Israel hadn’t launched significant attacks on Syria in several weeks, but did so early on Sunday with a missile salvo against the capital city of Damascus. The missiles hit a residential complex, badly damaging it and the surrounding area. At least fifteen civilians were confirmed killed, including two women. A large number of injuries are reported, but no specific number. Israel has yet to comment directly, which is not uncommon when they attack Syria. Prime Minister Netanyahu accused Iran of recently attacking a Liberian-flagged, but Israeli-linked, oil tanker, and Israeli media are trying...
IAEA Again Condemns Iran Over ‘Lack of Cooperation’ on Particles
The IAEA’s issues with uranium particles in Iran remain unresolved, with the body voting once again to condemn the Iranian Republic for “lack of cooperation” on the questions of the particles. This is the second condemnation and both China and Russia voted against it.
Israel Attacks Syrian Capital for Third Time in a Week
For the third time since Friday, Israel has launched missile attacks against the Syrian capital of Damascus. There had been a brief period without attacks, now Israel seems to be re escalating, though as usual they are providing no reason for it.
IAEA Report: Iran Expanding Uranium Enrichment
The latest IAEA media leaks on an Iran report, which are not strictly on a new report but rather on a slightly updated one, are again accusing Iran of expanding their uranium enrichment program.
EU Submits Final Text of Iran Deal; Negotiations Over
The EU’s return to the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna appears to have borne fruit, as after just four days they have submitted what they are calling the final text that tackled everything.
Russia Fired on Israeli Jets Over Syria in May ‘One-Off’
In late May, Russia fired S-300 missiles at Israeli jets attacking Syria. Israeli DM Benny Gantz confirmed this, calling it a “one-off.” The incident was reported when it happened, but this is the first time officials are discussing it.
UN Extends Yemen Mission in Hodeidah by Another Year
Just days before its expiration, the UN Security Council voted to extend the mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement in Yemen by another year.
UN Says Two-Month Yemen Ceasefire Agreed Upon, Saudis Will Ease Blockade
As Ramadan gets started, the UN announced a surprise breakthrough on the ceasefire in Yemen, which appeared unlikely until today. They now say both sides have agreed to a full two-month ceasefire, beginning Saturday. This will be the first nationwide truce in Yemen in years, and gives the war-weary population a nice break. UN officials say the truce is negotiated so it could be voluntarily extended easily. The UN started with a ceasefire meant for just the month of Ramadan, but the Houthis were resisting when it didn’t include any easing of the naval blockade. Exact terms aren’t public yet,...
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