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Congress approves $225 million in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

The US Congress approved $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, credited with destroying missiles fired by Hamas before they could reach their targets. House of Representatives approved the funding by 395-8 in a late Friday vote. The […]


Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

Iraq Must Do Its Heavy Lifting, Pentagon Official Says

Though the United States must protect its people and is helping Iraq to face the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, it is up to Iraq to do the heavy lifting, a senior […]


Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia delivering weapons to Iraq: report

Russia has begun supplying military helicopters and fighters jets to Iraq, a report said Thursday, as Iraq’s defence minister visited Moscow to press for equipment to thwart a jihadist offensive. “A number of contracts with Iraq have entered into force […]


Children killed on beach as Israel resumes Gaza bombardment

Children killed on beach as Israel resumes Gaza bombardment

Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza Wednesday, killing four children on a beach in an apparent naval salvo and launching deadly air strikes, as regional leaders sought to end the killing. The punishing air campaign aimed at halting cross-border rocket […]


World Cup fans killed as Israel raid hits Gaza cafe

World Cup fans killed as Israel raid hits Gaza cafe

It was supposed to be an evening of entertainment in Gaza, watching the World Cup semi-final at a cafe, a welcome break from 48 hours of Israeli air strikes. But the evening was cut brutally short when an Israeli raid […]


Israel’s Iron Dome Is a ‘Total Failure’ at Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

Israel’s Iron Dome Is a ‘Total Failure’ at Its Most Important Job, Experts Say

Although it appears to hit incoming Hamas rockets, Israel’s system could be falling short of detonating the rockets’ warheads. Even though Israel’s U.S.-funded “Iron Dome” rocket-defense interceptors appear to be hitting Hamas rockets in recent days, they are almost certainly […]


Gazans bury family as Israeli bombs fall

Gazans bury family as Israeli bombs fall

In Gaza’s stifling midday heat, grieving relatives of a family killed in an Israeli air strike sit outside a mosque, weary from their Ramadan fast and nervously anticipating the next deadly blast. The mourners, most of them men, have come […]


Gaza on brink of war as Hamas rockets slam Israel

Gaza on brink of war as Hamas rockets slam Israel

Hamas militants in Gaza fired dozens of rockets at Israel Monday, which responded with multiple air strikes in a new escalation which threatened to spiral into another a major confrontation. It was the worst escalation in and around Gaza since […]


Iraq’s new jets likely from Iran: experts

Iraq’s new jets likely from Iran: experts

Three Sukhoi ground attack jets shown landing in Iraq in a video released by the defence ministry are likely from Iran, a think tank said Wednesday. Iraq has purchased more than a dozen Sukhoi jets from Russia in a bid […]


 
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