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U.S. Cancels F-35 Sale to Turkey

Catherine Goodwin
The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it is canceling Turkey’s participation in the F-35 fighter jet program. For weeks, Washington had cautioned Ankara that...

Canada Accepts Anti-Semitism Standard

Catherine Goodwin
Canada announced that it would officially recognize the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism as part of its new anti-racism programming on...

Iran Executes Two Teenagers: Report

Michael Johnson
Amnesty International accused the Iranian government of executing two minors in late April, denying the teens due process and violating international law. The report...

Sunni Insurgents Target IRGC

Michael Johnson
A suicide bomber killed 27 members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks against the...

Bolton Talks Syria in Israel, Shunned in Turkey

Michael Johnson
U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo headed to the Middle East this week to clarify President Trump’s Syrian...

Iranian Hackers Charged in Ransomware Attack

Michael Johnson
The  U.S. Department Justice (DOJ) announced this week that it had filed indictments against two Iranian men for a 2016 hacking attack against Western...

Denmark Pursues Sanctions After Iranian Plot

Michael Johnson
Officials in Denmark announced on Tuesday that they would work with their European allies to pursue new sanctions against Tehran, following a foiled plot...

Amman Discloses Details of Terrorist Attack

Michael Johnson
The Jordanian government released new details of an attack on police forces this weekend and a subsequent operation to combat the terrorists responsible for...

Turkey’s S-400 Purchase Raises Concerns in NATO

Brandon Becker
Update: On July 24, Congress finalized a defense authorization bill that includes a provision barring Turkey from obtaining F-35 fighter jets until the Pentagon submits...

Pakistani Taliban Announces New Leader

Brandon Becker
The Pakistani Taliban named former deputy leader Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as the new chief in a statement released on Saturday. The leadership change...

Former Israeli Minister Indicted After Spying for Iran

Brandon Becker
Israeli authorities indicted a former Minister of Energy and Infrastructure for multiple charges of spying for Iran, the Israel Security Agency (ISA) reported in...

Arab Coalition Launches Offensive on Yemeni Seaport

Brandon Becker
Yemeni pro-government forces, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, launched an offensive Wednesday to secure the port city of Hodeidah from the Iranian-backed Houthis. Control...

Saudi Arabia Issues First Drivers Licenses to Women

Brandon Becker
Saudi Arabia granted ten women driver’s licenses on Monday, a first for one of the most conservative states in the Arab world. King Salman...

Sadr Emerges as Front-runner in Iraqi Elections

Michael Johnson
Iraqis went to the polls on Saturday to pick new parliamentary representatives from a list of 7,376 candidates for 328 seats. Preliminary results suggest...

Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Transferred to Saudi Arabia

Michael Johnson
The Pentagon announced Wednesday that it had relocated a detainee held by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Saudi Arabian authorities. The...

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