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Global Affairs

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The United States will send 1,000 additional troops and more military resources to the Middle East amid soaring tensions with Iran, the Pentagon announced Monday. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said in a statement that the troops were being sent “for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats”...

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Diplomacy

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Democratic Presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that if he were elected President he would not move the United States Embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem. The decision to relocate the Embassy honored bipartisan Congressional requirements first passed into law over 20 years ago...

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Iran issued an ultimatum to Europe on Monday, warning that within days the Islamic Republic will exceed the limit on its stockpile of uranium under the 2015 nuclear accord. The violation, which Tehran said would happen within ten days, could see Iranian enrichment levels reaching up to 20 percent – just...

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Human Rights

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As Tel Aviv Pride, the largest LGBTQ event in the Middle East and Asia, kicked off in Israel last week, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, reiterated the Islamic Republic’s right to execute homosexuals. Paul Ronzheimer, a reporter for the German daily newspaper Bild, said on Twitter that he had...

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Israel

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Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry said Monday that a two-year targeted campaign against the financial infrastructure of organizations that promote the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign with links to terrorist groups resulted in the shut-down of dozens of fundraising accounts. “For years, boycott promoters have disguised themselves as ‘human-rights...

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MidEast

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The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the world’s governing body of soccer, reportedly launched an investigation into Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub for glorifying terror and inciting violence, a report claimed. Palestinian Media Watch said that the head of the Palestinian Football Association is being probed by FIFA’s governing...

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Israel

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A new report from global innovation advisory firm Mind the Bridge reveals that the gap is narrowing between the number of European corporate branches in Silicon Valley (California) and Silicon Wadi (Israel). “Large corporations are increasing their efforts to find innovative and disruptive technologies in the world’s most relevant technology hotspots,” Mind...

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Iran

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Iran’s Foreign Minister has accused the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia of sabotaging diplomacy, after an attack on two tankers in a vital Gulf of Oman waterway Thursday. The attacks occurred near the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s busiest sea lane for oil shipments. Mohammad Javad Zarif said in...

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100331-N-7058E-890 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 31, 2010) U.S. Coast Guardsmen sort bales of cocaine dumped overboard by suspected drug smugglers in the waterborne mission zone of the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1). The cocaine was dumped overboard by suspected drug smugglers in a Ògo-fastÓ vessel. Freedom seized the vessel and four suspects and recovered one ton of cocaine during counter-illicit trafficking operations in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Ed Early/Released)

The Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah is bypassing crippling U.S. sanctions against its patrons in Tehran by playing a central role in the global drug trade, Israeli researchers revealed Monday. The study found that Hezbollah operatives act as middlemen in the global drug route from South America to West Africa and...

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Iran

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Twenty-six people were wounded Wednesday when Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen fired a cruise missile at Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia. The airport is located 110km (70 miles) from the Saudi-Yemeni border. No fatalities were reported in the attack, but the number of civilians wounded was the largest...

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