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Senior Yemeni general killed in Houthi missile attack

ADEN The second-in-command of the Yemeni army was killed on Wednesday when a missile fired by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement hit an army camp, a military source said, the most senior Yemeni officer killed in the country's civil war.

Iran ready to give U.S. 'slap in the face': commander

DUBAI The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games.

Feb 22 2017

Wednesday Morning Briefing: Iran ready to give U.S. ‘strong slap in the face’

The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday, as Tehran concluded war games.

Iran Supreme Leader calls on Palestinians to pursue intifada against Israel

BEIRUT Iran’s Supreme Leader called on Palestinians on Tuesday to pursue an uprising against Israel, suggesting the Israeli government was a "cancerous tumor" that should be confronted until Palestinians were completely liberated.

World, Israel Feb 21 2017

Iran summons Turkish envoy over comments by president, foreign minister

BEIRUT/ANKARA Iran summoned the Turkish ambassador in Tehran on Monday over comments made by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Tayyip Erdogan accusing the Islamic Republic of destabilizing the region.

Feb 20 2017

Senators look to new sanctions against Iran for missile development

MUNICH U.S. Republican senators plan to introduce legislation to impose further sanctions on Iran, accusing it of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions by testing ballistic missiles and acting to "destabilise" the Middle East, a U.S. senator said Sunday.

Iran minister who oversaw plane deals survives no-confidence vote

ANKARA Iran's transport minister survived a no-confidence vote in parliament on Sunday, state media reported, defeating a motion which could have derailed Iran's landmark deals with planemakers Boeing and Airbus.

Feb 19 2017

Saudi Arabia, Israel present de facto united front against Iran

MUNICH Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised to seek new sanctions on the Shi'ite Muslim power.

Davos, World, Saudi Arabia, Israel Feb 19 2017

Iran's Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned

MUNICH Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, pointing to Sunni Islamist militants in Syria fighting against its allies in Damascus, told the Munich Security Conference that the use of chemical weapons could never be condoned.

World, Syria Feb 19 2017

Turkey detains 26 people after car bomb, governor says PKK responsible

ISTANBUL Turkish police detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the south-eastern town of Viransehir, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Saturday.

Feb 18 2017
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Chemical weapon VX nerve agent killed N.Korean leader's half brother: Malaysian police

KUALA LUMPUR VX nerve agent, a chemical the United Nations classifies as a weapon of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a bizarre murder in Malaysia last week, police said on Friday. | Video