Israeli general sees possible threat from Iraq as Iran’s clout grows

posted in: Middle East, News

Iran could use its growing clout in Iraq to turn it into a springboard for attacks against Israel, the chief of Israeli military intelligence said on Monday, reports Reuters. Israel sees the spread of Tehran’s influence in the region as a … Read More

Suspected Israeli strikes hit Iran-linked targets in Syria, escalating regional tensions

BEIRUT — Missile strikes at two Iran-linked bases in Syria caused huge explosions and killed dozens of pro-government fighters, a monitoring group said Monday, in an attack seen as Israel’s latest blow in a shadow war to contain Iranian influence. Syrian state media … Read More

Trump Vows ‘Big Price’ for Syria Attack, Raising Prospect of Missile Strike

President Trump laid the blame for a deadly attack in Syria partly on President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.CreditTom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday promised a “big price” to be paid for what he said … Read More

Russia Is Taking Over Syria’s Oil And Gas

posted in: News, Russia

If finally happened… In accordance with an energy cooperation framework agreement signed in late January, Russia will have exclusive rights to produce oil and gas in Syria. The agreement goes significantly beyond that, stipulating the modalities of the rehabilitation of … Read More