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Trump Admin Hits Iran With New Sanctions; Stresses Undoing Pressure Campaign Would Be Foolish & Dangerous

Pompeo releases statement titled “The Importance of Sanctions on Iran,” arguing that Trump admin's moves against Iran shouldn't be reversed

Iran Warns US, Israel After Trump Reportedly Discusses Major Strike

Iran Gov't says Israel using 'psychological warfare," after it was reported that US president discussed options for taking out nuclear site

Iran’s Enriched Uranium Surpasses Twelve Times the Limit Set in the 2015 JCPOA

An investigation by the UN’s nuclear watchdog has revealed that the Iranians are enriching uranium at an unprecedented rate

Iran Puts Neighboring Countries on Notice Assuming Departure of President Trump

Jumping to conclusions regarding the outcome of the US election, Iran has quickly become emboldened in the Middle East

Greece and Turkey Struck by Large Pair of Earthquakes

Greece, Turkey suffer the effects of two very large deadly earthquakes on Friday, with Turkey currently taking the majority of the damage

Turkish Lira Plunging Amid Arab World’s Boycott on Erdogan’s Economy

Turkish Lira faces dangerous depreciation in value in the wake of Arab boycott; Erdogan’s controversial military activity also plays role

Al Qaeda’s 2nd in Command on FBI’s Most-Wanted List Killed, Afghanistan Claims

Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top Al Qaeda propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country's east.

Iran Says UN Arms Embargo on Tehran Has Ended

A longstanding UN embargo on arms sales to and from Iran expired in line with a 2015 landmark nuclear deal, the Iranian foreign ministry said

US Air Force Targets Taliban With Airstrikes For Violating Recent Peace Deal

Military Spokesman: US Air Force conducted multiple targeted strikes this week to defend Afghan forces facing attacks from Taliban fighters

US Hits Iran’s Financial Sector with Fresh Round of Sanctions

Trump admin Thursday imposed sweeping sanctions on Iran's banking sector, taking a major new step aimed at crippling the arch-rival's economy.

Russia Willing to Sell Iran Advanced Air Defense Systems: Report

Russia's envoy to Tehran cited as saying Moscow open to arms deals once international embargo on Tehran expires.

Potential Withdrawal of US Diplomats from Iraq Leads to Speculation of War

Concerns of a coming military conflict between Iran and the US are growing after Pompeo threatened to close embassy, withdraw US diplomats.

Amid Concern Over Iranian Plot to Assassinate a US Official, Trump Issues Strong Warning

POTUS released a very strong warning via twitter, warning Iran of the consequences they’d face should they target American personnel.

Pompeo says will do all it needs to do to ensure Iran sanctions enforced

Pompeo says the US will return to the UN to reimpose sanctions on Iran next week & would do all it needed to insure sanctions are enforced.

Huge Blaze at Beirut Port Alarms Residents a Month after Massive Blast

A large fire erupted at Beirut Port on Thursday, engulfing parts of the Lebanese capital in a pall of smoke weeks after a...

Russia, Iran & Turkey Seek ‘Strong Foundation’ for Partnership

Iran Media described discussions as working to form “strong foundation” for future work; Iran, Turkey & Russia have worked closely in Syria.

‘Peace With Many’: Will All 22 Arab States Make Peace With Israel?

Will the Israel-UAE peace agreement begin the process that leads to the fulfillment of Daniel 9:27? We need to be watching events closely...

Bahrain to Allow Flights Between Israel and the UAE to Enter Its Airspace

Another Gulf state takes a step in ties with Israel; This follows a similar move by Saudi Arabia to allow Israeli flights in their airspace.

Macron says Lebanon has Promised to Form Cabinet within 2 Weeks

Lebanese leaders have promised to form a new government within two weeks, visiting French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

US Forces Harassed, Injured in Vehicle Collision in Eastern Syria

US soldiers injured in an escalation with Russian forces in Syria; incidents increase involving US patrols being harassed by Russian forces.

Report: Iran Claims it has New Cruise Missiles & Advanced Drones

Iran claims to unveil new missiles and drones this week named for Muhandis and Soleimani, who the US killed in January in Baghdad.

Christian Pastor & Wife Flee Iran—Only Hours Before Reporting to Evin Prison

Only hours before an Iranian Christian was due to begin her prison sentence, she & her husband Victor reportedly fled their homeland of Iran.

Trump Says US Intends to Trigger ‘Snapback’ of UN Sanctions on Iran

Trump announces plans to intend “snapback” sanctions on Iran, days after UN Security Council failed to extend a soon-to expire arms embargo.

Major Exchange Of Fire Between US & Syrian Armies Results In Casualties

On Monday US occupying forces and the Syrian Army exchanged fire in a rare direct clash, reportedly ending in casualties.

UN Security Council Rejects Resolution to Extend the Arms Embargo on Iran

US looses bid to extend UN arms embargo on Iran; Putin proposes summit to avoid "confrontation" over US threat to return UN sanctions on Iran

Greece Puts Military on High Alert After Turkish Research Ship Enters Controversial Waters

Turkish research vessel went into controversial waters, leading to precautionary military measures by Greece; Turkish F-16s spotted accompanying the vessel

Lebanese Prime Minister Announces Resignation of Government

Lebanon’s prime minister announces he and the entire cabinet were stepping down in wake of the Beirut explosion that triggered public fury, mass protests.

Canada’s Lebanon Relief Fund Includes Group Banned In Multiple Countries For Ties to Hamas

A charity accused of Hamas ties is among charities announced as partners in the Canadian government's Lebanon Relief Fund.

Large Protests Erupt in Lebanon’s Capital City Targeting Corrupt Officials

Leaders of the Lebanese government & Hezbollah facing significant pushback from protestors throughout Beirut; Protestors are now engaging security forces

Pair of Explosions that Shook Beirut, Lebanon Tied to Hezbollah Weapon Production

2 explosions erupted in Beirut on Tuesday evening; Early reports suggested a fireworks warehouse, though newly surfaced information reveals otherwise

Beirut Explosion Death Toll Skyrockets As Thousands Injured, 300,000+ Left Homeless

A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, ambulances were transporting hundreds of injured people to local hospitals & dozens may have been killed.

Turkish Parliament Passes Social Media Law to Regulate Content As Government Tightens Control

Turkey adopts new social media law that will create "chilling effect" on voices who've resorted to the platforms as government tightens grip on media.

Explosions Reported on Iran’s Qeshm Island Over the Weekend – Possible Israeli Strike

Islamic Republic experienced more explosions Saturday on one of its southern islands; Possibility of an Israeli strike on an underground missile facility.

The ‘Pandemic of Hope’ in Iran: Upsurge in Iranian Muslims Converting to Christianity

While Covid has ravaged Iran’s government & economy, a popular Christian satellite channel reports an upsurge in Iranian Muslims converting to Christianity

Netanyahu Issues Warning to Lebanon & Syria as Tension Grows Amid Israeli Strike on Hezbollah Targets

Netanyahu warns the 2 northern nations after an exchange of fire on Friday; Tensions are growing after Israel killed a Hezbollah member near Damascus.

Massive Explosion at Iraqi Base Linked to Iranian-Backed Militias

An Iraqi military base that has a large ammunition dump exploded on Sunday; In this context the explosion adds fuel to the fire of tensions.

Iran Condemns US After Warplane Fly-by Panics Iranian Airliner Passengers

Iran said a US fighter jet "harassed" a civilian airliner in an act of terrorism, dismissing US account that the jet was conducting a visual inspection

Iran Terror Proxy Hezbollah Threatens Israel After Member Killed Near Damascus

A member of the Mediterranean-based terror group was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Monday, resulting in threats towards the Jewish State.

Iran Executes ‘US & Israeli spy’ As a Message to Washington

“A Mossad spy was hanged,” Iran’s Fars News reported Monday morning. Iran accused Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd of being “linked to both Mossad...

Fire Engulfs Factory in Iran’s 2nd Industrial Incident Within Hours

Footage of a large factory fire in Iran was being widely shared on social media Sunday, just hours after an explosion was reported at a power station.

Anti-Government Protests Erupt in Iran, Internet Shut Down

With the economy continuing to tank amid US sanctions and the coronavirus, protests have resumed throughout the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Large Fires Break Out at Iranian Shipyard & Aluminum Factory

Large fire brakes out at Iranian shipyard in the port city of Bushehr in southeastern Iran on Wednesday, reportedly spreading to seven ships within the yard

Gas Plant Latest to be Hit as Explosions Continue Throughout Iran

An explosion was reported at a gas condensate plant in the Kavian Fariman industrial zone in eastern Iran on Monday, according to Iranian media.

Fire Breaks Out at Petrochemical Facility in Southwest Iran

A fire broke out at a facility belonging to a Petrochemical Company in southwest Iran, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

Latest Excuse: Iran blames ‘Misaligned Radar’ in Downing of Ukrainian Passenger flight

A Ukraine Airlines plane struck by 2 missiles, crashing shortly after taking off from Tehran's airport on January 8 now being blamed on 'misaligned radar'.

Another Set of Explosions Shakes Tehran, Leads to Power Outages

Several explosions occurred in Iran’s capital city of Tehran leading to multiple power outages; There are at least 2 military-related facilities in the area

Pompeo: US & Allies Intercepted Iranian Weaponry Being Transferred to Houthi Rebels in Yemen

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reveals that Iranian weaponry being smuggled to Yemen was intercepted by the US and other international military partners

United Nations ‘Expert’ Declares US Drone Strike That Killed Soleimani ‘Unlawful’

The US drone strike that killed the Iranian Quds Force Commander is being categorized as ‘unlawful’ by a representative from the United Nations.

Iran Vows to Stand by Hamas in Destroying Israel

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed on Monday to fight with the Palestinians against Israel until the Jewish state's demise.

Rocket Fired Toward US Embassy in Iraq Hits Nearby Home, Injures Child: Reports

A rocket aimed at Baghdad's Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential home and injured a child, according to reports.

Explosion Reportedly Damages Power Plant in Iran, the Latest in Series of Blasts

Incident in city of Ahvaz follows mysterious explosions at nuclear facility and site near Tehran, which prompted regime to issue warning to Israel and US