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Israel warns over Iran’s presence in Syria after air strikes

(Yahoo News)  Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel issued stark warnings on Sunday over Iran’s presence in neighbouring Syria after a confrontation threatened to open a new and unpredictable period in the country’s seven-year civil war. Israel carried out major air raids in Syria on Saturday, including against what it described as Iranian targets — the first […]

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British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA

(The Telegraph)  15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard. From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” – where a person builds […]

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Arab League To Hold Urgent Meeting On Iran As Saudis Reportedly Mobilize Fighter Jets | Zero Hedge

(Zero Hedge)  The Arab League is set to hold an emergency meeting on Iran at Saudi Arabia’s request, this according to Reuters and various regional sources, at a moment when Saudi fighter jets may be mobilizing for war in an attempted show of force. Egypt-based Ahram Online also reports further that the meeting will discuss “Iranian interference” in the region at […]

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At Least 30 Dead, 200 Hurt in Iran-Iraq Quake

(Newsmax)  An Iranian official says at least 30 people died in Iran when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Iran-Iraq border region. Deputy Gov. Mojtaba Nikkerdar of Iran’s Kermanshah province also says more than 200 people suffered injuries. Iranian TV says Iraqi officials have reported at least six people dead on Iraq’s side of […]

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Tension mounts in Lebanon as Saudi Arabia escalates power struggle with Iran

  (The Guardian)  In Beirut’s southern suburbs, where buildings scarred with wars of old blend with posters of the latest dead, talk of another conflict has taken hold. A fight on a scale not seen before may be brewing, say locals like Hussein Khaireddine, a barber who says he and his family in the Shia suburb […]

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US Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian – AP News

(AP News)  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran manufactured the ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels toward the Saudi capital and remnants of it bore “Iranian markings,” the top U.S. Air Force official in the Mideast said Friday, backing the kingdom’s earlier allegations. The comments by Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, who oversees […]

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Iran’s president calls on Saudis to switch sides, abandon US & Israel – Jerusalem Post

(Jerusalem Post)  As Sunni-Shi’ite tensions in the Middle East mount, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said he wants Muslim states to come together and help each other instead of seeking friendships with the United States or Israel. In a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani called for an end to hostile relations with Saudi Arabia, adding that […]