Iranian officials confirmed Tuesday that Tehran carried out a ballistic missile test earlier this month that was widely upset White House officials. “We will continue our missile tests and this recent action was an important test,” The Revolutionary Guards’ airspace division head Amirali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency,…

A terrorist attack hit the Iranian coastal town of Shabahar, in the southern province of Sistan and Balochistan. This is what the news agency “Irna” said. “Terrorists attacked the Shabahar police station with a vehicle loaded with explosives,” said Shabahar Governor Rahmdel Bamiri. The news was also confirmed by the Deputy Chief of Security of…

Iran wants to increase its missiles’ range, a senior military official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, a move that would irk the United States which views Tehran’s weapons programme as a regional security threat. U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear agreement in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic,…

(David Nassar) Are Riyadh and Abu Dhabi advancing a pawn on the regional scene? The Turkish daily Yeni Safak reported on 20 November that Saudi and Emirati troops were deployed east of the Euphrates in Syrian territories under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the coalition of Arab and Kurdish fighters dominated by…

Mohamed Daoudzadeh Louloui, 39, who was arrested on his return from Iran on 21 October 2018 at a Swedish airport at the request of the Danish government, was recruited 10 years ago by the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence. He was wanted by the judiciary for his involvement in the terrorist plot against Arab citizens in…

Iran allowed hundreds of local women to attend the Asian Champions League final in Tehran on Saturday 10 November 2018, Iranian news agencies reported, in a possible step towards ending their decades-old exclusion from top soccer matches in the country. The semi-official news agency Tasnim said an unspecified number of women had entered the Azadi…

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, the Israeli army accused Syria of ordering the firing of rockets from the Palestinian enclave of Gaza into Israel with the support of Iran, an ally of the Damascus government. “The night rocket attacks on Israel were ordered by Damascus with the clear involvement of the Revolutionary Guards,” Iran’s elite…

The radical Sunni group Jaish al-Adl, affiliated with Al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the abduction of 12 Iranian soldiers reported missing on 16 October on the border with Pakistan. Photos of kidnapped soldiers have been published on social networks. Among the abductees were seven members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran (IRGC) and…

Iranian Revolutionary Guards announced on Tuesday that they killed the brain behind the attack on a military parade that killed 25 people last month in the Iranian city of Ahvaz. In a statement issued by public media, Revolutionary Guards reported that Abu Zaha and four other militants were killed in Iraq during a raid led…

Fourteen Iranian border guards were kidnapped on Tuesday 16 October 2018 in the Lulakdan region of the Pakistani border, reports the Irna news agency, citing an official source. Their captors belong to the terrorist organization Jeich ul-Adl, an Islamist group affiliated with Al Qaeda. Among the abducted personnel are seven militiamen, five border guards and…