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Iran confirms: We ‘are directly supporting’ group that toppled pro-U.S. Yemen government

Shi'ite Houthi supporters demonstrators against the government in Sanaa, Yemen on Sept. 9, 2014. / Mohammed Huwais / AFP

Special to NICOSIA — Iran has taken credit for the training and arming of Shi’ite rebels in Yemen. A senior military official said the Teheran regime has provided assistance to Ansar Allah, the Shi’ite rebel movement that toppled the […]

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U.S. closes embassy in Yemen, suspends military aid

U.S. Embassy Yemen

Special to CAIRO — The U.S. embassy in Yemen has closed. Less than a week after the Iranian-backed Shi’ite coup, the U.S. embassy in Sanaa said it would suspend services. The embassy also indicated that most of its staffers […]

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TV footage captures joint assault by Hizbullah, Syrian Army

Special to NICOSIA — Hizbullah and the Syrian Army have been shown in joint operations near the border with Israel and Lebanon. Lebanese television broadcast a joint operation by the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah and Syrian Army units in the Golan […]

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Contrast: Putin backs existing Mideast balance of power as Obama boosts Iran’s ‘jihadist ascent’


Special to By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs The modern Arab State is gone, rejected by the vast majority of the populace. Libya, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon are no more, and Jordan […]

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Yemen’s pro-U.S. government falls to Iran-backed rebels

A military vehicle seized from the presidential guards by Shi'ite fighters outside the presidential palace in Sanaa, Yemen. / Reuters

Special to CAIRO — Shi’ite rebels appear to have completed their seizure of the the government in Yemen. Yemeni sources said Ansar Allah captured the palace of President Abbed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. They said the Shi’ite rebels, also called […]

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Obama flat out lied about Iran’s nukes: Their progress hasn’t been ‘halted’


Special to By Fred Fleitz, By claiming in his State of the Union address Tuesday night that “for the first time in a decade” progress in the Iranian nuclear program has been halted and Iran’s enriched-uranium stockpile has been […]

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Iran reports general also killed by Israeli air strike in Golan

Mohammed Ali Allahdadi.

Special to NICOSIA — Iran has reported the killing of a general in an Israeli air strike on the Syrian portion of the Golan Heights which also killed a Hizbullah commander. Officials said an Israeli attack helicopter fired two […]

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ISIL suicide attacks target top Iran commanders in Iraq

Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani

Special to TEL AVIV — Iran’s chief for Iraq has said to have been seriously injured in an attack by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Iraqi sources asserted that a commander in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was […]

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Qatar changes PR tactics, but not its strategy

Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, with President Obama at the White House.

Special to GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Doha and Cairo. There was speculation in late 2014 that Qatar had begun to take a new strategic line, mending relations with Egypt, and that this could also push Turkey toward improving its […]

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Iran’s nuclear site in Syria? Obama administration won’t make it an issue in Geneva

Before and after photos of nuclear facility in the northern province of Dir Al Zour in 2007. / Digital Globe

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States said it won’t raise reports of an Iranian nuclear facility in Syria. Officials said the U.S. intelligence community and State Department were examining reports that Iran was helping Syria build a nuclear […]

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