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Eleven Iranians among dead in Israel strikes on Syria Thursday

At least 11 Iranians were among those killed in unprecedented Israeli strikes on Syria this week, a monitor said Saturday.

Iran minister on diplomatic tour to save nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister was due to leave Saturday for a whirlwind diplomatic tour as world leaders scramble to salvage something from the wreckage of a key nuclear deal after Washington withdrew.

Iran: Israeli claims fabricated, baseless

Iran has denied Israel's allegations that it launched rocket attacks on its forces in the occupied Golan Heights, calling the claims "fabricated" and "baseless".

Israel warns Iran and Syria of retaliation after rocket attacks

Israel's Prime Minister says Iran "crossed a red line" when it fired rockets at Israeli forces in the Golan Heights.

Russia calls for ‘dialogue’ between Israel and Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday called for dialogue between Israel and Iran following Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria that marked a sharp escalation between the two enemies.

Britain condemns Iranian strikes on Israeli army bases

Britain on Thursday condemned Iran’s attacks on Israel and calls on Russia to use its influence in Syria to stop any further attacks, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday, after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli army bases.

Russia: Israeli strikes used 28 planes, fired 70 missiles

Israel’s strikes on Syria saw 28 planes take part in raids with a total of around 70 missiles fired, Russia’s defence ministry said on Thursday.

Israeli jets strike Iranian military targets in Syria

Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria early Thursday in response to a rocket attack on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), according to a statement by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).

Iran planning to launch barrage of missiles against Israel

Israel is bracing for a barrage of missiles to be launched toward military positions along its northern front from Syria by Shi’ite militias trained and funded by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Donald Trump wants to cut funds for UN missions in Middle East

US President Donald Trump's administration is seeking to decrease its financial contributions to the Middle East in 2019, most notably to UN missions in Lebanon, the occupied Golan Heights, and the Western Sahara.

UN chief calls for immediate de-escalation in Syria

The UN chief has called "for an immediate and unconditional de-escalation of violence" after Israel launched intensive air raids on what it called Iranian bases in Syria, raising tensions in the region.

Israel again fires warning shot at Syrian post

An Israeli tank fired a warning shot Sunday for the second time in 24 hours at a Syrian army post in a buffer zone on the Golan Heights, the army said.

UK minister faces sacking calls over Israel meetings

British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her aid minister back from a trip to Africa on Wednesday following a row over unauthorised meetings in Israel, prompting speculation she will be the second minister in a week to be sacked.

Israel hits Syrian artillery after Golan fire

The Israeli army attacked Syrian government artillery on Saturday after fire across the armistice line hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and warned it would intensify such retaliation in the future.

Anti-IS ‘sheikh sniper’ killed in battle for Iraq’s Hawija

A veteran fighter known as "the sheikh of snipers" has been killed in Iraq's battle to retake the town of Hawija from the Islamic State group, his paramilitary force announced Saturday.

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