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Largest US base in Syria under rocket attacks

A multiple rocket attack took place on the largest American airbase in eastern Syria on Tuesday. Damascus views the US military presence on Syrian soil as an attack on the Arab country's sovereignty.

US charges two Iranians with interference in 2020 election

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted two Iranian nationals for QUOTE interfering in the 2020 US presidential election. The DoJ has alleged they used wide-ranging cyber and disinformation efforts in an attempt to sow doubt in the election process. Tehran has categorically dismissed the claims.

US senators move to block major arms sale to Saudi Arabia

A group of American senators are trying to block Joe Biden administration's arms sale to Riyadh over the kingdom’s involvement in the bloody war in Yemen, three senators announced on Thursday.

Iran hits back at Mike Pence over anti-Tehran remarks

An Iranian official has slammed Mike Pence former US vice president for his anti-Tehran rhetoric saying those claims are merely wishful thinking.

PA says Bennet’s comment on US consulate test for Biden

The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has announced recent remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett regarding settlements and the US Consulate in Jerusalem is a critical test for the Biden administration.

US approves $650m sale of missiles to Saudi Arabia

The US State Department has approved its first major arms sale to Riyadh under President Joe Biden with the sale of air-to-air missiles valued at $650 million, according to the Pentagon.

US says to maintain military presence in ME

A US official has confirmed that the administration of President Joe Biden does not intend to end the US military presence in the Middle East.

Erdogan: US should not support terror groups

Turkish President President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the United States not ‘to support terrorist organizations’.

IRGC chief: US escaped from Afghanistan with humiliation

The commander in chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the United States pulled its troops back from Afghanistan with humiliation and now Washington has been marginalized more than ever before.

IAEA chief hopes to meet Iran’s president “soon”

The head of the United Nations (UN) nuclear watchdog says he wishes to meet with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi soon to build a relation of "mutual trust and confidence".