Houthi attack on UAE kills 3

Abu Dhabi is vowing to avenge by armed drone and missile strikes near its airport launched by Iran-backed Houthi insurgents in Yemen. By Erin Viner "The UAE condemns this terrorist…

Economic protests flare in Lebanon

Drivers of truck, buses and other protestors blocked main roads in Beirut and additional areas in a show of anger at government failure to resolve the country’s devastating economic crisis.…

Israeli Defense Minister assesses naval readiness

Defense Minister Benny Gantz joined IDF Deputy Chief of  Staff Major General Herzi Halevi and Commander of the Israeli Navy Major General David Sa’ar Salama for a security situation assessment…

NAVCENT head visits Israel amid Iran tensions

US Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) Commander Vice Admiral Brad Cooper visits Israel amid mounting tensions with Iran and its regional proxies. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner During his…

Israel to proactively confront Iran threat

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has reiterated that Jerusalem will not be bound by a future nuclear deal with Iran and will continue to regard itself as free to act "without…

Iran, China to hold strategic talks

The People's Republic of China became a lifeline for the Islamic Republic’s economy after the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal and re-imposed heavy…

UN: Iran smuggling weapons to Yemen

A confidential United Nations report has provided “detailed evidence” that Iran is exporting arms to Yemen and elsewhere, reports the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). By Erin Viner A team of…

UN concerned over chemical weapons in Syria

Damascus’ declaration of its chemical weapons program “cannot be considered accurate due to gaps, inconsistencies and discrepancies,” the United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs told the Security Council. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner…

Lebanon PM set to defy Hezbollah

Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced his intention to convene the Cabinet within days for the first time in nearly 3 months, despite objections of the Iran-backed Hezbollah political and…

Haniyeh: Iran gave Hamas $70m to fight Israel

The Hamas Political Bureau Chief made the revelation during an interview with the Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera Network while praising the Islamic Republic. By Jonathan Hessen and Erin Viner While emphasizing that…