Tag: Middle East

‘Death to America,’ ‘Death to Israel’: Iran Lashes out on 40th Anniversary of Revolution

Iran’s president on Monday blasted what he called a vast, global U.S. “conspiracy” against the country as angry crowds marked 40 years since the Islamic Revolution by hitting out at Washington and Jerusalem. “The presence of people today on the streets all over Islamic Iran… means that the enemy will never reach its evil objectives,” […]

Kushner to visit Mideast for peace plan push

The president’s son-in-law will reveal significant details of the economic portion of the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan. Jared Kushner will crisscross the Middle East later this month seeking buy-in for his peace plan from leaders throughout the region. During the trip, the president’s son-in-law will for the first time share significant details of […]

Netanyahu Launches Own TV Channel to ‘Throw the Fake Out of the News’

Taking a leaf out of then-GOP candidate Donald Trump’s playbook, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a Likud Party TV channel on Facebook, in what claims to be an attempt to “throw the ‘fake’ out of the news.”  The TV channel is aimed at convincing voters that the corruption allegations Netanyahu faces are nothing more […]

Iran in ‘successful test’ of new cruise missile on revolution anniversary

Iran announced the “successful test” of a new cruise missile with a range of over 1,350 kilometres on Saturday, coinciding with celebrations for the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution. “The test of the Hoveizeh cruise missile was carried out successfully at a range of 1,200 kilometres (840 miles) and accurately hit the set target,” Defence Minister […]

Iran general aims to wipe Israel off the ‘global political map’

Revolutionary Guard deputy leader Hossein Salami warns Israel that any war it starts ‘will end with its elimination’ The deputy head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Monday that Tehran’s strategy was to eventually wipe Israel off the “global political map.” Asked by a reporter in Tehran about Israeli threats to strike Iranian forces […]

IRAN: WE WON’T NEGOTIATE OVER OUR MISSILE PROGRAM

IRGC Commander warns Israel over any military action against Iran, says Israel won’t have a cemetery left to bury corpses. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi stressed on Monday that the country would never negotiate over its missile program, saying that the country will continue to boost its deterrence power “to protect national security.” “Our […]

THE ‘RUSSIAN BEAR’S’ JUGGLING ACT IN SYRIA

“The Russian estimate about Syria was wrong from the beginning but the military convinced Putin that it would be a very quick operation.” former Kremlin adviser Alexander Nekrassov said. Russia stormed back into the Middle East in 2015 riding a proverbial high-horse to the rescue of Bashar al-Assad’s then-crumbling regime in Syria. More than three […]

Iran, Hizballah, Hamas use threats of escalation to meddle in Israel’s election

Hamas bulldozers leveled Gaza border ground, Nasrallah brandished his missiles, Palestinian extremists clashed with settlers and Iran switched to the “offensive,” as Israel’s April 9 election campaign got underway. On Monday, Jan. 28, the Palestinian extremist Hamas released photos of bulldozers clearing the ground along the Gaza-Israeli border to prepare for more of the mass […]

ISRAELI STRIKES IN SYRIA REVEAL NEW BATTLEFIELD

As Israel continues to strike at Iran more publicly the Syrian conflict enters a new phase. Airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria on Sunday and Monday revealed a new Syrian battlefield that is emerging as the Syrian civil war ends and the US prepares to withdraw. For eight years, since the Syrian rebellion began in […]

Abbas Chairs Group at UN

In New York, Abbas said the United Nations must provide the Palestinians with an international protection force, he remarked on Monday. The global community must band together to combat terrorism, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday as he took over the chairmanship of the United Nations Group of 77 and China, the organization’s […]