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Iraq bill against ties with Israel Iraqi parliament introduces bill to criminalize establishment of relations with Israel

The bill is considered to be an attempt to block the growing US pressure on Arab countries to “normalize” relations with Israel under its so-called Abraham Accords

Israeli attack in Syria Israeli jets violate Syrian airspace, bomb areas west of capital Damascus  

Israel has carried out thousands of unprovoked attacks inside Syria since the war in the country began in 2011. Thursday’s attack was the second such strike in less than a week and eighth since the beginning of 2022

Iranian Fordow nuclear site Day after Erbil strike, Iran claims to have foiled Israeli sabotage at its Fordow nuclear facility 

Reports in Middle East Eye as well as some US media outlets claimed that Israel has been operating anti-Iranian bases in Iraqi Kurdistan and was responsible for the attack on Iran’s drone facility in Tabriz a few weeks back

Iran attacks in Erbil, Iraq Iran fires missiles in Erbil in Iraq, claims Israeli bases were targets

Muqtada al-Sadr, whose party emerged as the largest party in last year’s parliamentary elections in Iraq, initially condemned the attack but later issued a statement asking for investigation into Iranian claims of Israeli bases in the country

Iran oil tanker Iran claims to have thwarted US attempt to steal oil from its ship in Sea of Oman

According to the Tasnim News Agency, Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps personnel landed on a tanker which the US was trying to confiscate and later steered it into Iranian waters

US navy admits it fired on Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf  

Discussions are on regarding the US re-joining the nuclear deal but its aggression against Iran in its own neighborhood continues

US claims seizure of oil supplies bound for Venezuela, Iran contests claim

Iranian ambassador to Venezuela stated that the US claims of seizure of ships belonging to Iran was false and an attempt at “psychological warfare”

US files to seize Iranian shipments en route to Venezuela

Federal prosecutors have alleged that the shipments being made are done at the behest of the IRGC, an organization included in the US terror list.

Iran strikes US targets Retaliatory attack by Iran heightens tensions with the US

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has called the move a “slap in the face for US” and has demanded the end of US presence in the region

Iran confirms strike on US airbase in Iraq

The attack on US airbase Ain al-Assad is seen as the first retaliatory measure after the assassination of Qassem Soleimani on Friday January 3 by the US

Tensions to rise further in West Asia as UK joins US task force to 'protect' tankers Tensions to rise further in West Asia as UK joins US task force to ‘protect’ tankers

The UK’s decision to join the US in patrolling the Strait of Hormuz is ironic considering that the latest round of seizure of tankers began with its marines taking over Iran’s Grace I in the first week of July

Iran hits back, seizes UK-flagged tanker Iran hits back, seizes a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp seized the UK-flagged ship, Stena Impero, accusing it of being in violation of international maritime rules. The vessel allegedly hit a fishing boat and ignored the distress signal

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