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IRAN AND IRAQ: TEHRAN ENVISIONS JOINT MILITARY EXERCISES, MISSILE DEFENSE AND MOSUL INFLUENCE

Iran and Iraq were once enemies when Saddam Hussein’s regime was in charge, but after the US-led invasion in 2003 the countries have grown closer because of the rise of Shi’ite political parties. US army and intelligence officers are working on plans for covert operations against Iran in the Persian Iran wants to hold joint […]

U.S. WORKING ON COVERT OPERATION PLANS AGAINST IRAN

According to officials that spoke with the New York Times, US army and intelligence officers are working on operations that would allow an attack at the Iranians without lifting tensions in the area. US army and intelligence officers are working on plans for covert operations against Iran in the Persian Gulf in an attempt to […]

Emerging security threats at the half-year mark

The 5G race is on, and China holds an ominous advantage We’ve hit the halfway mark of 2019, and I’m sure that we have all noticed some interesting happenings in the cybersecurity world. 5G is going to touch every company and person in the next year or two, as service providers drive new high-bandwidth offerings. […]

US not inviting Israeli officials to economic workshop in Bahrain

The White House is hosting a workshop in Bahrain next week to launch the economic components of the administration’s Middle East peace plan but Palestinians are boycotting it and Israeli officials haven’t been invited, according to a report on Monday. The Trump administration has decided not to invite Israeli Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon or […]

UN warns of global “groundswell” of hate speech

Introducing a new “Action Plan” to combat hate speech, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that the world is in danger of forgetting the lessons of the Holocaust. And he blamed the leaders of certain democracies as well as dictatorships for fueling the spread of hate speech around the world. “In both liberal democracies […]

Supremes Send Anti-Christian Ruling Over Cake for Homosexuals Back to Oregon Appeals Court

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Oregon Court of Appeals’ ruling that permitted that state’s bureau of labor to punish yet another Christian bakery. Citing its decision for Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, the court said Oregon’s court must reconsider permitting Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries to fine a Beaver State bakery $135,000 because […]

UK and Russia consider May-Putin meeting to thaw relations

More than a year after Skripal poisoning, obstacles remain to key diplomatic step The UK and Russia are examining the scope for a thaw in relations, including the possibility of a meeting between the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and Theresa May at the G20 leaders’ summit in Japan at the end of this month. If […]

Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions

The U.S. and Iran edged toward a flashpoint Monday as Tehran announced it was breaking compliance with the accord that keeps it from making nuclear weapons and the Trump administration followed by ordering 1,000 more troops to the Middle East. The Pentagon said the deployment includes security forces and troops for additional surveillance and intelligence […]

Netanyahu Unveils ‘Trump Heights’ In Israel’s Golan Heights

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of his administration gathered in the Golan Heights on Sunday to unveil a sign for the community, newly named “Ramat Trump,” which translates into “Trump Heights.” “We are proud to have the opportunity to establish a new community,” Netanyahu said during the unveiling. “And also to honor a […]

Will the Iran Crisis Cause WW3?