The US Department of State has announced that it will continue to enforce an arms embargo against Iran.
Fellow, Middle East Policy Council
The violence in Yemen has worsened. This time Marib and Hodeidah are the site of a pitched battle between government forces and the Iranian-backed Houthis. This comes after a series of meetings in Yemen and elsewhere in the region had raised the possibility of achieving a much-needed ceasefire.
The US Department of State issued a statement in the waning days of the Trump administration designating the Yemeni military rebel forces Ansar Allah, currently occupying the capital and large swaths of the country, as a terrorist group.
As rumors mount regarding Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s health, the Trump administration continues to pursue actions that are likely to leave behind a complicated reality for the incoming administration.
The brazen assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh threatens to destabilize the region anew.
Peace efforts in Libya are beginning to show some early results.
Israel and Hamas spent much of last month in a tit-for-tat cycle of violence that ended just as quickly as it started.
The devastating explosion that rocked Lebanon’s capital on August 4 has taken the lives of over 170 people, with thousands injured and many still missing.
Iran and China are said to be close to finalizing a deal that would see the two countries enter a 25-year partnership plan.