Iraqi armed groups dial down US attacks on request of Iran commander News

Israel vows to ‘finish the job’ in Gaza as War Cabinet member threatens a Ramadan deadline for Rafah RAFAH, Gaza Strip: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday brushed off growing calls to halt the military offensive in Gaza, vowing to “finish the job” as a member of his War Cabinet threatened to invade the … Read more

Iran unveils new air defense weaponry as regional tensions ramp up News

BEIRUT: Six Hezbollah and Amal Movement members were killed in an Israeli shelling early Friday morning in southern Lebanon. Israeli warplanes raided the towns of Qantara, Deir Seryan and the vicinity of Wadi Saluki. The raid on a house in Qantara killed three Amal Movement members: Ali Hassan Issa from the town of Jibchit, Mohammed … Read more

Iran will reciprocate if its ships are seized, official says News

Russia and China clash with US and UK at UN over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships UNITED NATIONS: Russia and China on Wednesday accused the United States and Britain of illegally attacking military sites used by Yemen’s Houthi rebels to launch missiles at commercial vessels in the Red Sea, disrupting … Read more

US sanctions Iran Central Bank subsidiary for US tech procurement and violating export rules News

WASHINGTON: The US on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three people and four firms — across Iran, the United Arab Emirates and Turkiye — for allegedly helping to export goods and technology purchased from US companies to Iran and the nation’s central bank. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said the procurement network transferred US technology … Read more

Iran jails Mahsa Amini uncle for over five years News

BEIRUT: Hostilities between Hezbollah and the Israeli military continued on Tuesday, with the two sides expanding the scope of their targets. Hezbollah is reported to have carried out an attack on an Israeli police building in the Kiryat Shmona settlement. The head of the local authority there said: “Some rockets fell without the sirens sounding.” … Read more

US says it’s taken possession of a Boeing 747 that Iran sold to a Venezuelan firm News

BEIRUT/PARIS: France has delivered a written proposal to Beirut aimed at ending hostilities with Israel and settling the disputed Lebanon-Israel frontier, according to a document seen by Reuters that calls for fighters including Hezbollah’s elite unit to withdraw 10 km (6 miles) from the border.The plan aims to end fighting between the Iran-backed Hezbollah and … Read more

Iran won’t start a war but will respond to bullies, says president News

Turkish police rescue hostages held at gunpoint for hours in Procter & Gamble plant in Gaza protest ISTANBUL: Police have rescued seven hostages held at gunpoint for hours at a factory owned by US company Procter & Gamble in northwest Turkiye, local officials said early Friday.A gunman had sparked the standoff at the P&G facility … Read more

Iran summons British envoy to protest ‘accusations’ News

TEHRAN: Iran on Tuesday summoned the British ambassador to Tehran to protest against London’s “accusations” against the Islamic republic, state media reported. “Following the continuation of the British regime’s accusations against the Islamic Republic of Iran, Simon Shercliff, the British ambassador in Tehran, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs… and was informed of … Read more

Pressure mounts on Biden to confront Iran after troop deaths News

ROME: Africa will have “a place of honor” on the agenda of Italy’s G7 presidency in 2024, Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni pledged on Monday. At the Italy-Africa Summit in Rome, Meloni presented the government’s Mattei Plan, which aims to transform Italy into an energy hub and stop migrants reaching the country from North Africa. The … Read more