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Syria: US-led Coalition Attacked Syrian Military Positions

A US military official speaking to Reuters denied any knowledge of the alleged strikes.

Iran’s Secret ICBM Program Exposed by California Researchers

The researchers examined satellite photos of the facility, concluding that the work there is being conducted mostly at night, and appears to focus on advanced rocket engines and rocket fuel.

British Petroleum Defers to US Sanctions, Drops Project Involving Iran

Meanwhile, BP has concluded an agreement for 20 years of an annual supply of 2 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by the US company Venture Global Calcasieu Pass.

Israeli Air Force Chief: We’re First to Use F-35s in Combat

Two weeks after the most extensive Israeli assault on Syria since the Yom Kippur War, Major General Norkin said, "The Adir planes are already operational and are flying operational missions."

US Secy Mike Pompeo Says Iran Sanctions Will be Strongest Ever, Lists America’s Demands

“We will apply unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime,” he said. “The leaders in Tehran will have no doubt about our seriousness."

Somebody Launched Rocket Attack on Iranian Cargo Shipment to Syria

A few hours earlier, the Bosphorous Observer reported that a large Syrian cargo plane left Tehran for Damascus.

Hezbollah Whining: Saudis Trying to Keep Them Out of New Lebanon Government

The Iranian controlled Hezbollah is concerned by Saudi interference.

Massive Explosions at Syrian Air Base, Site of Iranian Weapons Depot

"The explosions struck several regime depots of weapons and fuel at Hama military airport," said Rami Abdel Rahman, the head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Kuwait Demanding UN Force to Protect Gaza Arabs against Israel

The last time an international UN force was posted between Israel and the Gaza Strip was in May of 1967, and it packed up and left as soon as Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser ordered it to scram.

Egypt Opens Gaza’s Rafah Crossing for Ramadan, 45% of Gazans Want to Emigrate

Recent surveys show that most Gazans still support Hamas, so they aren't likely to use this opportunity to leave Gaza forever.

Israeli Intelligence Minister: Hamas Restored Calm to Gaza After Warnings From Egypt

“Haniyeh returned to Gaza, Hamas gave an order ... and miraculously, this spontaneous protest by a public that could not handle the situation any more dissipated.”

Erdoğan Renews Attacks, But Veteran Diplomat Stresses Long-Term Interests in Turkey Dispute

“You don’t get to choose your partners. My approach to diplomacy is to keep focusing on your goals."

IDF Confirms Iron Dome was Launched But Says Red Alerts Were False Alarm

"The Iron Dome launch by the IDF came in response to the infiltration of an unidentified object," said the Golan Regional Council.

UN: Turkey Violated UN Sanctions, Sold Israeli Technology to Iran

What Turkey has apparently done was sidestep that whole part regarding receiving UNSC approval, and just sold Iran the banned technology -- which was made in Israel.

50 MKs Endorse Bill Recognizing Turkey’s Armenian Genocide

The bill is drawing support from Likud, Zionist Camp, Habayit Hayehudi, Shas and Meretz, as well as Knesset Speaker Edelstein.

Turkey Humiliates Departing Israeli Ambassador in Istanbul Airport

"A man whose hands are stained with the blood of countless Kurdish citizens in Turkey and Syria is the last to preach to us about military ethics."

Israel Expels Turkey’s Consul in Jerusalem, Mirroring Ankara Expulsion of Israeli Ambassador

Israel has expelled Turkey’s Consul in Jerusalem following the expulsion of Israel’s Ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. Hüsnü Gürcan Türkoğlu represents Ankara to the...

Turkish Agricultural Imports Banned After Expulsion of Israeli Ambassador

“The Islamic world should move as one, with one voice, against this massacre," Turkey's prime minister said.

Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador, Ramps Up Rhetoric, Israel Responds

Netanyahu: “Erdogan is among Hamas’s biggest supporters and there is no doubt that he well understands terrorism and slaughter. I suggest that he not preach morality to us.”

Russia: Iran Must Offer Concessions on Nuclear Deal

"Russia will comply with its obligations under the JCPOA to the full."

Arab League to Challenge ‘Illegal’ US Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Arab League secretary-general Ahmed Aboul Gheit slammed the countries who attended the inauguration of the new embassy, calling their presence at the celebration “shameful."

Lavrov, Zarif, Seek Salvaging Iran’s Nuclear Deal, Syrian Presence

Lavrov and Zarif will discuss the situation in Syria, which has deteriorated on May 10 after Israel had delivered a deadly retaliatory strike on Iranian military positions in Syria.

White House Examining Regime Change Plan for Iran

The plan suggests ways the White House can actively work to assist the Iranian public in overthrowing the radical Islamic regime.

Arab Newspaper: Russia Warned Iran about Israel’s Plan to Attack

Putin preceded his extensive meeting with Netanyahu with a meeting of the Russian National Security Council, part of which was devoted to the anticipated Israeli strikes in Syria.

Everything Destroyed: IDF Releases Aerial Images of Attacked Iranian Targets

The Russians were not necessarily unhappy to see Iran get a severe nose bleed from the Israeli attacks, since Iran has introduced an unacceptable level of instability to the area.

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