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Saudi ‘pledges secure energy supply’ to South Korea

Saudi ‘pledges secure energy supply’ to South Korea

Saudi Arabia has pledged to ensure a stable supply of oil to South Korea, which is under pressure from the United States to reduce purchases from Iran, a report said on Wednesday. The assurances came as South Korea’s President Lee […]


Better Understanding the Rivalry Between Israel and Iran

Better Understanding the Rivalry Between Israel and Iran

Israel and Iran have come to view each other over the past decade as direct regional rivals, with Iran viewing Israel as being bent on undermining Iran’s revolutionary system and Israel viewing Iran as posing grave strategic and ideological challenges […]


Amidst Regional Changes, Middle East Arms Bazaar Remains Open

Amidst Regional Changes, Middle East Arms Bazaar Remains Open

While the news coming out of the Middle East over the past year has focused upon the percolations of restless societies, two aspects remain consistent amidst the region’s sea of political unrest: strong levels of investment in security forces and […]


Iran mass producing anti-ship cruise missile: TV

Iran mass producing anti-ship cruise missile: TV

Iran has begun mass production of an anti-ship cruise missile, state television’s website said on Saturday. The Zafar missile, as it is dubbed in the report, “is a short-range, anti-ship cruise missile capable of destroying small- and medium-sized targets with […]


US ‘bunker-buster’ not powerful enough against Iran

US ‘bunker-buster’ not powerful enough against Iran

The US military has concluded that its largest conventional bomb is not capable of destroying Iran’s most heavily fortified underground facilities suspected to be used for building nuclear weapons, The Wall Street Journal reported late Friday. But citing unnamed US […]


US to send floating commando base to Mideast

US to send floating commando base to Mideast

The US military plans to send a large floating base for commando teams to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran and intensifying fighting in Yemen, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Citing unspecified procurement documents, the newspaper said the […]


NATO not mulling intervention in Iran, Syria: top commander

NATO not mulling intervention in Iran, Syria: top commander

NATO is not considering any involvement in Syria or Iran, the alliance’s top commander in Europe said on Tuesday, after Russian claims that such plans were afoot. “In terms of Syria, I can tell you from a NATO perspective, we […]


The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Future of Middle East Security

The Saudi-Iranian Rivalry and the Future of Middle East Security

Saudi Arabia and Iran have often behaved as serious rivals for influence in the Middle East and especially the Gulf area since at least Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution and the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War. While both nations define themselves as Islamic, […]


British, French ships join US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

British, French ships join US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

British and French ships joined a US carrier group in a six-strong flotilla of warships which passed through the sensitive Strait of Hormuz, Britain’s Ministry of Defence said. The ministry said a Royal Navy frigate, HMS Argyll, was part of […]


 
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