Trump Imposes Hard Line Sanctions on Iran

Sanctions levied against the Iranian government by the Trump Administration took effect Tuesday, with another round of more stiff round of sanctions to come in the near future. The Trump Administration has hopes that these sanctions will help cripple the Iranian economy and force concessions from the capital of Tehran. In fact, the announcement ofRead More

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Israel forces help Syrian White Helmets evacuate endangered area

A cooperative effort between Israel’s military and several of the country’s allies has been made to evacuate hundreds of Syrian White Helmets from the border between the nations in conflict. The operation, which is unprecedented and came in an unpredictable manner, helped several rescue workers who had been trapped and cornered by hostile Syrian troopsRead More

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Iran Files Complaint to International Court of Justice Regarding Abusive U.S. Sanctions

Iran has continued efforts to respond to massive U.S. tariffs which are set to be implemented by November. Iran has filed a complaint to the International Court of Justice, asking them to overlook their case and potentially stop their abusive measures. The procedure was announced by  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Twitter, where heRead More

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Syrian Government Takes Over Rebel-Controlled City of Deraa

The Syrian government has continued its efforts to take over Deraa. Syrian troops are currently entering the rebel-occupied portion of the city. President Bashar al-Assad previously stated his intentions to take back this part of the city, which subsequently caused controversy among the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood. al-Assad’s troops were supported by the Russian military police and,Read More

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Saudi Arabia to Suspend Oil Export through Bab al-Mandeb Strait Following Attack

Saudi Arabia has suspended oil export through the Bab al-Mandeb strait in response to an attack on two of their crude oil vessels by Yemeni Houthi rebels. The decision was announced by Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih, stating that the suspension will last: “until the situation becomes clearer and maritime transit through Bab al-MandebRead More

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Jahangiri Confirms Iran Will Maintain High Oil Sales in Face of Sanctions

In response to the massive sanctions which the Trump Administration imposed on European companies operating in his country, Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri confirmed that Iran plans to keep selling “as much oil as [they] can.” Jahangiri acknowledged that Trump’s sanctions will definitely hurt Iran’s economy, but he affirmed that the government will try to protectRead More

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Trump Confirms Upcoming Sanctions to European Companies Working in Iran

President Donald Trump has confirmed that the U.S. will impose sanctions on European companies working in Iran. This statement follows several E.U. countries pleading to be exempt from the tariffs. Said countries attempted to continue to do business in Iran by using loan extensions from banks, but the organizations stated that they could not affordRead More

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Erdogan Inaugurated as Turkey’s First Executive President Amid Concerns of One-Man Rule

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey’s first executive president after winning elections last month. On June 24, over 50 million Turkish citizens went to the polls to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. According to the Supreme Election Council (YSK), incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious by securing 52.59 percent of the vote.Read More

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Israel Proposes Bill That Would Prohibit Journalists From Recording Soldiers In Action

Late last month, Israel’s government proposed a bill that would prohibit the recording of the country’s military forces while on duty. Israelis argue that recordings of its military personnel being made public have damaged the country’s reputation and its foreign relations. Despite outrage from Palestinian journalists regarding the bill, the motion has recently been passed.Read More

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Israel Responds to Palestine’s Explosive Kites With Missile Strikes

Overnight Monday, Israel struck nine targets in northern Gaza in response to Palestine’s launching of explosive and  .kites These dangerous kites are just some of a series of kites and balloons from Gaza that were intended to explode or start fires in southern Israel. The kites have been the cause of 400 fires and burnedRead More

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