Mideast News Stories
2022-11-17: Pakistan Shuts Down Border Crossing With Afghanistan After Both Sides Exchange Fire. Pakistan has shut down its southwestern border with Afghanistan for an indefinite period, according to both officials and local media on Monday.
2022-11-11: Rameses II-Period Crypt Discovered In Israel. Scientists reported an unbelievable find of a burial rock shelter from the period of Pharaoh Rameses II. The cavern is overflowing with bronze-age relics, earthen pots and pottery bits.
2022-11-07: Iran Tests Satellite Launch Vehicle That Could Be Used For Nuclear Warheads. TEHRAN - On Saturday, November 5th the Iranian Revolutionary Guard tested a satellite launch vehicle that Washington has speculated could also launch nuclear warheads.
2022-10-30: 2022 National Defense Strategy Of The United States Of America. WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said that although Russia is an acute threat, China is the only competitor out there with both the intent to reshape the international order, and increasingly the power to do so.
2022-10-25: Iran Claims It Arrested 10 Israeli Agents, Israel Destroys Iranian Drone Factory. TEHRAN - Iran has arrested 10 agents allegedly working for Israel in West Azerbaijan province as part of an espionage network, according to Iranian state news agency Fars.
2022-10-22: Ukraine: 10 Iranians Killed After Iran Sent Drone Instructors To Region. 10 Iranians who appear to have been instructing Russia how to use their Shahed-136 kamikaze drones were claimed to have been killed in Ukraine, according to a Ukrainian official who spoke to Israeli KANN news.
2022-10-21: White House: Iranian Troops Were Sent To Ukraine Help Russia Use Iranian Drones. According to the White House, Iranian troops were sent to Ukraine to help assist Russia in operating Iranian-made drones that Russia had reportedly purchased from the country.
2022-09-21: Egyptologist Claims To Have Discovered Queen Nefertiti's Mummy. CAIRO - Dr. Zahi Hawass, a famous Egyptologist said that he is optimistic the mummy he is presently researching is that of Queen Nefertiti.
2022-09-18: Iran Fires Live Ammunition At Crowd Protesting Death Of Kurdish Woman. Iran has reportedly fired bullets on protesters who had gathered in order to protest the death of a 22-year old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Zhina Amini, who died after being apprehended by Iran's morality police on September 13th as she left the Haghani subway in Tehran with her brother.
2022-08-31: New Report From The IAEA Claims Iran Is Increasing Uranium Enrichment. A new report from the United Nations IAEA claims that Iran has begun rolling out its upgraded uranium enrichment centrifuges, as western countries await Iran's response to continuing with the aged 2015 nuclear deal.
2022-08-30: U.S. Navy Foils Iranian Attempt to Capture Unmanned Vessel in Arabian Gulf. The U.S. Navy prevented a support ship from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) from capturing an unmanned surface vessel operated by the U.S. 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 29-30.
2022-08-30: Baghdad's Green Zone Erupts Into War Zone Following Resignation Of Al-Sadr. BAGHDAD - Following the resignation of the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on Monday, August 29th, followers who supported him, stormed the green zone with rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and automatic rifle fire as Iraqi security forces fought back, sparking a major escalation.
2022-08-27: Linear Elamite Partially Decoded, Claims French Archeologist. The antiquated Iranian text, Linear Elamite has frustrated scientists for the past 200 years. Historically, Elam was a region located in today's southern Iran, in the modern-day provinces of Ilam and Khuzestan, though parts of it are also located within southern Iraq.
2022-08-26: U.S. Threatens Sanctions on Turkey For Russia Connections. ANKARA, TURKEY - The United States Treasury Department has issued a letter that contains a threat of possible sanctions for Turkey's leading business organization on the grounds of Russian Collaboration.
2022-08-24: Is Iran Closer To Rejoining The 2015 Nuclear Deal?. TEHRAN - The United States is preparing a formal response that it will present to global leaders, regarding Iran's statement to allow inspections in its country of nuclear sites, but not beyond what is already presented within the 2015 nuclear deal.
2022-08-24: US Military Carries Out Precision Airstrikes in Syria. At U.S. President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces conducted precision airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor Syria today. These precision strikes are intended to defend and protect U.S. forces from attacks like the ones on August 15 against U.S. personnel by Iran-backed groups.
2022-08-22: US State Department Deeply Concerned About Turkish Military Activity In Syria. The U.S. State Department said on Thursday that they are deeply concerned about increasing tensions in Northeastern Syria regarding a suspected Turkish drone attack that killed four teenage girls and injured 11 other people who were playing volleyball at a girl's center in Hasakah, Syria.
2022-08-18: China Holds Joint 2022 International Military Exercises Co-Hosted By 12 Countries. The Chinese Ministry of Defense has reported that their military is carrying out joint military exercises that are co-hosted by 12 countries, with 37 countries in total participating.
2022-08-12: Iranian Agent Charged For Plotting To Murder Multiple Trump Administration Officials. The Justice Department charged Shahram Poursafi, with plotting to murder Former Trump Administration National Security Advisor John Bolton, as well as former Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.
2022-08-07: Another Day Of Aistrikes In Gaza Kills 2nd PIJ Top Commander. GAZA - Another airstrike has claimed the life of another PIJ Top Commander, Khaled Mansour, targeted at an apartment building in the crowded Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza, as the IDF continues their offensive against the PIJ.
2022-08-06: Iran's Revolutionary Guard Stands With Palestinians In Fight Against Israel. TEHRAN - Major General Hossein Salami, stated on August 6th amid the 2nd day of air strikes from the IDF, that the Revolutionary Guard stands with the Palestinians, and are not alone in their fight.
2022-08-06: Tensions High After Israel Air Strike Hits Gaza, and Gaza Retaliates With Missile Strikes. GAZA - Israel announced the start of an operation in Gaza on August 5th with strikes targeting the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist group, with the IDF stating their actions were unavoidable.
2022-08-06: Putin and Erdogan Meet In Sochi, Russia For Negotiations On Food Crisis And Other Topics. Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan met today to secure an end to the food crisis and resume exporting Ukrainian grain. As they were talking, 3 ships with over 50,000 tons of grain, left Ukraine.
2022-08-05: Israel Currently Carrying Out Strikes On Gaza Strip, Approves Calling On 25,000 Reservists. Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have announced that they are currently carrying out strikes on the Gaza Strip and calling on recruitment of 25,000 military reservists after direct threats posed by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Gaza.
2022-08-05: U.S. Department Of State: Worldwide Travel Alert. The U.S. Department of State has put out a worldwide travel alert, advising against traveling abroad after Sunday's drone strike where two R9X Hellfire missiles killed al-Qaeda leader, and Osama bin Laden successor, Ayman al-Zawahri.
2022-08-04: Syria: 86 Civilians Killed In Month Of July. The Syrian rights group, Syrian Network For Human Rights (SNHR) has reported that in the month of July there were 86 civilian deaths, including 21 children and eight women, of of whom died from torture.
2022-08-02: New Nuclear Power Plant Being Built In Turkey, Financed By Russia. The Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant in Turkey is being constructed by Rosatom. Even though Russia has invaded Ukraine, and Turkey is in NATO, it hasn't stopped collaboration. The plant comes online in 2023.
2022-08-02: CIA Carries Out Successful Drone Strike Against al Qaeda Leader. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has carried out a successful drone strike in Afghanistan against al Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri.
2022-08-01: IRGC Posts Video Saying It will Build Nuclear Warheads And Turn NY Into Ruins. An Iranian IRGC-affiliated Telegram channel has posted a video openly declaring that Iran can move its peaceful nuclear program to a nuclear weapons program very quickly, and said that Iran's ballistic missiles are capable of turning New York into ruins.
2022-07-26: The Ongoing Turkish Operation: Claw-Lock, In Syria & Iraq. IRAQ - An ongoing military operation by the Turkish Armed Forces in northern Iraq, against the Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ) in the Duhok Governorate, is the next phase of many operations utilizing the code word 'claw' aimed at the PKK.
2022-07-23: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Off To Africa Seeking Non-Western Allies. Sergei Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister is setting out on a trip on July 24th to seek non-western allies and gain support regarding its war in Ukraine, which has now been stated by Russia as no longer limited to the Donbas region.
2022-07-20: Presidents Putin, Erdogan, & Supreme Leader Khamenei, Meeting in Iran. Today there was a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayhip Erdogan, and the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei.
China Plans To Build Nuclear Powered Base On Moon By 2028
Traces Of Explosives Found At Nord Stream Rupture Sites
Kim Jong Un Oversaw ICBM Test, Vows To Respond With Nukes If Enemies Continue To Pose Threats
North Korea Fires Intercontinental Ballistic Missile - ICBM
Pakistan Shuts Down Border Crossing With Afghanistan After Both Sides Exchange Fire
North Korea Launches Short-Range Ballistic Missile
Underground passage Beneath Egyptian Temple Might Lead To Where Cleopatra Was Buried
14 Chinese Military Aircraft, 3 PLAN Vessels Spotted Around Taiwan November 11th, 2022
26 Chinese Military Aircraft, 4 PLAN Vessels Spotted Around Taiwan November 10th, 2022
Rameses II-Period Crypt Discovered In Israel
Scientists Re-Evaluating What Killed The Dinosaurs After Studying Crater
Chinese President Tells Military To Prepare For War Amid Tensions Over Taiwan
Stratcom Commander: Ukraine Just A Warm Up, The Big One Is Coming