iran's deep entrenchment in Syria, where the civil war is about to enter its eighth year, could spark a new and ... War
Iran's deputy foreign minister says the situation with its ally Syria is "very complicated" amid growing concern a wider regional war could erupt. "Fear of war is everywhere in our ... An Israeli warplane targeting Iranian sites in retaliation was shot down by Syrian air defences. This week Israeli Prime Minister ... War
It was the first Israeli fighter plane lost in combat since the 1982 war in Lebanon. Israel responded by launching a second wave of attacks on twelve Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria. Among those hit were Syrian SA-17 and SA-5 anti-aircraft batteries and Iranian forces deployed in the country to support ... War
They began on February 10th, when Iran's Qods Force launched an armed stealth drone from Syrian territory into Israel. After intercepting the unmanned aerial vehicle, Israel destroyed the command center and mobile launch vehicle from which it came. Iranian forces then opened fire with advanced ... War
Emboldened by a belief that Assad is winning, Iran is turning its eyes, and guns, on Israel – or so Israeli leaders believe. Their “red lines” – forbidding a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria and the transfer of advanced weapons to Hezbollah – are being ignored. Israeli commanders are particularly ... War
A chain of events, allegedly beginning with an Iranian drone penetrating Israeli airspace on Saturday followed by the downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter by Syrian forces, led to a large-scale military strike in which Israel bombed a dozen of Syrian and Iranian targets on Syrian soil. Hossein Salami, the deputy ... War
The Israeli air strikes that targeted an alleged Iranian drone base near the western Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday were hardly Israel's first foray into the Syrian civil conflict. Over the past few years, Israel has intervened sporadically in its neighbor's civil war to prevent Iran from using it as a conduit for ... War
Israel responded with a much larger strike in Syria, attacking 12 targets including 4 Iranian targets, and at least four Syrian missile emplacements destroying all of the sites that fired on the Israeli planes. According to Israeli sources, it was the largest and most successful attack on the missile system in Syria ... War
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's claim that Iran is hosting and supporting al-Qaeda leaders has been derided by Iranian officials as a “big lie.” In a “60 Minutes” interview aired on CBS March 18, Prince Mohammed said, “Unfortunately, Iran is playing a harmful role. The Iranian regime ... War
“The Trump administration has tried to justify our involvement in the Yemen war as necessary to push back on Iran,” bill sponsor Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., ... for Houthi insurgents is of serious concern for all of us, the truth is that this war has increased, not decreased, the opportunities for Iranian interference.”. War
Russia and Iran have been shoring up ties with Middle Eastern allies Iraq and Syria, two countries where the U.S. has attempted to bolster its own influence amid the multinational fight against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). Russian and Iranian officials met Monday and Tuesday as part of their ... War
Until recently, Israel had mostly kept out of the war. But it has had to intervene from the air to block arms shipments from reaching Hezbollah, and to prevent Iran from establishing a presence near its northern border. Israel's involvement increased earlier this month when it shot down an Iranian drone that ... War
“I call on Iran to cease activity which risks escalating the conflict and to support a political solution to the conflict in Yemen,” Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in a statement. “I also call on all parties to the conflict to abide fully by applicable international law, including international humanitarian law and ... War
Israel, which has warned repeatedly that it won't accept a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria, fears a multi-front "northern war" in which Iranian-backed forces would attack from both southern Syria and southern Lebanon with hundreds of thousands of rockets, straining Israel's capacity to rebuff the ... War
Special adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, General Yahya Rahim Safavi, has called on his country to recover the price it has paid in Syria. Speaking at a seminar in Tehran, Safavi pointed out that Russia has concluded long term agreements in Syria adding that “Iran has to recover what it ... War
“The ultimate goal is, in the case of another war, to make Syria a new front between Israel, Hezbollah and Iran,” said Amir Toumaj, a research analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies who studies Iran. “They are making that not just a goal, but a reality.” Iranian leaders speak openly of their ... War
Speaking today, Boris Johnson called on Iran to stop actions which could escalate the conflict in Yemen. His comments come after UN experts found missiles and military equipment of Iranian origin were being introduced into Yemen after an arms embargo. A proxy war is playing out in Yemen between Iran ... War
The remains of a missile that landed in the southern Lebanese village of Kaoukaba, near the border with Syria, after Israel's military attacked 12 Syrian and Iranian targets inside Syria on 10 February. Photograph: Ali Dia/AFP/Getty Images. Tensions between Israel and Iran have hit a new high following last ... War
US National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond McMaster called on all nations to act against Iran immediately as World War 3 fears mount over its missile development .... The US National Security Advisor said it was time to act internationally against the Iranian regime fomenting violence in the Middle East. War
A chain of events, allegedly beginning with an Iranian drone penetrating Israeli airspace on Saturday followed by the downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter by Syrian forces, led to a large-scale military strike in which Israel bombed a dozen of Syrian and Iranian targets on Syrian soil. Hossein Salami, the deputy ... War
And he warned of the risks in invading Iraq: “It will set off a spiral of conflict, of hate, of misery and of desperation that will fuel the wars, the conflict, the ... to Iran sending a drone across its borders; and the Gulf states continue to feed money and weapons to the dwindling opposition and jihadist militias. War
SECRETIVE intelligence agencies were desperately “spying” on Iran, the country's foreign minister claimed after revealing he has shocking proof that top ... The extraordinary claims were made by the top official when he revealed extreme measures the Iranian Government have adopted to keep high-level ... War
Iranian military leaders bragged the ballistic missile "can be launched from mobile platforms or silos in different positions and can escape missile defence shields due to their radar-evading capability," according to reports in Iran's state-controlled media. Behnam Ben Taleblu, an Iran expert with the ... War
it makes little sense for American war planners to assume a “limited” strike like this would stay limited. A U.S. operation may not achieve its objectives, and even if it does, it would still leave the decision of whether or not to retaliate up to Kim. The North Korean leader would make that decision based on his ... War
The strategic high ground dominates surrounding Houthi territory below. A swift advance from here could dislodge the Iranian-backed rebels, either pushing them out of the capital or into meaningful peace talks. But that view would overlook the complexities of Yemen's war, as well as the paucity of military ... War
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration escalated efforts to put pressure on Iran on Monday, taking ambassadors from the United Nations Security Council on a field trip to inspect what American officials called remnants of Iranian missiles and other weaponry illegally supplied to Yemen rebels. War


 

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