French forces seize shipment of weapons headed from Iran to Yemen | News

Officials say the seizure happened in January, with the weapons set for Yemen’s Houthi rebels. French naval forces in January seized thousands of assault rifles, machineguns and anti-tank missiles headed from Iran to Yemen, officials have told the Wall Street Journal and The Associated Press news agency, the latest such incident amid the country’s long-running … Read more

Iran accuses Israel of launching drone attack on weapons facility

Permanent Representative of Iran Amir Saeid Iravani at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on December 14, 2022. Yuki Iwamura | Afp | Getty Images Iran’s government is accusing Israel of carrying out a drone strike on a weapons factory near the central Iranian city of Isfahan. The strike, which took place on … Read more

Senate inquiry recommends listing Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist group, further Magnitsky sanctions

Australia’s government needs to take steps to list the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation and expand the list of individuals and entities targeted by Magnitsky sanctions, a Senate inquiry has found. Key points: A Senate inquiry into Iran’s human rights abuses is calling for the Australian Government to take far stronger action … Read more

Global National: Jan. 31, 2023 | New national standards for long-term care homes unveiled – Global News

Global National: Jan. 31, 2023 | New national standards for long-term care homes unveiled  Global News New standards for long-term care homes in Canada  CBC News New national long-term care standards unveiled, but Ottawa not planning to make them mandatory  The Globe and Mail No interest in ‘watering down’ LTC standards: Ontario minister  Global News View Full Coverage on … Read more

Iranian couple get 10.5 years in prison for dancing in street

A loved-up Iranian couple was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for dancing in a viral video that angered the Islamic state’s ruling regime. Astiyazh Haghighi, 21, and her fiance Amir Mohammad Ahmad, 22, were seen in the clip taking a romantic twirl in front of the Azadi Tower, one of Tehran’s main … Read more

Blinken, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu meet amid outbreak of violence in the region – CBS News

Blinken, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet amid outbreak of violence in the region  CBS News Antony Blinken in Jerusalem: Urgent steps needed for calm  BBC Blinken in Israel affirms support for Palestinian statehood  Reuters Blinken visit reaches new urgency as Israeli, Palestinian tensions boil  CNN View Full Coverage on Google News

Iran summons Ukraine’s envoy over drone attack comments | Russia-Ukraine war News

The move comes after Zelenskyy adviser appeared to directly link Ukraine with an attack on a military facility in central Iran. Tehran, Iran – The Iranian foreign ministry has summoned the Ukrainian charge d’affaires in the country over comments made by a top presidential adviser, who appeared to link a recent drone attack in central … Read more

Iran plant: Israel was behind drone attacks, US media report

CNN  —  US officials believe drone attacks at a military plant in Iran’s central city of Isfahan were carried out by Israel, according to US media reports. Tehran said on Sunday that drones had attacked the plant in Isfahan late the previous evening, calling the operation “unsuccessful.” The Wall Street Journal and the New York … Read more

Was Israel behind drone attack on Iran military installation? | Drone Strikes News

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian criticised the drone attack as ‘cowardly’ and aimed at creating ‘insecurity’ in the country. Israel appears to have been behind a drone attack on a military factory in Iran, United States officials say. Iran said on Sunday that it intercepted drones targeting the facility near the central city of Isfahan, … Read more

Iran drone attack: Military plant hit, Tehran says

CNN  —  Drones attacked a military plant in Iran’s central city of Isfahan, Tehran said on Sunday. “An explosion has occurred in one of the military centers affiliated to the Ministry of Defense,” the deputy head of security for Isfahan governorate Mohammad Reza Jan-Nesari told the semi-official Fars News Agency. Jan-Nesari said the explosion left … Read more