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Iran not invited, Russia snubs meeting over Iran concerns

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s foreign minister says Iran has not been invited to an international conference on the Middle East next month in Warsaw, while Russia has declined the invitation. Iran has protested the Feb.13-14 conference, calling it a hostile move. Poland and the U.S. are co-hosting the event that has also met with […]
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Israel says strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket

Israel struck what it said were Iranian targets in Syria early Monday in response to missile fire it blamed on Iran, sparking concerns of an escalation after a monitor reported 11 fighters killed. Israel announced the strikes against facilities it said belonged to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force as they were occurring, continuing its recent practice of speaking more openly about such raids. It said the strikes were in response to a medium-range, surface-to-surface missile the Quds...
Tags: News, Israel, Iran, Syria, Golan Heights, Quds Force, Revolutionary Guards Quds Force


Israel PM says will block 'Iranian aggression' after Syria strikes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday Israel would not allow "Iranian aggression", after its military struck what it called Iranian targets in Syria in response to missile fire. "Yesterday evening, the air force struck a strong blow against Iranian targets in Syria after Iran fired a missile from there toward Israel," Netanyahu said at an inauguration ceremony for a new airport in southern Israel.
Tags: News, Israel, Iran, Syria, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu


Israel strikes in Syria in more open assault on Iran

Damascus did not say what damage or casualties resulted from the strikes, but a war monitor said 11 were killed and Syria's ally Russia said four Syrian soldiers died. The threat of direct confrontation between arch-enemies Israel and Iran has long simmered in Syria, where the Iranian military built a presence early in the civil war to help President Bashar al-Assad fight Sunni Muslim rebels seeking to oust him. Israel, regarding Iran as its biggest threat, has repeatedly attacked Iranian targ...
Tags: News, Russia, Israel, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Damascus, Hezbollah, Bashar Al Assad


Israel strikes in Syria in more open confrontation with Iran

The threat of open confrontation between arch-enemies Israel and Iran has long simmered in Syria, as the Iranian military has established a presence there since early in its civil war in support of President Bashar al-Assad against rebels Israel, regarding Iran as its biggest threat, has repeatedly attacked Iranian targets and those of allied militia, including Lebanon's Hezbollah, in Syria, aiming to push them far from its frontier. The Israeli military said its fighter jets had attacked the ...
Tags: News, Israel, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Bashar Al Assad, Damascus International Airport, Defence Ministry of Russia Assad


In rare move, Israel confirms attacking Iran forces in Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) — In an extraordinary statement, the Israeli military confirmed early Monday that it attacked Iranian military targets in Syria, hours after carrying out a rare daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport.
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Israeli military strikes Iranian targets inside Syria

In a very unusual move, military issues a statement about attack and warns Syrian forces not to retaliateIsrael’s military has said it struck Iranian Quds targets inside Syria and warned Syrian forces not to attack Israeli territory or forces.Syrian state media cited a Syrian military source as saying Israel launched an “intense attack through consecutive waves of guided missiles”, but that Syrian air defences destroyed most of the “hostile targets”. Continue reading...
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Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria - military

The operation targets the elite Quds force of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Israel military says.
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The Latest: Israel announces attacks on Iran forces in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):
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Editorial Observer: Iran and the United States: Doomed to Be Forever Enemies?

President Trump and hard-line advisers want to isolate and undermine the government in Tehran. Engagement is a better option.
Tags: News, Obama, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Reagan, Iran, United States, Terrorism, Middle East, Poland, Nuclear Weapons, Bolton, Tehran, Yemen, Defense Department, Hezbollah


Ex-CIA officer played by Ben Affleck in Oscar best-picture winner 'Argo' dies at 78

Tony Mendez, a CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran and was played by Ben Affleck in 'Argo,' has died.            [Author: The Associated Press]
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, Iran, Cia, The Associated Press, Tony Mendez


Former CIA officer portrayed in ‘Argo’ film dead at 78

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film “Argo,” has died. He was 78. A family statement and his literary agent confirmed that Antonio “Tony” Mendez died Saturday at an assisted-living center in Frederick, […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Iran, Nation, Cia, FREDERICK Md AP, Antonio Tony Mendez


The Guardian view on Trump and arms: can the doomsday clock be stopped? | Editorial

The threat of an arms race is real and growing. The news of recent days has highlighted the dangersHow late is it now? On Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will announce the time on its Doomsday Clock. Last year, the bulletin moved the hands forwards 30 seconds, to reach two minutes to midnight: the closest to catastrophe in six and a half decades. Since then, the immediate peril encapsulated in Donald Trump’s threats of “fire and fury” to North Korea has receded. But Mr Trump shou...
Tags: Europe, North Korea, China, Russia, US, World news, US news, Iran, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Nuclear Weapons, Kim Jong-un, US Congress, Donald Trump, Trump, Korean Peninsula


Mendez, former CIA officer portrayed in ‘Argo’ dead at 78

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film “Argo,” has died. He was 78. A family statement and his literary agent confirmed that Antonio “Tony” Mendez died Saturday at an assisted-living center in Frederick, […]
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Ben Affleck, Iran, Nation, Cia, Mendez, FREDERICK Md AP, Antonio Tony Mendez


Iran denies allegations of spying on German army

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has dismissed allegations by German prosecutors that an army employee was spying for Tehran. The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying that “enemies” were aiming to “sour relations” between Iran and Europe. He appeared to be referring to the United States and Israel, which […]
Tags: Europe, News, Israel, Iran, Ap, Nation, United States, Tehran, Isna, Foreign Ministry, TEHRAN Iran, Bahram Ghasemi


Tony Mendez, The 'Argo' Spy Who Rescued Americans In Iran, Dies At 78

Mendez slipped into revolutionary Iran in 1980 and brought out six American diplomats who were granted refuge by the Canadian Embassy. He didn't receive full acclaim until Hollywood made a 2012 movie.(Image credit: Cliff Owen/AP)
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Iran FM, Iraqi Tribal Leaders Meet in Karbala

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met a group of Iraqi tribal leaders from south of the country in the holy city of Karbala. During the last leg of his meetings with Iraqi officials, elites and representatives of Iraqi society from various ethnicities and regions, Zarif sat for talks with the tribal leaders and clans’ representatives of southern Iraq in the consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the holy city of Karbala. During the cordial meeting on Wednesday, some of Iraqi tr...
Tags: News, Iraq, Iran, Iraq Business News, Kurdistan, Baghdad, Islamic Republic, Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, Hussein, Zarif, Tasnim, Najaf, Karbala, Hussein Ibn Ali, Iraq Foreign Ministry


Tony Mendez, Former CIA Officer Depicted in ‘Argo,’ Dies at 78

Tony Mendez, the former CIA technical operations officer who orchestrated the 1980 rescue of six American diplomats from Iran and who was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the Academy Award winning film “Argo,” has died. He was 78. Mendez’s book agent, Christy Fletcher, announced the news on Twitter Saturday morning. “Early this morning, Antonio (Tony) […]
Tags: News, Ben Affleck, Iran, Obituaries, Cia, Argo, Mendez, Tony Mendez, Christy Fletcher, Antonio Tony


Tony Mendez, ‘Argo’ spy who smuggled U.S. hostages out of Iran during crisis, dies at 78

Pulling techniques from magicians, movie-makeup artists and even the television show "Mission: Impossible," he changed one person into another, transforming agents into characters with back stories, costumes and documents that helped them evade detection and avoid capture in foreign countries.
Tags: News, Iran, World, Nation, Obituaries, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Tony Mendez


What's Iran Up To With Recent Rocket Launch Attempt?

Iran attempted to launch a rocket carrying a satellite into space. The Trump administration believes the launch was about developing long-range weapons, but analysts say the tech used is too clunky.
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U.S. Should Slow Syria Pullout to Contain Risks, Graham Says

“I believe it would be an absolute disaster to walk away from Syria and drop in Erdogan’s lap armed elements of YPG that he considers to be terrorist and expect Turkey to deal with that and prevent ISIS from coming back,” Graham, a South Carolina Republican, told Bloomberg in an interview in Ankara. Addressing concerns by Turkey, a NATO ally, over Kurdish militant group YPG can dovetail with American objectives such as containing Iran and the jihadist group Islamic State, he said.
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Bloomberg, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Nato, Graham, Erdogan, South Carolina, Ankara


UN experts: Fuel from Iran is financing Yemen rebels’ war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say fuel is being shipped illegally from Iran to Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen to finance their war against the government, and both sides are violating international law with their military campaigns and arbitrary detention of rivals. In a report to the Security Council seen by AP on Friday, […]
Tags: News, Iran, Ap, Nation, Un, Yemen, Security Council, UNITED NATIONS AP


After Days Of Silence, Court Says Detained Iranian-American Is Testifying

Marizeh Hashemi, a TV anchor in Iran, was arrested Sunday in the U.S. and is testifying before a grand jury in Washington. This is the first time U.S. authorities have commented on her case.(Image credit: Press TV/AP)
Tags: News, Washington, Iran, Marizeh Hashemi


US holds journalist as material witness

Marzieh Hashemi, an American anchor working for Iran's state television, is being held in the United States as a material witness and has not been accused of any crimes, a court document shows.
Tags: News, US, Iran, United States, Stories, Marzieh Hashemi


American journalist who works for Iranian TV held as material witness

Marzieh Hashemi, an American anchor working for Iran's state television, is being held in the United States as a material witness and has not been accused of any crimes, a court document shows.
Tags: Iran, Cnn, United States, Marzieh Hashemi


'Frail' Edinburgh couple face removal to Iran

The couple have lived in Scotland for years but their lawyer claims they could "live the rest of their days without their family".
Tags: News, Scotland, Iran


Iran’s FM mocks John Bolton with ’10-year challenge’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser’s calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media. In a tweet Friday, Mohammad Javad Zarif posted the titles of two separate articles by John Bolton from 2009 and 2019, both calling […]
Tags: News, Iran, Nation, John Bolton, Mohammad Javad Zarif, TEHRAN Iran


‘Same Bull. Same Bully.’: Iran FM Trolls Bolton With ’10-Year Challenge’ Meme

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser’s calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media. In a tweet Friday, Mohammad Javad Zarif posted the titles of two separate articles by John Bolton from 2009 and 2019, both calling for strikes on Iran. “Same bull. Same bully. Same delusion,” Zarif wrote. Same bull. Same bully. Same delusion.#10YearChallenge pic.twitter.com/KgUAejJcar — Javad Zarif (@JZarif) Ja...
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EU could snub US-Mideast meeting over Iran concerns

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran. EU diplomats on Friday raised questions about the real agenda of the Feb. 13-14 conference, saying that it was […]
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Iran, Ap, Nation, Middle East, Poland, Brussels, Iran EU, US Mideast


Home Office refuses to let great-grandparents remain in UK

Iranian couple rely on family for support and help care for their autistic grandsonThe Home Office is trying to separate a couple from their four British children, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild by forcing them to return to Iran.The 83-year-old great-grandfather and 73-year-old great-grandmother, who bought their flat in Edinburgh in 1978, live near their close-knit family and depend heavily on their daily support. But they also act as co-parents to one of their grandchildren, a teenage...
Tags: UK, UK News, Iran, Immigration and asylum, NHS, Home Office, Edinburgh



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