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Iran: We Still Fund Hamas, Fighting Israel Is Our Principled Policy

TEL AVIV – Tehran rebutted a Hamas official’s claim that the terror group has not received money from Iran since 2009, saying it continues to fund Hamas because fighting Israel is Iran’s “principled policy.”  Speaking at his weekly press conference

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Israel Licks Wounds as Iran Sanctions End, Looks to Future U.S. Aid

Israel bristled on Sunday at the lifting of international sanctions on Iran and vowed to flag up any violations of its arch-foe’s nuclear restrictions while drawing on U.S. defense aid to prepare for a possible military face-off in the future.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to members of the foreign media during the annual toast for the new year in Jerusalem January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Tensions Rise in Saudi Arabia’s Shi’ite East in Wake of Iran Clash

JAFFA, Israel – The ongoing crisis in Saudi-Iranian relations has trickled into the Saudi Arabia’s predominantly Shi’ite, oil-rich eastern region, Arab media outlets have reported. Saudi police launched an inquiry into an attack on a bus taking government officials to


Iran Banks Not Ready For Business Following Sanctions Relief

Iran knows full well that the end of international sanctions will only translate to more foreign trade and investment if major global banks re-connect with the Islamic republic. But of all foreign companies, banks are the most reluctant to resume


Iran Heralded for Allowing ‘Limited Number’ of Women to Watch Volleyball

Following international outcry and protest over Iran’s detainment of Iranian-British national Ghoncheh Ghavami for attempting to attend a volleyball match between Iran and Italy last year, the government of Iran is reportedly “experimenting” with possibly allowing a select number of women to watch the Volleyball World League games in Tehran later this month. The move is yet to be officially endorsed.

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