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War with Iran forthcoming? Most experts say they don’t think so

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 04:08

War between the US and Iran is probably not in the cards, even as the US ups pressure on Iran via sanctions and a military build-up in the region.

EU supports Iran nuclear deal, may talk to U.S.'s Pompeo

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:47

Mogherini said she was informed during the night of Pompeo's arrival to Brussels where EU foreign ministers are gathered for a regular monthly meeting.

Saudi Energy Minister says two Saudi oil tankers attacked near UAE waters

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 02:12

The UAE gave no details on the nature of the sabotage or who was behind it. It said there were no casualties and operations at Fujairah port were normal.

Iran's Guards commander says U.S. presence in Gulf an 'opportunity'

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 09:55

The US military has sent forces, including an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, to the Middle East to counter what US officials have said are “clear indications” of threats from Iran to its forces.

Iraq’s Problem in Addressing Suicide

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 09:24

A lack of mental health care professionals is contributing to inadequate care.

Iran Guards chief says Americans have started 'psychological war'

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 06:49

The US has concentrated naval power and B-52s in the Persian Gulf in recent days.

Pompeo: U.S. not aiming for war with Iran

Sun, 05/12/2019 - 05:43

The Secretary of State's comments come after the recent US military build-up in the Middle East.

Rouhani compares current 'difficult conditions' to Iran-Iraq War

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 21:48

The Iran-Iraq War, which began in 1980 and continued for 8 years, left millions dead and wounded on both sides of the fight. Food and essential goods were rationed for years afterwards.

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis begin withdrawal from Hodeidah ports

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 21:39

But a minister in the Yemeni government backed by Saudi Arabia dismissed the Iran-aligned Houthis' pullout as a "show" meant to "misinform the international community."

Gunmen kill female ex-Afghan journalist in Kabul

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 19:38

Underlining threats to women and drawing widespread condemnation.

Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, killing at least one

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 19:21

As night fell, a Twitter feed apparently run by the insurgents said the attackers had "achieved all their targets" but there was no official confirmation that the fighting was over.

Israel Police removing worshippers from Temple Mount - report

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 18:41

Clashes erupted in the area during which the Israeli police fired tear gas, according to the report. One arrest and multiple injuries were reported as well.

Iran to compete with Israeli judoists in future competitions

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 17:18

Iran has avoided competing with Israeli athletes in past Judo competitions, including an incident in February when an Iranian judoist lost purposely to avoid competing with and Israeli.

B-52s, Patriots, F-35s and more: America’s MidEast deployment rundown

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 13:11

A short 101 on the US deployment making its way to the Middle East.

Iraq’s former PM Maliki joins chorus against U.S.-Iran policy

Sat, 05/11/2019 - 09:41

Maliki was the leader of Iraq during a period of intense sectarianism, when pro-Iranian forces were largely seen as increasing their hold on Baghdad.

Why is pressure mounting between the U.S. and Iran?- analysis

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 17:53

The Trump administration sees Iran’s behavior as another instance of why it pulled the U.S. out of the deal in the first place: the Iranian regime is not trustworthy.

Palestinians reject plan to teach Abbas 'quotes' in schools

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 17:24

'Abbas trying to imitate Gaddafi,' critics say.

Eyeing Iran, U.S. sending more Patriot missiles to Middle East

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:33

Iran has dismissed the new US deployments, including of an aircraft carrier, as old news announced now to intimidate it through "psychological warfare."

Turkish defense minister says Syrian forces must halt attacks

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 13:03

"Humanitarian problems grow each day and it is increasingly showing a tendency to turn into a catastrophe."

Iran Guards reject U.S. talks, cleric threatens carrier

Fri, 05/10/2019 - 10:58

"Our nation... sees America as unreliable," said the official, according to the semi-official Tasnim news agency.