Month: February 2021

US attacks Iranian-backed militia in Syria

Israel National News reports: “The United States on Thursday carried out an air strike in Syria against a structure belonging to Iranian-backed militia, two officials told the Reuters news agency. The strike follows a series […]

U.S., China lead world as military spending increases globally

SpaceWar.com reports: “Global defense spending reached a new high point in 2020, with the United States spending more than any other country and China pulling in second, according to data released by The International Institute […]

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

SpaceWar.com reports: “Iran will vote in June for a successor to President Hassan Rouhani and his moderate-reformist government, but politics in the country is dominated by the nuclear issue and no frontrunner has emerged. Several […]

US Partners Fear Stalemate with Islamic State Remnants in Syria

Voice of America News reports: “The Islamic State terror group appears to be exploiting security gaps across Syria and Iraq to reposition its forces and help fuel an increase in violence that is reenergizing fighters […]

Israel’s red line: 1,000 precision missiles in Hezbollah’s hands

Israel National News reports: “Senior Israeli defense officials are debating whether to exploit the current situation in order to eliminate Hezbollah’s precision weapons, or to set a red line for the terror group’s latest project, […]

China’s Naval Strength Gives It Crucial Clout in Negotiations around Asia

Voice of America News reports: “China’s increasing naval power, the country having surpassed the United States as the world’s largest maritime force, is giving Beijing crucial sway in negotiations with Asian governments that dispute its […]

Salafist group that called for sharia law, death of Jews banned in Germany

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Hundreds of German police carried out raids in 26 locations across Berlin and neighboring Brandenburg state on Thursday following the banning and dissolution of a radical Islamist group in the capital, […]

Germany urges Iran to accept US overtures

Israel National News reports: “Germany’s Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, on Wednesday urged Iran to accept diplomatic overtures from the West in order to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal, The Associated Press. Maas accused Tehran of […]

‘I Will Not Leave Jesus’: Indian Family Forced from Village after Refusing to Renounce Christ

ChristianHeadlines.com reports: “A family that recently converted to Christianity was banished from their Indian village this year after they stood firm in their faith and refused to recant. Jaga Padiami and his wife accepted Christ […]

South Korea to release Iranian assets in consultation with US

Israel National News reports: “South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that Iranian assets worth an estimated $7 billion will be released following consultations with the United States, i24NEWS reported. The clarification after Tehran announced […]

Iran starts limiting UN inspections until US lifts sanctions

SpaceWar.com reports: “Iran said Tuesday it had started to restrict some site inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog in response to the US refusal so far to lift sanctions imposed by former president Donald Trump. […]

Rocket strikes on US in Iraq seen as ‘message from Iran’

SpaceWar.com reports: “Renewed rocket attacks on US targets in Iraq show Iran-aligned factions are heaping pressure on the government while Tehran may be seeking leverage over America’s new administration, analysts say. Iraq, scarred by decades […]