Netanyahu calls on Putin to pressure Iran out of Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Kremlin in Moscow on July 11. (AP) April 5, 2019 Russian President Vladimir Putin met Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow to discuss the situation in Syria and ways to foster cooperation. The two leaders also tackled [...]

By |April 5th, 2019|Syria|

Iran’s presence on Syria coast angers Russia

Russian military vehicles are seen in eastern Ghouta near Douma, in Damascus, Syria April 23, 2018. (REUTERS) April 4, 2019 Russia has expressed its anger over Damascus’ granting of Iran the right to operate the western Latakia port on the Mediterranean. This marks the first time that Tehran is given a foothold on [...]

By |April 4th, 2019|Russia, Syria|

Are Iran supported Afghan fighters returning to Afghanistan?

Iran -- A funeral for Afghan soldiers who were organized by Iran to fights in Syria and have been killed inside Syria, on May 05, 2015. (Tasnim) April 4, 2019 The Ministry of Defense in Kabul has denied reports that the members of Iran-supported Liwa Fatemiyoun have returned to Afghanistan. Liwa Fatemiyoun, also [...]

By |April 4th, 2019|Afghanistan, Syria|

Cold homecoming for Afghans paid by Iran to fight in Syria

Afghans return to Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in the western Herat Province, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP) April 1, 2019 Too poor to even buy pens and notebooks for school, Mehdi left his home in Afghanistan soon after his 17th birthday and headed to Iran, hoping to make his way [...]

By |April 1st, 2019|Afghanistan, Syria|

Iran to ‘resist’ Trump decision on Israel’s hold over Golan

President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, March 25, 2019. (AP) March 30, 2019 Iran's president says his country will resist the Trump administration's acceptance of Israel's control over the Golan Heights. Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that President Donald Trump's decision this week is [...]

By |March 30th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Israeli airstrike kills Iranian, 6 Iraqi fighters in Syria

Iran's army chief of staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, left, looks into binoculars as he visits and other senior officers from the Iranian military a front line in the northern province of Aleppo, Syria, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP) March 29, 2019 Israel confirmed Thursday it carried out an airstrike the night before in [...]

By |March 29th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Syria: Israeli airstrike hit Iran targets near Aleppo

An Israeli F-15 fighter jet. (Flash90) March 28, 2019 After a relatively long lull in Israeli airstrikes in Syria since January, reports say Israel attacked Iranian-linked targets near Aleppo on March 27. The Syrian army announced Israel hit targets in an industrial zone, but opposition sources say the site contained Iranian ammunition stores [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|Isreal, Syria|

Iran to take Syrian Lattakia port

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran, February 25, 2019. (AFP) March 23, 2019 As part of its ongoing efforts to expand, extend and penetrate into Syria, Iran has begun talks with the Syrian regime to take over the Lattakia port, with the aim of [...]

By |March 23rd, 2019|Syria|

Iraq border crossing is a potential gateway for Iranian weapons

Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) fighters stand on a hill at the Iraqi-Syrian border near al-Qaim, Iraq. November 25, 2018. Picture taken November 25, 2018. (REUTERS) By Andrew Gabel and David Adesnik March 23, 2019 Iraq is set to open a vital border crossing with Syria near the town of al-Qaim, according to recent reports, potentially allowing [...]

By |March 23rd, 2019|Iraq, Syria|

Iran violates the rights of Afghans by sending them to war

The Revolutionary Guards have sent not only young Afghans to fight in Syria, but also a number of Afghan children. (Supplied) By Maryam Mousavi March 21, 2019 The Afghan government is usually cautious when it comes to criticizing its neighbor Iran. But last year, Afghan government officials were as direct as they could be [...]

By |March 21st, 2019|Afghanistan, Syria|