Russia warns U.S. to not ‘look for excuses to start a new conflict’ after report claims Iran Killed 600 U.S. soldiers

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Moscow expressed skepticism toward Washington’s recent allegations that Iran was behind the deaths over 600 U.S. troops in Iraq and warned against launching any new wars in the Middle East. During a Tuesday press briefing at the State Department, Brian … Read More

Christians in the Middle East: dwindling despite deep roots

Egyptian Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas in a church Cairo on January 6, 2016   MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (AFP) Christians have been rooted in the Middle East as minority communities since the birth of the religion, but their numbers are dwindling amid conflict and … 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

U.S. Evolving Middle East Operations of Carrier Strike Group as ISIS Loses Ground, Iranian Drones Make Daily Appearances

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An F-18 lands aboard carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) during flight operations in the Persian Gulf on March 10, 2018. USNI News photo. ABOARD CARRIER USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, IN THE PERSIAN GULF — The rollback of ISIS forces in Iraq … Read More

Pentagon braces for emboldened Iran after Syria gains

ARTICLE SUMMARY The Pentagon’s top commander in the Middle East told lawmakers today that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s gains in the yearslong civil war will bolster Iran’s ability to frustrate US aims in the region.  REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki A Syrian army … Read More

Report: Iran Builds Another Permanent Base in Syria

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IRANIAN SUPREME LEADER’S WEBSITE/AFP HO State sponsor of terrorism Iran has reportedly erected another permanent base in Syria capable of bombing Israel, considered Tehran’s public enemy number one, according to Fox News, citing Western intelligence sources and satellite images. Last … Read More

Mideast tensions get even worse

(CNN)As if the broken, angry, dysfunctional Middle East needed another conflict, along came an unprecedented escalation between Israel, Iran and Syria to make the region even more volatile and dangerous. In the predawn hours of Saturday, an Iranian drone penetrated Israeli airspace … Read More