Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

Riyadh and Washington ready to face down Iran

Before the Saudi crown prince meets the US president on Monday, Europe rushes to reach a conclusion that appears to restrict Iran but, in fact, aims …

South Asia

Trump’s Five Demands from Tehran Shake the Mullahs

By all accounts, US President Donald Trump’s decision to dismiss his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has been received in Tehran’s ruling circles as …

South Asia

Who is Iran's next target? Bahrain. Time for the US to draw a line in the sand

Bahrain, a Persian Gulf monarchy and the smallest Arab country, has an outsized role both in U.S. national security and, since 2011, in the criticism …

Occupy Wall Street

Have Iran join NATO? Preposterous. Keep Turkey in? Equally insane.

The core of the U.S.-Turkey relationship has been Turkey’s participation in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the bedrock security structure …

South Asia

Iranian Band CONFESS Check In After Arrests And Partially Fleeing The Country

The Iranian metal duo <b>Confess</b>, Nikan "Siyanor" Khosravi and Arash "Chemical" Ilkhani, were arrested in November of 2015 by the Army of the Guardians …

Middle East

Remarks by LTG H.R. McMaster at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Simon-Skjodt Center -- “Syria, Is the Worst Yet to Come?”

<i>As prepared for delivery by LTG H.R. McMaster on March 15, 2018.</i><p>Thank you Cameron. It is an honor to be included in today’s event, as we mark the …

Middle East

Hacking: US government hackers fear they may get jailed if they travel abroad | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Federal prosecutors call it a “naming and shaming” strategy against hackers working for adversary nations, but former U.S. cyber spies worry they …

New York City

Iran: Crackdown on Dervish Minority

(Beirut) – Iranian authorities arrested over 300 members of the minority Dervish Muslim community in late February 2018 after police forcibly tried …


More must be done to stop Iran's human rights abuses

Respect for human rights in Iran has deteriorated even further. According to the latest report from the United Nations, “the Special Rapporteur (the …

Hassan Rouhani

IRGC funding for cinema stirs debate in Iran

“I am a dependent filmmaker. I am a man of the system. … I thank Owj [Arts and Media] Organization. They work hard and deserve the title of ‘The …

South Asia

What Mike Pompeo means for the Iran nuclear deal

When President Donald Trump explained why he dumped Rex Tillerson as secretary of state and chose CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, disagreements over the Iran nuclear deal were at the top of his list.<p>"I actually got along well with Rex, but really it was a different mindset, a different …


Anti-money laundering controls failing to detect terrorists, cartels, and sanctioned states | Reuters

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence) - Regulators are holding financial institutions responsible for the real-life consequences of anti-money laundering (AML) failures. Firms must reconfigure their transaction monitoring programs to identify the emergent, multi-dimensional money …

U.S. Department of Defense

Exclusive: Why Iran’s Intervention in Syria Proved so Costly

Seven years after getting involved in the Syrian war, Iran may be beginning to have second thoughts about the wisdom of an adventure that shows no …

Middle East

Iranian media compares Trump to Ahmadinejad amid Tillerson dismissal

Iranian media draw parallels between President Donald Trump and Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad amid the dismissal of Rex Tillerson.

South Asia

As relations with North Korea thaw, Iran poses a bigger threat

Comments made by US President Donald Trump about the sacking of his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson highlighted the fact that while the threat to …

North Korea

Pentagon braces for emboldened Iran after Syria gains

The Pentagon’s top commander in the Middle East told lawmakers today that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s gains in the yearslong civil war will …

Middle East

EXPOSED: Memri reveals Muslim call to arms to form joint ISLAMIC ARMY to invade Israel!

The website Memri, known for monitoring and translating the Middle East, has uncovered a doozy for us in recent days and it goes right along with …

Conservative View

Iran nuclear deal under pressure as Pompeo heads to State Department

The replacement of Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo at the State Department spells trouble for the Iran nuclear deal. DW spoke to three experts on what …

South Asia

In Mike Pompeo, Trump taps an Iran hawk whose views dovetail with his own

WASHINGTON — Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump’s pick to become secretary of state, is an unabashed Iran hawk who vehemently opposed the 2015 …

Mike Pompeo

Iran: Stop Persecuting Families of People Who Died in Jail

(Beirut, March 13, 2018) – The Iranian authorities should end their cruel campaign of harassment and intimidation against the families of detainees …

Human Rights

Middle East Minute March 13, 2018

<b>BREAKING NEWS</b><p>Tuesday, March 13<p>On the Ground<p><b>Russia</b> vowed today to respond to potential US strikes on <b>Syria</b> by targeting any missiles and launchers that …

Middle East

Iranian mistrust of Russia surges as Syrian war winds down

The Iranian media increasingly reflects fears and mistrust of Russian intentions in Syria.

Middle East

World must beware Iranian regime’s propaganda

T​he Iranian​ regime is intensifying its efforts to suppress, intimidate and ​discredit the opposition, journalists, and reporters. <br>This week, the …

South Asia

Anarchist Enterprise in Israel - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

Gilad Ach is a doer not a talker. (Video: Gilad Ach from Ad-Kan speaks at the Jerusalem Conference 2017). Gilad Ach work consists of what hardly …


Israel complains about violation of its sovereignty while being a serial violator

In the four-month period from 1 July to 30 October 2017, Israel violated Lebanon’s airspace 758 times for a total of 3,188 hours


Iranian agents accused of assassinating commander of Iranian Kurds in Iraq

“Qader Qaderi was executed with 20 shots.”<p>><br>• ><p>Members of the Iranian revolutionary guard march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the …

Middle East

Enhancing the counter-Iran strategy by going after its proxies

It is vital that we strike Iran’s proxies before they mature into new Hezbollahs.<p>PIECES OF an Iranian missile fired from Yemen are on display.. …

Middle East

Gaza’s Most Wanted: A Look at HISN General Secretary Hashim Ashour Salem

On January 31, the U.S. Department of State designated the Gaza-based Palestinian organization <i>Harakat al-Sabireen Nasiran li-Filasteen</i> (HISN-Movement …

Middle East

Arab states must unite to stop Iran’s weapons smuggling

According to the latest reports, the Iranian regime is increasing its efforts to illegally supply weapons to terrorist groups and its proxies, …

South Asia

Assassinations mount as Iranian Kurdish militants clash with Tehran

Tension builds in northern Iraq as the conflict between Iranian-Kurdish militants and Tehran seems to escalate.

Middle East