Politics

Iran under Attack
Politics Turkey & Iran

Iran under Attack

At least three are known to have occurred in or around Iranian nuclear facilities, and initial reports claimed that the latest explosion was at a missile depot belonging to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Occurring over some ten days, they cannot be easily explained away. The regime is undoubtedly under attack. The question so far unanswered is, from whom?

Iraq’s New Leader Shows His Mettle
Iraq Levant & Iraq Politics

Iraq’s New Leader Shows His Mettle

On 25 June 2020, fourteen members of the Iran-backed militia Kataib Hezbollah (KH) were going about their usual nefarious business.  On this occasion they were setting up rocket attacks on Baghdad airport and the US embassy.  Much to their astonishment, troops from Iraq’s Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) arrested them. The security forces then proceeded to raid KH headquarters, seize rockets and detain three leaders of the group.

UN Raises $7.7bn in Humanitarian Aid for Syria
Levant & Iraq Mashreq–Worldwide News Society Syria

UN Raises $7.7bn in Humanitarian Aid for Syria

On 30 June 2020, the UN raised a total of $7.7 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria at the virtual UN donor conference on Syria in Brussels, Belgium.  

Syria has been devastated by more than nine years of war that has displaced half of the country’s population. The war in Syria has killed more than 400,000 people and sparked a refugee exodus to neighbouring countries and Europe.