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An ISIS Stronghold in Afghanistan Could Destabilize Iran and Pakistan

Tehran (GPA) – Russia and Iran warn the UN that ISIS influence is growing in Afghanistan. An ISIS stronghold in the country could put Pakistan, India, Iran, and central Asian countries at risk for increasing ISIS influence. Iran’s permanent ambassador to the UN, Gholam-Ali Khoshroo, warned on Wednesday that as ISIS presence grows in Afghanistan, international […]

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Yemen’s Ex-President Saleh Offers Russia Access to Military Bases

Yemen’s ex president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, announced on Sunday that the new governing council is ready to grant Russia access to military bases. Last week Saleh announced a new governing council. Saleh’s party (GPC) along with Houthi forces currently control most of Yemen’s northern half. This announcement was made despite UN disapproval. An airstrike offensive from […]

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“A Far More Strategic Opportunity Than a Strike on Iran?” Leak Reveals Golan Heights as Bargaining Chip

In an email from Wikileaks with the subject “an interesting proposal from Bruce Riedel re how Israel could help get Assad out of office,” Hillary Clinton and her advisers bounce around strategies for how Israel can help get Assad out of office and eliminate Hezbollah in one “fell-swoop” using the Golan Heights as a bargaining […]

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Iran orders Hezbollah to target Saudi Arabia

David Hearst (MEE) The military wing of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah has been instructed by Iran to suspend operations against Israel and to target Saudi Arabia instead, Middle East Eye can reveal. The instruction comes in the wake of widespread anger at the apparent assassination of Mustafa Badreddine, its military commander in Syria and head […]