Libya: Chance for peace?

As part of the biggest peacemaking effort pertaining to Libya in years, participants at United Nations-sponsored talks are working toward the creation of a transitional government in the North African…

US strengthens bond with Israel

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will recognize the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel as anti-Semitic, with the intent of withdrawing government…

Iran holds major aerial defense drill

The Iranian armed forces and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps have launched a major joint air defense exercise. The drill, codenamed 'Modafean Aseman Velayat' (Defenders of Velayat Skies in Farsi)…

UN sanctions on Iran expire

The 2007 United Nations Security Council arms embargo on Iran expired as slated on Sunday, in accordance with terms of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal…

US sanctions on Iran face international opposition

The United States is stepping-up its ‘maximum pressure campaign’ against the Islamic Republic of Iran, despite blatant opposition by members of the United Nations Security Council that consequently led UN…

US enacts UN sanctions on Iran

The United States announced that sanctions are being reimposed on Iran pursuant to the snapback process under United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231. The passing of the 30-day requirement since…