Spending cutbacks by the Iran-allied Lebanese militia illustrate the profound impact of the sanctions, which are curtailing Iran’s ability to support its most powerful regional proxy.  

Even the countries that oppose Iran the most aren’t enthralled by military strikes against it.

State Department officials describe intelligence and “credible threat streams” suggesting that attacks by militias linked to Iran are imminent. 


Alleged attacks follow U.S. warnings that Iran might target commercial shipping in the area, although Saudi Arabia did not say who was responsible.

Iran set a 60-day deadline for new terms to the nuclear accord amid a looming confrontation with United States.

Militants in the enclave said they saw an opportunity to pressure Israel to ease restrictions.

Officials from Gaza’s armed factions said Israel has agreed to implement the terms of a prior deal.

The bombardment has killed about 100 civilians and driven tens of thousands from their homes.

Iran’s religious leaders have been moving to expand their influence over the Shiite Muslim establishment in neighboring Iraq in a gamble aimed at gaining sway over Iraq’s largest religious group.

The violence ended weeks of relative calm and could threaten bids for a longer-term truce.

Appearing in good health, he vowed that the fight is not over despite the territorial defeat of the Islamic State, and he congratulated Sri Lanka’s suicide bombers.

The suspect, Zaki Hasan, was found “hanging on the door of his bathroom,” prosecutors said.

After the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabia and the UAE were accused of backing counterrevolutions to restore order in the region.

Tensions are rising between the Islamic State’s female loyalists and others who fled the battlefront of the group’s self-declared caliphate.

The United Arab Emirates and Turkey have sparred from opposite sides of a bitter feud in the Persian Gulf. 

Parliament voted overwhelmingly for constitutional amendments to extend President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi’s rule and greatly enlarge his powers.

Analysts said the issue of immunity from prosecution is a priority for the prime minister — and may require some trade-offs.

The Islamic State and al-Qaeda branches in Yemen are in a deadly contest for influence.

His governing coalition could be the most religious and far-right government in the country’s history.

The U.S. president had appeared to help Netanyahu during a close election by endorsing Israel’s seizure of the Golan Heights.

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