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Is Iran Preparing For War In The Middle East? Russia To Send $1B In Weapons To Tehran
Russia was set to send Iran about $1 billion worth of missile defense systems, Russian news agency Tass reported Monday. The deal was the result of a contract Iran signed with Russian defense manufacturer Rostec Corporation in 2007, but it was put on hold by Russia in 2010. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently ended the delay and paved the way for the contractual obligation for the S-300 air defense systems to be met in full starting this past November. [ No Comments ]

Trump promises Israel that Iran will never get bomb
President Donald Trump hailed the United States' "unbreakable" bond with Israel on Wednesday and promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran would never be permitted to build a nuclear weapon. [ No Comments ]

Russia tests U.S. with provocations on land, sea and air
An intelligence ship cruising just off the East Coast. A cruise missile test that may violate arms treaties. A string of Russian fighter jet fly-bys that buzz U.S. and allied ships. Provocations all along the fault lines separating Russia from the West, from the Baltics to the Balkans. [ 2 Comments ]

Iranians trample US flag, mock Trump at 1979 revolution rallies
Iranians held a nationwide celebration Friday to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the 1979 revolution with rallies around the country, and President Hassan Rouhani called the new US administration “a problem.” [ 7 Comments ]

US airstrike in Syria kills Al Qaeda leader with ties to bin Laden, Pentagon says
The Pentagon said Wednesday that two U.S. airstrikes conducted in Syria last week killed 11 Al Qaeda operatives, including one with ties to former leader Usama bin Laden. [ 1 Comment ]

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Mideast monarchies, spearheaded by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are flooding their arsenals with foreign weapons at a staggering pace in the region now accounting for 23 percent of all global arms procurement.

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard has launched several sophisticated rockets during military exercises, Iranian media reported on Monday.

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to retake the western half of Mosul and dislodge Islamic State militants. It is the latest phase in a 4-month-old offensive to retake Iraq's second largest city.

Vice President Mike Pence said the US would be unwavering in its commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, but demanded that Europe step up its military spending, marking one of the Trump administration's most full-throated efforts yet to reassure nervous partners.

Western intelligence agencies have expressed 'grave concerns' that Hezbollah has been able to obtain strategic naval weapons that could change the balance of power in the Middle East.

Iran says its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) will conduct massive military drills next week in eastern and northeastern parts of the country.

US aircraft carrier the USS Carl Vinson has started what it calls 'routine operations' in the South China Sea, with a fleet of supporting warships.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bomb blast that killed at least 70 people and injured about 150 at a crowded shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday. Officials said a suicide bomber detonated the bomb among crowds gathered for the busiest day of the week at the shrine to Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, a town in Sindh province.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday pledged to strengthen Moscow's Federal Security Service, or FSB.

Iranian leaders' calls for Israel's destruction have not abated at all in the 20 months since the Iranian nuclear deal was signed, meaning that those who claimed the deal would moderate Iranian attitudes were completely wrong, former Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold said on Wednesday.

French police have been filmed fleeing from armed mobs as riots continue in Paris for the second week and the unrest has now spread to the city centre.

The Trump administration signaled Thursday there will be no change soon in U.S.-Russian relations, putting the onus on Moscow to prove itself if it wants closer cooperation with Washington. Russia's support for Ukrainian separatists was underscored as a test case of its willingness to change behavior.

The radiation levels at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are now at 'unimaginable' levels.

The European Parliament approved a landmark free-trade agreement with Canada, shoring up Europe's market-opening clout in the face of a populist surge across the continent and U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist tilt.

Iran's hard-line Islamic regime has escalated its overseas terrorist operations, establishing a network of over a dozen internal training camps for foreign fighters, the regime's largest resistance group said at a press conference on Tuesday in Washington.

A Russian spy ship was spotted patrolling off the East Coast of the United States on Tuesday morning, the first such instance during the Trump administration -- and the same day it was learned the Kremlin had secretly deployed controversial cruise missiles inside Russia and flew within 200 yards of a U.S. Navy destroyer, U.S. officials told Fox News.

A police officer has linked the recent unrest in the Paris suburbs to the mass riots of 2005, when 6,000 were arrested after weeks of fierce rioting.

A battalion of Russian military police has been sent to Syria from the Republic of Ingushetia, a Russian region in the North Caucasus, the regional head was quoted as saying by the news agency RIA on Monday.

The Iraqi airforce carried out a strike on a house where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was thought to be meeting other commanders, Iraq's Iraqi military said in a statement on Monday, without making clear whether he had been hit.

The UN Security Council condemned North Korea's weekend missile launching in a statement on Monday, according to Security Council members.

A new video campaign by the Life Institute is looking to spread the message that the 'humanity of the preborn human cannot be denied.'

North Korea said on Monday (Feb 13) it had successfully test-fired a new type of medium-to long-range ballistic missile the previous day, claiming further advancement in a weapons programme it is pursuing in violation of United Nations resolutions.

Reports that a man accused of sexual assaults on six Edmonton teenage girls was a Syrian refugee have ignited a firestorm of reaction, from anti-immigration diatribes to criticism about how the media dealt with the story.

In its first major provocation since Donald Trump became president, North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile early Sunday into the sea off its east coast, prompting swift condemnations from South Korea and Japan.

The head of a new alliance of Syrian Islamist factions, including a former affiliate of al Qaeda, has promised to escalate attacks against the Syrian army and its Iranian-backed allies with the goal of toppling President Bashar al-Assad.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to have closer military cooperation Thursday as their opposing Syrian allies battle the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

A Venezuelan whistleblower says the government is selling passports and visas to suspicious Middle Eastern citizens.

In his first call as president with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump denounced a treaty that caps U.S. and Russian deployment of nuclear warheads as a bad deal for the United States, according to two U.S. officials and one former U.S. official with knowledge of the call.

The majority of Europeans, according to a poll of more than 10,000 people in 10 EU countries, would support a Trump-style ban on migration from mainly Muslim countries.

The U.S. and European terror forecast for 2017 'looks alarming,' in part because of increased pressure on ISIS and other terror groups on their home turf, according to a monthly assessment by House lawmakers.