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China is building more than 100 new missile silos in its western desert, analysts say

Satellite images point to a construction spree for ICBM launch tubes that could a signal a major expansion of Beijing’s nuclear capabilities, though some could be decoys.
  • Jun 30, 2021

Russia is preparing to supply Iran with an advanced satellite system that will boost Tehran’s ability to surveil military targets, officials say

Analysts fear Iran could share sensitive imagery with militias intent on striking U.S. bases.
  • Jun 10, 2021

Stolen records show Iran overcoming key hurdles in 2003 quest for a nuclear bomb, book says

Documents from stolen Iranian archives show surprising innovation as Iran embarked on a crash course to build a nuclear weapon.
  • May 14, 2021

ISIS used chemical weapons on Iraqi prisoners, U.N. investigators find

The use of human test subjects was linked to a larger effort to manufacture a weapon of mass destruction, according to a U.N. report.
  • May 13, 2021

Watchdog group votes to punish Syria for chemical weapons use

Largely symbolic measure succeeds despite heavy opposition from Russia.
  • Apr 21, 2021

U.N. watchdog cites new evidence linking Syrian army to 2018 chemical weapons attack

Syria is accused of using gas after the downing of a Russian jet.
  • Apr 12, 2021

Before becoming a terrorist leader, ISIS chief was a prison informer in Iraq for U.S., records show

Declassified interrogation reports reveal how the leader of the terrorist group once provided his U.S. captors with information on potential rivals.
  • Apr 7, 2021

Jordan’s Prince Hamzeh, under house arrest after alleged coup attempt, appears to affirm loyalty to the king

An unscheduled visit by top Saudi officials fueled speculation about foreign involvement in a plot.
  • Apr 5, 2021

Nearly 20 arrested in alleged plot against Jordan’s King Abdullah II

The king’s half brother, Prince Hamzeh bin Hussein, has been told to remain at home and stay off social media amid the investigation, officials said.
  • Apr 3, 2021
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What’s in the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill

What’s in the coronavirus relief bill — and what’s not. The story of a Syrian spy. And the royal fallout from that Oprah interview.
  • Mar 8, 2021