In First For U.S., ISIS Chemical Weapons Builder Hit With Sanctions

A general view shows a burnt out vehicle next to a banner bearing the Islamic State group's flag

The Trump administration has leveled sanctions on a top Islamic State leader who plays a key role in the terror organization’s chemical weapons development program, the first ever such designation by the United States in its ongoing fight against the terror group, according to the Treasury Department.

Iranian Drone Shadows U.S. Forces In Syria Day Before Attack

A U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle flies over an air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region

Iran released video footage showing a drone shadowing U.S. military forces operating in Syria just a day before an unmanned aerial vehicle launched a strike on American forces in the war-torn country, a move that has raised concerns among U.S. officials about the Islamic Republic’s increasing willingness to use military force in the region.

Trump Admin Offers to Mediate Middle East Crisis After Arab Nations Reject Qatar

President Donald Trump and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani

The Trump administration is offering to mediate a percolating crisis in the Middle East that has seen several key Arab nations break relations with Qatar, a top U.S. military ally that has played a central role in American counter-terrorism operations, according to multiple U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the situation.

Suspected ISIS Terrorists Attack Iranian Parliament, Bomb Khomeini Shrine

An Iranian woman visits the shrine of the founder of Iran's Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

Terrorists presumed to be affiliated with the Islamic State terror group launched a coordinated strike on the Iranian parliament and a holy shrine dedicated to former Iranian Supreme Leader Khomeini, according to reports by Iran’s state-controlled news agency, which is reporting that a number of civilians were killed and wounded.

Iran Developing Advanced Nuclear Capabilities, Reducing Time to Weapon

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Iran is believed to be developing advanced nuclear-related capabilities that could significantly reduce the time it needs to build a deliverable nuclear weapon, according to statements by Iranian officials that have fueled speculation among White House officials and nuclear experts that the landmark accord has heightened rather than reduced the Islamic Regime’s nuclear threat.