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Friedman: It's 'Impossible to Exaggerate' What Iran Just Did

This is a huge escalation of its shadow war with Israel, even if the missiles were shot down

(Newser) - Iran fired about 300 missiles and drones at Israel, and nearly every one of them was shot down before doing any damage. But consider what might have happened if even a few more snuck through, writes Thomas Friedman in the New York Times . Iran could have struck Israel's parliament...

Girl, 7, 'Clinging to Life' After Iran's Attack on Israel

Girl from Arab Bedouin community was the only person seriously injured in attack

(Newser) - A 7-year-old girl, a member of an Arab Bedouin community in Israel's Negev desert, was the only serious casualty of Iran's attack on Israel Saturday night. Amina al-Hasoni was "clinging to life" at a hospital Sunday, the New York Times reports. Her home in the village of...

After Iran's Attack on Israel, the Fallout Begins
After Iran's Attack on Israel,
the Fallout Begins
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After Iran's Attack on Israel, the Fallout Begins

Diplomatic push is underway to keep the situation from escalating

(Newser) - Iran has conducted its much-anticipated revenge attack against Israel by firing hundreds of drones and missiles, nearly all of which were intercepted. The big question: Now what? How Israel responds could determine whether the situation escalates into a wider regional war, and an intense diplomatic push was underway.
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Iran Says Ballistic Missiles Are Headed to Israel

US offers to help ally intercept the aerial threats

(Newser) - Iran launched its first full-scale aerial attack against Israel on Saturday, including ballistic missiles, and the US was helping its ally prepare to defend against the strikes. Israeli intelligence had detected the launch of dozens of bomb-carrying drones and cruise missiles from Iran and Iraq, the New York Times reports,...

Iranian Commandos Seize Container Ship

Attack in Strait of Hormuz targets Portuguese-flagged MSC Aries, linked to an Israeli billionaire

(Newser) - Commandos from Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard rappelled down from a helicopter onto an Israeli-affiliated container ship near the Strait of Hormuz and seized the vessel Saturday, the latest in a series of attacks between the two countries. The Middle East had braced for potential Iranian retaliation over a suspected...

This Isn't Your Fight, Iran Warns US

Pentagon bolsters force in Mideast in anticipation of strikes against Israel

(Newser) - If Iran and Israel start exchanging airstrikes, the US has been warned to stay out of it. All sides are expecting retaliation against Israel for a strike against the Iranian embassy in Syria on April 1. And the US has told Israel it wants to be in on its decision...

Iranian Attack on Israel Seen as Imminent

US restricts the travel of Americans in the country

(Newser) - Iran may launch a serious strike against Israel in retaliation for the April 1 strike on the Iranian embassy in Syria as soon as Friday, US officials tell CBS News . As Israel braces for the assault, the US imposed travel restrictions on Americans in the country, per the Washington Post ...

Report: US Believes Iran Strike on Israel Imminent

Biden reiterates 'ironclad' support for Israel

(Newser) - As fears of an Iranian attack on Israel increased, US President Biden on Wednesday vowed "ironclad" support of Israel, the BBC reports. The comments came during a joint appearance with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on the White House lawn and appeared to be a response to Iran's...

Iranian General: Israeli Embassies Aren't Safe

Netanyahu says his nation is ready for any attack

(Newser) - A top Iranian military adviser on Sunday warned Israel that its embassies are not safe following last week's strike in Damascus blamed on Israel that killed two top Iranian generals. Regional tensions threaten to draw the Middle East into a wider conflict as the Israel-Hamas war marks six months....

Report: US Wasn't Only Nation to Warn Russia of Attack

Ally Iran alerted Russia days before, citing intel from interrogations, Reuters reports

(Newser) - If a warning from the US didn't get the attention of Russian security officials ahead of last month's horrifying terrorist attack in Moscow, a direct warning from Iran ought to have done. According to Reuters , Iran warned Russia of a possible "terrorist operation" in Russian territory after...

Israel's Airstrike Threatens to Entangle the US
Israeli Airstrike Threatens
to Entangle the US
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Israeli Airstrike Threatens to Entangle the US

White House says it played no role in attack in Syrian capital that killed Iranian general

(Newser) - Iran is promising revenge over an Israeli airstrike in Syria on Monday that killed a top general and six other officers. One big question is what form that revenge will take and whether it will draw the US into a widening regional conflict. Coverage:
  • The strike: Israel attacked an Iranian
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Syria: Israeli Strike Destroyed Part of Iran's Embassy

Airstrike killed senior Iranian military adviser, according to Syrian state media

(Newser) - An Israeli airstrike has destroyed the consular section of Iran's embassy in Syria, killing a senior Iranian military adviser and several other people, Syrian state media said Monday. The strike on the Iranian consulate building in Damascus could mark an escalation of the Israeli military's ongoing targeting of...

Iran Warns US Not to Strike Cargo Ships

Threats fly after more assaults by US, UK on Houthi sites

(Newser) - Iran issued a warning Sunday to the US over potentially targeting two cargo ships in the Mideast long suspected of serving as forward operating bases for Iranian commandos. The warning came just after the US and the UK launched major airstrikes against Yemen's Houthi rebels. The statement from Iran...

Report: Biden Settles On His Iran Retaliation

US will reportedly strike Iranian targets, but not those inside the country itself

(Newser) - The US has approved a series of strikes in response to the drone attack that killed three service members in Jordan last weekend, CBS News reports, citing US officials—but the plan is to hit Iran-linked facilities in Iraq and Syria, not targets in Iran itself. The officials say the...

Authorities: Hells Angels Were Hired to Kill Iranian Defector

Murder-for-hire plot was never carried out, authorities say

(Newser) - Authorities from the US and UK say they foiled a plot involving two members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club who were hired to kill an Iranian defector and his female companion. Naji Sharifi Zindashti, 49, is accused of running an "assassination ring" that targets Iranian dissidents across the...

What Went Wrong at 'Tower 22'
What Went
Wrong at
'Tower 22'
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What Went Wrong at 'Tower 22'

Air defense system at US military base reportedly got confused by a friendly drone

(Newser) - Since the Israel-Hamas war began in October, US forces in the Middle East have come under attack more than 150 times, notes Reuters . Most such attacks were deflected by air-defense systems or were otherwise deflated. On Sunday, though, a drone got through, killing three American troops and wounding more than...

After Deaths of US Troops, Pressure Grows on Biden

McConnell, others in GOP want him to hit Iran directly after strike against Americans in Jordan

(Newser) - After a drone attack reportedly from an Iran-backed militant group killed three US soldiers in Jordan and wounded dozens of others Saturday night, President Biden is under pressure from GOP hawks in Congress to attack Iran directly. Axios and ABC News round up a few examples, including Lindsey Graham, who...

Navy SEALs Were Lost Boarding This Boat
Navy SEALS Who
Went Missing Are Dead
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Navy SEALS Who Went Missing Are Dead

US Central Command makes announcement after 10 days of searching

(Newser) - The two Navy SEALS who went missing off the coast of Somalia while attempting to board a boat during a nighttime raid have been declared dead. "We regret to announce that after a 10-day exhaustive search, our two missing US Navy SEALs have not been located and their status...

Iran Threatens Israel After Fatal Airstrike

US fires again on Houthi target, and American troops are injured in Iraq

(Newser) - Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi blamed Israel on Saturday for an airstrike that killed five senior members of his nation's security forces and warned of retaliation. Syrian civilians also died in the attack on Damascus, with the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights saying that 10 people in all were...

Pakistan, Iran Exchange Airstrikes
New World Flashpoint:
Baluchistan

New World Flashpoint: Baluchistan

Iran, Pakistan exchange airstrikes over border region

(Newser) - Pakistani airstrikes on Iran on Thursday morning killed four children and three women, a local official told Iranian state television. State media said several explosions were heard near Saravan city close to the border of Iran and Pakistan, the AP reports. The strikes early Thursday follow Iran launching strikes into...

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