Two people were killed in a clash with “terrorists” in south-eastern Iran, the official Iranian agency Irna reported on Sunday. A “Basiji” – a member of the Bassij, an Islamic militia – and a member of the Revolutionary Guards, the Iranian ideological army, died in a firefight on Saturday night in the Saravan area, writes…

Seven people, including four police officers, were killed in a double attack on Sunday, including a kamikaze attack by a female suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan. The double attack was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. The attack took place in the village of Kotlan Saidan, which is on the outskirts of Dera Ismail Khan (DI…

British Airways cancelled all flights to Cairo for a week on Saturday as a security “precaution”. Lufthansa followed suit, abruptly suspended flights to Cairo too. Lufthansa later said it had cancelled its flights to Cairo on Saturday from Munich and Frankfurt and will resume its flights on Sunday (July 21). British Airways said that it…

The Libyan government of national unity (GNA), based in Tripoli and recognized by the UN, said on Saturday it was “worried” about a “military escalation” that it believes is being prepared against the capital, in a statement published on its Facebook page. Deadly fighting is taking place at the gates of Tripoli between forces loyal…

(Daily Beast) On Friday, July 19, the Daily Beast published an article featuring an “interview” with several representatives of the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah: Here in Lebanon, Hezbollah’s commanders are close allies and clients of Iran—and they are targeted by U.S. sanctions as well. They warn that if the pressure continues these rugged hills where…

Tensions rose even higher on Friday in the Gulf region where Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said Friday that it has impounded a British-flagged oil tanker, the second foreign vessel seized by the Guards this week. The IRGC said in a July 19 statement that it had “confiscated” the tanker at the request of Hormozgan…

Two unidentified drones bombed a part of a base belonging to the Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units), a coalition of Shia militias mainly supported by Iran, in northern Iraq in early Friday, July 19. Several people were killed, according to military reports and Iraqi media. Two unmanned aerial vehicles dropped explosives on a camp frequented…