Iran is set to unveil a new “space observatory” that will serve as the centerpiece of its space program and could launch “living creatures” into orbit “in the coming days,” according to state-run media reports.
Iran is continuing aggressive cyber attacks against U.S. financial institutions and officials say the U.S. government has failed to take steps to halt the electronic strikes.
Iranian military leaders claim to have successfully built and tested several new submarines, missiles, and warplanes during a several-day military exercise meant to showcase Tehran’s increased naval prowess.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) is recovering quickly after suffering a near-fatal stroke last January. He plans to join the new Congress on Jan. 3 to continue his campaign for Iranian economic sanctions, the Weekly Standard reports.
Two senior Senators criticized the Obama administration late Thursday for failing to present Iran with a credible U.S. military threat as Tehran inches toward building a nuclear weapon.
Democrats and Republicans alike are expressing opposition to President Barack Obama’s likely selection of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R., Nebr.) as the next secretary of defense.
An anti-Israel hacking collective has seized “highly sensitive” nuclear data and satellite imagery from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the world’s top nuclear watchdog, according to the website Cryptome.
“The tide of war is receding,” President Barack Obama is fond of saying. Who’s he kidding? It has not been two weeks since the president’s reelection and already foreign policy crises are metastasizing. Israel’s justified retaliation at Hamas rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip may escalate into the second Gaza war in four years. But the Middle East of 2012 is not the Middle East of 2008. Gaza neighbors an Egypt governed not by the secular dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak but by the religious-inspired democracy of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi.
JERUSALEM – Mossad operatives have converged on Minsk, capital of Belarus, to prevent attempts by Iran or Hezbollah on the life of their former nemesis, ex-Mossad chief Meir Dagan, who is recovering from a liver transplant in a hospital there.
The Obama administration’s policy toward Iran could present a good opportunity for Republican candidate Mitt Romney to score political points at next week’s foreign policy debate, Bloomberg’s Jeffrey Goldberg writes.