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On December 6 the Russian Air Force deployed Su-35S fighters to escort President Vladimir Putin on a rare visit to the Persian Gulf Region, which marks his third trip outside the territory of the former Soviet Union since the escalation of war in Ukraine in February 2022 following visits to Beijing and Tehran earlier this year.

The United States believes that Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) is actively playing a part in the missile and drone strikes carried out against "Israel" and targeting shipping in the Red Sea, Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer said on Thursday.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum, Finer stated, "We believe that they are involved in the conduct of these attacks, the planning of them, the execution of them, the authorization of them and ultimately they support them."

While US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been frantically shuttling around the Middle East trying to stop the Israeli conflict in Gaza from exploding into a regional war, the United States has also sent two aircraft-carrier strike groups, a Marine expeditionary unit and 1,200 extra troops to the Midd

In 1992, comedian George Carlin noted that after the Cold War politicians in Washington were always declaring war on things at home, “We got a war on poverty, the war on crime, war on litter, the war on cancer, the war on drugs.” Carlin believes politicians never declared a war on homelessness because “there is no money to make in this problem.”

The White House approved two arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE totaling over $600 million. The sale to two of Washington’s closest Arab partners in the Middle East comes as America’s regional reputation is tanking over US support for Israel’s onslaught against the besieged Gaza Strip. 

Hezbollah launched a new wave of attacks against the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on December 6, ignoring threats of an Israeli threat to invade southern Lebanon.

In eight separate statements, Hezbollah said that its fighters attacked the military sites of Radar, Ruwaisat al-Qarn, al-Dhahira, Hadab al-Bustan, al-Malikiyah, al-Raheb as well as Ramim Barracks and the Naqoura naval site.

The group announced in two other statements that it had targeted three gatherings of Israeli troops in the border areas of Jal al-Alam, Karm al-Tuffah and Tal al-Shair.

Less than a month before Russia takes over the chairmanship of BRICS-11 where both UAE and Saudi Arabia will be full members, Russia makes a big move to bring cooperation with UAE and Saudi Arabia to an unprecedented level.

Vladimir Putin’s plane has landed in Abu Dhabi for the Russian leader’s first trip to the United Arab Emirates since 2019.

At the beginning of their meeting, UAE President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan called Putin a “dear friend,” saying that he was “happy” to see his Russian counterpart again. The two leaders last met in June at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), where the UAE head of state was the guest of honor.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Qatari counterpart, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, condemned on Wednesday evening "Israel's" crimes against women and children in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as the ongoing genocide in Gaza.

During a phone call, the two ministers urged the international community to take immediate action to stop the Israeli occupation's crimes in the Gaza Strip. They also expressed their support for the efforts of United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to halt Israeli attacks.

A U.S. warship stationed in the Red Sea — the USS Carney — and multiple commercial vessels sustained an attack Sunday, according to a report from the Pentagon.

“We’re aware of reports regarding attacks on the USS Carney and commercial vessels in the Red Sea and will provide information as it becomes available,” the Pentagon said in a report to The Associated Press. The report did not say who it believes was behind the fire taken by commercial and military ships in the attack.