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US UNESCO

US to retain leadership role at UN cultural agency

The United States has succeeded in its bid to remain on UNESCO's executive board, the only way to wield American power at the world's cultural and scientific agency now that the U.S. government is no longer funding it.
November 10, 2015
SAS cancels Tel Aviv route

Scandinavian Airlines pulls out of Tel Aviv

Scandinavian Airlines is eliminating its Tel Aviv flight due to competition and security concerns, despite rapid growth in passenger numbers on the route.
October 20, 2015
Underground Iranian missile facility

Iran reveals underground ballistic missile facilities

Iran has revealed that underground ballistic missile facilities are hidden throughout the country, just days after it conducted a ballistic missile test in possible violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
October 15, 2015
Syria mortar Golan Heights

Syrian Army shoots mortars into Israel

The IDF struck Syrian artillery positions in response to three mortar shells fired by the Syrian Army into the Israeli side of the Golan Heights.
October 13, 2015
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Hossein Hamedani

ISIS kills senior Iranian general in Syria

ISIS achieved a major operational success last week when it killed a leading Iranian general who commanded the military force sent on a mission to destroy them.
October 12, 2015
Iran China nuclear reactor

China to finance Iran nuclear plants

Iran plans to build 12 nuclear power plants in the next 15 years, and its military is developing an expansive radar program to protect them from attack.
September 2, 2015
Abbas PLO meeting

Abbas quits PLO executive committee

Recent internal developments indicate that PA Chair Mahmoud Abbas could be on his way out of politics as well as apparent instability within the Palestinian leadership.
August 23, 2015
Syria Islamic State

Iran opposes ISIS-free zone in Syria

Iran is opposed to US-Turkish plans to keep northern Syria free of ISIS terrorists, claiming that a buffer zone would violate Syrian sovereignty.
August 16, 2015
Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran: Sanctions cannot be restored

Despite the US administration's repeated statements that sanctions will be revived if Tehran cheats on the nuclear deal, the Iranians say it cannot happen.
August 5, 2015
Kuwait attack

ISIS suicide attack kills 27 in Kuwait

Terror struck Kuwait for the first time in two decades as an ISIS terrorist blew himself up in a packed Shiite mosque, killing 27 worshipers.
June 28, 2015
Abbas

Abbas dissolves unity government with Hamas

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is threatening to establish a new government without Hamas amid growing tensions between the two Palestinian factions.
June 17, 2015