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US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq

US officials confirm Israeli strike in Iraq Fri, 23 Aug, 2019

U.S. officials have confirmed that Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, an attack that would mark a significant escalation in Israel's years-long campaign against Iranian military entrenchment across the region.
Airstrikes on Syrian rebel stronghold kill family of 7

Airstrikes on Syrian rebel stronghold kill family of 7 Sun, 18 Aug, 2019

 Government and Russian airstrikes pounded the southern edge of a rebel stronghold in Syria's northwest, killing at least seven members of one family, activists and a war monitor reported.
US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar Sat, 17 Aug, 2019

The US Justice Department issued a warrant for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel.
Thousands of Yemenis rally in support of separatists in Aden

Thousands of Yemenis rally in support of separatists in Aden Thu, 15 Aug, 2019

Thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the port city of Aden in support of southern separatists who seized the city from the country's internationally recognized government.
Syria's Aleppo symbol of Assad's wins and of enduring war

Syria's Aleppo symbol of Assad's wins and of enduring war Tue, 13 Aug, 2019

 Members of the al-Ali family were walking home from shopping when several shells slammed into the busy street on the western edges of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The blast tore through them, killing 2-year-old Salam and one of her cousins, and incinerated a car nearby with a woman and her infant daughter inside.
Iran seizes third foreign ship in less than a month

Iran seizes third foreign ship in less than a month Sun, 04 Aug, 2019

Iran has seized a "foreign vessel" in the Gulf, state media said, in what would be the third such seizure in a month amid heightened tensions with its foe the United States.
Airstrikes halt in Syria's Idlib as truce goes into effect

Airstrikes halt in Syria's Idlib as truce goes into effect Sat, 03 Aug, 2019

Syrian government airstrikes halted  in the country's northwest after a truce went into effect there, but ground fire killed at least one person in a government-held village near President Bashar Assad's hometown, state media and opposition activists said.
US sanctions Iran's foreign minister

US sanctions Iran's foreign minister Thu, 01 Aug, 2019

The United States imposed sanctions against Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, effectively slamming the door on the country's top diplomat.
Ex-Tehran mayor sentenced to death over wife's murder

Ex-Tehran mayor sentenced to death over wife's murder Tue, 30 Jul, 2019

Former Tehran mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi was sentenced to death after being convicted of murdering his wife, the judiciary said, after a high-profile case that received extensive media coverage.
Israel, US successfully test ballistic missile interceptor

Israel, US successfully test ballistic missile interceptor Sun, 28 Jul, 2019

 Israel and the United States have successfully carried out tests of a ballistic missile interceptor that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said provides protection against potential threats from Iran.
More than 400,000 displaced in northwest Syria in 3 months: UN

More than 400,000 displaced in northwest Syria in 3 months: UN Sat, 27 Jul, 2019

More than 400,000 people have been displaced in northwestern Syria over the past three months, the UN said, as the government presses an intensified bombardment of the rebel-held region.
Iraqi forces clear farmland near Baghdad of IS militants

Iraqi forces clear farmland near Baghdad of IS militants Tue, 23 Jul, 2019

 Iraqi security forces were sweeping villages and farmland north of Baghdad  as part of an operation aimed at clearing remnants of the Islamic State group from around the capital.
Trump blasts Iran, says hard to deal with top 'terror' state

Trump blasts Iran, says hard to deal with top 'terror' state Tue, 23 Jul, 2019

US President Donald Trump said that chances of negotiating with Iran were dwindling, as he cited increasing tensions in the Gulf and blasted the Islamic republic as the world's top "state of terror."
Militants bomb, derail phosphate train in central Syria

Militants bomb, derail phosphate train in central Syria Sun, 21 Jul, 2019

 Syria's transport ministry said a freight train carrying phosphate derailed and caught fire   after getting hit by explosives planted on the tracks by militants in the country's center.
Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move

Iran says its seizure of British ship a 'reciprocal' move Sun, 21 Jul, 2019

 Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker was a response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker first, senior officials said, as newly released video of the incident showed Iranian commandos in black ski masks and fatigues rappelling from a helicopter onto the vessel in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
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