Jim Jeffrey has penned an article in Foreign Affairs magazine urging President-elect Joe Biden to stay the course on Donald Trump’s Middle East policy, encouraging him to avoid George W. Bush and Barack Obama-style nation-building and “endless wars,” and to focus on “containing” Russia and Iran and “fighting terror” instead....
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) - The Iranian Armed Forces kicked off a large-scale military exercise in the central part of the Islamic Republic on Friday, amid increased tensions with the U.S. and its allies in the Persian Gulf region. During the "Great Prophet" drills, the Iranian Armed Forces launched a large number of missiles and drones...Read more
The Project 22160 patrol ship Dmitry Rogachev of the Black Sea Fleet passes through Bosporus and Dardanelles straits towards the Mediterranean region, the Fleet announced Friday. "The ship crew carries out transition from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, where it will perform tasks within the permanent operational unit of the Russian Navy," the Fleet press...Read more
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) - More than 50 fighters were killed on Friday in the renewed battle for the strategic city of Marib in the northern region of Yemen. According to reports from northern Yemen, the Ansarallah forces and Yemeni government troops were involved in a fierce battle on Friday for the Naqam Mountain in the...Read more
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) - The Turkish army launched a powerful attack overnight in the northern region of Syria, as their forces and their allied militants launched several strikes on the northeastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. According to a field report from the Aleppo Governorate this morning, the Turkish army and their allied militants launched...Read more