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Iran-backed Houthi militia fired ballistic missile in Yemen’s Saada: Arab Coalition

Al-Arabia – A ballistic missile that was launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia on Sunday from Yemen’s Sanaa fell in the Saada governorate, the Arab Coalition’s spokesman Turki al-Maliki said, according to Saudi Press Agency (SPA). The Houthi militia continues to violate international humanitarian law by launching ballistic missiles that land on civilians and their properties, threatening the lives of …

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One War and Six Losers

gatestoneinstitute.org – If Azerbaijan wins, a coalition of Turkey, Israel and the United States would end up in the winning camp while the Islamic Republic will be seen as indifferent to the aspirations of Azerbaijan, which is supposed to be the third largest Shiite nation after Iran and Iraq. If Armenia wins, the likely co-winners would include Russia and Israel, …

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U.S., Israeli envoys fly to Bahrain to advance nascent ties

Radiofarda – A joint American-Israeli delegation was set to fly to Bahrain Sunday on the first direct Israeli commercial flight to the Gulf Arab state, where they’ll be signing a number of bilateral agreements following an announcement last month to normalize relations. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, are leading the …

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Iraq Seizes Truckloads Of Drugs Smuggled from Iran

Radiofarda – Iraqi military intelligence officials announced on Thursday that they confiscated 19 trucks loaded with hundreds of thousands of medicines smuggled from the country’s western neighbor, Iran. Describing it as “the largest drug smuggling operation from Iran,” Iraqi media say the trucks were avoiding main roads in Iraq’s Diyala province to evade customs. Iraqi authorities have not yet announced …

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Iran Says UN Arms Embargo On Conventional Weapons Has Ended

RFL/RE – The Iranian Foreign Ministry says a UN embargo on conventional arms sales to Iran was lifted on October 18 under the terms of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.The ministry announced that the ban had been lifted in a statement, saying “all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities, and financial services to …

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