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An Iranian soldier opened fire on his colleagues, killing three and wounding 12 of them at a military air base in south Tehran

Comment: Trump's withdrawal of the meagre support provided to Syria's rebels will embolden the remnants of the Assad regime, writes James Snell.

Kuwait denies 'Houthi weapon smuggling gateway' rumours

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Kuwait denies 'Houthi weapon smuggling gateway' rumours

An earlier report claimed that the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps were using waters further up the Gulf between Kuwait and Iran to ensure arms shipments reach Yemen's rebels.

Iran using 'new routes' to smuggle weapons to Yemen

The New Arab & agencies

Iran using 'new routes' to smuggle weapons to Yemen

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have started using a new route across waters in the Gulf to funnel arms to Houthi rebels in Yemen, Western and ...

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Michael Duffy

Iraq's political turmoil will ensure Islamic State's survival

Comment: While the military victory against IS in Mosul is complete, the conditions that facilitated their return are still firmly in place, ...

The New Arab & agencies

US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel

Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused the Americans of "provocation and intimidation" after the US fired warning shots at its vessel after reportedly failing to respond to radio warnings and flares.

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Iran seizes Saudi fishing boat after crossing into waters

A Saudi fishing boat with four Indian nationals on-board was seized by Iran's naval forces on Saturday, after it allegedly crossed into its ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Victory amid the rubble of Mosul

Analysis: Welcome to a special edition of The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq.

Emile Nakhleh

Washington and Riyadh must defuse the war hysteria

Comment: The time has come for a bold and inclusive social contract between Middle East states and the US, and between regimes and their ...

Exclusive photos: Syria-bound Iranian ballistic missiles fall in Iraq

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Exclusive photos: Syria-bound Iranian ballistic missiles fall in Iraq

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps were deployed to recover wreckage from four Iranian ballistic missiles on Wednesday that missed their ...

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Iran makes rare acknowledgement of senior commander combat death

Shaaban Nassiri was the first Iranian Revolutionary Guard general to have been confirmed dead in Iraq by Iran's state-controlled media.

The Iraq Report: Political deadlock threatens post-IS peace hopes

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The Iraq Report: Political deadlock threatens post-IS peace hopes

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

The Iraq Report: Looking to a post-IS future

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The Iraq Report: Looking to a post-IS future

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Iran to support Assad massacres 'as long as necessary'

The New Arab

Iran to support Assad massacres 'as long as necessary'

Mohammad Pakpour said the IRGC ground forces will continue to support the Assad regime for “as long as they require assistance.”

Trump vs Tehran: Sanctions threat boosts Tehran's anti-American hardliners

Stasa Salacanin

Trump vs Tehran: Sanctions threat boosts Tehran's anti-American hardliners

Analysis: How will Trump's recently imposed sanctions impact the nuclear deal, US relations with Iran, and domestic politics for Rouhani? asks ...

The New Arab

Is Trump heading to war with Iran?

A senior Arab official tells The New Arab that a US military is possible against Iran, as relations deteriorate sharply under Donald Trump's administration.

The New Arab

Iran tests new surface-to-air missile, defying Trump's warnings

Iran has conducted another missile test in apparent disregard for rising US agitation.

Naveed Ahmad

Iran's quest for foreign naval bases

Comment: A wide-ranging analysis of potential overseas Iranian assets shows Tehran's capabilities may not match its ambitions - yet, writes ...

The New Arab

Kurdistan shuts down Iran over commander's Saudi spy claims

The KRG has said only it had the right to decide if foreign states can operate consulates on its territory after an Iranian commander said ...

Indignant KRG questions Iran over commander's Saudi consulate-bashing

The New Arab

Indignant KRG questions Iran over commander's Saudi consulate-bashing

The KRG has said only it had the right to decide if foreign states can operate consulates on its territory after an Iranian commander said ...

Paul Iddon

Iran doubles down in Syria

Analysis: Propping up Assad has enabled Tehran to enhance its influence in the Middle East, which is why Iranian leaders continue to justify ...

GCC: military bases important, but alone can't deter foes

Naveed Ahmad

GCC: military bases important, but alone can't deter foes

Western bases in the GCC and proposed Gulf bases in the near-abroad cannot alone guarantee deterrence against geo-strategic foes, argues Naveed ...

Iran's Qassem Soleimani spotted in evacuated East Aleppo

The New Arab

Iran's Qassem Soleimani spotted in evacuated East Aleppo

Iran's notorious General Qassem Soleimani visited the beleaguered Aleppo after Syrian regime loyalists recaptured the rebel-held eastern section ...

Fatwas and farces: Iran's military toehold in Iraq

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Fatwas and farces: Iran's military toehold in Iraq

Comment: The rise of the Tehran-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces risks further entrenching violent sectarianism in Iraq, writes Tallha ...

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