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How Yemen’s Houthis’ Well-deserved Terrorist Label Gives Biden Important Leverage

How Biden admin. handles Iran and its proxies, notably the Yemeni Houthi militia, could shape Arab region’s opinion of his nascent presidency

Iran Asks IAEA Not To Publish ‘Unnecessary’ Details About Nuclear Program

Iran urges International Atomic Energy Agency, UN's nuclear watchdog, to avoid publishing "unnecessary" details on Tehran's nuclear program

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Conducts Large-Scale Missile Drill in Show of Force

IRGC carries out a massive, multi-day missile test in show of military force amid tensions with the Gulf, Israel, and the United States.

Pompeo Reveals Newly Declassified Intelligence Showing Iran-AlQaeda Terror Alliance

Iran is allowing al Qaeda to establish a new headquarters on the condition their operatives abide by regime’s rules governing al Qaeda

Iran Tells South Korea Not To Politicize Seized Vessel; Demands $7 Billion

Iran said S. Korea should avoid politicizing seizure of its vessel by IRGC, while pressing Seoul to release $7 billion in funds

Israel Pounds Iranian Bases of Operation Near Damascus with Round of Airstrikes

Both areas struck have been used as bases of operation for Iranian forces in Syria, as well as Iranian-backed militias.

Iran Vows ‘Decisive Response’ To Any Israeli Move Against It

Iran says it will deliver "decisive response" to Israeli moves against it, after Israel said they will not allow them to have nuclear weapons

Iranian Squad Arrested In UAE For Suspected Terror Plot Against Israelis

UAE intelligence agencies have arrested an Iranian squad in Dubai & Abu Dhabi on suspicion of plotting to carry out attacks against Israel

US Braces for Potential Iranian Attack in Iraq as the Anniversary of Soleimani’s Death Approaches

McKenzie: We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack.

US Bomber Mission Over Persian Gulf Aimed At Cautioning Iran; Second Time This Month

CENTCOM chief: "We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack."

Nasrallah Claims Saudi-Israeli Plot To Kill Him; Says Precision Missiles Doubled

Lebanon’s Hezbollah has doubled the number of its precision missiles over the past year, the terror group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said.

‘Think It Over’: Trump Sends Warning to Iran After ‘Several Rockets’ Hit US Embassy in Baghdad

President Trump tweeted a warning at Iran on Wednesday after the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was hit by "several rockets."

Iran’s Rouhani Has No Doubt Joe Biden Will ‘Bow’ to Tehran, Lift Sanctions

Rouhani: I have no doubt that the national resistance of Iran is going to compel the future US gov't to bow… and the sanctions will be broken

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Shifts Powers to Son Amid Serious Health Condition

The supreme leader of Iran transferred his powers over to his son on Saturday following his need for emergency medical attention

Us Imposes Fresh Iran-related Sanctions Targeting Individual, Entity

The US imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions, blacklisting an entity and an individual as Washington continues to ramp up pressure on Tehran.

Jared Kushner Traveling to Qatar and Saudi Arabia as Tension Increases with Iran

Amid tensions with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jared Kushner and other US officials are travelling to the Middle East.

USS Nimitz Ordered Back to Persian Gulf After Iran Supreme Leader Threatens Revenge Over Slain Scientist

On Saturday, the Pentagon announced that it has sent the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier back to the Middle East amid Iran tensions

Abraham Accords Isolate ‘Malign’ Iran

The agreements “tell malign actors like Iran that… they are ever-more isolated and shall forever be until they change their direction"

Gas Pipeline Connecting Israel and Egypt Targeted by ISIS Terrorists

Militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targeted a pipeline running from Israel to Egypt on Thursday afternoon.

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 massive blast devastated...

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.

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