Daily Archives: January 3, 2021

Israel declares closed military zone near Lebanon border over Hezbollah demonstrations

By | 2021-01-03T17:24:04+00:00 January 3rd, 2021|Middle East|

Hezbollah demonstrations mark first anniversary of killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, as Tehran accuses Israel of stoking war with U.S.

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Iran missile program must be ‘on the table’ in nuclear talks, Biden national security adviser says

By | 2021-01-03T17:21:07+00:00 January 3rd, 2021|Middle East|

Tehran says its ballistic missile program is non-negotiable, while Biden has promised to join the nuclear deal while building on it

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After Trump pardon for massacre, Blackwater guard defiant: ‘I acted correctly’

By | 2021-01-03T13:24:49+00:00 January 3rd, 2021|Middle East|

The Blackwater firm, whose name has since changed, was founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince, a Trump ally whose sister, Betsy DeVos, is education secretary. Their cause also was championed by Fox News personality Pete Hegseth

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Senior Israeli health official suggests delaying second COVID shot to combat vaccine shortage

By | 2021-01-03T12:17:03+00:00 January 3rd, 2021|Health|

Health Ministry's deputy director-general proposes stocks be used to vaccinate as many people with single dose, in line with U.K. medical group recommendations, but director-general rejects idea

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Iran threatens revenge over Soleimani killing. Some experts say it should be taken seriously

By | 2021-01-03T10:03:39+00:00 January 3rd, 2021|Middle East|

Sunday marks one year since killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Defense officials are at odds over whether Tehran’s threats are exaggerated or presage an attack in near the end of Trump's administration

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Iran’s 20% enrichment is its biggest step toward nukes – analysis

By | 2021-01-03T07:27:43+00:00 January 3rd, 2021|Middle East|

This is a major step forward to a nuclear bomb, the most significant step the Islamic Republic has taken since the 2015 nuclear deal.

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