Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’

BREAKING| US prepares to pull contractors from Iraq base following rocket attack

by Ikokwu Ikembaon June 22, 2019
Contractors have been withdrawn from a military base close to Baghdad following a series of attacks on American targets in Iraq, possibly related to rising tensions between Iran and the US in the Gulf. Iraqi military sources told Reuters that hundreds of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sallyport Global workers were being immediately withdrawn from Balad […]

President Trump plays down Iranian shooting of U.S. surveillance drone

by Ikokwu Ikembaon June 20, 2019
President Donald Trump played down Iran’s downing of a U.S. military surveillance drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that “it would have made a big difference” to him if the remotely controlled aircraft had been piloted. While the comments appeared to suggest Trump was not eager to escalate the […]

IRAN SANCTIONS| Oil War Begins As Iran’s Sanctions Lifted

by Breaking Timeson January 18, 2016
Saudi Arabia’s stock market crashed yesterday as nuclear sanctions on Iran were lifted, clearing the path for an all-out oil war between the Middle Eastern rivals. The lifting of sanctions means Iran can start exporting oil worldwide, having been restricted to selling to a handful of countries, including China and India. Tehran’s plan to ramp […]