Iran’s security forces shot and killed ‘rioters’ in gas price protests, state TV reports

Iranian security forces gunned down “rioters” in multiple cities during recent protests over an increase in government-set gasoline prices, the country’s state television admitted Tuesday, as unease continues to grip the Islamic Republic. The report – which the Associated Press said … Read More

Iran’s escalation policy has backfired

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy of ignoring Iranian provocations while keeping up the economic pressure on Tehran has earned him considerable criticism—but appears to be working. (December 3, 2019 / JCPA) The wave of demonstrations in Iran following the regime’s … Read More

Jordan’s King threatens: Israel won’t be a “Part of the Middle East”

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Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go and bathe seven times in the Yarden, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean.” (Kings 2 5:10). King Abdullah Ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of … Read More

More than 100 protesters are feared killed in Iran crackdown, Amnesty International says

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A woman walks past a bicycle station that was vandalized by protesters in Tehran. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images) ISTANBUL — Iran’s security forces may have killed more than 100 protesters as part of a brutal crackdown on demonstrations that is being … Read More

Iran protests: EU urges end to violence

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The EU has urged Iran to show “maximum restraint” in handling protests that have rocked the country in recent days. Iranian officials, meanwhile, have arrested protest leaders and imposed a near-total internet blackout. A spokeswoman for the EU on Thursday … Read More

Iran Buys Russia’s S-400 Defense Systems, Fighters and Tanks, US Intelligence Said

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WASHINGTON, (BM) – The US Department of Defense Intelligence agency report indicates that Iran is highly likely to seek the acquisition of state-of-the-art Russian military technology, learned BugarianMilitary.com. According to the report, Iranian leaders would like to buy S-400 air … Read More

Thousands of Daesh (ISIS) detainees in Syria a ‘ticking time-bomb’

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Around 10,000 Daesh detainees and their families in nearby camps in northeastern Syria present a big security risk, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, even though the US-allied Syrian Kurdish militia was fully capable of keeping them secure, … Read More

Iraq protests against Iran and government corruption are a rare sign of hope in the Mideast

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The U.S. has been trying to weaken Iran’s influence over Baghdad ever since America invaded the country. Now an unlikely source is helping: The Iraqi people. Demonstrators take part in ongoing anti-government protests in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, on Tuesday.Ahmed Jadallah … Read More

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