Putin Is Trolling the United States in the Persian Gulf

posted in: News, Russia

In the wake of the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the Russian president has positioned himself as a peacemaker. But continued conflict is his friend. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attend a joint press conference in … Read More

Iran uses advanced centrifuges, threatens higher enrichment

In this photo released by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, spokesman of the organization Behrouz Kamalvandi speaks in a news briefing in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, 7 September 2019. Iran has begun injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges in violation … Read More

Germany: Over 600 attacks on refugees in first half of 2019

Asylum-seekers and refugees continue to be a target of attack in Germany — and they are almost always victims of far-right violence. Offenses range from verbal slurs to arson and dangerous bodily harm. German police registered a total of 609 attacks … Read More

Turkey plans to return 1 million Syrians, warns of new migrant wave in Europe

posted in: News, Refugee Crisis Europe

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey plans to resettle 1 million refugees in northern Syria and may reopen the route for migrants into Europe if it does not receive adequate international support for the plan, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday. Ankara, … Read More

Analysis Why Iran Is Risking a Major Escalation With Israel

posted in: Israel, News

Israel prevented the Iranians from building bases from which to launch attacks against it. But it failed to dislodge them from Syria — and Putin plans to keep it that way. A demonstrator holds a representation of the Israeli flag … Read More

Iran FM warns US against ‘serious miscalculation’ in Persian Gulf

posted in: Middle East, News

Frame grab from NBC News’ interview of August 17, 2019 in Tehran with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cautions the United States against attempting to form a naval coalition against Iran under the guise … Read More

US will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks following a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson – Photograph: LUCAS JACKSON The United States will take every action it can … Read More

Germany to strip asylum status of ‘refugees’ who go home on holiday

YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has announced the government will be cracking down on Syrians with asylum status who go on holiday back to Syria. Bavarian center-right leader Horst Seehofer said that the government would be looking … Read More

Russia and Turkey are Becoming Allies, Overshadowing Israel

Components of Russia’s S-400 missile-defense system are unloaded near Ankara on July 12. An emerging Russia-Turkey alliance in defense and energy will have long-term effects on the Middle East and Israel. This comes in the wake of Turkey acquiring Russia’s … Read More

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