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US charges Lebanese ‘Hezbollah financier’

US authorities arrested a long-wanted alleged Hezbollah financier Friday on charges of violating US terror-related sanctions, after he was apparently deported to the United States from Morocco. Kassim Tajideen was formally charged in US federal court in Washington nearly eight

‘Hasm al-Uqban’, Gulf-American military drills kick off in Kuwait

The Hasm al-Uqban maneuvers will kick off on Sunday in Kuwait and end on April 6. Saudi forces, military forces from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and the US will participate in the exercises which will be held in Kuwaiti

Iran challenges need to ship out excess material under nuclear deal

Iran has challenged the need for it to ship sensitive material abroad if its stock exceeds a limit set by its nuclear deal with major powers. The challenge raises the prospect of a confrontation with the new US administration of

43 American tank transporters, vehicles arrive to Manbij outskirts

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 43 American tank transporters and vehicles arrived to the outskirts of Syria’s Manbij to aid in a battle against ISIS. This military support will aid Syria’s Democratic Forces, which are backed by

Iran accuses US of stirring tensions in Gulf

A senior official in Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday accused the United States of provoking tensions after two separate incidents in the Gulf last week. “A US Navy ship crossing the Strait of Hormuz changed its international route and

We will stay in Iraq for a while longer, says US defense secretary

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes US forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against ISIS militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations. Speaking at the end of a day of

Assad rejects safe zones, hails US fight against terror

President Bashar al-Assad rejected the creation of safe zones for refugees and displaced people in Syria, an idea supported by US President Donald Trump, according to a transcript from an interview with Yahoo News released on Friday. He signaled he

Yemen seeks ‘reassessment’ of deadly US raid

Yemen’s foreign minister says it has asked for a “reassessment” of a US raid last month that killed several women and children, but denies reports that his government has requested a suspension of American ground operations. Abdul-Malik al-Mekhlafi said Wednesday

Khamenei tells Trump ‘no enemy can paralyze’ Iran

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed US President Donald Trump’s warning to Tehran to stop its missile tests, and called on Iranians to respond to Trump’s “threats” on Friday’s anniversary of the 1979 revolution. “No enemy can paralyze the

Trump: U.S. will win appeal of judge’s order

The government on Saturday suspended enforcement of President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration ban and filed notice it would appeal a judge’s order, plunging the new administration into a crisis that has challenged Trump’s authority — and ability to fulfill

Putin’s phone call with Trump display of mutual respect

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The phone call between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday was a display of mutual respect between the two men, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday. In the call, their first conversation since

Iraq military: Troops have ‘full control’ of eastern Mosul

US-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in “full control” of eastern Mosul after routing ISIS militants from that part of the northern city, three months since the major operation started. The achievement was a “big victory,” said

US delivers two more patrols boats to ally Tunisia

Tunisia’s army on Monday received two American patrol boats as part of a deal concluded with the United States to help battle terrorism and illegal migration. Tunisia has suffered from a wave of militant violence since the 2011 revolt that

Another Saudi college student survives attack in the US

Saudi student Mohammad Zaid al-Fadheel was recently assaulted by an unidentified group in the state of Kentucky while driving his car. His father, Dr. Zaid, confirmed the news of the attack to Al Arabiya, saying his son was either attacked

Erdogan sees better ties with US under Trump

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he believed relations with Washington would improve under President-elect Donald Trump and that the two NATO allies would reach an easier consensus on regional issues. Ties between the United States and Turkey –

Saudi airports set up US custom clearance facility

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have established United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at airports in Riyadh and Jeddah, a newspaper report has revealed. According to a report in the Okaz newspaper, the facility is already proving to be

US air strikes pound Libya’s Sirte to oust ISIS militants

US aircraft hit ISIS targets with more 30 strikes over the last three days on the Libyan city of Sirte as pro-government forces push into its last militant-held districts, the US military said on Monday. Libyan forces are close to

East-West tensions ‘more dangerous’ than Cold War: Germany

The mounting tensions between the United States and Russia have created a situation that is “more dangerous” than the Cold War, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview published Saturday. Relations between the two have nosedived since a

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