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Israel sends 3 missiles to intercept intruder drone from Syria… unsuccessfully – media

An unidentified unmanned aircraft violated Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights on Sunday. Neither two Patriot missiles, nor one air-to-air missile fired from an Israeli fighter reportedly managed to take down the mystery UAV that retreated into Syria.
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Putin ally tells Americans: vote Trump or face nuclear war

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Americans should vote for Donald Trump as president next month or risk being dragged into a nuclear war, according to a Russian ultra-nationalist ally of President Vladimir Putin who likes to compare himself to the U.S. Republican candidate....
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Photos Show Fragments of U.S. Bombs at Site of Yemen Funeral Massacre

...Aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition on Saturday bombed a community hall in Sana’a, Yemen’s capital city, where thousands of people had gathered for a funeral for Sheikh Ali al-Rawishan, the father of the rebel-appointed interior minister. ......
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China, Russia blast US missile defence at regional forum

China and Russia blasted Washington Tuesday for its decision to deploy a missile defence system in South Korea in response to Pyongyang's nuclear programme....
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Israeli energy minister to visit Turkey in first such trip for six years

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz will visit Turkey on Thursday in the first ministerial visit between the two countries for six years, Israel's embassy in Ankara said in a statement on Monday....
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Missiles From Yemen Came Close to Hitting US Ship

...Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthis denied firing any missiles at any US ships in the area, and claimed that the reports were centered on trying to distract the public from Saturday’s Saudi airstrikes against a funeral home,......
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Clinton: MKO Cooperation 'Key' In Considering Terrorist Designation

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that cooperation by the exiled Iranian opposition Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) during the closure of its Iraqi base at Camp Ashraf will be "a key factor in any decision" on whether to change the organization's terrorist designation....
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Russia to upgrade Syria naval facility to permanent base

Moscow (AFP) - Russia's defence ministry said Monday that the country was poised to transform its naval facility in the Syrian port city of Tartus into a permanent base....
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Iranian Official Raps US Role in Saudi Attack on Funeral in Yemen

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani denounced Washington’s role in a Saudi airstrike on Yemen on Saturday that killed scores of civilians in a funeral ceremony in Sana’a, saying US weapons were used in the attack. ...
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Russia moves nuclear-capable missiles into Kaliningrad

Russia has moved nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles into the Kaliningrad enclave bordering Poland and Lithuania, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday, adding it was part of routine drills....
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‘Stay out of Iranian waters:’ Iran’s Revolutionary Guard slams Saudi drills

Any vessels taking part in the ongoing war games in the Persian Gulf should stay well away from Iranian waters and avoid provocations, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has warned. ...
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Germany wants to support Iran with its reforms: Economy Minister

Germany wants to help Iran push ahead with reforms, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday, adding he believed the Islamic Republic was a reliable credit partner as he courted closer trade ties....
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U.S. forces will be in the Middle East long after ISIS, Carter says

The Pentagon's two top leaders said Wednesday that the U.S. military will keep forces deployed to the Middle East long after the defeat of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. ...
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Iran 'determined' to boost military after U.S.-Israel deal

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's chief of staff of the armed forces said Wednesday a $38 billion aid deal between the United States and Israel makes Iran more determined to strengthen its military. ...
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IRGC Chief Urges US to Stop Costly, Harmful Presence in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari called on the US to quit wasting the American people’s assets by ending “malicious and harmful” naval presence in the Persian Gulf, the Iranian nation’s home. ...
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U.S., Israel sign massive military aid deal; $38B, 10 years

WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday signed an unprecedented new security agreement with Israel that will give the Israeli military $38 billion over 10 years. ...
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Australian Warplanes Took Part in Airstrikes That Killed Syrian Troops

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Australia has said its warplanes took part in US-led airstrikes in eastern Syria that killed Syrian army troops in an incident threatening to wreck an already tenuous ceasefire before it is a week old. ...
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US ‘tests’ Iran’s reaction to spy plane flyby, complains about ‘unprofessional’ shootdown warning

Two US spy planes have flown within a mile of Iranian airspace, and have received warnings of a potential shootdown should they breach it. US military officials said Iran behaved “unprofessionally” and “unsafe[ly]” during the stunt designed to “test” its reaction. ...
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Britain's May hopes to assure Chinese over nuclear plant

BEIJING (AP) -- On her first visit to China as Britain's prime minister, Theresa May will try to reassure Beijing that she wants to strengthen ties despite her delay on a decision over whether to approve a Chinese-backed nuclear power plant in southwestern England....
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Iran urges Turkey to quickly end Syria intervention

Tehran (AFP) - Key Damascus supporter Tehran urged Ankara on Wednesday to quickly wrap up its week-old military intervention in Syria, saying it was an "unacceptable" violation of Syrian sovereignty....
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