U.S. close to releasing Mideast peace proposal that Palestinian leadership may immediately reject

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, is visiting Arab capitals and Israel to describe elements of the administration’s vision and seek help in drawing Palestinian leadership to the table. (Jose Luis Magana/AP) The Trump administration is close … Read More

Iraqi militias threaten US and Israel

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Fighters from the Iranian-backed Shia militia Kata’ib Hizbolla, part of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), at one of the front lines in Iraq. (Photo: Archive) WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Two Iraqi Shiite groups have threatened the US and Israel … Read More

Iran will regret lack of co-operation with Turkey over northern Iraq

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Iran may come to regret its lack of co-operation with Turkey over military moves Turkey is making in northern Iran aimed at the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), wrote Burhanettin Duran, director of a pro-government Turkish think-tank, in the Sabah newspaper on … Read More

Merkel’s Leadership Threatened by Killings by Immigrants, Wrought by Open Borders

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Diana Feldman received an unusual text message from the phone of her 14-year-old daughter, Susanna, late last month. Written in broken German, the message said she would be back home in a few weeks and that her mother should not try to … Read More

Iran says ‘No one can destroy our missile power,’ not even the U.S. Military

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A senior Iranian military official has warned the U.S. that his armed force’s missile development and regional influence was too powerful to be dismantled even in the event of a direct conflict. Brigadier General Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the … Read More

Coalition led by anti-U.S. cleric wins Iraq election

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Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr speaks during a news conference in Najaf, Iraq, on Thursday. (Alaa al-Marjani/Reuters) ​A political bloc led by populist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has … Read More

With Demise of Nuclear Deal, Iran’s Foes See an Opportunity. Others See Risk of War

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The Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah, gave a televised speech to supporters this month in Baalbek, Lebanon. Iran has used Hezbollah to project power in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and elsewhere. CreditDiego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York Times   BEIRUT, Lebanon … Read More

US No Longer Has Resources to Start Full-Scale War Against Iran – Professor (Opinion)

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Possible Missile Strikes on Syrian Army Arms Depots Results in Fires – Source The world awaits President Trump’s May 12 decision on whether or not to extend the Iran nuclear deal. Speaking to Radio Sputnik, Hamed Mousavi, a professor of … Read More

Poverty in Iraq forces refugees back to camps

Poverty and a lack of services are preventing rebuilding in Mosul, forcing thousands to choose the lesser of two evils and return to the camps. Over 2 million have yet to go back home. Judit Neurink reports from Mosul. “My … Read More

Iran, Russia, Syria, Iraq hold intelligence committee meeting

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TEHRAN – Iran, Russia, Syria and Iraq held a quartet intelligence committee meeting in Baghdad on Thursday, the Mehr news agency reported. The meeting was primarily aimed at sharing intelligence in campaign against terrorism. Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami … Read More

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