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Iran Air services decline as sanctions take effect

Economy |

Iran Air services decline as sanctions take effect

The national carrier's increasingly dilapidated fleet is facing a range of challenges, from maintenance issues to problems refueling.

Refugees |

Under IRGC pressure, Deir Ezzor natives leave
Under IRGC pressure, Deir Ezzor natives leave

As Iran-affiliated militias consolidate their presence in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, residents have been heading for other areas.

Refugees |

Lebanon working to keep Syrian refugee children in school
Lebanon working to keep Syrian refugee children in school

A recent study on child labour found that 75% of surveyed school age children work in agriculture under gruelling conditions.

Society |

From crafts to Kalashnikovs: arms souk thrives in Yemen's Taez
From crafts to Kalashnikovs: arms souk thrives in Yemen's Taez

The city's old souk used to sell mainly handicraft items, but when the war erupted, most merchants turned to selling weapons.

Security |

Jordanian, Emirati armed forces train together
Jordanian, Emirati armed forces train together

Joint drills including the recently concluded 'Solid Constants/1' strengthen the co-operation between regional allies to face threats.

Security |

Security Belt Forces pursue al-Qaeda cells in Abyan district
Security Belt Forces pursue al-Qaeda cells in Abyan district

The UAE-backed force has increased its efforts to enhance security and combat al-Qaeda remnants and cells in Abyan's al-Mahfad district.

Security |

Iran exaggerates its defence system capabilities, experts say
Iran exaggerates its defence system capabilities, experts say

An Iran-produced surface-to-air missile defence system is not likely to perform as advertised, military experts tell Al-Mashareq.

Politics |

Britain says Iran tried to 'impede' UK tanker in Gulf  
Britain says Iran tried to 'impede' UK tanker in Gulf  

Iranian military vessels tried to 'impede the passage' of a UK oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz but were warned off by a British warship.

Human Rights |

Yemenis demand repeal of Houthi-imposed death sentences
Yemenis demand repeal of Houthi-imposed death sentences

Yemeni and international activists are calling on the Iran-backed militia to overturn the death sentences it handed to 30 alleged spies.

Security |

Australian frigate counters drug, arms smuggling in regional waters
Australian frigate counters drug, arms smuggling in regional waters

HMAS Ballarat, which is set to conclude its 9-month deployment in the region in July, has been key to the Combined Maritime Forces' successful illicit drug seizure missions.

Politics |

US puts Hizbullah lawmakers on sanctions blacklist for first time
US puts Hizbullah lawmakers on sanctions blacklist for first time

The officials are accused of leveraging their positions to facilitate efforts by Hizbullah and Iran to undermine Lebanese sovereignty.