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…

US-led combat mission in Iraq ends

The operation began in 2014 to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS), after the terrorists seized vast areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria. By Erin Viner Western security and diplomatic officials…

First ISIS conviction over Yazidi Genocide

A German court sentenced a former Islamic State terrorist to a life term in prison for his involvement in genocide and crimes against humanity against minority Yazidis in Iraq and…

Gantz reveals Iran’s UAV terror attempts

“Iran attempted to transfer explosives from Syria to terrorists based in Judea and Samaria using an unmanned aircraft,” revealed Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, while also exposing 2 major bases…

Realpolitik Should Guide Israeli-Russian Relations

When Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett this week meets Russian President Putin for the first time, Bennett must use a realpolitik language. By Professor Efraim Inbar,  President of the Jerusalem…

Drones reportedly strike Iranian proxies in Syria

The Syrian government has not issued a statement although an opposition-linked war monitoring organization said the attack occurred at dawn on Wednesday. By Erin Viner The London-based Syrian Observatory for…

Iraqi PM escapes attempted-assassination

Unknown assailants launched 3 armed drone strikes on the leader’s residence in Baghdad’s heavily- fortified Green Zone yesterday. By Erin Viner Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi escaped without harm although…

Iran proxies in Syria threaten Israel

Iran-backed forces in Syria have vowed a forceful response to Israel’s alleged strike in Syria's Homs Province. By Erin Viner and Jonathan Hessen In the second such strike within a…

Shi’ite cleric Sadr wins Iraqi election

The biggest winner in an Iraqi election on Monday is Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. By Erin Viner The 47-year-old leader of the Sadrist political party, which has steadily increased…

4 killed in Syria-Iraq border strike

The deceased fighters were members of Iran-backed factions who died during air strikes conducted by jets of unknown origin in al-Bukamal region in east Deir Ez-Zor Governorate late Monday. By…