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At Least 17 Dead in Explosion in Medical Center in Tehran

A loud explosion was heard in northern Tehran on Tuesday evening causing thick clouds of smoke to fill the skies, Iranian News Agency ISNA reported.

Lebanese President Warns of Civil War Climate as Unrest Grows Amid Economic Downfall

Lebanese President issues warning of an ‘atmosphere of civil war’ as unrest continues to rise; As Lebanese pound declines nearly 75% since last October.

Iran Issues an Arrest Warrant for President Trump in Response to Killing of Soleimani in January

Iran is calling on Interpol for assistance after issuing an arrest warrant for US President Trump; Their motive comes after killing of former IRGC Commander

Large Blast in Iran came from Suspected Missile Site, Satellite Images Show

An explosion rattled Iran’s capital that analysts believe hides an underground tunnel system & missile production sites, satellite photographs showed.

US Sanctions Iranian Oil Tankers Delivering Oil to Venezuela

The US Wednesday imposed sanctions on 5 Iranian ship captains who delivered oil to Venezuela; Pompeo reaffirms Washington's backing Juan Guaido.

Saudi Arabia Repels Ballistic Missile Strike from Iran’s Yemen Rebels

The Saudi-led coalition said Tuesday it repelled aerial attacks by the Yemeni, Iran linked, Houthi rebels aimed at targets in Saudi Arabia.

The Iranian Rial Falls to Lowest Value Ever, Largely Due to US Sanctions and COVID-19

The rial reaches an all-time low amid ongoing US sanctions and the effects of COVID-19; The rial has depreciated in value a reported 600% since 2015.

Iran Destroys Targets at Distance of 170 Miles in Recent Cruise Missile Test

Iran’s Navy successfully struck targets in Gulf of Oman & Indian Ocean during a recent cruise missile test; Claims missiles can outreach distance of test.

Syrian Chemical Weapons Agency Sought Illicit WMD Tech in Germany

The SSRC, an agency the US gov't says builds chemical weapons for Assad regime, made attempts last year to obtain illegal WMD technology in Germany.

Turkey Enters Northern Iraq in Ground Operation Against Kurdish Rebels

Turkey said it has airlifted troops for a cross-border ground op against Kurdish rebels in Iraq, in 1st known airborne/land offensive by Ankara inside Iraq

Iran Combats Resolution Put Forth That Would Require them to Allow the IAEA Access to Potential Nuclear Sites

Iran is vowing to take drastic measures if this new resolution allows the IAEA to access two controversial sites that they’ve restricted to date;

Crumbling Economy & Corrupt Government – Unrest Continues Throughout Lebanon

As the civil unrest throughout the small Mediterranean country of Lebanon continues, riots and clashes with police forces took place again Friday evening.

Germany Condemns Iran’s ‘Spread of Anti-Semitism’ in a Policy Reversal

Germany reversed its position previously labelling Iranian regime's calls to exterminate the Jewish state as only “anti-Israel rhetoric” not antisemitic.

Turkey Rejects Egypt’s Call for a Ceasefire in Libya

Egypt proposed a ceasefire on Wednesday that was rejected by Turkey soon after; This suggestion from Egypt was welcomed by both Russia and the UAE.

Russia Tests 7 New Weapons Systems in Syria; Claim New Laser Shot Down Israeli Drone

There is no indication that the Russian army shot down an Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle in southwestern Syria during tests of a new laser weapons system.

Iran to Execute Alleged CIA Agent Involved in Soleimani’s Killing

An Iranian citizen who allegedly provided information to US on the whereabouts of IRGC slain commander Soleimani to be executed soon.

Jihadist, Christian Persecuting Iranian President Lectures President Trump About Bible

Iranian President who presides over funds for jihadist groups, threatens destruction of Israel, and Persecutes Christians lectures Trump on the Bible.

Lebanon: Clashes & Tear Gas in Beirut as Anti-Government Protests Turn to Riots

Lebanese riot police fired tear gas at protesters in Beirut on Saturday, after a planned anti-government demonstration quickly degenerated into rioting.

Russia Delivers Advanced MiG-29 Fighters to Assad

The handover to Syria of a squadron plus of Russian “advanced & modernized” MiG-29 fighter jets is confirmed by Moscow at Russia’s Khmeimim air base

Iran Nearly Poisoned all of Israel’s Drinking Water: Miraculously Failed

Unprecedented Iranian cyberattack targeted facilities in Israel’s water infrastructure nearly dumped lethal levels of chemicals into Israeli water system.

US Disrupts Iranian Fuel Deliveries to Venezuela, Official Says

The Trump admin halts scheduled Iranian fuel deliveries to Venezuela by threatening sanctions on the ships carrying the cargo, according to U.S. officials.

Iran Bans the Use of Israeli Technology in New Law

Iran has passes law officially banning use of Israeli technology; Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has implemented the new law as of Tuesday.

Jordan: World Cannot Stay Silent in Face of Israeli Annexation

Jordan has warned that Israeli annexation, including within the context of President Trump’s peace plan, would harm its 1994 peace treaty with Israel.

Erdogan Doubles Down on Opposition to Israel’s Coming Annexation

Turkey’s Erdogan claims that he won’t allow anything to happen to Palestinian land; Claims he’s the “only voice” defending the Palestinians today.

German Party Seeks to Ban Iranian-Regime Center in Hamburg

CDU in Hamburg said last week that it plans to introduce an initiative to outlaw the Iranian regime-controlled Islamic Center because links to Hezbollah.

Israel Urges Twitter to Boot Iranian Leader After his ‘Eliminate Israel’ Tweets

Israel asked Twitter to immediately suspend the account of Iran’s supreme leader from the social media platform for “anti-Semitic & genocidal” messages.

Sign of Unity – Gantz & Netanyahu Respond to the Hostility of Iran’s Supreme Leader

Benny Gantz & Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu respond to Iranian supreme leader Khamenei’s hostile remarks towards the Jewish State.

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Calls for the Destruction of Israel During Quds Day Speech

He believes that in order for “Palestine” to be free, resistance to Israel is required; Nasrallah: Israel must be destroyed.

Tanker Fleet Nears Venezuela Amid US Tensions

Iranian tankers filled with gasoline neared Venezuela; It's unclear if US will interdict the tankers; gasoline movement runs counter to sanctions on Iran

ISIS Candidate to Replace Al-Baghdadi is Arrested by Iraqi Security Forces

One of the most recent candidates to be the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) is reported to have been arrested by Iraqi security forces.

Cyberattack: Anti-Israel message takes over multiple Israeli websites

Hundreds of Israeli websites were the target of a cyberattack on Thursday morning, their homepages being replaced with an anti-Israel video and message.

Pompeo, Netanyahu accuse Iran supreme leader of endorsing Nazi ‘Final Solution’

After Khamenei shares graphic that invokes term, PM warns that ‘any regime that threatens the destruction of Israel faces a similar danger’

Iran Prioritizes Anti-Israel Quds Day Rallies Despite Severe COVID-19 Scenario

Iran approved & encouraged anti-Israel Quds Day rallies despite severe COVID-19 circumstances; Their parliament banned any Iranian cooperation with Israel.

Supposed Israeli Strikes in Eastern Syria Kill Seven Iranian-Backed Militias

Seven casualties are reported in eastern Syria after supposed Israeli airstrikes; Iranian-backed militias were targeted in this attack

Jordan Warns Israel of Political Confrontation if they Proceed with Annexation of Judea & Samaria

While Israel is prepares annexation of Judea & Samaria in coming weeks, Jordan’s King warns the Jewish State of a political conflict should they proceed.

Holy Jewish Site of Esther & Mordechai Set Ablaze in Iran – Reports

National Director of Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Jonathan Greenblatt announced Friday on Twitter that the tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Iran was torched.

Iran, China in Crosshairs as Netanyahu Meets Pompeo in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu and Pompeo singled out China and Iran when the two met in Jerusalem as the U.S. secretary of state arrived in Israel for wide-ranging talks.

Iran Progresses Anti-Israel Bill, Plans to Establish Embassy in Jerusalem to ‘Palestine’

Iranian parliament approved a bill including list of measures against Israel, such as establishment of Iranian embassy in Jerusalem to 'Palestine'

Iran Joins Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria in Economic Danger as Rial Takes Massive Dip in Two Days

Iranian Rial dropped nearly 10% between Sunday & Tuesday; US sanctions seen as primary source of Iran’s downward economic trend; COVID-19 is also a factor.

Friendly-Fire Leaves Multiple Iranians Dead in the Gulf of Oman During Training Exercise

At least 19 Iranian casualties are reported after a naval friendly-fire incident occurred in the Gulf of Oman during a training exercise

Iran Linked to Failed Cyber-Attack on Israel’s Water Systems in April

Reports indicate Iranian involvement in a failed cyber-attack on Israeli water systems; The attack was detected before any effects could take place

Report: Iranian Border Guards ‘Laughed’ as They Tortured & Drowned Afghan Migrants

A group of 50 to 70 Afghan migrants attempting to cross the border into Iran were allegedly beaten, tortured, and in some cases drowned by Iranian security guards on May 1.