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Did Concerns Over Oil And Russia Drive U.S. Policy After Iran’s Attack?

What is driving U.S. policy after Iran’s attacks on Israel? After Tehran’s retaliatory attack—the first by the Islamic Republic directly on Israel—the United States appeared ahead of the game in constraining Tel Aviv from igniting a kinetic war. That’s after Israel attacked the consular section of the Iranian embassy in Damascus. That was a piece […]Read More

SNG Daily: US Says It Won’t Be Part Of Israel Retaliation Against Iran; Sudan Struggles For Attention After One Year Of Violent Conflict

Your one-stop destination for all the top international stories of the day. Israel On High Alert; US Says It Won’t Be Part Of Retaliation Against Iran Two weeks after its embassy in Damasus was bombed allegedly by Israel’s fighter jets, Iran launched drones and fired missiles at Israel in its first direct attack on Israeli […]Read More

US Won’t Be Part Of Any Israeli Retaliatory Action Against Iran?

US President Joe Biden and other leaders of the G7 nations have condemned Iran’s attack on Israel, saying it risked provoking an “uncontrollable regional escalation.” A White House official said Biden warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the US will not take part in a counter-offensive against Iran if Israel decides to retaliate after […]Read More

Iran Warns Israel Against Retaliation, Asks US To Stay Away

As Iran conducted its first direct assault against Israel, it made sure the message travelled as far as it could. State media broadcast footage of Iranians “celebrating” the attacks against archrival Israel. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei—the most powerful man in Iran—who, in a public message earlier this week, had said Israel would be punished, put up […]Read More

Trump Grandstands As Iran Strikes At Israel

If he were president, Iran would never have attacked Israel, claims former President Donald Trump. In a post on his Truth Social app, Trump wrote “Israel is under attack. This should never have been allowed to happen. This would never have happened if I were president.” President Biden had earlier said his country “Will stand […]Read More

Biden Condemns Iran Attacks Against Israel, Pledges G7 Response

US President Joe Biden has condemned Iranian attacks on military facilities in Israel, pledging a coordinated G7 diplomatic response. The United States had helped Israel take down “nearly all” of the attacking drones and missiles, he said in a statement. Biden, who cut short a trip to Delaware and returned to Washington to meet advisers, […]Read More

Iran Launches Air Attacks Against Israel, Days After Khamenei Warning

Two weeks after its embassy in Damasus was bombed allegedly by Israeli fighter jets, Iran launched drones and fired missiles at Israel in its first direct attack on Israeli territory. Sirens rang out in Israel and bangs were heard from what local media called aerial interceptions of explosive drones. Authorities said a 7-year-old girl was critically […]Read More

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

SNG Daily: Without Russia, Ukraine Peace Summit A ‘Complete Circus’; Japan PM Says Hopes Of Ukraine Will Collapse If…

Your one-stop destination for all the top international stories of the day. Putin: Without Russia, Ukraine Peace Summit A ‘Complete Circus’ Overnight attacks have hit a huge power plant in Ukraine causing massive disruption across the war-ravaged nation. Putin’s response to that – Russia had to. Speaking to his ally Belarus’s President Lukashenko, the Russian […]Read More

US Expects Missile Strike On Israel by Iran, Proxies

The United States along with allies believe that the Iranian government or its proxies would soon strike against military and government targets in Israel, Bloomberg reported. The report added that Iran may launch high-precision missiles in the coming days and it is a matter of when and not if. New reports surfaced yesterday saying that […]Read More

In Gaza, What Does Eid Mean In Times Of War?

On Eid, a minar is all that remains of the al-Farouk mosque in Rafah in southern Gaza, now home to over a million war displaced. As children run around with infectious joy atop the bombed structure, the happiness has more to do with sighting a drone camera than with festivities. The holy month of Ramzan […]Read More

Biden: Israel Has Not Done Enough To Protect Aid Workers

It’s the strongest criticism yet of PM Netanyahu and Israel from its strongest ally. President Joe Biden, in an interview with Univision, has said he doesn’t agree with Netanyahu’s approach to the conflict. “So I think what he’s (Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) doing is a mistake,” said Biden in the interview. “I don’t agree […]Read More

SNG Daily: Netanyahu’s Approach To War A ‘Mistake’, Says Biden; China Calls US Remarks on AUKUS And Taiwan ‘Dangerous’

Your one-stop destination for all the top international stories of the day. ‘Dangerous’: China Questions US Comments On Taiwan And AUKUS The US deputy Secretary of State’s comments have drawn a sharp reaction from China. Kurt Campbell made a rare linkage between AUKUS and Taiwan when he indicated the AUKUS submarine project between Australia, Britain […]Read More

UN Has Been Sabotaging Peace In West Asia For Years: Israel

Six months into the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, a different battle is playing out at the United Nations. The Palestinians have formally sought that an application moved by them in 2011 to become a UN member, be reconsidered by the Security Council. Palestine is currently a non-member observer state. “It was sent to the Security […]Read More