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10 rockets hit a base hosting US troops in Iraq, the 2nd such attack in a month

A US soldier at the Taji base complex, which hosts Iraqi and US troops, in 2014. ALI AL-SAADI/AFP via Getty Images Ten rockets hit an air base in Iraq hosting US-led coalition and Iraqi troops, officials in the country said. Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, the coalition fighting the Islamic State … Read more

Israeli-owned cargo ship back at sea after suspected attack

The Daily Beast Meghan Markle Dismisses Bullying Allegations as Pre-Oprah ‘Calculated Smear Campaign’ Ben Birchall – WPA Pool / Getty ImagesMeghan Markle has denied detailed accusations of “bullying” her former Buckingham Palace staff, and accused opponents of conducting a “calculated smear campaign” in advance of her much-hyped CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey this Sunday.If Meghan … Read more

Top US general in the Middle East says troops were evacuated at just the right moment before a ballistic missile attack so Iran wouldn’t know they left

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East. Associated Press A top US general says that the evacuation of US troops at a military base in Iraq before an Iranian ballistic missile attack last year was carefully planned so that Iran would not know that roughly half the troops on base … Read more

Militants attack Revolutionary Guard unit in southeast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An armed separatist group in Iran’s restive southeast assaulted a vehicle carrying members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard paramilitary force Tuesday, state TV reported, as unrest continues to roil the impoverished region. Iranian state TV blamed an al-Qaida-linked Sunni militant group called Jaish al-Adl for the attack in Sistan and … Read more

Inside the attack that almost sent the U.S. to war with Iran

The U.S. airstrike against Iranian-backed militias Thursday night was the latest chapter in the poisonous relationship with Iran President Biden inherited from the Trump administration. Thirteen months ago the two countries came perilously close to war. It began with an American drone strike which killed Iran’s most powerful general and ended with an Iranian ballistic … Read more

Saudi Arabia says it intercepts missile attack over capital

The Daily Beast Biden’s Syria Airstrikes May Feel Like Trump Déjà Vu. Here’s What’s Different. Bloomberg/GettyAmerican airstrikes on Iran-linked paramilitaries in Syria this week were a deterrent response to attacks on U.S. forces in neighboring Iraq. Yet they also to seem have been a conscious refutation by the Biden administration of the Trump administration’s wild, … Read more

Recent drone attack on Saudi royal palace launched from Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Explosive-laden drones that targeted Saudi Arabia’s royal palace in the kingdom’s capital last month were launched from inside Iraq, a senior Iran-backed militia official in Baghdad and a U.S. official said. Speaking to The Associated Press this week, the militia official said three drones were launched from Iraqi-Saudi border areas by a … Read more

Maiduguri rocket attack kills 10

People gathered to inspect the wreckage of a car hit by the grenades in Maiduguri Militants have killed at least 10 people in Nigeria by using rocket-propelled grenades, which local officials describe as a “new trend”. Suspected Boko Haram militants fired from the outskirts of the north-eastern city of Maiduguri into densely populated areas, according … Read more