Pompeo makes historic Golan, West Bank visits

Mike Pompeo has become the first United States Secretary of State to visit an Israeli West Bank settlement and the Golan Heights. Last year, Pompeo, an evangelical Christian, broke with…

IRGC unveils new warship

Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has launched a new warship capable of delivering aircraft, missile launchers and drones to its naval fleet. State television announced that a “heavy,…

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…

Regional reaction to Trump defeat

There has been widely diverse reaction to the impending exit of U.S. President Donald Trump from the White House. Many Arab leaders congratulated Joe Biden on his election victory, while…

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…