US joins Europe with fresh sanctions over Iran protest crackdown | Protests News

The US measures, taken in coordination with the EU and the UK, target Iranian officials accused of suppressing the protests. The United States has joined its allies in Europe in imposing new sanctions on Iranian officials and entities following Tehran’s crackdown on ongoing anti-government protests. The US Treasury Department said on Monday that its sanctions, … Read more

US and Israel launch largest military exercise ever despite concerns over Netanyahu’s government

CNN — The United States and Israel launched their largest-ever joint military exercise on Monday, sending a clear signal to Iran and underscoring the strength of their alliance despite concerns over the composition of Israel’s new government, which includes ultra parties. -nationalists and ultra-religious. The live-fire exercise, named Juniper Oak, will feature 100 US aircraft … Read more

US has moved munitions stored in Israel for use by Ukraine

CNN — The United States has transferred US munitions stored in Israel for use in Ukraine and plans to send more soon, US and Israeli officials told CNN on Wednesday. A US official told CNN they had moved “some” of the 300,000 155mm shells that the US and Israel had agreed would be transferred, and … Read more

There should be no more Middle East exception in US policy | Opinions

Much has been written about the changing role of the United States as a world power. President Joe Biden and his administration have made repeated statements about reclaiming America’s position as leader of the “free world” and promoter of democracy. This happened amid growing authoritarian tendencies around the world, in part due to the increased … Read more

Handball World Championship: Egypt Defeats United States in a 35-16 win

World Handball Championship: Egypt beat USA in 35-16 win Photo credit: EHF via Facebook The Egyptian national handball team defeated the United States in a 35-16 win in the final Group G of the 2023 World Men’s Handball Championship on Tuesday, January 17. The Pharaohs maintained their perfect score after three straight wins, beating … Read more

Siamak Namazi: American held in Iran launches hunger strike and writes to Biden asking him to do more for detainees

Washington CNN — An American wrongfully detained in Iran is calling on President Joe Biden to consider American detainees there, launching a hunger strike on Monday to mark seven years since he was left behind in a prisoner swap that brought back other Americans at home. In a letter to Biden, Siamak Namazi called on … Read more

Iraq prime minister al-Sudani backs continued US troop presence | ISIL/ISIS News

In his first interview as an Iraqi leader, Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani said foreign forces are still needed in a training capacity to fight ISIL (ISIS). Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani defended the presence of American troops in his country in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, his first since taking office … Read more

Iran executes British-Iranian national despite UK, U.S. pleas

An Iranian flag flies in front of the United Nations headquarters in Vienna. Heinz-Peter Bader | Reuters Iran has executed British-Iranian national Alireza Akbari, the Mizan news agency reported on Saturday, after it sentenced the former Iranian deputy defense minister to death for spying for Britain. Britain’s Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said on Friday night … Read more

Tunisia increasingly isolated under Saied as US loses interest | News

Tunis, Tunisia – The United States has reduced its military and civilian aid to Tunisia. A desperately needed $1.9 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund continues to be delayed with the possibility of a US veto. And a nearly $500 million grant from the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a US aid agency, is unlikely to … Read more

US rolls out tool for Afghan parolees to reunify with family members

Washington CNN — The US State Department on Thursday rolled out a tool for Afghans in the United States on parole to begin the process of reunification with their family members, a State Department spokesperson told CNN. During the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, many Afghans fled the country on evacuation flights, fearing a … Read more