Iran warns virus could kill ‘millions’ in Islamic Republic

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran issued its most dire warning yet Tuesday about the new coronavirus ravaging the country, suggesting “millions” could die in the Islamic Republic if people keep traveling and ignore health guidance. A state TV journalist who … Read More

Iran warned not to mess with U.S. as CENTCOM spotlights ‘enormous’ firepower of nearby carriers

“U.S. Central Command is well postured to defend our forces around the region and to respond to any further aggression against our forces,” the combatant command tweeted March 13, 2020. The remark comes in conjunction with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and the … Read More

Oil crashes by most since 1991 as Saudi Arabia launches price war

New York (CNN Business) Oil prices suffered a historic collapse overnight after Saudi Arabia shocked the market by launching a price war against onetime ally Russia. US oil prices crashed as much as 34% to a four-year low of $27.34 a barrel as … Read More

All U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan under peace deal

‘Conditions-based’ withdrawal will be complete in 14 months if Taliban keep commitments. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group’s top political leader, shake hands after signing a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. … Read More

Adviser to Iran’s Supreme leader dies from coronavirus, as other top officials infected

An adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died from the new coronavirus, as other top officials in the country are confirmed to be infected, according to multiple reports on Monday. The Iranian Health Ministry recorded 523 new cases in the past … Read More

A disaster in Syria as Russia and Turkey clash

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Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday, along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions? Sign up for the Today’s WorldView newsletter. Syrian internally displaced persons in a camp north of Syria’s Idlib … Read More

ANALYSIS: Iran teeters once again on the brink

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Iran faces anti-terrorism sanctions, voter discontent, and a rising death toll from the Coronavirus outbreak. Missiles in Tehran – Reuters Watching events in Iran over the past few days, one cannot escape the impression that the country is facing a … Read More

Coronavirus Update: Infections Have Now Spread To The Middle East

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KEY POINTS Four people have died from the virus in Iran and 18 cases have been confirmed Most cases in Iran were linked to the city of Qom, where the Chinese are building a solar power plant Lebanon reported its … Read More

Commission: Yemen is the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis

A displaced woman (C) sits among her children outside a temporary shelter in Sanaa, Yemen, 7 February 2020. [Yahiya Arhab/EPA/EFE] Obstruction by the rebel Huthi authorities in northern Yemen has put the world’s biggest humanitarian lifeline at risk, threatening millions … Read More

Iran Could Have A Nuclear Weapon By This Time Next Year

Key Point: The European Union, China, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Iran remain parties to the deal. America is not. The commission overseeing the 2015 deal limiting Iran’s nuclear program is “treating this issue with the seriousness it … Read More

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