Unknown assailants on Friday attacked a US base at the al-Omar oil field in Syria's Deir Al Zor, according to the Syrian regime's news agency. Some 200 US troops have been stationed in Deir Al Zor, the country's largest oilfields which are located near the Iraqi border.
The US State Department has released photos of the shipment of Iranian weapons and missile parts seized by the US Navy in the Arabian Sea before its arrival to the Iran backed Houthi militias in Yemen, said US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook on Saturday. The seizure happened on November 25 when a US warship conducted a routine flag-verification boarding in international waters off the coast of Yemen, said Hook in a video posted on the State Department's twitter account.
Iran is using the current upheaval in Iraq to secretly move and stockpile short-range ballistic missiles in its neighboring country, the New York Times reports citing US intelligence and military officials. “Intelligence officials would not discuss the precise model of ballistic missile Iran has sneaked into Iraq.
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Al-Wakrah, Qatar- Saudi Arabia have defeated hosts Qatar 1-0 to set up a showdown against Bahrain in the final of the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup. Forward Abdullah Alhamddan scored the match's only goal when he powered home a header in the 28th minute. Despite creating a host of chances, Qatar's Maroons were unable to find the back of the net and keep their title hopes alive. Earlier on Thursday, Bahrain also booked their place in Sunday's final after a nail-biting win on penalties against three-time winners Iraq.
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As momentum gained in the United States House of Representatives for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, a group of three constitutional scholars told a key committee the president committed impeachable offences in pressuring Ukraine for a domestic political favour. A fourth legal expert dissented, however, saying Democrats are moving too fast and should build a broader base of evidence against Trump if they are to seek his removal from office. "On the basis of the testimony and the evidence presented to the House, President Trump has committed impeachable high crimes and misdemeanours by abusing the office of the presidency," Noah Feldman, a law professor at Harvard Law School, told the House Judiciary Committee.
H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has conveyed condolences of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to HRH Prince Dr. Mansour bin Miteb bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet and Advisor to the King and HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Miteb bin Abdulaziz, on the death of their father Prince Miteb bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He also conveyed condolences of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Sheikh Abdullah
The prominent Iranian journalist and women's rights activist Masih Alinejad is suing the Iranian regime for arresting her brother and threatening her mother, she announced on Twitter on Wednesday. Alinejad said she has filed a lawsuit before the US Federal Court against Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the judiciary, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) over the arrest of her brother Ali Alinejad and threats made against her mother.