BREAKING: Iran threatens to seize British ships after Royal Marines capture oil tanker

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IRAN has threatened to seize British ships in response to the Royal Marines boarding a supertanker which was transporting illegal oil past Gibraltar. Iranian military commanders warned it will be their “duty” to respond in kind following the dramatic swoop yesterday on … Read More

Russian Military Intervenes After Deadly Clashes Between Syrian & Turkish Armies

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Via AlMasdarNews.com The Russian military quickly intervened to prevent a deadly confrontation between the Syrian and Turkish forces on Saturday. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) first opened fire on the militant-held Sheir Magher area after the Turkish-backed rebels fired several … Read More

Analysis There’s a New Alliance in the Middle East

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Russia, the United States and Israel are uniting against Iran, making it clear to Bashar Assad who will determine the future of the region. Smoke and fire following reported Syrian government forces’ bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun, Idlib, … Read More

The Syrian Civil War is Changing the Turkish-Israeli Relationship

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This is an opportunity for Israel and Turkey to recognize a new alignment of interests. As the brutal eight-year Syrian Civil War winds down, uncertainty over what the future holds for the country is prompting new alliances while testing established … Read More

Russian media: Israeli tanks have entered Syria

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According to Russian state news agency Sputnik, Israeli tanks were spotted in the demilitarized zone between the Israeli and Syrian borders in the Golan Heights. According to Ali Hassan, a correspondent for the agency, Israeli tanks went past the Allon … Read More

Germany Halts Granting Asylum to Syrians En Masse – Reports

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AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh Decisions concerning asylum applications have allegedly been postponed for several weeks as German authorities are set to reassess the security situation in Syria, according to media reports. Last year, Germany’s interior minister decided to extend a … Read More

Sen. Rick Scott: Venezuela will become ‘this hemisphere’s Syria’ if Maduro not ousted

BOGOTA, Colombia — Florida Sen. Rick Scott sees Venezuela in the starkest of terms: a toxic brew of hunger, desperation and “bad actors” that are threatening to turn the country into “this hemisphere’s Syria” and swamp the region in trouble. … Read More

Jordan in crucible of Middle East peace deal and Syrian refugee crisis

Getty Images Al-Buwayda is a quiet, dusty town on the road from Irbid in northern Jordan to Mafraq. It was here that the wave of Syrian refugees who fled fighting crested in 2015. The population of the area doubled from 95,000 to … Read More

Israel Deployed ‘New Missile’ Against Iranian Target

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Rampage missile fired from F-16 fighter jet developed by IMI Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries Days after Israel’s air strikes on the Masyaf (Misyaf) missile plant in Hama Province, Syria, Israeli media have reported that a highly advanced “new missile” … Read More

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