12 NOV 2019 Israel’s Targeted Assassination Of Terror Operative Sends A Double Message
(November 12, 2019 / JNS) The Israeli missile that blasted through senior Islamic Jihad terrorist Baha Abu al-Ata’s Gaza bedroom window at 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning may have killed the man and his wife, but it also sent a broader message to Hamas and Iran. While officials insisted this was a “one-off” operation..
12 NOV 2019 Iraq’s Elite Rallies Around Iran-Backed Plan To Hang On To Power
Iraq’s ruling parties appear to have rallied behind a strategy, blessed by Iran, to try to survive a mass anti-government uprising by containing protests on the streets of Baghdad while offering a package of political reforms and elections next year. But the proposed solution involves keeping in power a ruling elite that Iran has cultivated for years..
12 NOV 2019 Assistant Secretary Of State For Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper Travels To Israel
The State Department is sending a top official to Israel amid a spike in violence between the country’s military and militants in the Gaza Strip. Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs R. Clarke Cooper is traveling to Israel Tuesday and will leave Saturday, the department said in a statement..
11 NOV Cairo Seeks Mediation For Talks On Ethiopian Dam
CAIRO — US President Donald Trump sponsored a meeting of the foreign ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia Nov. 6. The meeting was chaired by both Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and World Bank President David Malpass, and it led to the planning of four meetings to be held among the ministers of water resources of the three..
12 Nov 2019 Map Update: US Troops’ Deployments In The Middle East
For decades, the United States has operated out of bases and facilities throughout the Middle East. As security priorities have changed and relationships with host countries have evolved, so have the locations and needs of U.S. forces in the region. Over the years, some of these bases or facilities have caused controversy..