South Asia and Beyond

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How, When Will Iran Strike Back At Israel For Embassy Bombing?

Iran is in no mood to either forget the bombing of its mission in Damascus earlier this month or to forgive Israel. The message from the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei—the country’s highest authority—was unambiguous. “When the Zionist regime attacks the Iranian consulate in Syria, it is as if it attacked our soil. This […]Read More

US Asks China To Tell Iran Not To Retaliate Against Israel

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called upon China and other countries to use their influence over Iran to dissuade it from attacking Israel. Blinken spoke to Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, Turkish foreign minister Hakan Fidan and Saudi foreign minister Faisal bin Farhan “to make clear that escalation is not in anyone’s interest […]Read More

Iranian FM To Visit Damascus After Israeli Strike On Consulate

Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian is travelling to Damascus today, a week after Iran’s consulate there was targeted in a suspected Israeli attack. During a meeting with Houthi spokesperson and senior official Mohammed Abdelsalam, Amirabdollahian hailed “the brave support of the Yemeni nation for the oppressed Palestinian nation”. The foreign minister has said that Tehran […]Read More

Israel Blocks GPS, Cancels Leaves For Soldiers

The Israeli government has announced that it was cancelling leave for soldiers serving with combat units. It has also blocked GPS in order to disrupt missiles and drones launched from neighbouring countries. This comes as tensions are on the rise with Iran following an Israeli strike on its consulate building in Syria killed 13 people, […]Read More

Senior Hezbollah Security Official Makes Rare Visit To UAE To Discuss Detained Lebanese Citizens

A senior official with Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group made a rare visit to the United Arab Emirates to discuss the cases of a dozen Lebanese citizens detained in the oil-rich nation over alleged links to the Lebanese group, Hezbollah said Thursday. The United Arab Emirates, like other Arab Gulf countries, considers Hezbollah a terrorist organization […]Read More