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RAMON AIR FORCE BASE, ISRAEL - FEBRUARY 19: Israel's first F-16i jet fighter, called in Hebrew Sufa (Storm), taxis after landing February 19, 2004 at the Ramon Air Force Base in Israel's Negev desert. The air force took delivery of the first two of 102 of the long-range advanced American-made …

Israel Ranked World’s 8th Most Powerful Country

An international survey has ranked Israel as the eighth most powerful nation in the world for the second consecutive year, narrowly ahead of Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Iranian vice-president and candidate in Iran's upcoming presidential elections Eshaq Jahangiri gives an interview to AFP in Tehran on May 9, 2017

Iran’s VP Vows to ‘Sell as Much Oil as We Can’ in Face of U.S. Sanctions

Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri vowed on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic will “sell as much oil as we can” to protect its banking system, the financial lifeblood of the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), while acknowledging that America-imposed sanctions would hurt Iran’s economy.

On July 7, 2018, residents of Borazjan, a city in Iran’s southern province of Bushehr, took to the streets to protest against water scarcity. The protesters gathered in the Hospital Square of this city and chanted ‘Death to the Dictator’.

Renewed Protests in Southern Iran Force Regime to Defend Military Interventions

Thousands of Iranians in the nation’s south took to the streets Saturday with renewed protests against the Iranian government over water shortages and “chaotic” distribution of the little available, shortly before Iran defended its investments in proxy wars over supporting its own struggling population.

In this Sept. 30, 2003 file photo, an Air France jumbo jet rolls behind the tail of a KLM Royal Dutch airliner at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, north of Paris. KLM said Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 that it will temporarily suspend flights to and from Cairo in January, …

Isolation: KLM Suspends Service to Tehran

Royal Dutch Airlines announced on Saturday that it will suspend its direct flights to Tehran, delivering another blow to Iran’s struggling economy.

Iranian clerics standing in front of the "Jamran", Iran's first domestically built warship, during naval maneuvers in the Gulf on February 21, 2009. Iran's navy on February 19 launched in the Gulf its first domestically made destroyer in a ceremony attend by the supreme leader and the commander-in-chief Ayatollah Ali …

Iran Threatens to Block Key Gulf Passage over Trump Sanctions

Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz – a key Gulf passage for shipments of commodities – over Washington threatening to sanction any country that fails to stop importing oil from the Islamic Republic by November 4.

Erdogan's poll success tightened his 15-year grip on power in the face of a revitalised opposition

Turkey Tells U.S. Iran Sanctions ‘a Mistake’ While Forging Closer Ties with Tehran

Turkey denounced the embargo imposed by its NATO ally the United States on state sponsor of terror Iran as a “mistake,” arguing that America “does not have the right” to force other countries to implement its unilateral decision,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the state-run Anadolu Agency (AA) on Friday.

An oil facility on Iran's Khark Island; the US State Department on Monday confirmed sanctions for oil would "snap back" in November

Europe Grants EIB Ability to Invest in Iran

The European Commission voted on Wednesday to grant the European Investment Bank (EIB) the ability to invest money, as a loan, into U.S.-sanctioned Iran.

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Syria: 24-Hour Russian Bombing Blitz Prompts Rebels to Resume Talks

An “unprecedented” nearly 24-hour bombing offensive by Russian forces that began Wednesday in support of Iran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah and other ground forces fighting on behalf of dictator Bashar al-Assad in southern Syria has reportedly prompted rebel fighters to resume peace talks and surrender more than 30 towns.

Putin: US took 'hostile step' in publishing Russia list

Caroline Glick: Trump Meets a Weakened Vladimir Putin July 16

When Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the green light to Russian aerial bombing of rebel-held positions in southwestern Syria two weeks ago, he knew he was asking for trouble. And he appears to be getting plenty of it.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi

Iran: U.S. Aiding ‘Human Trafficking Networks Around the Globe’

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Monday the U.S. State Department’s claims against the Islamic Republic in its annual report on human trafficking were “baseless” and, instead, suggested that Washington is responsible for the expansion of human smuggling networks around the world.

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Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Barak Warned Iran May Attempt to Harm Him

The head of the Shin Bet domestic security service last week visited the home of former prime minister Ehud Barak to discuss the latter’s personal safety, amid reported concerns Iran may be seeking to attempt to target him and other prominent Israelis traveling abroad.

Iranian protesters shout slogans during a demonstration in central Tehran on June 25, 2018. - Traders in the Iranian capital's Grand Bazaar held a rare protest strike today against the collapse of the rial on the foreign exchange market as demonstrators also took to the streets. (Photo by ATTA KENARE …

Iran Arrests 129 in Water Riots, Police Open Fire on Protesters

A conservative legislator in Iran’s parliament revealed on Sunday that police have arrested 129 people so far during protests at Tehran’s Grand Bazaar and outside the country’s Parliament over the past week. Protests continued into Monday as the nation’s water supplies dried up.

The “free Iran” rally held in Paris this past weekend by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Exiled Opposition Holds ‘Free Iran’ Rally in Paris as Protests Continue at Home

Calls for an Iran without its current “dictatorial regime” were met with strengthened hope during the annual “free Iran” rally held in Paris this past weekend by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an exiled Paris-based Iranian opposition group allied with the Mujaheddin-e-Khalq (MEK).

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli on Sunday denied reports that as many as four people were killed in clashes a day earlier, with security forces in the southwestern Iranian city of Khorramshahr, during a demonstration against water pollution.

Iran Denies Killing Demonstrators at Water Protests

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli on Sunday denied reports that as many as four people were killed in clashes a day earlier, with security forces in the southwestern Iranian city of Khorramshahr, during a demonstration against water pollution.

Latest appointee to President Donald Trump's legal team and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani speaks at the Conference on Iran on May 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Over one thousand delegates from representing Iranian communities from forty states attends the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and …

Giuliani: End of Iranian Regime ‘Around the Corner’

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Saturday that freedom for Iran was “around the corner” and indicated that the administration intended to prompt the ouster of its “dictatorial ayatollahs” by forcing Tehran into economic isolation.